Tuesday, January 26, 2016

FL pastor - gays are stalking, murdering children who won't have sex with them

For those who think that our victory in winning marriage equality last year means a nice shift in the so-called culture war, the following item from my friend Joe Jervis should tell you otherwise:

The Florida Senate Judiciary Committee today postponed until next week its hearing on SB 120, a comprehensive LGBT anti-discrimination bill. The committee ran out of time because it first heard public comments on SB 110, which as written would allow businesses to refuse to serve LGBT customers. Speaking in support of the bill were a slew of haters and alleged ex-gays, including a local pastor who recounted the 2008 murder of a Fort Lauderdale high school student by her childhood friend. According to the pastor, the slain girl “was not of a homosexual nature” and was killed when the other girl’s advances were rejected. The pastor went on to claim that homosexual potential killers are stalking Christian children in the hallways of schools all over Florida. “They are very forceful and they are very demanding towards those of a Godly nature,” he declared. Watch below. By a 7-3 vote down party lines SB 110 was approved for advancement to the full Senate 

You can gripe and call this pastor every name in the book, but it won't do any good. Until we take the time to demand a conversation on anti-gay propaganda and yank homophobes from behind whatever religion they hide their bigotry, expect to hear stuff like this over and over again.

Like a dog chasing its tail.


Robo said...

Is anyone who disagrees with homosexuality a hater? In a civilized society where freedom of speech is to be respected, can they just be called what they are, i.e. people who disagree with you. I'm sure they don't call you names.

BlackTsunami said...

Anyone who demonizes gays in any fashion, especially like the pastor above, is a bigot, a homophobe, and a liar. I think you are being very dishonest to classify some folks as merely "disagreeing with homosexuality" on a post where a pastor accuses gays of stalking and murdering children. Freedom of speech does not absolve one from criticism when they lie.

Erica Cook said...

Robo, for every one case of some violence against an anti-gay advocate there are hundreds if not thousands of cases of anti-gay violence done by your side. As for free speech, can I note that your comment is allowed to stay up here, but when we post anything arguing the lies told by the religious right we are blocked, banned, or reported. When they are on TV it is usually in situations where they can keep people who actually experience anti-gay violence from speaking out against their lies. And they lie regularly.