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Why Do Gays Think Christians Hate Them?

Jim Burroway

March 7th, 2009

Maybe because this is the most visible face of Christianity. From the dualing protests outside of the California Supreme Court on Thursday:

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Alex
March 7th, 2009 | LINK

Who in their right mind would want to spend eternity with those people?!

L. Junius Brutus
March 7th, 2009 | LINK

I am touched by their love and their charity. I want to convert!!!!

David C.
March 7th, 2009 | LINK

I am touched by their love and their charity. I want to convert!!!! —L. Junius Brutus

Didn’t you forget to say “NOT”?

Lynn David
March 8th, 2009 | LINK

Eh…. it’s because the “hate the sin, love the sinner” thing is nothing but their way of calling their hate, love.

Jason D
March 8th, 2009 | LINK

Funny, because “hate the sin, love the sinner” is nowhere to be found in the Bible, right?

Eddie89
March 8th, 2009 | LINK

There are dozens or even hundreds of other things that aren’t in the Bible, yet the MSC, Mainstream Christians, still continue to believe in them and quote them all the time. I suppose that if you repeat a lie long enough, it becomes reality?

Also, isn’t one of the definitions of the Devil is that he mixes truth with lies? Which so reminds me of the Yes on Prop. 8 people, where they used examples from Canada, Massachusetts and New Jersey to scare people into believing that same-sex marriage was going to cause all of those problems in California, which wasn’t true because their examples were not legally valid. In other words, they were mixing truth with lies. I.E. The Devil.

Then again, there are TONS of other things in the Bible that speak about positive aspects, but they choose to ignore those parts.

They pick and choose.

geary roark
March 8th, 2009 | LINK

I was born and raised in a NICE Christian house..
very active in the church. Until I was RAPPED by one of GODS good Christian men…all the other good Christians just wanted to pretend it would go away.
Then when confronted with it…thought it was my fault.
THIS IS NOT ABOUT GOD…
this is about hate..
In the day of judgment….I think these people well be surprised who is sitting at the right hand of GOD.
HATE and JUDGMENT is all these poor souls know.
I say
“GOD, the FATHER have Mercy on their souls!”

Leonard Drake
March 8th, 2009 | LINK

“Preaching the love of Jesus Christ.” “He will throw you in the Lake of Fire.” “Your sin will throw you in the Fires of Hell.”

…oh yeah, that sounds like real love to me. How fucked up are these people who dare “preach love” to me.

Scott
March 8th, 2009 | LINK

That “love” sounds delightful. You can bet your ass that us queers are just dying to get in on some of THAT “love”.

Open your arms, “christians”, here we come!

Joel
March 9th, 2009 | LINK

“Canada, Massachusetts and New Jersey to scare people into believing that same-sex marriage was going to cause all of those problems in California”

So what was the effect of same-sex marriage? If all those places had some negative effect as a cause of same-sex marriage, then, i fear that their fear was actually grounded. Then again… it might just be something of the legal sort.

Timothy Kincaid
March 9th, 2009 | LINK

Joel,

If you fear that their fear was actually grounded, then you have not been carefully reading this site where we have repeatedly debunked their lies and half-truths.

There has never been – in any country – any demonstrated negative effect of legal same-sex marriage.

Joel
March 9th, 2009 | LINK

Well.. is it just me or are they going around just exposing all these pictures of men kissing?

Dont they know exposure is better for us then for them? Or at least that what i think.

Ha… 5:39… what a gem of a banner there. Guess Exodus/ex-gay ministries have made their mark.

“Honk, thank God for Prop 8″
I guess thats also inspired?
Makes me question the validity(w/ miracles and all) of their other inspired documents.
But who knows.. God’s morality changes with time(apparently).

AC
March 9th, 2009 | LINK

Hey, for some reason the embedded video isn’t working for me. Could somebody give me the direct link? Thanks.

Tiff
March 9th, 2009 | LINK

for anyone for whom the embedded video isn’t working, the video is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL2QF2WjqP8

AC
March 10th, 2009 | LINK

Thanks Tiff!

