Monday, June 18, 2012

Matt Barber - The audacity of a fake Christian

Matt Barber
The Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber has a message to folks he calls "average everyday homosexuals:"
I write this not to professional homosexuals. That is to say, not to members of the well-funded, politically powerful homosexual activist lobby. They will mock and reject my words outright. They will twist and misrepresent what I say to further their own socio-political agenda. That’s fine. It’s to be expected. It merits little more than a yawn and an eye roll.

Instead, I write this to my fellow travelers in life – average, ordinary people, male and female, young and old – who happen to call themselves “gay.” I write this out of obedience to God.

It is my hope and prayer that you will consider what I have to say and take it at face value. My intentions are pure and my motives upright. If I can plant the seed of truth in just one person, and that seed begins to sprout, then I consider this letter a success.

I pray that you are that person.
What I write may offend you. It may even infuriate you. But I hope it makes you think. Know this: Your friends have lied to you. Christians do not hate you. We love you intensely. We love you because of who you are, not because of what you do or because of who you think you are.

Bear in mind that this is the same Matt Barber who said the following:

Same-sex families are basically evil:

Gays push pedophilia:

Gay adoption is tragic:

It only goes to show that not only is Matt Barber a hypocrite but he is also a dumb hypocrite. Either that or his hatred towards the gay community has him thinking that we are not sexually disordered but we are also mentally disordered so much we won't think of googling his name to see whether his deeds match his words.

Don't get me wrong. I like Matt Barber. He is good for our equality struggle. Whenever someone needs a perfect example of the naked hypocrisy of the religious right, I point him out as a shining example.

It amazes me that this man, who has spent an disorderly large amount of his professional life lying on, defaming, and dehumanizing the lgbt community, has the nerve to come to us with talk of love, Jesus, and holy righteousness.

I have a two questions for Matt.

Have you lost your damn mind? Or better yet, just how stupid do you think we of the lgbtq community are?

You really expect us to listen to your phony words when we have been made unfortunate targets of your real words and your vindictive attacks? How can you talk about Christian love and morality to us after all you have done to bear false witness against us continuously and without apology?

You don't throw rocks at someone and then come to them holding your hand out in a false mea culpa.

And since you are so interested in talking about Jesus, remember what He said in Matthew 7-5:

You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.

Matt, that beam in your eye is so huge and thick that it could up the roof of Madison Square Garden on its own without any help. It's a wonder how you can see out of both of your eyes.

Or maybe the words you spout just goes to prove that you can't see as much as you think you can.

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DanM said...

I'd say that if he was really interested in reaching average, ordinary gay people, then he wouldn't have posted his letter on WND. Since the rest of the piece (from WND) was the usual stupid stuff, I can only conclude that Mr. Barber doesn't really understand his target audience. This "letter" is just to make himself feel better about going about his business as usual.

Anonymous said...

Oh look, a letter addressed to non-professional homosexuals but really aimed at his followers as a self-serving attempt to look reasonable in order to have something to point to and say “see, I do love the sinner.”

On the lighter side, after I read the letter on his website on the bottom of the page was a link to a story with the headline:
Investigator: Foreigners bought Hawaii birth certificates
'A Mafia operation was run in the early infancy of the state'

LOL Gotta admire the crazy.

The Colorful One said...

I love how he talks about how one cannot love someone if one lies to them, and then goes on to conflate unprotected sex, drug use, and alcohol abuse with being gay.

Jason Dabrowski said...

If the net effect of someone who claims to love me and the person who claims to hate me are the same, if their words and deads have the same result ---then I cannot reasonably consider them to be different.
The words are window dressing. PR. Marketing.

Joel said...

Hold on:

"Instead, I write this to my fellow travelers in life – average, ordinary people, male and female, young and old – who happen to call themselves 'gay.' I write this out of obedience to God."

Did Mat Barber just come out?

Gregory said...

Does anyone have a mailing address for mr barber? I'd like to reply to his uplifting message.

Erica Cook said...

Okay first off, PROPS!!!?? Children are NOT props, and I's say we tend to adopt children of minority groups because there are so many more minority children up for adoption. Not to bash minorities, not at all, its just the bad luck of it.

But also, here where I am, he is the normal christian.

Mykelb said...

When anyone starts talking about their obedience to god and my civil rights as an American citizen, paying more than my fair share of taxes for his right to free speech, then I get furious. His belief system has ABSOLUTELY NO BEARING on anyone's civil rights. Why don't these pricks understand that basic concept?

Teri said...

Does anyone have any advice on how I can start my career as a professional homosexual? My dream job - getting paid for being gay!