Truth Revolt has one of the most hilarious blogs I have read in a long time.
It’s so bad that I wonder if it’s a parody? Is this Author serious?
It’s entitled, “Klavan: Gay Radicals Should Thank Christ For Their Rights.”
I incorporate it herein for hilarity and dissection.
Hi, radical gay people who hate Christianity! You folks who sued an Arizona photographer because she wouldn’t take pictures at your wedding, who forced an Oregon bakery out of business because they wouldn’t bake your wedding cakes, who threatened an innkeeper when he wouldn’t host your wedding ceremony.
Here’s an interesting experiment you can perform when you’re not persecuting those who disagree with you.
Google the phrase “gay rights.” Click on the Wikipedia entry “LGBT rights by country or territory.” Take a look at the world map captioned, “LGBT rights at the United Nations,” with the countries that have signed a General Assembly Gay Rights Declaration marked in green.
Notice anything about the green area on the map? Of course you don’t. But I’ll help you out.
The green area — the area where gay rights are supported in the U.N. — is what once might have been called western Christendom, those countries where the culture developed out of either Roman Catholic or Protestant religion. A map of countries where homosexuality is legal would show all of Christendom, including Russia. That’s right. The places where the majority religion is or was Christianity, where the morals of the people are rooted in the morality of the Jewish Bible and the Christ who brought that morality to the gentiles — those are the places where people believe gays have rights. (Oh, and let’s not forget Israel, where they dial the Father direct!)
Ok. So apparently using the courts to fight discrimination is bad, if it’s against the authors opinion on a matter.
Ok, so I suppose that can be loosely considered the Christian world, “Western Civilization.” With the exception of Japan, Mongolia, and south-east asia.
From the same page.
I suppose gay people should be condemned for pointing out that they don’t have all the rights that Christians in this country have, and be grateful for what nuggets the Christians allow them to have.
Thank you, Jesus!
Now you may find this strange, radical gay people who hate and persecute Christians. The Bible does not speak well of homosexuality and many defenders of traditional marriage are acting on their understanding of biblical principles. It’s natural for some gays to think that the Bible and Christianity are their enemies. The great actor Ian McKellan (a gay activist back in the days when that actually required courage) admitted that when he stays in a hotel room with a Bible, he tears out the page of Leviticus that condemns homosexuality. And, of course, foul-mouthed bully Dan Savage will boldly denounce absolutely any religion that contravenes his desires — as long as its adherents are committed to forgiveness and therefore unlikely to scimitar his cowardly head off.
While I have no respect for Savage, I do understand where the 74-year-old McKellan is coming from. I’m old enough to remember when a gay American could be arrested just for being gay; and Sir Ian is old enough to remember when the great British war hero Alan Turing was chemically castrated for the “crime.” It must‘ve been dreadful for gay people to live in such an atmosphere, and no current political debate should make us angry enough to lose our compassion for even the passive victims of that kind of injustice.
Hate the sin not the sinner!
Yes, it is strange that people that are condemned and denied rights by Christians would think that they have an enemy.
We come in peace! You may not marry! We will beat & bully you if you dare come out of the closet, but we come in peace!
That they are acting on their understanding is no defense.
Oh, you can’t get married… No way, Jose. But we love you, truly!
Just do as we say. Don’t think about it, just do it.
Yeah, some Christians give off conflicting messages. Just sayin’.
I suppose the King of England was acting on his understanding of Christianity when England shipped the Pilgrims away and whatnot. How many persecuted branches of Christianity landed upon our shores?
Heaven forbid that Christians not give the same courtesy they hoped for and not persecute those of dissimilar beliefs.
Still, I think you radical gay enemies of Christianity are making a terrible error. As the maps demonstrate, your rights — the very notion that you have rights — did not just fall upon you as the gentle rain from heaven. Rather, they grew up from their foundations in specific thoughts and beliefs, and they stand on those foundations still. Even the classical democracies were not built on the basis of natural human rights. That idea is derived from the conception of man as created in the image of God — a God who suffered unjustly when he made himself into the image of man.
In other words, you have the Bible and Jesus Christ to thank for the fact that you even conceive of yourself as creatures with rights.
When in doubt, rewrite history! The “Classical Democracies” as I understand them are Greek. Which of course didn’t have Christianity.
Since the Author refers to the Western Christian world I believe this to be true.
Umm, isn’t “Greek” rather famous as a saying for sodomy? LoL. Yeah, those Greeks, made in Gods image..
Hi Zeus, Apollo, Ares. Had no idea you were God under there.
Our Republic springs forth (indirectly) from the Roman Republic, whose founders Romulus and Remus were birthed by a wolf as I recall.
And the Roman Republic had fallen and was an Empire at the time Christianity was spreading. Remember Caesar? Augustus? Yeah, no “Classical Democracy” going on right then.
The Romans of course famously persecuted Christians, throwing them to Lions. It’s just interesting that the Author starts at a particular time period to determine that “rights” spring forth from the image of Man as created in the image of God.
I see no “in Gods image” in “Classical Democracies” I’m afraid. The Author needs to re-take Western Civilization 101 and realize there are other religions during the same time period and places he’s speaking of.
Such ideas take centuries to develop and the process isn’t smooth or easy. But over time, a culture comes more and more to resemble its core principles. To indict those principles for the sins of history is a crude and thoughtless mistake.
Of course not. Just be grateful for what rights you have, gays! In time the people that oppose you will uh… pass more laws, such as SB 2861 in Mississippi to discriminate.
What are your core principles again? I suggest you should tolerate differences in public spaces. Being in the same spot at the same time does not mean you support them, and you need not actively hate. Just try to freaking co-exist at least.
Your cause is in the ascendant, gay radicals who hate Christianity. And so you think you can safely abandon the Judaeo-Christian fundamentals that got you here: tolerance, freedom of conscience, forgiveness. You think you can pull out the bottom block of the tower of freedom in order to build onto the top. It’s a fool’s game.
It’s like the author doesn’t realize everyone isn’t Christian.
I always love people that think they can define what another persons cause is. The struggle for equal rights has been long and hard, and ongoing.
At least the Author realizes that equality in the eyes of the law is ascending.
I bear no hostility towards you because you’re gay; none. It’s your small-minded bigotry I despise.
For goodness sake. Didn’t the authors momma teach him not to hate?
That the author self identifies as Christian is kind of an embarrassment to me. Can I excommunicate him?
Yes, yes I can. So ordered.
Oh, I’m not gay and am Presbyterian. I just don’t hate and realize other people might want to have the same rights I have.