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Timothy Kincaid

June 4th, 2009

In a moment of bitter spitefulness, Peter LaBarbera sent an email to Jeremy Hooper, our friend who humorously tracks (and mocks) the nuttiness that is the hallmark of anti-gay activism at his site GoodAsYou.org:

After offering his ill-wishes for Jeremy’s upcoming wedding (yes, really), LaBarbera takes a swipe at gay Christians:

Homosexual behavior is always wrong, which is why the phrase “gay Christian” is so odd. Attaching it to the noble institution of marriage only compounds the sin. Just remember that it’s never to late to repent of this behavior, to humble yourself and embrace Jesus Christ through faith – and move on with your life in a way that is pleasing to God. Tim Kincaid’s pro-“gay” version of (c)hristianity is a fraud – don’t believe it. God bless.

Wait, what?

I have my own fraudulent pro-”gay” version of (c)hristianity? Where’s my mega-church? When do I get to buy three mansions and a lear jet?

But no. Alas. I’ve not started my own religion – with or without odd spelling and scare quotes. I just report my observations on the scholarly work of others, the conflict between Christ’s commandments to love and anti-gay theology’s political campaigns to make the lives of gay people more difficult, and the ever growing movement towards full inclusion of gay men and women into the life of the mainstream Christian church.

However, if you feel the need to send tithes to me, I won’t argue with you.

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KZ
June 4th, 2009 | LINK

I saw the entire e-mail on Jeremy’s Good-As-You site. LaBarbera deserves the award that bears his very name. Anyone agree?

Brian
June 4th, 2009 | LINK

Ah and I bemoan the nutters who send me exorcists. I should count my blessings that I am beneath LaBarbera’s notice.

I am saddened by the personal and ugly nature of Peter LaBarbera’s email (though not surprised) even as I laughed at your humourous response.

Grace and Peace to you Brother.

Ben in Oakland
June 4th, 2009 | LINK

Buit whose freudian slip was this, TK or LaBabs or Jeremy:

“to humble yourself and embrace Jesus Christ through faith – and move on with your lie in a way that is pleasing to God. “

Timothy Kincaid
June 4th, 2009 | LINK

he he. That was my typo.

Ben in Oakland
June 5th, 2009 | LINK

bad timothy. bad bad bad.

Who said” ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free?”

GreenEyedLilo
June 5th, 2009 | LINK

I’ve said this before, but will again–as a polytheist Witch, if I were to tell someone I was praying for their relationship (and impending marriage) to break up, for the person to be lonely and confused, for the person to lose friends and identity and start from scratch, I’d be accused of cursing them. And the people accusing me of such would be right. So I don’t do it. I certainly wouldn’t do it just because someone disagrees with me.

I don’t even get why someone would do this. A while back, here was a woman in my wife’s gym who fell hard for my wife (I can’t blame her) and kept insulting me and flirting with her. My wife has a hard time understanding when she’s wanted and you have to be really in her face about it, but eventually she understood quite well. That horrible woman actively tried to break us up. But she had an objective, at least–she wanted my wife for herself. What on earth do LaBarbera and them want? How are they satisfied, on the off chance that they manage to convert anyone? I guess they aren’t, which might be why they act like they are never satisfied.

If nothing else, I remain convinced that Peter LaBarbera has one of the best scams going.

Priya Lynn
June 5th, 2009 | LINK

ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free

Not if you did it.

cowboy
June 5th, 2009 | LINK

Mr. Kincaid must be getting under LaBarbera’s skin. Or as I like to say: Be the burr under his saddle. May we all be the seed in LaBarbera’s dentures of life.

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