It’s always amazed me how different the spirit is on each side of the protests. In every gay rights demonstration I’ve been a part of, there’s a great sense of unity and justice and respect, while the anti-gay campaign always seems to be filled with fear and anger and hate. How can they claim they’re acting in a spirit of love while acting the way they do? I just don’t understand.

Regan DuCasse
March 11th, 2009 | LINK

Right.
I don’t see such fervent protests in front of the divorce courts, or the banks and loans that got us into this terrible economic mess.

I don’t see such loud expressions over usury, or in front of criminal courts with regard to thieves and murderers.

I saw no such protests when Richard Ramirez or the Menendez brothers got married.

I NEVER see anyone like this in front of the Central Jail…where all manner of sinners can have the benefit of their Christian teaching and preaching.

I don’t even see the ADF get involved when there is a church burning or shooting.

Maybe it’s because such church mass killings with the most loss of life were in support of Jews and homosexuals.
I guess just being Christians wasn’t good enough for the ADF.
In the case of the Knoxville, TN incident, the killer is still alive.
Nothing, no comment from even the very liberal bashers who influenced his beliefs.

Yes, they DO pick and choose which ‘sinners’ to confront. To harass, to yell at. They DO choose the most vulnerable and easy target. They DO pick and choose which sinner will most likely lose their civil rights, if not their lives, over the other sinners who won’t.
It looks JUST like what it is. Bullying the vulnerable. Cowardice towards and easy target. Confronting those with a legacy of discrimination behind them, barely out of the gate in voicing their own needs and rights.

The pick and choose which sinners less likely to tell them where they can take their message. Less likely to take their bullhorn and shove it down their throat.
Visibility is right. They choose to be the most visible wherever gay people congregate and no where else.
Apparently there ARE no other sinners. No other sin WORSE then being homosexual and actually acting like one.

They ask a stupid and rhetorical question when they assert that gay people hate THEM so much. I doubt they really wonder or have to care why.
They know the other sinners are listening and will join them against the gay sinners.
It makes drama, theater…performance art. Constitutionally protected expression and speech.

Lying and cowardice are THEIR sins they make other people have to live with or die from.
Yeah, and apparently these people fear the golden law most of all.

This is a very unfunny and powerful irony. And I’m sick of it.

JOHN
March 19th, 2009 | LINK

I pity God. To think that these Christians purport to represent him. What a bummer! But, thank God, this Christianity is losing ground very fast and will soon be on the irrelevant fringe … done in by the Bushies, the Evangelicals, the war- and hatemongers. The “Moral Majority” has already all but disappeared!

JO
May 24th, 2009 | LINK

I am a Christian. Those people, the ones protesting, THEY ARE NOT MAINSTREATM CHRISTIANITY! They are the lunatic fringe and unfortunately, the rest of us get identified with them as one group (the definition of which is bigotry). Friends, please understand, they do not represent Christians. They represent hate which doesn’t represent God in any way.

Karen
June 8th, 2009 | LINK

I agree with Jo. I’m a Christian. I don’t feel the way these hateful people do. I am tired of being lumped in with every person who claims to be a Christian. It’s no different than calling every Muslim a terrorist. At my church we all worship Christ together. I don’t wish for the downfall of Christianity as some people on this blog are doing. I do pray for the return to Christ’s teachings of ‘love thy neighbor’ for all those acting in the name of Christianity.

Jason D
June 8th, 2009 | LINK

JO, Karen,
I believe you, and certainly understand what you are saying, however — if Good Christians don’t stand up, then all we are left with is Bad christians. If they don’t speak for you, don’t let them. Leaving a comment here is a great start.

I’m not saying this is your fault, I’m just saying from a public relations standpoint, these people are making their voices heard — perhaps it is time you made yours heard as well?

recoed
May 22nd, 2010 | LINK

I am glad to be atheist. God doesn’t exist and I am so glad there isn’t one. All religions are manmade and created to start wars,violence,hatred. No need to continue. Why believe in something that truly doesn’t exist? No proof.

kay
August 26th, 2012 | LINK

Those are Christian-extremists… I’ve never met a real Christian who treated gays badly.

Richard Rush
August 26th, 2012 | LINK

kay, who are the people entitled to determine the definition of “real Christian?” And, on what basis do they receive that entitlement?

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