Jesus Did NOT Approve.
Christian bigotry is in the news again this week, and before I provide the scripture that debunks everything our jail house bigot child abusing former preacher stood against, I'd like to state that such as he, were never Christian to begin with, as you can not follow Christ and be so completely un-Christ like.
“Not everyone can accept this teaching, but only those to whom it is given. For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let anyone accept this who can.” (Mathew 19:11-12)
For a bit of elaboration on the scripture, I'd like to present Hubpages' own Christopheranton, his hub, and his profile link, and his elaboration.
"there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others" = castrated males.
"and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven" = celibate, as in priests.
"For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth" = homosexual men
Stand Up And Shout!
The more someone stands up and shouts that they dislike or hate homosexuals, the more clear it becomes to all the rest of us that such persons, in fact, truly are homosexuals, or worse, deviant criminals. Just how it is that someone thinks that homosexual marriage threatens their heterosexual marriage. . .I just don't know. What I do know is that Fred Phelps, and family are some of the most disturbed people in the States, and now he's got a new friend that he can mark on his list, and then those and Ted Haggard can all go play together somewhere, and talk about their issues, assuming, of course, that they could ever be honest enough with themselves or others that that could ever happen. I'll cross my fingers, but I won't hold my breath.
Proposition 8, and another Paedophile Preacher.
Proposition 8 was a California initiative to prevent same sex couples from ever being married. California is not half so liberal a state as those of you who've never been sometimes think that it is, and proposition 8 is just another of the very many political attempts at proving it. To me, it's obvious what the deal here is, Big Money lives in California, and Big Money doesn't care for Democratic policy or the well being of the populace. Homosexual marriage is not a threat to anyone, or anything, and never has been. The whole issue has only served the purpose of singling out the hateful individuals among us, as they all support bills like proposition 8, and can't read a Bible to save their lives, they do go to church, sadly, but going to church never made anyone literate, or even remotely aware of what the teachings of the Bible entail. Going to church just justifies the illiterate and lazy in their own minds when they so often and ignorantly take scriptures out of context, and use them to justify whichever false ideal, harmful ideal, or even hateful ideal that they wish to justify to themselves, and to others.
Pasture Tom Daniels of Rio Linda, California seems to be the embodiment of everything that I'm talking about here, as he'd vocally supported a bill that singled him and his illiterate congregation out as hateful, misguided, non followers of Christ who, somehow, failed to see the truth of the matter. Pasture Tom Daniels is in jail now for charges involving him and illicit conduct concerning paedophilia. No surprises for me here on this end, and it'll only take six million dollars to get the good paedophile preacher back into the pulpit.