Coming on the heels of this morning's piece about the moron DJ in Cleveland who advised a listener with a lesbian daughter to have one of his friends "screw your daughter straight" (nothing like sanctioning the rape of an teenage girl) comes this story out of North Carolina.
Recorded this past Sunday, Pastor Sean Harris is heard advising his parishioners to "punch" their children who display gay or lesbian tendencies.
I'm not kidding.
Yes, another fine, upstanding Christian espousing hatred, bigotry, and violence all the while hiding like a pussy behind God's robes.
How I wish God would lift his robes and take a huge shit on people like this.
From his "sermon" as he "authorized" parents, “giving them a special dispensation” to harm their children:
"So your little son starts to act a little girlish when he is four years old and instead of squashing that like a cockroach and saying, 'Man up, son, get that dress off you and get outside and dig a ditch, because that is what boys do,' you get out the camera and you start taking pictures of Johnny acting like a female and then you upload it to YouTube and everybody laughs about it and the next thing you know, this dude, this kid is acting out childhood fantasies that should have been squashed.
Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. Man up. Give him a good punch. Ok? You are not going to act like that. You were made by God to be a male and you are going to be a male. And when your daughter starts acting too butch, you reign her in. And you say, 'Oh, no, sweetheart. You can play sports. Play them to the glory of God. But sometimes you are going to act like a girl and walk like a girl and talk like a girl and smell like a girl and that means you are going to be beautiful. You are going to be attractive. You are going to dress yourself up.'"
Asshole, party of 1, your table is ready.
He speaks of a 4 year old child and advises the father to "give him a good punch."
Fine. So if we follow the DJ's logic we can have the gay assraped into him, and if we follow this ignorant piece of shit's logic we can break his wrists and beat some gay into those little limp f*ckers of his.
It is shameful, heartbreaking because people listen to religious leaders like this. They blindly follow this type of advice because these leaders are supposed to be examples of morality and spirituality. Worse, they follow because they are afraid to not follow, to not be part of the gang, to not get into that front row seat in Heaven. My heart breaks for the children who grow up under a seige of stupidity, of cruelty, of conditional love - which is not love at all. Love does not have strings attached, conditions to meet.
A child is born into this world with blue eyes, brown eyes, green eyes, hell - no eyes. All genetic. A child is born into this world with their sexuality hardwired as well.
These people believe God creates everything. They praise him for everything. They give all glory to Him for everything.
And then they turn around and advocate hatred and violence toward a segment of His creation.
They are the same folks who shout about being good Amuricans then condemn the Taliban. Sorry, you are one and the same. Ignorant, backwards, soulless terrorists all.
I so wish God would erect bleachers in heaven so we could all sit and watch when these horrible people come before Him and find out that what God has hated all along is their conceit, their egos, that they dare to call themselves Christians when their every breath is as far from Christlike as is humanly possible.
God? I'm sorry, but to paraphrase Roy Scheider, You're gonna need a bigger Hell.
From the Charlotte Observer...