One word for these people, IDIOTS!
Of course it is a civil rights issue and these people are so blinded by their own prejudices they fail to see it!
They aren’t blinded. They know full well that are being discriminatory. It’s another case of ‘you can’t because I said so’.
Yep and them claim their religion/God told them it’s ok to do it!!
I bet they tried to use the same line against the abolishon of slavery
And a fair number of adherents among Southern Baptists are the descendants of freed slaves, though it’s taken a while for them to elect one such descendant as Moderator.
Jim, not only did the Southern Baptists use the same line in support of slavery, they owe their existence as a separate convention of U.S. Baptists to that wicked fact. They split off from American Baptists in 1845 over their support of slavery. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Baptist Post civil war, there were further affronts to black Baptist congregations. From that link: “In 1995, the Convention voted to adopt a resolution renouncing its racist roots and apologizing for its past defense of slavery, segregation, and white supremacism.” The election of its first black president of the convention this month is remarkable “progress” for these bigots. They achieved this “progress” by finding a black preacher as bigoted as they are. The National Baptist Convention (black) and black congregations in the SBC have always been virulently homophobic.
Thank you, David. I was just about to post the same info. I was just about to say “…and this from a group that didn’t renounce slavery until 1995.”
The hypocrisy of these religious bigots knows no bounds.
Typical, those that fight prejudice for themselves also find an excuse to dish out the prejudice to others. Hypocrites!
Oh and I have Never struggled with who I am, nor same sex attraction and as for ‘engaging in the homosexual lifestyle’? Get your head out of the sewer and for once can you please Stop thinking about what we do in bed? Pervert!
Oh look, it’s another example of belonging to a religion supposedly based on the teachings of a guy who taught from a position of love and acceptance, who can’t bring themselves to follow his teachings.
I’m *so* surprised.
They find it easy to not follow “his” teachings because they know as well as the rest of us “he” never existed and that the whole sorry fantasy is only useful as an exercise in the control of other people. The majority of religionists have, in my opinion, a pathological need to feel superior to everyone else and to control people…..
They find it easy to not follow “his” teachings because they know as well as the rest of us “he” never existed and that the whole sorry Abrahamic fantasy is only useful as an exercise in the control of other people and in the generation of stupendous amounts of TAX FREE money. The majority of religionists have, in my opinion, a pathological need to feel superior to everyone else and to control people…..
When they take an attitude that being gay is a choice and not an immutable characteristic, they are ignoring accredited uncontroversial scientific fact. This also puts them squarely at odds with the NAACP. Again.
So then these bigots would have to agree that the miscegenation laws in the United States forbidding interracial marriage also should have not been considered a civil rights issue.
I would deduce that these same bigots would also not consider employment and housing discrimination as a civil rights issue either, something that blacks had to put up with for decades. They have extremely short but selective memories don’t they?
“The comparison between gay and racial equality was “unfair” because, he said, there was not evidence that sexual orientation was as unchangeable as skin colour. ”
Um… Michael Jackson?
“The comparison between gay and racial equality was “unfair” because, he said, there was not evidence that sexual orientation was as unchangeable as skin colour. He said: ‘They’re equating their sin with my skin.’”
First, there are tons of evidence that it is genetic.
Second, if what he says is assumed to be true, then all religions and their members can be discriminated against, because we DO have the evidence that religion is a choice, not genetic. As such, based on someone’s religion, we should be able to refuse to hire, refuse housing, refuse to recognize their heathen marriages, refuse adoption, fire them based on the sins of their religions past or rumors, etc.
Is it wrong to discriminate against a belief or not?
If every scientific study proves there is a genetic or other developmental physical link, then how much more scientific proof is required?
These are people who purport to believe that the world is 6000 years old and refuse to accept evolution and climate change. They’re not big on science…
In other news, water is wet…
Seriously, is anybody – anybody at all – surprised by this? I know I’m not.
and you’ll never guess what bears do in the woods.
Well, at least stories like this make me praise Satan that I follow his fiery path. :)
“Love to those who struggle with same sex attraction” but we are going to do our bit in making that struggle that bit more onerous for you and for LGBT as yet unborn. Amen, hallelujah!
They are listed as a hate group.
The only way they will wither away is when their congregations start thinking for themselves.
Aren’t these the people who regarded Martin Luther King as a troublemaker and racial segregation as divinely ordained?
Hopely in 40 or so years they’ll be just as amnesiac about their current attitudes to us.
The resolution added that the Southern Baptists were “against any form of gay-bashing, whether disrespectful attitudes, hateful rhetoric, or hate-incited actions toward persons who engage in acts of homosexuality”.
And in the next sentence they call being gay a sin and the fight against equal rights for gay people as one of their priorities. Typical hypocritical bigoted rubbish from the “loving” Christians.
Southern Baptists, many of whom supported racial segregation – now seek top pursue orientational segregation. They can not defend racial discrimination any longer and (in many cases grudgingly) accept civil rights for all races. However, they seek to deny civil rights of other groups and find it awkward to compare one group of people who they will accept civil rights for with another – because it makes them uncomfortable.
Lets make them uncomfortable.
Equality is never equality until it truly is.
More homophobic hatred from the Abrahamic cults……Nothing new then!
These poor black and white uneducated Baptist people are easy to control like slaves and they do not know or can not remember their history of slavery even though they are still a minority today in America. The illegal alien Catholic Mexicans from Mexico are now becoming the majority in different places in the south and oppressing the black and whites even more in a covert conquest by the Catholic Church that will over take the Baptist in the south in years to come. The truth is the black Baptist still do not have equal rights in America and they need to take care of their own problems and not put on a show against other minorities which only makes them look even more ignorant.
But I believe only about 20% of Southern Baptists are black or of other ethnic minorities – the denomination itself was created when they split from the Northern Baptists over the slavery issue. Unfortunately a large number of Southern Baptists are far from poor or ill-educated.