Thursday, May 09, 2013

Why the religious right fears Jason Collins

The religious right continue their attacks on NBA player Jason Collins for coming out of the closet. Yesterday, Matthew Hagee, son of prominent pastor John Hagee gave his opinion as you can see in the above video.

The irony is that the religious right doesn't see what their attacks on Collins reveal about themselves. They claim to wonder why is it such a big deal that Collins came out of the closet. They claim it's not a big deal, that the "liberal" culture is making a big deal of it. Then they proceed to rip Collins from one end to the other for being gay in the first place, thereby proving why it's so important that in-the-closet celebrities come out.

The fact of the matter is that when a successful celebrity such as Collins comes out, it destroys all of the nonsense they spew about homosexuality being an "abomination" or a "dangerous lifestyle" which supposedly brings misery. It exposes all of what they have said about the lgbt community as a lie.

And that's why they are attacking Collins with such vigor. The religious right fears Jason Collins. Every interview he gives tells members of the lgbt community - both young and old - to not believe the lies and not to fall into the trap of negativity spun by the religious right.

1 comment:

slayer05 said...

hmmm...had to listen twice to be certain of what I heard...the "reverend" stated that Mr Collins had lived a deprieved life, when he most certainly wanted to use "Depraved", and asserted this is " Nation, under God...". When ever I hear this, I'm reminded of my days in school when the Pledge was " Nation, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.". It was not until the Eisenhower Presidency that "..under god.." was added, which the radical Christians use to deny Liberty to anyone who has a different belief system.