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Sunday, 27 September 2009

When Christians get nasty

“If you have followed what Religious Right leaders have been saying about gay people for, oh, the past 30 years, you’d be stunned to learn that Religious Right leaders say the key to resisting the ‘homosexual extremist movement’ is to stop being so nice and polite when it comes to the gays.”

So writes Peter, of America’s Right Wing Watch.

Yup. Christians can be nasty. As usual, it’s what other people do between the sheets that gets them going, which of course brings into question their own sexual hang-ups, quirks and kinks, because, believe it or not, there is a brand of religionist who doesn’t give a monkey’s about people’s sexuality and just gets on with being religious.

According to these loons, though, “Christ wasn’t about being nice”. Not that they’d know, but, while the Jesus of the stories could be a bit of a madam at times, he could also be quite a nice guy here and there.

How would these nutjobs know what Jesus thought? And who gives a stuff, apart from said nutjobs?

Anyway, Peter’s article (do go and read it), continues:

About 100 activists at the How to Take Back America conference attended the workshop on “How to Counter the Homosexual Extremist Movement.” Workshop speakers Matt Barber and Brian Camenker urged people to be loud rabble-rousers when opposing the teaching of tolerance or sex ed in public [i.e. state] schools. They said not to worry about being nice or polite or liked, but to push God’s anti-gay agenda forcefully. “Christ wasn’t about being nice,” said Barber. Camenker bragged about having once sent two congregations to scream outside a targeted legislator’s home.

The workshop was largely a parade of horror stories about gay activists using the schools to recruit children and undermine the values taught by conservative Christian parent an exhortation for people to tell the “truth” about “homosexual extremists.”

Barber employed Nazi imagery, with gay propaganda “goose-stepping along” and “trampling” anyone who disagrees. He also strung together the most adjectives I’ve yet heard applied all at once to President Obama, declaring that “this president is a secular humanist, a radical socialist moral relativist.”

Barber sounds like a really nice guy.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The only act of Christ I recall is the money changer thing.

If anything Christ was a social justice crusader, not a warrior.