Christianity Johnson on 28 Aug 2008 12:05 am
Religions like Christianity and Islam like to portray themselves in terms of virtues. They will describe themselves with words like “loving”, “kind”, “generous”, “forgiving”, etc. But then we find articles like these that tell the real story:
The goal: “Early on a late September morning, if all goes according to plan, 1 million Mormons, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, evangelical Christians, Sikhs and Hindus will open their doors, march down their front walks and plant “Yes on Proposition 8″ signs in their yards to show they support repealing same-sex marriage in California.”
Yes, these loving, kind people will all gather together in an attempt to deny a basic human right to a segment of the population. In the case of Christians, they will be doing it because they firmly believe that this segment of the population should be stoned to death. In Levitcus 20:13 God says:
If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death;
If this kind of discrimination were happening on the basis of sex, it would be illegal. If it were happening on the basis of race, it would be illegal. But because this discrimination is happening against a group of people based on religious belief, it is legal.
When religion discriminates against an innocent segment of the population on the basis of a meaningless characteristic (e.g. race, sex, sexual orientation), it is evil.
The amazing thing is that we are giving these evil forces money so that they can spread their evil far and wide. Their efforts are euphemistically referred to “faith based initiatives”, and presidential candidates are falling over themselves to promise even more money:
The article is depressing. Faith based initiatives are the government’s way to directly fund discrimination and proselytizing in return for votes.