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Hateful Bible Thumpers ~ YE GAY Ol’ VALLEY

Dani Langevin, Lesbian ColumnistBy: Dani LangevinJuly, 2015

On June 26, the Supreme Court of the United States voted that denying gays and lesbians the right to marry is unconstitutional. As expected, those of us who choose love celebrated while those who choose hate condemned the decision and spewed their hate filled rhetoric all over social media. What is laughable is that the majority of those who oppose this decision consider themselves bible following Christians. My parents were Christians. Not once did I ever hear anything hateful about anyone come out of the mouths of my parents. As true Christians they did not believe it was their job to judge. As the bible says in Luke 6:37, “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned, forgive and you will be forgiven.” I saw nothing but judgment coming from those so-called Christians.

I do not believe the Christian bible is the measurement of how people should behave. It was written not by God but by men for men. There are far too many religions and too many religious texts to say that the Christian bible is THE one. For those of you who do believe that it is the moral measuring rod for all of mankind and believe it was written by God, then I have to believe that God did not intend His teachings to be a la carte. It’s all or nothing.

When it comes to those who condemn the gay lifestyle, Leviticus 20:13 is always quoted. In essence it says that any man who has sexual relations with another man as he has with a woman, then the two men should be put to death. Well, a gay man would not have sexual relations with a woman, so the point is moot. Did you know that Leviticus 19:28 warns, “. . . do not tattoo your body,” How many of you bible thumpers who quote 20:13 have ink? I suggest you have that removed lest the hand of God strike you down. What other sins are mentioned in Leviticus that most Christians don’t follow? You will die if you have unkempt hair or tear your clothes (10:6). You will also die if you drink alcohol in holy places (10:9). Oh, oh, there goes a Sunday Mass tradition.

In Leviticus 12:2, it is said that women who give birth to a boy is unclean for seven days and must not be in the company of man and your not supposed to go to church for the next 33 days. In 12:5, it states that women who give birth to a girl is unclean for two weeks and must not be in the company of man and, in this case, stay away from Mass for 66 days. Is this biblical law being followed? For those women who had a child as a result of adultery, Jesus himself said in Revelation 2:22-23, “I will kill her children with death.” This from a man/god who supposedly taught love and forgiveness freely admits that he would kill the innocent victims of someone else’s sins. Birth sure does have a lot of rules according to the bible.

I heard a great deal of fearful and hateful statements after the Supreme Court’s decision. What does your Christian God say about fear and hate? John 4:18 states, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” I don’t believe I saw any form of pure love from those condemning gay marriage. I certainly didn’t see any forgiveness. Matthew 6:15 advises, “If you do not forgive their trespasses, neither will you father forgive your trespasses.” Better start forgiving the court or you bible thumping haters will not be forgiven and you’ll go straight to hell with all of us gays and lesbians.

As Christians, you cannot pick and choose what biblical scripture you will and will not follow. “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.” How many of you have said “Damn it” or “Jesus Christ” because you were angry? Sinner! “You shall not make idols.” Every Catholic church I have ever walked into has idols all over the place. Sinners! “You shall not covet.” Give me a break. Everyone sees something they don’t have and wants it. All Sinners!

There are many more biblical quotes I can add to this column that many of you “Christians” do not adhere to or just choose to ignore. Hiding behind and twisting the words of one’s beliefs is exactly what those Muslim extremists you like to refer to as “towel heads” do to justify their violent acts against non-Muslims. And, yes, it IS the same thing. It starts with name calling, followed by a retaliatory remark. Someone then picks up a stone and throws it. This is met with the tossing of a boulder, then bullets fly, followed by missiles, ending with a bomb. As stated earlier the bible says that you shouldn’t judge, or you will also be judged and yet you all judge. You’re an insult to your God. You’re the antithesis of all He represents. I’ll meet you in hell. I hear it’s nothing but a non-stop gay pride parade. Enjoy!

Dani Langevin

Dani Langevin

Dani Langevin is a teacher and has a Bachelors in Fine Art and Masters in Education. she has written four young adult novels, one of which is self-published.

