Saturday, May 25, 2013

More Hysteria from the Christofascists Over the Boy Scout Vote

One would truly think that the world was ending or that some deadly new version of the Bubonic Plague was sweeping America to hear the shrieks and hysteria coming from the Christofascists - especially those who rely on anti-gay propaganda and animus to fill their financial coffers.  Personally, I wonder whether some are more worried about what the growing societal acceptance of gays will mean for their bank accounts than any deeply held religious beliefs.  Not they they'd ever admit that money, not to quote a blogger friend "an invisible friend in the sky" is their real God.   Here are some of the most insane statements coming from the usual hate groups who make a living disseminating hatred:

AFA's Bryan Fischer:  The Boy Scouts Are Now the 'Boy Sodomizers of America':  On his radio program today, Bryan Fischer weighed in on the decision by the Boy Scouts of America to drop its ban on gay scouts last night.   Admitting that he was shocked by the vote since he was positive that it was going to be retained, Fischer declared that the BSA should change its name to the "Boy Sodomizers of America." Fischer eventually read a passage from the Book of Luke in which Jesus says it is better to have a stone tied around ones neck and be tossed into the sea than to lead a child to sin as a warning to BSA leaders that they will face the judgment of God for endorsing this change in policy.

NOM's Brian Brown:  "It's the beginning of the end for what once was one of America's noblest organizations."   "Today is a sad day for the Boy Scouts of America. They have succumbed to political pressure and abandoned their historic roots in what will prove to be a failed attempt to appease gay activists and corporate donors. Unfortunately, what they have done is said to the world that their oath no longer means much. Their decision to admit openly gay scouts will end up sexualizing the organization.  .   .  .  All of this is happening not because of a true grassroots demand of gay youth to be part of the organization but by an orchestrated political effort by gay activists who want to punish any group or organization that does not embrace homosexuality. It's the beginning of the end for what once was one of America's noblest organizations."

Linda Harvey:  Boy Scouts "advancing the sexual anarchist agenda and drawing countless numbers of children into sin."  The Boy Scout leadership has just done what homosexual pressure groups have tried to do for twenty years. They've made respectable the monstrous notion of the "gay" child or teen.   Congratulations on advancing the sexual anarchist agenda and drawing countless numbers of children into sin. What will these leaders say to Jesus when they meet Him?  .  .  .  .  Who are the monsters on this board who would callously foster and feed the deception that any valid orientation exists except God-designed heterosexuality, and that all else is deviance?

TVC's Andrea Lafferty: The Boy Scouts of America can be placed on the same funeral pyre of institutions that have caved into the times rather than remained steadfast." 
"While the Boy Scouts may see a compromise, the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-questioning (LGBTQ) left is already doubling down and insisting they will get the rest and push for gay scoutmasters.  "The lesson is simple.  If you stand for nothing you fall for anything.  The Boy Scout Oath insists on a morally straight life.  That oath, which has been upheld for over 100 years, has been emptied out into a meaningless and vapid nod.  .  .  .  .  "This is the lesson of compromising your moral values.  When we replace virtue with vice, we lose a little bit of America every time.  The Boy Scouts of America can be placed on the same funeral pyre of institutions that have caved into the times rather than remained steadfast."

Concerned Bitches Women for America:   Boy Scouts Put Children at Risk, Open Themselves to Lawsuits.   The Boy Scouts have now opened themselves up to promised lawsuits in the years to come, as this new policy is simply unsustainable. A child that has been openly homosexual throughout his scouting life will supposedly not be able to continue to volunteer for any activities once he turns 18. It is simply legally unsustainable. .  .  .  .  Today, they gave all that away. And it seems it is all for money - not only from sponsors, but from what they save from the use of public facilities, which they are afraid they will continue to lose, as they have in states like California.  .  .  .  . Christian parents have no other choice but to reassess their involvement in the Boy Scouts, who have officially strayed from their original purpose. It is a sad day for children and families."

FRC's Tony Perkins:  'God Will Soon Be Ushered Out of Scouting'  "It is clear that the current BSA leadership will bend with the winds of popular culture, and the whims of liberal special interest groups. There is little doubt that God will soon be ushered out of scouting. Now is the time for new leadership. In the meantime, we will stand with those BSA Councils who will now act to protect boys from a new policy that only creates moral confusion and disrespects the views of the vast majority of Scouting parents," concluded Perkins.

Not a shred of Christian love to be found anywhere from these folks.  It is ALL about hate and bigotry - a terror of those who are different.  Hatred is something that is learned.  And hatred is the hallmark of these organizations and others like the.  Yes, it's sick, but that's the true face of conservative Christianity.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is only one statement in there I agree with: "This policy is unsustainable." Personally, I am convinced this is simply going to cause the BSA to undergo more scrutiny, more bad publicity, more loss of corporate dollars (which is what this is all about anyway - I note the naysayers and conservatives and spittle flecked Christofacists are not offering to replace the lost funding that the discrimination has cost the BSA)...because now they are going to allow an openly gay boy join scouting. He's going to rise through the ranks, become an Eagle Scout, get elected to the Order of the Arrow (Scouting's National Honor Society), become a Lodge Chief, work at a couple of Jamborees as a staff member, then get told when he turns 18 that he's now a child molester, a pedophile, and no longer wanted in the organization. What idiots. Stupid stupid stupid. Despite all the years of anguish I went through after they decided I was no longer wanted in their august organization, I am now glad I am no longer a part of such a foolish operation.

Peace <3