I was initially searching for other reactions to last night’s Big Brother 8 premiere, other than Matt’s, and came across this site calling for an Action Alert because, you guessed it, CBS is promotin’ the Homos again. And then I found what else is posted on that appalling site.
Let me clear my throat. *Ahem*
You won’t find many references to abortion on my site. I tend to think that as a gay man I’m never going to need one, nor will I ever get a woman pregnant, so I should probably just shut up about it. Unlike many of my friends on the internet, I do not believe that gay rights and abortion rights are inextricably intertwined. Now, I should probably say right up front that I’m troubled by what I personally consider the overuse of abortion in this country, and I personally have known (not in the biblical sense) women who have used abortion as a form of birth control. I also know that for many women it is the only option for a number of reasons, each as valid as the next. I would never, ever, ever, ever dream of telling someone that they must carry the seed of their rapist inside them. (Please, I know there are other reasons–that’s just one example.)
HOW-FUCKING-EVER, I have just found a post so distressing, so appalling, so blissfully ignorant that I cannot believe the people who posted it claim to be Christians. What a sad day indeed.
Just LOOK at this graphic:
Baptists for Brownback, at least on the site I linked above, wish for us to use the euphemism U.S.E. (unplanned sexual event) not RAPE. I’m sorry, but if Norm & I both get home at the same time and are in the mood, THAT’S an “unplanned sexual event.” RAPE is RAPE. Mary being pregnant with Christ, now THAT’S an “unplanned sexual event.” RAPE IS RAPE, you fools.
I cannot believe that a group that should be tending to the spiritual counsel of young women–and that’s something churches should help with, IMHO–would have the audacity to tell a young woman who has just been raped that she should “Praise Him for this Blessing” in her life. Are you fucking kidding me?
Funny, but I don’t see these same people “Praising Him for this Blessing” when their homes are wiped out by hurricanes. Didn’t Jesus advocate that the meek and poor would inherit the earth? That it is easier for a camel to fit through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God? Then they should be “Praising Him” for wiping out their homes and possessions, for now they can enter more easily.
The only good thing about all of this nonsense is the quality of the comments these asswipes have received–which I now have to type in because I can’t “select and copy” them for some UNGODLY reason.
On second thought, just go read the comments yourself. I know it’ll up their traffic a bit, but they are just too long and too rich to wait for a later post.
And while some of the commenters there do illustrate what you and I may see as the laughability of the entire concept, the site’s author does write that:
In July we will be hosting our very first Freedom Toast Breakfast to officially launch the U.S.E. Campaign. We are pleased to announce that so far there are 46 other Baptist churches in the Southeast committed to hosting a similar event. (emphasis mine)
Now try not to throw up.