Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Obama leaving silly anti-gay right behind to wallow in self-righteous madness

Last night, President Obama's State of the Union speech was groundbreaking in so many ways, particularly when he praised marriage equality and pushed for the rights of the lgbt community in general. It was the first time our community had been directly mentioned in a State of the Union address:

"As Americans, we respect human dignity, even when we're threatened, which is why I've prohibited torture, and worked to make sure our use of new technology like drones is properly constrained," said Obama, adding, "That’s why we defend free speech, and advocate for political prisoners, and condemn the persecution of women, or religious minorities, or people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. We do these things not only because they're right, but because they make us safer."

Meanwhile, poor Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association sits in front of his lonely microphone and pretends that he is God's appointed judge in terms of who is or isn't a Christian:

Fischer is indicative of the anti-gay right - deliberately using semantics, talking points, and dodgy terms to avoid treating lgbts as human beings, something which Jesus would do.

Pathetic self-righteous trash, but so indicative of a group of people who can't seem to understand that they are losing the fight.


John Powell said...

The more these people keep pushing religion the easier it will be to shut them down. That there are so many different religious groups, each with their own values, is evidence that any force in one direction will be met with opposition. In short, it may take some time, but, all the rhetoric will destroy itself.

Erica Cook said...

Okay, I will admit I read the bible one time like 20 years ago. I vaguely recall some phrase like, "a nonbeliever who does good is more right with god than a believer who does nothing?" Am I right? I'm sure I've quoted it wrong, but isn't there something like that? I'm just curious, because I'd bet people like Fisher have caused more people to kill themselves than just about anyone yet he's supposed to be the moral right. And if you consider suicide to be a sin wouldn't driving someone to their death be a sin? I will admit I don't get christianity in general but something seems amiss here.