Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Virulently and Murderously Homophobic
A reader of this blog brought this statement, found on a rabid right wing blog, to my attention yesterday:
"Islam is virulently and murderously homophobic..."
Islam isn't the only religion that is virulently and murderously homophobic. The blogger who wrote that characterization about Islam chooses to ignore the fact that some fundamentalist Christians, like some Muslims, call for the murder and deaths of homosexuals.
The fundamentalists of the world's two major religions are very much alike in their hatred of gay people and in calling for their death:
Here is the evidence:
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Sacramento Baptist preacher’s sermon praising attack on an Orlando nightclub that killed 50 people has the local LGBT community outraged.
Recordings of the sermon by Pastor Roger Jimenez surfaced under the Verity Baptist Church’s YouTube account.
“Are you sad that 50 pedophiles were killed today?” he said in the sermon. “Um no, I think that’s great! I think that helps society. I think Orlando, Florida is a little safer tonight.”
The remarks were delivered on Sunday morning, hours after the attack happened.
This Christian pastor wants to exterminate gays for an ‘Aids-free Christmas’
An American pastor has called for the mass extermination of all homosexuals and transgender people to bring about an ‘Aids-free Christmas’. Steven Anderson, who preaches in Tempe, Arizona, gave the sermon to a packed congregation at the Faithful Word Baptist Church on Sunday, with the video later uploaded to YouTube.
'Kill the Gays' Preacher Kevin Swanson: God's on His Side
Pastor Kevin Swanson is taking a victory lap after his headline-making National Religious Liberties Conference in Iowa earlier this month. After hosting Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal (who since left the race), the Colorado preacher who calls for gays who don’t repent to be sentenced to death went on radio to reflect on the “media firestorm” he created.
James Dobson: Kill Transgender People Using Public Bathrooms
Evangelist James Dobson says transgender people using public bathrooms should be shot. In an anti-Obama rant the Focus on the Family founder said that transgender people using public restrooms should be shot.
Rev. Franklin Graham: Gay Christians are ‘The Enemy’
“We have allowed the enemy to come into our churches. I was talking to some Christians and they were talking about how they invited these gay children to come into their home and to come into the church and that they were wanting to influence them.”
Tennessee Pastor Robert Gallaty Suggests Gays ‘Must Be Put To Death’ Or Remain Celibate
A conservative Tennessee pastor is making headlines after footage of a sermon in which he implied that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people should be put to death surfaced online. As Raw Story originally reported, Brainerd Baptist Church Senior Pastor Robby Gallaty justified Christian opposition to the LGBT community in his hour-long sermon, which was broadcast on Aug. 31.
“God said that the sins of the people had infected the very land in which they live,” Gallaty says in the clip. “So what happens to people who engage in this activity, this sexual immoral activity? Go to Leviticus 20, God gives us the punishment for engaging in these sins… They must be put to death. And their blood is on their own hands.’”
Not content to spread their virulent, murderous homophobia in America, the fundamentalist Christian right exports its death culture on the LGBT community to African countries:
US Christian Right Behind Anti-Gay Law Passed in Uganda
On Monday, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill which toughens penalties against gays and defines some homosexual acts as crimes punishable by life in prison. The bill also proposed years in prison for anyone who counsels or reaches out to gays and lesbians.
I could link to more and more evidence, Google has hundreds of them.
Those statements by Christian fundamentalists calling for the murders and deaths of members of the LGBT community are no different from the fundamentalist Muslims who do the same.