Friday, March 18, 2011

"Godly Christian" - God Will Destroy America for Gay Marriage in Iowa

In follow up to the last post, here's another example of nasty and toxic hate being disseminated by a self-proclaimed Christian in Iowa. As Right Wing Watch reports the haters were out in force at a rally orchestrated by homophobe extraordinaire, Bob Vander Plaats, head of The Family Leader, the anti-gay Iowa group. During this clusterf*ck of hate, Cary Gordon of Cornerstone World Outreach engaged in a lengthy anti-gay rant as shown in the video below. Here's a summary of this "Christian" message:
Cary Gordon of Cornerstone World Outreach launched a long diatribe against equal rights for gays and lesbians, and his church was a major player in the campaign against retaining three of the justices who backed marriage equality. One of his church members even publicized a video saying that equal marriage rights would lead to legalizing incest.
14:00 into his speech, Gordon maintains that unless Iowans “protect the virtue of true Americanism from our own mental barbarians who attack our minds with the God-hating secularism of Europe,” like the Roman Empire “we too will be extinguished from the earth.”

Will there be any concerted push back by "good Christians"? Most likely not. I for one will not be holding my breath waiting for any high profile rebuke to this bigot. Oh yes, there will be churches and individuals who do good charitable works, but the silence will deafening in terms of any serious religious figure speaking out for gay marriage. Merely not throwing gays out of one's congregation and otherwise remaining silence is not a viable option for those Christians who do not want to be viewed as part of the problem.

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