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'Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates? Morons.' -- Vizzini from "The Princess Bride"

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Gay Bashing, The New Creationism

I have a question for you, if you are a conservative evangelical/fundamental Christian what is more important to you, educating your own children in Christianity, or bashing gays?

Apparently, if you are a Southern Baptist, teaching your children is a clear second. Beating down gays and not allowing them their humanity (not to mention American rights) is of the utmost importance. Forget all that nonsense about "being a celebant gay" hogwash they used to push in the media. No, today's fundamental Christians don't even like gays who try to be (their twisted strain of) Christian.

So the next time you run across a fundamental Christian who (lies and) says that they have no problems with gays, as long as they don't act on their sinful impulses, remind them of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Mercer College.

Convention members were disturbed last year by a National Coming Out Day program on campus -- called the Mercer Triangle Symposium -- sponsored by a gay student group and supported by faculty and staff.

"The waters had been troubled for some time over a number of issues, but that seemed to be the straw that broke the camel's back," said Wayne Robertson, chairman of the convention's administration committee and pastor at Morningside Baptist Church in Valdosta, Georgia.

Isn't it about time these Christians just came clean, and stated plainly what they really want to do; round up all gays, put them in Concentration Camps, and...

Brownshirts do still exist.

P.S. In case you're wondering about the title; here's the story. For so long now, those who took up the mantle of creationism pretended to like/be scientists. But as the years wore on, this became harder and harder to do, so now we have groups like Coral Ridge, Answers in Genesis, and the Discovery Institute who just flat out hate real science, and call all that is science nothing but the dogma of atheism. Also, as we have been witnessing in the last years/decade or so, homosexuality is being proven by scientists to be more genetically linked than ever thought before, placing homosexuality in the exact same realms of science that evolution has long since been a member.

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At November 19, 2006 4:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd say the Christians you mentioned are about as representative of Christianity as a whole, as San Fransisco Gays are representative of the overall Gay community. Not very.

I promise not to paint gays with such a large brush if you do the same with Christians.

At November 19, 2006 6:15 PM, Blogger jeffperado said...

You are correct in that no group should be overtly generalized. You accuse me of doing that, and I must humbly decline that accusation. First go read this post of mine on Christianity.

Next refer to some of my "favorite" posts on the right, regarding creationism and Christianity.

What you will find is that I strictly delineate the types of Christianity in my writings, and on my blog. But as with everything, there are times when I just get plain lazy and use the blanket term "Christianity". I do not mean to generalize, but that is the way it comes off to a reader unfamiliar with my writings.

Besides, as I am sure you are aware, even among Christians, they cannot even determine with any regularity, just who is a Christian and who is not. Are Catholics Christians? What about Mormons, 7DAs, Jehovah's Witnesses, are they Christians? They all certainly think they are.

Shorter reply: When I use (as shorthand) Christians, I usually am referring to evangelical/fundamental Christians.


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