Gay marriage

Each time a hurricane hits the US, while first responders, utility teams, volunteers, charities, neighbors, family, and friends are working shoulder to shoulder, there are an unhappy few, pointing fingers and blaming gays. Take the Benham brothers. These twins are successful real estate investors, committed homophobes, and readers of God’s mind, who used Harvey and Irma and the anniversary of 9/11 to draw a line from terrorism to weather to the LGBT community.

Let them stand as examples of the usual witless ‘Christians’ who says God is sending America a message with every disaster. He, in their fevered imagination, is punishing America for some sexual sin. Although it is they who seem obsessed with sex.

It’s nonsense. Terrorists attack America for a whole lot of reasons that have nothing to do with social issues. Mainly they think God has instructed them to bomb the infidel for invading their Holy land.

And as for hurricanes, Belgium legalized gay marriage in 2003 — without a single named storm since. Either Hurricanes are a climate phenomenon (hint: that’s the right answer) or God is pissed at something else. Note: America is drowning in evangelicals, Belgium isn’t. Just saying.

And this “God moves in mysterious ways” malarkey has got to stop. Let’s give God some credit. I’m sure he can speak English. Why not just buy some ad time like every other marketer and make his point clearly. Let him say plainly that he’s got a problem with — and here you can fill in the blank — and whoever’s screwing up should just stop it.

But why send an indiscriminate storm that kills mothers, cops, old folk and other people who have never been to San Franciso, or seen a Mapplethorpe exhibition, had an abortion or even ‘liked’ porn videos.

Because it’s crap. And if it isn’t, then the Benham’s God is an unmitigated shit. A diabolical sadist, who is profoundly not pro-life. A miserable, petulant, irascible toad, who deserves not one whit of adoration, worship or even respect.

And if the Benthams insist on sticking to their story they need an empathy transplant.



Homosexuality is not a sin – no matter what your book says.

June 15, 2016

“In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.” ― Simone de Beauvoir Homosexuality is not a sin.What possible reason can there be to hate gays – that isn’t pure bigotry? “We […]

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Is Religious Fundamentalism A Mental Illness?

November 9, 2015

“Don’t hide behind the Constitution or the Bible. If you’re against gay marriage, just be honest, put a scarlet ‘H’ on your shirt, and say, ‘I am a homophobe!” ― Henry Rollins For two days, the National Religious Liberties Conference (NRLC) reminded fundamental Christians that pernicious homosexuals were enemy number one. Kevin Swanson, the conference organizer, […]

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Evangelicals Should Celebrate Marriage Equality. It’s a Return to the ’50s.

June 30, 2015

“The less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it” ― Mark Twain. Evangelicals have come out hard against gay marriage. The obvious, and stated, reasons are that it is unbiblical. And an insult to tradition, mothers, and the American way. But don’t they have it backward? […]

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Really? – 6.2.15 Religious Excesses: Huckabee Fantasizes HS Girls Showers; NC Pastor Condemns HS Gays to Hell; Ken Ham Is Still Nuts; Gordon Klingenschmitt Is Still a Bigot.

June 2, 2015

“Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.” ― Lenny Bruce Why are some Christians so full of religious excesses? Since Caitlyn Jenner shed her old Bruce persona, many conservative types have been sniggering. Fox News’ Neil Cavuto couldn’t resist. Yucking it up with his chuckling sidekick, “Charlene, I […]

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Really? – 2.22.15. Selective morality is bigotry; Buying a President; Is Jeb politically dead?

February 21, 2015

“Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.” ― Oscar Wilde If you cherry-pick your Bible you’re not moral, you’re a bigot. In human interaction there will be times when one party feels they got the short end of the stick. In the gay marriage vs. religious businesses debate, either the […]

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There Will Be Gay Marriage – There’s No Reason For There Not To Be.

February 19, 2015

“With all the angst over gay marriage, you would think it was being made – not just legal – but mandatory.” The Supreme Court has seemingly tipped its hand on the constitutional right of gays to marry; it believes there is one. Federal courts have spoken, almost as one, to overturn equal-marriage bans in sundry […]

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Really? – 2.1.15 Huckabee Goes Kosher; Stephen Fry Asks Why God is so Nasty; Texas Teachers Can now Legally Kill Their Students; And Cops Are still Killing Unarmed Men.

February 1, 2015

Mike Huckabee says that  gay marriage for Christians is like forcing a Jewish deli owner to serve bacon wrapped shrimp. It is a specious argument. Nobody is forcing Christian clergy to perform gay marriages. Nor are they mandating that Christians have same-sex marriages. Perhaps Huckabee is alluding to the Christian baker forced to bake cakes […]

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We Claim Civility, But too Often Our Words and Actions Belie That.

January 18, 2015

“A civil tongue speaks the language of masters. An uncivil tongue reveals character flaws of its master.” ― John R. Dallas Jr. Most Americans consider themselves to be friendly and compassionate. Eighty percent of us say we are Christian – and that is a religion of love – right? So why are some of us […]

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