While there is no guarantee that this is the case, if you are a regular reader of this blog, odds are in favor that you are a supporter of LGBT rights (what I call “my rights”). Which is why you should probably know that a panel of speakers for the Maryland Marriage Alliance thinks you ought to die.
Remember, they aren’t talking about vague supporters of LGBT rights. If you are a supporter, these people think you should be dead. Contact them, ask them if they want you dead. Don’t let these people get away with speaking in broad strokes to avoid having to answer to individuals.
Catholic blogger Lisa Graas offers the expected pathetic excuse (i.e. that it was a spiritual death being discussed), and Zinnia Jones demolishes that sad, sad bit of post hoc rationalization.
To bring things back up, here’s an amazing pastor who started a speech against marriage equality, but stopped halfway as he “realized” that the quotes he was using were actually quotes used in pro-segregation speeches, just with the words “racial integration” replaced with “gay rights”.
Here’s a transcript:
Good evening, my name is the Reverend Dr. Phil Snider. I was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. And I stand before you this evening in support of this ordinance.
I worry about the future of our city. Any accurate reading of the bible should make it clear that gay rights goes against the plain truth of the word of god. As one preacher warns, man and overstepping the boundary lines god has drawn by making special rights for gays and lesbians has taken another step in the direction of inviting the judgment of god upon our land.
This step of gay rights is but another stepping stone toward the immorality and lawlessness that will be characteristic of the last days.
This ordinance represents a denial of all that we believe in and no one should force it on us. It’s not that we don’t care about homosexuals. But it’s that our rights will be taken away, and unchristian views will be forced on us and our children. For we would be forced to go against our personal morals. Outside government agents are endeavoring to disturb god’s established order. It is not in line with the bible – do not let people lead you astray.
The liberals leading this movement do not believe in the bible any longer. But every good, substantial, bible believing, intelligent, orthodox christian can read the word of god and know what is happening is not of god. When you run into conflict with god’s established order you have trouble. You do not produce harmony. You produce destruction and trouble and our city is in the greatest danger that it has have ever been in, in its history. The reason is that we have gotten away from the bible of our forefathers.
You see the right of segregation I’m sorry, hold on.
The right of segregation… is clearly established by the holy scriptures, both by precept and example.
I’m sorry I brought the wrong notes with me this evening. I borrowed my argument from the wrong century. It turns out what I’ve been reading to you this whole time are direct quotes from white preachers from the 1950s and 1960s, all in support of racial segregation. All I have done is simply taken out the phrase racial integration and substituted with the phrase gay rights.
I guess the arguments I’ve been hearing around Springfield lately sounded so similar to these that I got them confused. I hope you will not make the same mistake. I hope you will stand on the right side of history. Thank you.