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5 Responses to Hateful Bible Thumpers ~ YE GAY Ol’ VALLEY

  1. Anonymous for Safety Reply

    July 30, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    What is funny is that your entire rant is hate filled. Nothing like the pot calling the kettle black. Also, it is comical that you, as a non-Christian, would tell Christians what they should believe and how they should believe it. You, like the fundamentalist, lack the understanding of what it means to be a Christian. Never take advice on how to be a millionaire from someone that is not a millionaire!

    • rl Reply

      July 30, 2015 at 4:08 PM

      To the first poster. How about Christians stop enforcing themselves in other peoples lives (such as gay marriage). It is senseless to think that somehow two gay people getting married will affect your life, it won’t. This is why Christianity is on the decline. I’m not saying all Christians are like this, and everyone is entitled to their opinions but as soon as you cross that line where you think your religious freedom trumps someone else’s rights that’s where you will fail every single time.

      • Anonymous for Safety Reply

        July 31, 2015 at 7:36 AM

        To Rl: See Erin K.’s response… You think the LGBT community is not “enforcing themselves in other peoples lives (such as gay marriage).”

        I am not sure about your statement that Christianity is on the decline, perhaps in America, but certainly not in the rest of the world. One thing to note is that Islam is on the rise. Let’s see how the LGBT community deals with people that do adhere to the fundamental punishments, such as killing homosexuals, instead of people that just want to preserve the sanctity of marriage.

  2. Patty Hebert - Not Afraid Reply

    July 30, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    I think Mr or Ms “Anonymous for Safety” should read the article again. She is not hate filled in her article. She is only quoting the scriptures from the book for which the Christians preach from but do not abide by themselves. How can some Christians condemn gays or lesbians for supposedly committing sin when they themselves are committing sin? That is the message she is trying to convey. True love is not a sin but a blessing no matter which form it comes in – gay or straight. Love each other for we are ALL God’s children!!

  3. Erin K. Reply

    July 30, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    Interesting,,,, Is this to assume that anyone who didn’t support the Gay Marriage and redefinition of Marriage, the elimination of the word Wife and Husband, has to be religious? That they must oppose it strictly because some book, that has been altered to serve a greedy group of men? How about those who oppose it based on simply what has been proven to better for a society? I personally could care less who someone loves, lives with, shares a life with,,,, but, when you ask a society to change the definition of something that has defined and established a foundation, because it will give you the illusion of something you don’t have. The illusion is acceptance as equal. That a same sex relationship is equal to a heterosexual realtionship, that is simply not true on many levels, psychologicaly as well as socially. Forcing a society to “accept” something is not true acceptance, it is only an illusion. True acceptance comes from changing the hearts of the society to truely want to change the defined norm. The LGTB communites is going to find resistence through use of force. Such as in forcing the change in definition of Marriage, such as in forcing people to participate or face financial ruin, such as forcing them to do your bidding through use of burocratic pitbulls, such as forcing the teaching included in the school systems. I don’t believe for a moment that anyone is better than anyone else, I don’t believe in hate crimes, I believe that a crime is a crime regardless of who does it to whom. We have gotten so caught up in “being offended” that there is no tolerance left, no compassion, no empathy, just blame, persuecution and anger. If people showed TRUE tolerance and said,, hey, you don’t want to photography my wedding, that’s ok, I will find someone who will bring joy and love to my event and I will refer all my friends to them,,, Don’t want to bake a cake for my conferate rally, ok that’s cool I’ll find someone who will, and I wish you peace ,,, and maybe, just maybe if we showed respect for others differences, and compassion for their uncomfortableness in supporting different cultures and life styles, maybe they will think wow, they are really nice and understanding and respectful of my choice , maybe I will rethink what I was told or thought about them,,, but as long as we sit here and throw negative words and accusations, bitterness and restentment, we only reinforce what we believe about that others,, that they are racisist, homophobic, intolerant, hypocritical , bible thumpers, mentaly ill, sexual diviants etc………
    Let the tolerance begin,,,,,

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