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.

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Bill S said...

It's also-unsurprisingly-historically innacurate: the King he alluded to was only 17, and the men he preyed on were OLDER, not younger.
And most historians have maintained they were murdered for their religeous faith, not a refusal to have sex with him.
In any case, trying to justify gay bashing because of ONE corrupt political leader who's been dead for 200 years is as idiotic as it is bigoted.
But nobody ever accused World Net Daily of being a brain trust. Doesn't Pat Boone write for them?

Carole Wolf said...

Ok, first off, that Ugandan king was a pedophile, not a homosexual. Learn the difference. Pick up a book. Read. Learn. Secondly, the reason Jesus was executed was BECAUSE he came with a message that DID do away with the old laws set forth by the ancient Hebrew Rabbis who still had a certain amount of power in a Roman-dominated society. I think if Jesus could see that video, he would weep all over again. I think if Jesus knew what Christianity has become, he would be more outraged than he was with the money-changers in the temple. Uganda is a third-world country, which doesn't lend itself to proper education or free thought. The poorer the masses are, the less educated they, which makes them easy to manipulate into whatever neanderthal, cretan thinking is pushed upon them by those in power. That's how Christianity got its roots and its momentum--by keeping the masses uneducated so they could be 'taught' whatever was desired by religious dictators. In fact, that's how slaves in this country were kept under 'control', by keeping them uneducated so they couldn't fight back. Ugandans forget that it was the bible that was used to keep fellow Africans in both physical and mental bondage in this country for 400 years. For Blacks (or Gays, for that matter)to subscribe to Christianity is an anomaly to me. It's like Jews subscribing to Neo-Nazi propoganda and joining the Skinheads.

Anonymous said...

I think it is funny that a guy with a tattoo on his right forearm (Leviticus 19:28: Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD) is lecturing anyone about the taboos in the bible.

Bill said...

"Molotov" Mitchell is a self-loathing homosexual if ever I've seen one.

Michael Tyznik said...

Also inaccurate: It's not as easy as simply leaving the country for gay Ugandans. It makes gay sex an extraditable offense, meaning if a Ugandan has gay sex anywhere on earth and Uganda finds out they can be executed.

edivimo said...

That video is so awful that I'm speechless. With the same disgusting reasons you can justify slavery.

Eric the .5b said...

"That video is so awful that I'm speechless. With the same disgusting reasons you can justify slavery."

Actually, you could make a more factually accurate presentation and justify slavery in Chad, Niger, etc.