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US Televangelist: Equal marriage in England and Wales signals ‘the beginning of the end’

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  1. *snore*

    1. For once I agree with you. Why do we need to dignify any idiot who say I don’t like queers?

  2. Robert A. Cuthbertson, M.D. 15 Feb 2013, 2:36pm

    Mr.Youssef get a life. You are so far behind in your knowledge of history and your claims that you actually believe you are accurate in your assessment.
    Mr. Youssef they stated the same in the US when whites could marry blacks…wow..didn’t see sky daddy coming down to zap anybody. They said the same during the heretic trials of Galileo and, nope, no end in sight. They said the same when the Earth was flat, man walked with dinosaurs and the list goes on.
    What you failed to mention is the relgious leaders cannot control the LGBT of the world. That has been known from early times. That is why we were selected in Greece for our own army, why we were accepted in Rome, and why the American Indians found us to be “special”. We offered things you breeders never dreamed possible.
    Perhaps you need to get your head out of your rectum and see the light. We are NOT going away…your religious convictions are a choice..my being gay never was.

    1. I like your style Robert

    2. Darren Theoret 15 Feb 2013, 3:58pm

      Well said Robert

  3. It’s bad enough to be a fool … but to publicly advertise the fact is in such poor taste!!!!
    Clearly this idiot cherishes his bigotries and prejudices more than his fellow human beings!!!

  4. Does this American Con-Man know where Britain is?
    Does he ever come out of his comfortable well appointed TV studio and meet real people who live real lives?
    Thought not.

  5. Errrr well he world is still here after all the other countries who have done so, have brought in marriage equality.

    You just ignore that fact and go back to your holy book. There there dear.

  6. Beyond commenting on this twerps.

  7. “The idea of same-sex marriage is troubling even to some homosexuals, let alone those who hold a biblical conviction that marriage is intended by the Creator to be between a man and a woman.”

    I think they call it a Gish Gallop, when you pack so much rapidfire stupid into one interview it’s almost impossible to keep up, let alone refute it point by point.
    But this part stands out for me.
    If gay marriage is troubling for ‘some homsexuals’ then they’re under no obligation to have a gay marriage – however just like the straight detractors of gay marriage they have no stake in anyone else’s arrangements.
    In the creation MYTH he refers to, Adam paired off with a clone from his own ribcage, and had two sons, which begs a question about where the grandkids supposedly came from. Let’s just say I don’t see the shining example of traditional nuclear family Youssef sems to think they were.
    As for the apocalyptic predictions, I think R.E.M said it best…

  8. Cardinal Capone 15 Feb 2013, 2:52pm

    I wonder which is more likely to end the world:

    a) Religious fundamentalists getting control of a country and their hands on nuclear weapons, or
    b) a loving, stable and lifelong relationship between 2 men being given full legal recognition.

    Hmmm.

    1. Yes that’s a real tough question:-)

  9. where do the dumb people come from? And whats worse there be those out there that believe him?

    1. Cardinal Capone 15 Feb 2013, 4:36pm

      Kansas mainly.

    2. Oklahoma, too.

      1. Isn’t this rather silly? They’re everywhere! Even California!

        I used to work with one from Kentucky! ;-)

  10. Jock S. Trap 15 Feb 2013, 3:13pm

    What a bore… What it does signal is that it is the beginning of the end for these nasty bigoted idiots to get away with such hateful discrimination. That is the truth of their fears and I for one am glad about it.

    They would rather advocate violence and hatred over love and stability which can only beg the question….

    Religion…. what is it good for… Absolutely nothing!!

    1. Cardinal Capone 15 Feb 2013, 5:16pm

      Yes, hopefully it is the end times for religious fundamentalists, and the West at least is continuing to moving into more enlightened times.

  11. Yey! The End! Bring it on!

  12. This Video by Anthony David says it well

  13. oops! Lets include the video link this time !!

    1. Thanks for URL. Great video. I hope even lots more see it, and think about it.

      (And I love your colourful icon too!)

  14. “The end of western civilisation” yet he wants us to move towards a non western civilisation similar to Iran or Uganda?

  15. Spanner1960 15 Feb 2013, 3:37pm

    OHMAGAAAD! WE’REALLGANNADIE!!

    Crackpots one and all.

