Thursday, February 18, 2010
World Net Daily writer evokes Martin Luther King, Jr. in support of Ugandan 'kill the gays' bill
The above video is the essence of the term "going too far."
This video by World Net Daily writer Molotov (and believe me when I say that the name fits) Mitchell has been around for months. It was shocking when I first saw it and when I view it now, I am still repulsed.
In this video, Mitchell criticizes Rick Warren for speaking out against the infamous Ugandan "kill the gays" bill.
And just so that no one mistakes his position, Mitchell goes into detail as to why he thinks Uganda is correct for pushing this bill, which goes as far as punishing gays and lesbians with the death penalty.
Amongst Mitchell's points:
The Bible is totally on Uganda's side,
Uganda is merely reacting because an "evil homosexual king, Mwanga" raped young boys and murdered a group of them who would not have sex with him (never mind that this incident took place between the years of 1885-1886),
Uganda "doesn't want to kill homosexuals, they just want them to stop practicing homosexual acts,"
If gay Ugandans don't like the law, they can leave,
and the Founding Fathers would have agreed with Ugandans. I believe his words were (at 2:51): "Ugandans are making decisions that our very Founding Fathers made so long ago but we are terrified to touch today."
But the most offensive item from this video comes at 3:00 when Mitchell actually evokes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to justify not only this bill but his labored defense of it: "Like the great Dr. King told us, 'the moral arm of the universe is long but it bends towards justice.' Ugandans, stay on the right side of history."
Mitchell's diatribe is probably the most disgusting thing I have ever seen and the fact that he actually evokes the words of Dr. King, a man who died for the causes of justice and nonviolence, to support a bill which would create genocide is beyond foul.
And it further illustrates the futility of the argument taking place between the gay and black communities about whether or not the civil rights movement of yesterday is the same as the gay rights movement of today.
Both communities need to recognize that while they are playing a useless game of position, people who share both identities (gay and black) are getting wiped out.