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Monday, June 12, 2006

Politics of Hate: Gay Marriage

A church going friend of mine told me that the priest was urging his congregation to support the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. If I was in his shoes, I would get up and walk out the door.

How is it that this has become a bigger issue than poverty, war, sexual abuse, and AIDs? Doesn't this runs contrary to Christian teachings? Aren't we all considered to be God's children? Why is this a priority for anyone?

Many in the gay community are upset that this is even an issue. Their main concerns are: hate crimes, domestic partner benefits, securing hospital visitation, job protections and adoption. Yet even in Georgia, they can't even pass legislation to protect the gay community from hate crimes something all God fearing people should support. What gives?

The Republicans are utilizing the politics of hate by creating a non-existing issue to generate fear to rally their voting block. In this case, the issue is gay power. Apparently, we don't want to suffer another gay musical revolution like we did in the 80s with Wham, Boy George, Frankie goes to Hollywood, Pet Shop Boys, and Erasure. The way to combat this trend is to make sure that the Republicans do everything in their power to make life painful for these degenerates.

After all it is a Christian value to attack the weak in civilization. Remember when Jesus said, "Go back to your caves you ugly lepers for you are the scourge of civilization." I also remember the passage, "Since you do not follow my religion, I will kill your children and your parents after which you will bring me roses or I will kill you." My other favorite is, "Give everything you have to the rich and then become slaves to the rich for the rich will inherit the earth."

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9 Comments:

Blogger Tom G said...

Nice post Mike. Now that I'm back to my full time job, I should be able to post more often during the day. And one of the first serious posts I want to do is on the issue of gay marriage. Basically I want to post similar to papers I wrote in college for a contemporary moral issues class. The idea is to fully examine the arguments on each side to understand if there is any merits. I doubt there will be much on the bigot side but I'll fully examine it and will admit it that's the case.

6/12/2006 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sir—I have hesitated and prayed a long while before I wrote this, seeing how it may, sadly, be deemed insensitive, but I feel it my burden duty to do so, as it is my Cghristian duty to call attention to the broad decay of moral standards that attend the desanctification of the holy sacrament of marriage.

The other day my school-teacher daughter brought home a prospectus given out by a so-called art school in our old city. This prospectus was illustrated with some of the most horrible pictures I have ever glanced at. I only glanced at them and then threw the vile thing in the fire.

In this unspeakable paper there were actually pictures of both men and women in a state of nakedness. Can it be that such things are allowed to go through the mails of our country?

Why should so-called artists try to debauch our young ones by sending out such pictures? It can only poison their minds to look at such things. I would have talked the matter over with my pastor to consult with him as to what steps could be taken to punish the perpetrators of this outrage, but really I was too ashamed to show it to him. Needless to say that my daughter had not looked through the prospectus before she brought it home or she would never have carried it home. You can picture her blushes and her consternation when we opened the paper. She was so mortified that she got a sick headache and had to stay in bed the next day. Oh, won’t you do something to stop the spreading among our dear little ones of this terrible thing? You will have the support of all right-thinking people among the Christian people in town and maybe of some others as well.

AN AMERICAN MOTHER

6/12/2006 01:17:00 PM  
Blogger Tom G said...

OK, I suspected American Mother was a joke when they posted their comments earlier. Now I'm 95% sure. If not, here are some questions.

What does this have to do with gay marriage? Is the argument that gay marriage leads to pornography? If so, how does that explain all the artwork featuring naked people throughout history when society was way more intolerant of someone's sexuality?

Are you against all the Renaissance paintings of nudity, especially all the religious ones?

Is there a more violent image thn the Christian image of Jesus dead on the cross? Yet it's arguably the symbol of Christianity. You know why it's not offensive to Christians - it's called context. Because we know what Jesus did and what we stood for, it is not a violent image. But place someone unaware of Jesus as to the image and he would probably find it offensive.

Some dude who just wishes the religious right would worry about themselves for once as much as they worry about me.

6/12/2006 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous melanie said...

Um, I don't think american mother is kidding.

there is a chance with that "oh won't you do something" comment" but the jason stuff seemed serious.

6/12/2006 02:42:00 PM  
Blogger Tom G said...

It just struck me as someone pretending. Really, who would be surprised by an art school have art with naked people? I didn't go to art school, but I'm guessing every art school that's reputable has a nude model class as a prerequisite.

Let's hope American Mother comes back - I need my soul saved

6/12/2006 02:53:00 PM  
Blogger melanaise said...

LMAO....I am telling you - I don't think it is a joke by the first post...maybe the second one she was trying to lighten up...

I am surprised there isn't a bible that needs readin' somewhere...surely visiting this site is a sin in itself??

*grin*

I hope she comes back too...*batting eyelashes*

6/12/2006 07:49:00 PM  
Blogger melanaise said...

whoa...did she say "so called artists??" I just caught that...

now she is stepping on my toes. I draw nudes. The human body is beautiful and was made in God's likeness, according to her bible.

Incredible, I am so hard to offend. My artist self just got slightly wounded..

6/12/2006 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is not my business to judge the practicioners of the so called gay lifestyle - there is but one judge. Nevertheless, the fate of the unrepentant gay is not so gay as they might hope, poor souls. We must all pray for them. Hate the sin, not the sinner, my pastor always admonishes.

Certainly, there are heterosexual married couples who desanctify the sacriment as surely as any damned homosexuals

I was once told by a police seargant that it is not uncommon for married people caught by the police in a raid on a disreputable house to be let go while the unmarried people and gays were locked up. The excuse of the police was that they did not want to break up homes. May I ask, can the police set aside the divine law? Certainly the married people should be punished even more severely than the unmarried ones, and what more reasonable punishment could be meted out to them than to have their homes broken up? These men and women had transgressed both the divine and the everyday law and should be punished as severely as the law allows, if not more, gay and straight.

AN AMERICAN MOTHER

6/12/2006 10:28:00 PM  
Blogger melanaise said...

ummm....what? Damn at least in my church we welcome homosexuals.

For we are all sinners. Homosexuality might be viewed as lust.

Did you lust when you produced your children, American Mother?

Have you ever lusted?

Have you ever been guilty of gluttony?

Do you Judge people? For in the Bible it states, (quoting Jesus here) let he who hath no sin cast the first stone...(in reference to his BFF, Mary Magdalene.

I think I am attracted to you american mother.

I am female. How does that make you feel? ashamed? do you need to pray for me? are you slightly turned on? Only God knows, eh?

jokingly submitted,

Melanie

6/13/2006 08:53:00 PM  

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