  16. One would think that, as a Christian he would condone polygamy. After all, one the most respected, and thought of one of the wisest men, in the bible was King Solomon, him and his 800 wives, and 200 prostitutes.
    In fact polygamy was quite the norm for biblical characters.
    Of course, the “gay marriage will lead to this “insert here” marriage, is laughable.
    Straight marriage will lead to gay marriage. So lets just scrap marriage altogether.
    No? Thought not.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 15 Feb 2013, 4:34pm

      Bloody American religious nutters at it again. Some branches of islam actually practice polygamy, up to four wives at a time, biblical, traditional even. The word marriage didn’t even exist in the old testament.

    2. Cardinal Capone 15 Feb 2013, 4:41pm

      Polygamy was also the norm for 90% of the world population 100 years ago.
      It is what still constitutes “traditional” marriage for much of the world population.

  17. Someone who has no understanding of Britain, it’s society, and it’s political systems.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 15 Feb 2013, 4:38pm

      Most Americans don’t, but he’s a classic example of the ignorance out there about the UK. Many Americans think we have rain every day; our food to be the worst on the planet and our health care system inferior to theirs, among many other things. It’s people like him who give America a bad name. I wonder why he singled out the UK? Could it be he has direct connections or involvement with C4M?

      1. Cardinal Capone 15 Feb 2013, 5:24pm

        Wasn’t it Pat Robertson who singled out Scotland as a dark and evil place a few years back, when it did something about homophobia. Though maybe he had only seen Glasgow…

  18. Superstitious nonsense – natural selection will rid us of these backward monsters

    1. Spanner1960 15 Feb 2013, 4:37pm

      Don’t count on it.
      Wherever you find gullible people you will find others there to exploit them.

  19. Kevin Measimer 15 Feb 2013, 3:49pm

    The problem with folks like Mr Youseff is not the relatively small numbers his program and blogs reach but the collective of all such evil minded folks and how they influence many. This Christian apologizes for hatred falsely put forth in the name of the prophet Jesus who promoted love and peace.

  20. GulliverUK 15 Feb 2013, 3:51pm

    Christian Post – extreme homophobia

    USTelevangelist – do we care what they say? No.

    Michael Youssef – who? Never heard of him. Get Billy Graham next time.

    If he wants to spent the rest of his life hiding under the kitchen table that’s fine with me. The sad fact is he’s only doing it to rip off the gullible idiots who watch his programme with their telephone and Visa card next to them. :(

    1. And it’s HORRIFYING how many simple gullible idiots there are in the USA who will admire this creature for what he’s said. I’ve been corresponding recently with a homophobic religious housewife in Texas and I have found the depth of her ignorance . . . stupifying! Trying to discuss things with her is like trying to reason with a person suffering from serious paranoia or some other mental illness.

      1. Cardinal Capone 15 Feb 2013, 5:29pm

        “I’ve been corresponding recently with a homophobic religious housewife in Texas ”

        Er, why?

        1. Oh, I found she has an interest in a phenomenon of the Orthodox Greek church that I’ve been studying BUT that she has vehemently derided a writer who exposed that phenomenon for what it is. I decided to engage with her and try to put her right. Yes, I like a challenge. Sometimes one has “break-through”! :-)

  21. Well I’ve heard it all now. The world is gonna end if gay marriage comes in. So, that will also put an end to all this Eastern Prophecy nonsense that keeps getting chanted from Iran and such like. Fuck off you brain dead nincompoop!

  22. Ah! We all know about these US Christian right-wingers. We are to blame for all the disasters in the world. People like him won’t be happy until western society is as extreme as the middle east and we’re hanging from ropes. I wonder whose c0ck he’s sucking this week.

    1. Cardinal Capone 15 Feb 2013, 5:31pm

      You went off on a bit of a tangent at the end there.

  23. David Cary Hart 15 Feb 2013, 4:06pm

    Most of these schmucks deny the real threat posed by climate change. I guess that their choices are based on fund raising.

  24. johnny33308 15 Feb 2013, 4:09pm

    Televangelist? That word alone shows what sort of character this evil man has….televangelists are notorius thieves who manage to get the gullible, the ignorant and the needy to send their cash to them in order to ‘secure’ “god’s blessings” for themselves. Really? Can any rational person ever believe that god needs his/her money? What on earth would an omnipotent being need with our money? Even if one did believe such fairy tales, giving money to an idiot on TV who tells you you’re going to hell unless you send him all your money is a stupid idea/belief…there is no moral high ground for this fool to stand upon. He is just another parasite upon the rump of Humanity….

