Christianity Johnson on 23 Oct 2008 12:06 am
Here is a blog posting from a Christian mom of four living in Farmington, NM:
The post opens with this paragraph:
When I was in the process of moving and did not have internet access, I often visited a local library to check my e-mail and look at real estate listings. This particular library was in a small town and seemed to be a popular after school hangout for teenagers. One day as I was surfing the net, I couldn’t help but overhear a conversation that was going on across the table from me. An openly gay teenage boy who was surrounded by female “friends” was talking about how he had recently had a relationship with a girl. I couldn’t help but feel sorry for the girl’s parents. Not only was their daughter sexually active, but she had engaged in some very high risk behavior by sleeping with a gay male.
She also points out that, “The term bisexual is an unnecessary distinction, because a faggot wants to defile anyone or anything he can get his hands on.”
And then she flatly states her desire to murder everyone who participates in same-sex relationships:
A friend recently sent me this article about a “gay-friendly” high school. If we were living in a biblical society, homosexuality would be punishable by death so such a school would be unnecessary. Although I’m against the special accommodations, perhaps this new trend of segregation will protect straight kids from these predators. With any luck, some radical will blow up the gay school. No, I’m not condoning vigilantism–I’m merely saying that it would be poetic justice.
Her reference to a “biblical society” comes from Leviticus 20:13:
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; their blood will be on their own heads.
Lest you think that this is an isolated incident, Jimmy Swaggart expresses similar sentiments:
Homophobia is a strongly held belief amongst millions of Christians. How strong? Strong enough that it has been written into the 2008 Republican platform. The platform demands a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Unable to murder in cold blood as the Bible demands without being arrested, Christians move to deny civil rights.
If you were to ask a Christian where this homophobia comes from, they would state that it is the word of God in the Bible.
If that is the case, then why don’t Christians work on God’s other death sentences? For example, in the Exodus 31:14 we find this:
Observe the Sabbath, because it is holy to you. Anyone who desecrates it must be put to death; whoever does any work on that day must be cut off from his people.
Why don’t we see a plank in the platform demanding a constitutional amendment about working on the Sabbath?
What about Leviticus 20:10:
If a man commits adultery with another man’s wifeâ€”with the wife of his neighborâ€”both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.
Jesus covers this topic as well in Matthew 5:31:
And it was said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of dismissal’; but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the cause of unchastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
Combining Leviticus 20:10 with Matthew 5:31, the tens of millions of Americans who are divorced should be murdered. Why isn’t there a proposed amendment to cover adulterers and divorcees?
This perverse desire to kill others and to deny them their rights is a hallmark of religion. As is the complete inconsistency. If Christians are hell-bent to kill one group of people because “the Bible says so”, they should be just as hell-bent to kill everyone that the Bible discusses.
Any rational person looks at all the death sentences and bigotry in the Bible and sees the obvious. The Bible is insane and should be discarded. It might be studied as a relic and an object of historical interest, but it otherwise has absolutely no place in civil society. The people who follow the Bible are completely deluded. They should be offered treatment like any other deluded person.