Thursday, April 21, 2022

Family Research Council counting on people's Biblical ignorance in effort to dehumanize LGBTQ Americans

Taking advantage of this recent trend of smearing LGBTQ people as 'groomers of children,' hate group the Family Research Council has the following on its webpage:

A few things about this stands out to me. FRC yet again dehumanizes LGBTQ people. Apparently we aren't human beings. We are an 'ideology.' Worse than that, we are like those aliens in Invasion of the Body Snatchers in that FRC implies that we are trying to infect children to supposedly 'refreshen our ranks.'

It's a rude assertion and totally incorrect. If LGBTQ people could actually recruit, why bother with children when there are so many wealthy people in the world. Who needs kids. I want money.

Also, that part about 'advancing a worldview of marriage and sexuality grounded in Scripture.' What exactly does that mean anyway? We know what FRC wants people to think it means - some Leave It To Beaver fever dream of a family which probably includes the 2.5 kids and the pet dog.

Forget the reality of single parent homes, and definitely not LGBTQ homes.

Also, FRC's idea of a Scriptural foundation is highly confusing.

If we are to talk about a 'Scriptural' view of marriage, we could talk about Jesus, who was never married. Or we could talk about polygamy with such as examples as King David and his son Solomon (two Biblical heroes) who had more wives than they could count. Then there was Jacob who had two wives (they were sisters). And then there is the idea that marriage after divorce was considered to be adultery. And then there the certain passages in Bible which reputedly approved of child brides (Numbers 31:17-18).

And let's talk about sexuality. There was Onan who was reportedly punished by God for not impregnating the widow of his brother (historically the story had been used inaccurately to call masturbation a sin ),  Then there was Lot and his daughters (the less said about that, the better), and while so many people have interpreted the story of Sodom and Gomorrah as being a prohibition of homosexuality, no one talks about the story in Judges 19 - 21 in which the exact scenario of gang rape (but involving a woman instead of angels) enhances the theory that Sodom and Gomorrah was not a prohibition against homosexuality, but against mistreating guests in your country or city.

The Family Research Council's commitment to 'advancing a worldview of  marriage and sexuality grounded in Scripture' is not as admirable as one would think. It's a testament to FRC's exploitation of the fact that so many people have images of what's supposed to be Scriptural, but have absolutely no idea what's in the Bible.

And then there is the simple fact that not everyone is a Christian and not every Christian interprets Scripture in the same manner.

Seems to me that it would be easier and safer to stop undermining the lives and rights of LGBTQ people.

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Tim James hates drag shows unless he's in one.

Republican vilifying high school over drag show was part of a high school drag show - Oh this is delicious!

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