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Saturday, 24 January 2009

The cat’s out of the bag

Homophobic Christians in the USA have, as Pink News puts it, “discovered” President Barack Obama’s support for LGBT rights.

As Pink Triangle reported on Wednesday, the new president’s gay-rights intentions are right there on the White House website.

The Pink News story tells us:

The American Family Association has a long history of homophobia. In an alert to supporters the AFA’s Rev. Donald Wildmon said:

“This is only the beginning of Obama’s plans to reshape society. His view is that unborn babies aren’t worth protecting and that homosexuals deserve special rights.”

Not special rights, nincompoop. Just the same rights you have to be heard (though hopefully they won’t, like you, spread toxic views about the place); the same rights you have to recognition of their relationships; the same rights you have to live their lives unmolested and without constant attempts to change Federal and State constitutions to prevent those relationships becoming marriages.

In short, the right to live as citizens, like so many members of other minorities you don’t have your vitriol-soaked knife into, without constantly having to worry whether they’ll get the same even-handed treatment from their government and communities as you expect to get.

Now get this:

The editor of claimed that the new President “intends to use his office to promote and maintain the sexual deviant criminal behavior of homosexuality (with malice aforethought).

“Civil officials who approve of homosexuality make the civil government a vile cesspool from which the abominations vomit out across the land.”

Oh, wow! Can we hear that again?

“Civil officials who approve of homosexuality make the civil government a vile cesspool from which the abominations vomit out across the land.”

Great stuff! There’s more. And I’m sure there’ll be more to come as intentions and policies begin to be felt in the form of action. Far from turning the other cheek, this type of Christian is about as uncharitable, intolerant, fanatical, small-minded and bigoted as they come.

Somehow, while I’m not a Christian, I can’t bring myself to believe that the majority of Christians are like this. This breed are an abomination of the kind that even the mad, genocidal, tyrannical Yahweh of the Old Testament couldn’t have dreamed up.


Baal's Bum said...

As much as I hate to disagree with you. I feel you are thinking of most Anglican god botherers. Sad and demented it may be but the so called "charismatic" churches spout hate and bigotry at just about anyone that is different from their view of normality.

Andy Armitage said...

Disagree away, BB. I don't know what I'm talking about half the time, anyway.

Baal's Bum said...

Sorry but I am going to have to disagree with you again there, as I usually agree with your opinions.
I really think the situation has changed in recent years, fundamentalists are getting more extreme,probably because the twin towers incident gave people a reason to fear and hate. Unfortunately this will mean "moderate" thinkers will get caught up in the moment.

Andy Armitage said...

Not disagreeing with you, BB (and I was being flippant above – I do sometimes know what I'm talking about). Yes, there are a lot of the charismatics about. I guess I was thinking, as you say, of mainstream Christianity, and mainly here in the UK, tea and crumpets in the church hall after a harmless Sunday service, that kind of thing.