    1. Spanner1960 15 Feb 2013, 4:38pm

      Praise the Lord!
      Now send us your money.

  25. Robert in S. Kensington 15 Feb 2013, 4:31pm

    Watch Christian Concern, Anglican Mainstream, C4M/CI make hay out of this one. Sharon James will be champing at the bit.

    He’s another one we should report to the Home Office to have him barred from everentering the UK. He’s preaching vile hatred and should be on the list of undesirables.

  26. Michael Youssef was born in 1948 in Assuit, Egypt. Originally a Muslim he converted to Christianity in 1964 at the age of 16. During the Six-Day War Youssef left Egypt for Lebanon where, after six months, he visited the Australian embassy and was granted a temporary visa to that country. While in Australia, Youssef studied at Moore Theological College in Sydney, was ordained as a minister, and met his wife, Elizabeth.

    The Youssefs came to America in 1977, and in 1978 Youssef received a master’s degree in theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in California. He later earned a doctorate in social anthropology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Michael Youssef worked for nearly 10 years with the Haggai Institute, traveling around the world, teaching courses in evangelism and church leadership to church leaders, eventually rising to the position of managing director at the age of 31. Youssef became a U.S. citizen in 1984 and currently resides in Atlanta.

    1. This Muslim Egyptian escaped his poverty-stricken country and “struck gold” by converting to Xianity, getting hold of American citizenship, and making a mint of the tele-evangelism business!

      A clever, crafty, and a cunning man. And, unfortunately, a force to be reckoned with.

      He founded the Church of the Apostles in 1987 proclaiming the mission to “Equip the Saints and Seek the Lost.” From its initial size of around 40 members, the congregation has since grown to over 3,000 people and was the launching pad for Leading the Way–an international ministry which broadcasts via radio and television to over 200 countries and in over 20 languages.

      http://www.biographyministries.com/michael-youssef-ministries.html

      1. Cardinal Capone 15 Feb 2013, 5:41pm

        That’s small potatoes if it’s the megachurch racket. But if your congregation is well-heeled and you’re skimming a 10% tithe from their incomes, it’s still a nice little earner.

      2. I’m in the US, and this guy is new to me. (And I’d remember that face.)

        A congregation of only 3,000? Since 1987? That’s nothing.

        1. Yes, as a local homegrown congregation it is indeed nothing, but the influence of “an international ministry which broadcasts via radio and television to over 200 countries and in over 20 languages” must not be discounted.

    2. The zeal of the convert, eh? Much is explained (I was wondering about the unlikely surname in this context).

  27. That There Other David 15 Feb 2013, 6:10pm

    LOL. Double whammy!! Not only are gays going to end western civilisation but Muslims are benefit cheats!!!

    What a fool :-)

  28. David in Indianapolis 15 Feb 2013, 6:18pm

    Quick!! Spray it with fire before it lays eggs!

  29. I wonder how regular Xtians can take themselves seriously when they’re being represented by these… interesting individuals. Atheists can come across as being arrogant know-it-alls, but the most annoying non-believer can’t hold a candle to these guys.

  30. Another nut from the USA.

  31. Christopher in Canada 15 Feb 2013, 8:47pm

    What was Canada? The beginning of the second act after intermission?

    How myopic ARE these people?

  32. It is the end, Mr Youssef. It’s the end off you and your kind.

  33. A complete moron.

  34. Yeah, it will be the end. The end of your power. Isn’t it amazing? :)

  35. .. the end of organised, money-making outfits like HIS, does he mean? I sincerely hope so …

  36. If he`s speaking of the END,as the bible sees it. He is talking of the end of the Churches rule over the rest of us The GREAT WHORE OF BABYLON .and its many DAUGTERS The Holy Roman Church and its many offspring ,the issue of the Protestant Reformation. Including Islam and The early forms of the Old testament. Thank god all of this Bastion of everything evil in this world will finally be coming to and END. All of it.s homophobic victriol ,murderess child abusers,it`s ability to trap the world into it`s vile message of hate and anger at everything pure and innocent.Will finally be over and not a moment too soon as far as I`m concerned. For this will be the true SALVATION of the earth when all ReLIGION is cast into the pit where it belongs.

  37. daniel molitor 5 Mar 2013, 5:14pm

    “”Prime Minister David Cameron may go down in history as the man who hammered the last nail in the Conservative Party coffin.””

    Er, I’m sorry, but is that supposed to be a bad thing?

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