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Wow. This is sad that someone would think that they're "in the right" to be so horrible to a fellow Christian

Bigot’s Note To LGBT-Friendly Minister: ‘God Hates You’ For Marrying ‘Queers’

I know not all Christian people are like that but that note writer certainly doesn't do a great job of loving thy neighbor and not casting stones, doesn't he? While I'll admit that I harbor one heck of a lot of dislike for bigots like that, I wouldn't go so far to say I hate. They're more worthy of pity for not being willing to let others live their lives as they say fit. I mean if their god is the one that is supposed to do the judging rather than them, then aren't they breaking their own religious rules with a note like that?

Just sayin'.


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Jun. 30th, 2015 07:38 pm (UTC)
As an actual believer--albeit quite a flawed one lol--I always feel the need to step in apologize for douchenozzles like that one.

Sorry you had to read that garbage. Pisses me off when people take a line from Leviticus and some stuff from Paul and use it to justify their own evil.
Jun. 30th, 2015 07:42 pm (UTC)
That's the whole sad thing about it. You shouldn't have to apologize for that freaky faction of folks. I'm sure NORMAL, respectful Christians certainly don't like being painted with that crazy hate brush any more than Muslims being treated like they're all terrorists.

And yeah, cherry picking bible verses to try to justify hate, even worse. Though I don't know much about the bible, it's always at least mildly amusing to come back to those people asking if they eat shrimp or wear polyester.
Jun. 30th, 2015 08:26 pm (UTC)
I'm not so good about it, either! I don't know why. I'd rather not read it, maybe because of all those other people who cherry pick and bash others with it.

I do often use the tattoos/pork and seafood/mixed fibers argumnent, though. too funny to watch them bluster and respond with ad hominem attacks when they don't have a real comeback.

See, told you I was flawed :D
Jun. 30th, 2015 07:59 pm (UTC)
Sadly, there are hate-filled idiots even among atheists.

I must be terrible to believe in a deity that will cause an innocent person to suffer a slow and torturous death just to punish another person who loves the first. Not the behavior of a just and merciful god.
Jun. 30th, 2015 08:14 pm (UTC)
Good point. Atheists can troll just as well, sadly.

I wouldn't say terrible. It befuddles me that folks do, though.

The closest affiliation I have to any sort of religion is Jedi. Believing in a vague general connection to others where you're supposed to listen to your instincts to do the right thing seemed to make the most sense to me.
Jun. 30th, 2015 08:27 pm (UTC)
This needs a Like button.
Jun. 30th, 2015 08:49 pm (UTC)
I'm still wondering why live and let live isn't given the credit it deserves. If people just stopped trying to tell others how to live their lives and got on with their own, there would be less hate and fewer wars.
Jun. 30th, 2015 08:57 pm (UTC)
Exactly so. As long as the way you live your life is causing no true harm, I don't understand why there are people that feel the need to tell you you're doing it wrong
Jul. 1st, 2015 12:01 pm (UTC)
Holier than thou is not just a phrase for some people. However, they then come back and shriek that we are being intolerant because we won't abide their abuse. Sigh...
Jun. 30th, 2015 10:55 pm (UTC)
Words fail me. No wait...what a piece of shit.
Jun. 30th, 2015 11:02 pm (UTC)
I know, right? How can you say such awful things and wish such evil on someone that's only trying to spread love?

Poor guy, I feel for him. I hope some of the folks in his community have done something nice for him. If not, he can move here since for its other failings, my community wouldn't treat him like that
Jul. 1st, 2015 01:52 am (UTC)
What a heartbreakingly cruel thing to do to this man, who was surely grieving.

In the New Testament book of Matthew, Jesus says "Judge not, lest you be judged." (Matthew 7:1-3) He also says (In John: 8-7, referring to the woman caught in adultery) "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

I choose to follow the example of the people of Charleston, SC. I will pray for the man who lost his wife, that he finds peace and solace. And I will pray for the person who sent that letter, that they find compassion and agape within their heart.
Jul. 1st, 2015 11:13 am (UTC)
Hopefully both of your prayers are answered because the man that lost his wife didn't deserve this and the man that wrote it needs to see what kind of evil is blackening his heart
Jul. 1st, 2015 02:47 am (UTC)
I just can't.....the pain in the reverend's post is so palpable. Why would you bring that level of hatred and horribleness on another human?

It's not about religion. It is about decency and simple compassion. Believe whatever fucked up thing you want, but then shut up. Your belief is yours, not everyone's and certainly not a reason to cause this much pain.

Humans suck.
Jul. 1st, 2015 11:15 am (UTC)
That's what I don't understand. You don't agree with him, fine. You want to tell him you don't AGREE with him, well, rude but I guess you have a need to say it but good GRIEF that letter was so far over the line that it's a speck in the distance.

The freak needs to turn off Faux News and start rethinking his life. He's another Dylann Roof in the making (and every time I see that stupid first name with the extra n, I roll my eyes)
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Jul. 1st, 2015 11:19 am (UTC)
Don't get me wrong, I hate what he said, I'm angry as hell that he said it but although I wouldn't hesitate to slap the crap out of him, I can't go so far as wishing him AIDS and death like he did the minister.

See, you can easily find things in the Bible that tell you NOT to hate. Why, just WHY do people search so hard and twist things to find the tiniest justification for their bigotry and hatred? It's disgusting. It's as bad as the people that go looking for "black on white" crime to justify their racism. What is WRONG with these people? Places like Faux News have soured people on humanity. Liberals are "the enemy" and not seen as real people. I mean WTFFFF?

One religious thing that I hope is real is karma. Because Mr. Hate deserves to have the bile he spilled come spewing back at him.
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