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Christianity &Islam &Judaism Thomas on 13 Mar 2012 12:16 am

More religious insanity – racism and homophobia by Christians and Mormons

This article would be hilarious if it were written by The Onion. But it is not – this level of racism and homophobia is normal reality in the world of religion:

Florida Evangelical Leader Calls on Romney to Renounce ‘Racist’ Mormon Religion

The reason for the call is a passage in the Book of Mormon that is offense of people of color:

The Book of Mormon in 2nd Nephi, Chapters 5:21-23 accuses God of cursing African people and causing them to have black skin in order for them not to be attractive to white people. These verses also accuse God of causing the black African people to be disgusting and detestable to white people. Furthermore, these verses accuse God of being against inter-racial marriages between blacks and whites.

But what about the person making the call? It turns out he is black (hence his problem with the Book of Mormon), but sees no problem whatsoever with the homophobia found in his Christian Bible:

It was not surprising that Rev. O’Neal Dozier, the spiritual leader at the WorldWide Christian Center in Pompano Beach, Fla., endorsed Rick Santorum in the Florida primary campaign earlier this year. Dozier and Santorum are both rabid anti-gay activists who have made offensive statements about gay people that are so nutty that they would be funny if they weren’t so hateful.

Santorum famously compared consensual gay relations with “man on dog sex,” and Dozier once said that homosexuality was “something so nasty and disgusting that it makes God want to vomit.”

Only religion could make people this hateful, and so blind to their hatred. How can Romney proclaim that he believes in a story as insane as the Mormon story? How can any Christian believe in the insanity of Christian mythology? This video helps explain the problem:

10 Responses to “More religious insanity – racism and homophobia by Christians and Mormons”

  1. on 13 Mar 2012 at 5:00 am 1.Slapnuts McGee said …

    Republicans are f***tards. Not all of them, most of them. I can’t stand living in a country in which they influence and control the laws and ways that the country is run (ran?). This post is an example of why. May god (haha!) help the United States if Rick Santorium gets the nod…

  2. on 13 Mar 2012 at 5:19 am 2.Anonymous said …

    > Republicans are f***tards. Not all of them, most of them.

    Yet their are millions of republicans in the United States. How can they not see that they are insane? How can they not see how hateful they are?

  3. on 13 Mar 2012 at 6:49 am 3.Eric said …

    Most of what Dozier said is wrong, and all of it is taken out of context.

    The Book of Mormon does not deal with or mention Africans. At all. It is (purported to be, if you have faith in it as scripture) written by a small group of Israelis, who travel by ship to the Americas (about 1000 years before the Vikings were known to). Africans don’t enter into it, neither do today’s Native Americans, as “Lamanites” are simply the children of the families who came from Israel.

    The verses do not discourage race-mixing. Such a thing is impossible as everyone in the Book of Mormon is of the same race.

    Mr. Dozier is not representing the full story, and he most certainly is not representing modern Mormon thought.

  4. on 13 Mar 2012 at 10:59 am 4.RJ said …

    “Only religion could make people this hateful…”

    I think it’s the other way around: these people are hateful to start with and use their religion to justify it.

  5. on 13 Mar 2012 at 12:34 pm 5.ReligionIsStupid said …

    How can they not see that they are insane?

    The same people who pride themselves in having a “personal relationship” with a zombie who was his own father from a union with a virgin and who sacrificed himself to himself on account of a conversation a woman made from a man’s rib had with a talking snake over a piece of fruit, and you ask how can they not see that they are insane?

  6. on 13 Mar 2012 at 1:29 pm 6.Cam said …

    A great book to read is Max Blumenthal’s, “Republican Gomorrah: The Movement that Shattered the Party.”

    You basically have the largest organization of closeted homosexuals and sadomasochistic sociopaths (who probably had fucked up childhoods) that have embraced religion to justify their psychotic behavior due to their own self-loathsomeness. There really is no difference between them and these Muslim extremists who use a religion to justify their hate and evil actions. While they foolishly fear a Muslim jihad taking over this country they, in actuality, want their own jihad of their disturbed beliefs to take over this country creating a theocratic state.

    The problem is these people are everywhere amongst us and have taken over a political party. They are in our courts, our corporations, our education system, in our media, and has a very large religious organization that is high jacking the true meaning of Christianity. So obviously they have the power to influence a lot of uneducated and troubled souls creating this cesspool of ignorance. Which in turn is doing great harm to this country. They have always been among us which is something Thomas Jefferson fully realized which was why he was so adamant about Congress not being able to make laws based on a religious doctrine.

    The conversation that needs to start being addressed is this reckless abuse of “freedom of speech” which excuses “hate speech” that has dominated in this current culture of conservative rhetoric on our airwaves.

  7. on 13 Mar 2012 at 11:32 pm 7.Anonymous said …

    >How can any Christian believe in the insanity of Christian mythology?

    A person who is insane cannot see that he is insane.

  8. on 14 Mar 2012 at 1:21 am 8.Slapnuts McGee said …


    Nice analysis!

  9. on 29 Apr 2012 at 6:20 am 9.John said …

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. You have removed all doubt in one harmonious tune.

  10. on 13 May 2012 at 10:58 pm 10.Dr. Zhicago said …

    I’m happy to see another fan of Max Blumenthal’s “Republican Gomorrah,” and agree it’s an insightful look into the pious hypocrites and pathological liars it takes to sustain the holy nonsense one would think is obvious to all. Apparently they could also fall into the category of gullible buffoons, and we should be thanking God, pun intended, for the relatively recent creation of the newest cult of all; Mormonism. Add Jon Krakauer’s “Under the Banner of Heaven” to the list of must reads. I’m just afraid we may be preaching to the choir, again pun intended, but according to those aforementioned liars, hypocrites, and buffoons they too read the best selling new atheism books and thus the high amount of sales. I’m going into a laughing jag repeating this because my experience has been that most of these delusional, arrogant, presumptuous book lovers have yet to agree to read any book that may cause a bolt of lightening to strike them for even considering the thought. Oh well, if ignorance is bliss, then knowledge and the truth must feel like a mass of cysts on their brain keepers. I’d say a prayer that they all learn how to get their heads out of their butts, but they’d only remove them long enough to claim prayer works. Damn!!!!

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