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Did God Smite Jesus Statue In Blatant Act of Ex-Gay Discrimination?

Jim Burroway

June 15th, 2010

That might be one explanation for last night’s Act of God, who destroyed a statue of His Only Begotten Son at Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio. Church members were already trying to discern what it was that God was trying to tell them. Our own commenters have been helping out in that thread. BTB’s Timothy Kincaid and I wonder if maybe this might be a clue:

Then, in 1998 I founded Pro-Family Network, which is a Christian Family Advocacy organization…Also during this time I started, with the help of my pastor’s wife, a ministry at Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio. Living Free Ministries helps those who want to leave the homosexual lifestyle deal with the issues that brought them to gender identity confusion. We have helped scores of people to follow the Manufacturer’s guidelines for successful living. [Emphasis added]

“I” in the above quote is Greg Quinlan, speaking before an Ohio committee considering a marriage discrimination bill. Quinlan knows a little bit about discrimination rhetoric, even if he doesn’t understand what discrimination really looks like. He is now head of PFOX, where he regularly tries to claim that “ex-gays” — otherwise known as straight people, if you believe their propaganda — are being discriminated against by the LGBT community and society. That’s a claim that is too bizarre even for Exodus International vice president Randy Thomas. But it may not be too bizarre for God. Apparently.

Also, it looks like God has also smote Solid Rock Church’s web site.

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AdrianT
June 15th, 2010 | LINK

Solid Rock church can see that they have wasted their time and effort and money in a useless statue. Instead of making that leap of faith, assuming a god exists, and a even cares so much about a ridiculous 60ft eyesore in North America, it would be more logical – and moral – to conclude that nobody is watching over you in the first place.

(Mind you, who says the god of the Israelites is angry in the first place – according to the fables of the Old Testament he’s nuts about burnt offerings.)

This story emphasizes the moral case of non-belief: If you make the argument that a god is watching over this statue, then where was he on September 11th? Where was the magic lightning bolt over the gas chambers of Dachau, Treblinka and Auschwitz? Otherwise, is this god: lazy? inept? uncaring? sadistic?

Timothy (TRiG)
June 15th, 2010 | LINK

Science won, and religion lost (and has been on a gradual decline ever since), some time ago.

TRiG.

Tony P
June 15th, 2010 | LINK

I love how they call it gender identity confusion. I am in no way, shape or form confused about my gender. Been male my entire life.

No confusion there.

Aaron
June 16th, 2010 | LINK

First of all, this all goes to show that weather phenomena should never be used to illustrate God’s will on an issue. I do believe that God speaks today, but when it comes to stuff like that “shit happens.”

Second, why on earth did they think it was a good idea to build a 60 foot statue out of wood and styrofoam?!?!?

Paul in Canada
June 16th, 2010 | LINK

I think the statue offended God’s gay sensitivities and promptly got rid of the offending eye-sore…… LOL!

DN
June 16th, 2010 | LINK

“This is it! This is the sign!”

“Yeah, it’s a sign alright… a sign we’re goin’ out of business…”

RWG
June 16th, 2010 | LINK

Good one DN! I laughed at that. But seriously, just days ago another anti-gay Christianist stated that the recent volcano eruption in Iceland was God punishing the Icelanders for legalizing same-sex marriage and for electing a lesbian Prime Minister. Pat Robertson blamed the gays in New Orleans for Katrina, Jerry Falwell blamed the 9/11 on the gays. How then, can they explain this? God feeling fickle these days? They’ll probably claim it’s God’s sign they aren’t yet sufficiently hateful and anti-gay, and haven’t raised enough money to do his good works here on earth. Check please!

RWG
June 16th, 2010 | LINK

Good one DN! I laughed at that. But seriously, just days ago another anti-gay Christianist stated that the recent volcano eruption in Iceland was God punishing the Icelanders for legalizing same-sex marriage and for electing a lesbian Prime Minister. Pat Robertson blamed the gays in New Orleans for Katrina, Jerry Falwell blamed 9/11 on the gays. How then, can they explain this? God feeling a bit fickle these days? They’ll probably claim it’s God’s sign they aren’t yet sufficiently hateful and anti-gay, and haven’t raised enough money to do his good works here on earth. Check please!

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