Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Interesting, not in a good way.

Can't say I'm surprised. Gays sentenced to death in Iraq for crime of homosexuality. I'm not sure why people expected differently; even if the government was completely secular, the people voting for its members aren't. Not that UK Gay News will note there's a reason homosexuality is a crime in the region...or maybe in the UK they legally can't.

(And of course, the commenters can't seem to figure out which religion it is that wants to kill them.)

3 comments:

Amy said...

(And of course, the commenters can't seem to figure out which religion it is that wants to kill them.)

The MO seems to be that Christians *would* kill them if they could get away with it. All the have to cite is that moron Fred Phelps and the nutters in his "church" (read: his equally-moronic family) as "proof."

Meanwhile, a majority of Christian leadership - including the Pope - have not, never have, and never will condoned endorsed, or cited a scriptural basis for murdering homosexuals. It's wrong, and a violation of "Thou shall not murder." That should make it clear.

On the other hand, you not only have prominent Muslim clergy and politicians condoning the murder of gays, but religious teaching that supports and condones it.

Congitive impairment, anyone?

HeatherRadish said...

I really resent that Fred Phelps is out there making himself a "face" of Christianity. I realize this is unChristian...

I think it's some sort of psychological defense. Projection (there certainly seem to be a lot of gays who have no qualms about destroying churches, assaulting Christians), or displacement.

Amy said...

I really resent that Fred Phelps is out there making himself a "face" of Christianity. I realize this is unChristian...

It's not unChristian to call Phelps out for the jerk he is. The guy's an A$$h*le with a capital A. An abusive, theologically retarded, bigoted a$$h*le. Most of his followers are related to him, which says his theology doesn't catch on much outside those he gets his evil claws on from birth.

I think it's some sort of psychological defense. Projection (there certainly seem to be a lot of gays who have no qualms about destroying churches, assaulting Christians), or displacement.

I think that's part of it. I also think it's an ugly mutation of political correctness and multiculturalism taken to extremes.

You can't say anything bad about Islam because - no matter how many women they "honor" kill or gays they drop walls on - they look different than most people in the West and doing so would be politically incorrect and/or multiculturally insensitive (or insert some other liberal psychobabble here). Meanwhile, it's easy to paint Christians as just a bunch of white homophobic bigots because we're a Western religion.

But I'm of the mind that it is those supposedly "evil" Christians who will rise up and fight to protect Western civilization - including gays - from the threat of Islam and defeat it.