Tuesday, May 14, 2013

'Christian' conservative spokesman posts nasty homophobic cartoon

This absolutely vindictive cartoon is courtesy of Liberty Counsel member Matt Barber. The sad irony is that this is the same guy who had the nerve to pen a "I don't hate you, just your lifestyle" letter.

I know from which I speak. I am no better than you. I, too, once lived a lifestyle of sexual sin. Not homosexual sin, but sexual sin nonetheless. As a young man I did not treat God’s daughters as He intended and, instead, engaged in a lifestyle of selfish womanizing and fornication.

The wages of sin in my life was death – spiritual and emotional death. I was on your same path.But by His grace, I was offered and accepted “the free gift of God.” I, instead, was saved and given “eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Do I still struggle with sin? Of course. Every day. We all do. We are fallen. We are sinners. Still, Christ’s gift to me was forgiveness, redemption and life everlasting. My friend, that gift is available to you as well.

Is this hypocrite for real? What Barber did by tweeting that awful cartoon is no different than what racists to do African-Americans:

Or what anti-Semites do to people of the Jewish faith:

I think Matt Barber needs to stop worrying about gays and read his Bible again. Apparently he is so consumed about the so-called sin of homosexuality that he seems to have forgotten the one about bearing false witness against one's neighbor.

It's people like Barber - two-faced people who talk about how they have Jesus' love with one face while bashing their neighbor with the other - who do more harm to Christianity. Barber's tweet is something to remember the next time he, Tony Perkins, and the rest of the religious right whine to the press about "anti-Christian persecution" by gays.

Hat tip to Right Wing Watch.

'Family Research Council attacks gay adoption with discredited study' and other Tuesday midday news briefs

Perkins Cites Debunked Study to Warn of 'Serious Risks' of Gay Adoption - such is the goal of the Family Research Council and several other religious right groups. When something they cite is discredited, they continue to cite it anyway. If they can't win with truth (which they can't), they hope to beat us down with repetition. 

Marriage Equality Opponents Mourn ‘Sad Day’ In Minnesota - Speak for yourself, guys. It's a happy day where I stand.  

Todd Starnes' 5 Fake "Culture Wars" - Looks like junior high lesbian kisses isn't the only thing Fox News' Todd Starnes has been deceptive about.  

Video: Illinois' top anti-equality group rallies by saying gays have 'deviant sexual lifestyle', are 'offense to nature and nature's God' - There they go again talking about "gay sex." 

Shocking Audio: NOM’s Comm. Director calls equality advocates ‘the forces of evil’- Please. If I was a force of evil, I would be better dressed. Something in black leather and boots with a nice headdress or maybe a hairstyle like the Vulcan priestess T'Pau in that episode of Star Trek.  

There Is Nothing Matt Barber Won’t Lie About - No.

Video footage of Minnesota Senate passing marriage equality

Scenes from yesterday the Minnesota State House as the Minnesota Senate approves marriage equality. Apparently a good time was had by all, except those who aren't in favor of marriage equality.