Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The danger of laughing at homophobia

We need to gain perspective on things when it comes to homophobia. For example, look at this video of a Los Angeles pastor at a pride parade claiming that gays eat human wastes:

It's hilarious, isn't it?

Then again, check out another scene just like it. From Youtube:

In this scene from Vanguard's "Missionaries of Hate," correspondent Mariana van Zeller attends a press conference during which Pastor Martin Ssempa shows graphic gay porn to a room full of international journalists. Mariana traveled to Uganda to learn more about the growing influence of American religious groups has led to a movement to make homosexuality a crime punishable by death:

Our struggle for equality is worldwide.  Let us realize that what may be funny to us is death to our brothers and sisters across the waters. It's something to remember that no matter how ludicrous homophobia may seem, don't spend so much time laughing that you forget how dangerous it truly is.

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Anonymous said...

One of the things I find interesting is how little they know about their own religion.

In fact every priest and pastor I've met is completely clueless about their source document.

The clear contradiction between the Old and New Testaments is one of the more astounding things of the Bible.

christine wilson said...

Wow, that's probably the most ignorant man I've ever seen. No one eats poo, like what the hell?