Friday, October 24, 2014

GOP Congressman: Gays Are "Condemned To Hell"

I often say that no one is more full of hate and bigotry here in America than the "godly Christian" folk. And among the GOP elected officials there are few that hate more than Tea Party Republican Congressman Steve King who, when not being a flaming racist and blaming the poor for their own plight - as if small children picked the families into which they were born - is denigrating gays.  Like many in the extreme right of the GOP, King claims to be a devout Roman Catholic even though the policies he supports are diametrically the opposite of Catholic social gospel teachings.  Now, in the face of possible gay accepting statements from Pope Francis, King is lashing out at gays and openly disagreeing with the Pope.  The New Civil Rights Movement looks at Kings latest condemnation of gays:

Rep. Steve King is a devout Roman Catholic, but he really doesn't care what the Pope has to say about gay people, because he answers to a higher authority – his re-election campaign.

The Iowa Congressman has served in the United States House of Representatives since 2003, and knows a thing or two about getting re-elected: attack the gays – something he's been doing his entire congressional career, along with immigrants, women, abortion, stem cells, Hurricane Sandy victims,  King's never met a minority he liked, but bankers, well, that's different.

This week, King gave an interview to a local Iowa paper, The Jefferson Herald.

After discussing the Vatican's initial document that called for a more "welcoming" approach to gay people, King, the paper reports, suggested "gays won’t make it to heaven."

“I would say that what was a sin 2,000 years ago is a sin today, and we need to stick to that principle,” King said. “I’ll just say that what was a sin 2,000 years ago is a sin today, and people that were condemned to hell 2,000 years ago, I don’t expect to meet them should I make it to heaven. So let’s stick with that principle.”

Let's of course remember that this is the Steve King who just a few years ago declared same sex marriage to be a part of the socialist agenda to undermine "the foundations of individual rights and liberties."

If there is a Hell, I suspect that King has a reserved seat.  Like his Christofascists/Tea Party supporters, King is working hard to kill the Christian brand.  To say that the man is a modern day Pharisee is an understatement.
But on matters such as co-habitation and divorce, which the Vatican also discussed at the Synod, King was far more tolerant.

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