Tuesday, January 19, 2016

James Dobson + Franklin Graham = bigots obsessing about 'gays recruiting children' & bisexual orgies

Franklin Graham
Two virulent homophobic religious leaders, Franklin Graham and James Dobson, recently got together to talk about lgbt issues and its a miracle that the microphone didn't melt.
What you are about to hear is a serious reason why the media needs to practice discernment in deciding who to anoint as "go-to" religious leaders in this country. I mean I know they can find folks, shall we say, less "obsessive" about the lgbt community:

James Dobson
On his radio program today, Dobson played excerpts from his discussion with Graham at the event, in which called for Christians to keep their kids away from gay people and to take over school boards across the nation in order to remove gay-friendly programs.

 "We have allowed the Enemy to come into our churches," Graham said. "I was talking to some Christians and they were talking about how they invited these gay children to come into their home and to come into the church and that they were wanting to influence them. And I thought to myself, they're not going to influence those kids; those kids are going to influence those parent's children." "What happens is we think we can fight by smiling and being real nice and loving," he continued.

 "We have to understand who the Enemy is and what he wants to do. He wants to devour our homes. He wants to devour this nation and we have to be so careful who we let our kids hang out with. We have to be so careful who we let into the churches. You have immoral people who get into the churches and it begins to effect the others in the church and it is dangerous."

 Graham then went on to lament that "homosexuality is taught to be okay" in schools and "that is why I want to get the school boards back" before insisting that he loves gays and therefore feels obligated to tell them that "you cannot stay gay and call yourself a Christian." That eventually promoted Dobson to rail against the entire LGBT agenda by once again absurdly misunderstanding bisexuality. "You know what the 'B' stand for?" Dobson asked. "Bisexual. That's orgies! That is lots of sex with lots of people!" 

These aren't religious beliefs. These are lies and prejudice obscured by the cloth of Christianity and covered up by the Bible. It's no different than an anti-Semitic claiming that "Jews killed Jesus" or a racist using the story of the Tower of Babel to justify segregation and the New Testament to justify slavery.

Regardless of what their religious beliefs are about homosexuality, the need to prop it up with horror stories about recruiting gays children and bisexuals getting into orgies more than proves the fact that behind the facade they put up, Dobson and Graham are two very nasty charlatans.

They are Christianity's real problem, and not the lgbt community.

Hat tip to Right Wing Watch

'GOP panders to anti-gay groups, Clinton gets HRC endorsement' & other Tue. midday news briefs

Clinton gets HRC endorsement.
Seven GOP Candidates Seek To Out-Pander One Another In Courting The Religious Right - Those who don't think lgbt issues won't be a part of this election are only fooling themselves. 

MLK Day Speaker Doubles Down on Anti-Gay Views, Says He Loves LGBT CommunityVIDEO - We got a problem in Florida. 

 Anti-Gay Lawmakers Revive 'Witch Hunt' Against LGBTQ Youth Conference - We have a larger problem in Iowa and it demonstrates how we cannot ignore anti-gay leaders and organizations no matter how insane their rhetoric seems. This particular one has gotten state lawmakers to "investigate" and LGBTQ youth conference. And you know what I mean by "investigate."

  Shutt receives South Carolina Leadership in Law Award - One of the great unsung advocates of lgbt equality (and a good friend of mine) in the South gets her due Just more proof that we are doing amazing stuff down here in the South.  

Hillary Clinton Scores Endorsement From Biggest LGBT Rights Group - Something sure to make some folks on my side of the spectrum go into orbit in a positive and negative way.

Family Research Council's hypocritical money request about religious liberty

Tony Perkins
Tony Perkins and the anti-gay hate group, the Family Research Council likes to create alternate realities in which there are dark smoke-filled rooms of folks (mostly lgbts) plotting to destroy Christianity. It would be funny if they weren't so serious. Imagine waking up and reading the following in an email like I just did:

Christian faith forms the very foundation of America's greatness.

President Obama and others who want a society where religion is limited to the four walls of a church on Sunday need a lesson in American history. Biblical values and morality are not impediments to "progress" that need to be bulldozed out of the way. In fact, they kindle the light that makes America, in Ronald Reagan's words, "the shining city on the hill." President Obama is so focused on forcing his radical cultural agenda on America that he seems to neglect everything else. With ISIS terrorizing the world, our economy stalled, unemployment rampant, and our nation's borders vulnerable, he is obsessed with pushing gender-neutral bathrooms and accommodating those in the military who identify as transgender. The net effect of Obama's leadership, or lack thereof, in the next twelve months will have a lasting impact on the future of your family. Under President Obama, America is suffering less from a political crisis than from a moral crisis.
But "only if." 

Only if we allow President Obama and his allies on the Left to proceed unhindered.

Yes, their attack on religious freedom in the next twelve months will likely be very deliberate. In fact, the tip of their spear will be an attempt in Congress to force the deceptively titled "Equality Act" on the American people. This sweeping legislation, if signed into law by President Obama, would grant special privileges to those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. At the same time, it would strip Christians and others of their religious freedom and require them to comply with the LGBT agenda in many areas of public life under threat of the law. 

I wonder which "others" would Tony Perkins be talking about, seeing that he doesn't believe that religious liberty should apply to the Muslim community.

And that last paragraph is a serious hodgepodge of anti-gay talking points - "special privileges," "LGBT agenda," "religious freedom" ?

I was partially expecting him to go for the classic "recruiting children."