Monday, June 18, 2012

The next time gays are accused of being 'drama queens . . '

From Right Wing Watch:



Last month, the Family Research Council hosted its annual "Watchmen on the Wall" conference in Washington DC and, in conjunction, organized a press conference where event speakers would gather to announce their support for the Defense of Marriage Act.

Among the speakers at the press conference was Jim Garlow, who took President Obama to task for saying that his Christian faith played a role in his support for marriage equality.  Declaring that anyone can call themselves a Christian but still be ill-informed, biblically illiterate, and even an apostate, Garlow offered Obama a lesson in "Basic 101 of Christianity" to set him straight that marriage has always been, and always will be, a union between on man and one woman.

Garlow then closed out his remarks by likening those opposing marriage equality today to Revolutionary War pastors who fought the British because, just like them, these Religious Right activists are are willing declare "if necessary, here we die!"

Throughout history, people have been willing to die in defense of their country and from religious persecution (which in all honesty, no one can call marriage equality religious persecution because isn't being forced to marry another man), but there has to be a special type of individual who will put his life on the line to justify his ego.

Come on Garlow and the rest of you guys! It doesn't even have to come to that. If you don't agree with marriage equality, you don't have to come to my wedding. Nor do you have to bring a gift.



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6 comments :

Xaratherus said...

"Garlow offered Obama a lesson in "Basic 101 of Christianity" to set him straight that marriage has always been, and always will be, a union between on man and one woman."

I direct Mr. Garlow to take a look at Sarah and Abraham. The Bible rather clearly states that Abraham, arguably one of the most pivotal men in the Old Testament, not only married his half-sister, but when she professed to infertility, turned and married his sister-wife's hand maiden, Hagar (Genesis 16:3). In other words, Abraham's marriage was between himself and two women.

I also direct him to King Solomon, who was expressed to have had over 700 wives and 400 concubines. And when God expressed his disapproval of Solomon, it didn't have anything to do with a polygamy that went so far beyond "one man, one woman" as to be laughable - no, it was because some of his wives weren't Christians (1 Kings 11:14). Had he been married to 700 Christian women, the implication is that God would not have minded.

The idea that the Bible supports marriage as a union of "one man, one woman" is an immediate and indisputable indicator that the person arguing FOR 1M1W has not, in fact, read the Bible.

Anonymous said...

"if necessary, here we die!"

Well, if you feel you must, I won't stand in your way. Go right ahead.

See how nice and accommodating the LGBT community is? WE will absolutely support your decision in this matter, Mr. Garlow. :)

Amy Leigh Strickland said...

"We believe in one God, the father the almighty, the maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God... We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen."

THAT is Christianity 101 and nowhere in there is marriage mentioned.

Amy Leigh Strickland said...

"We believe in one God, the father the almighty, the maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ..."

I was always taught that this prayer outlined the basis of my faith; which means that is Christianity 101. Nowhere in any version of that prayer, Protestant or Catholic, is anything about sexuality and marriage.

Jim Garlow should be ashamed that he's misrepresenting the heart of Christianity. Which is love.

EvilI said...

I wouldn't take their word for it that they are willing to put their lives on the line.

It's easy to say you're willing to die for your cause when you're perfectly safe.

Anonymous said...

Looks like he brought his own Greek chorus with him to the press conference.