It's ironic, you know, the more I think about it.
Having been the victim of bullying as a young queerling, I fight myself sickened by the daily stories of kids being tormented and tortured, some to the point of suicide.
I am also, not a fan of organized religion, because,., as I've said in the past, I find most religions divide people, rather than unite them. So, imagine my surprise when I woke up to read that a "pastor", a man of "god", up in North Carolina has combined two of the things I found so distasteful, into one huge-assed sermon if idiocy, bigotry and hate.
See, "Pastor" Sean Harris doesn't want kids to be gay, and he, apparently believes he's found a way to stop it from happening: beat it out of them:
"So your little son starts to act a little girlish when he is four years old and instead of squashing that like a cockroach and saying, “Man up, son, get that dress off you and get outside and dig a ditch, because that is what boys do,” you get out the camera and you start taking pictures of Johnny acting like a female and then you upload it to YouTube and everybody laughs about it and the next thing you know, this dude, this kid is acting out childhood fantasies that should have been squashed.
Can I make it any clearer? Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. Man up. Give him a good punch. Ok? You are not going to act like that. You were made by God to be a male and you are going to be a male. And when your daughter starts acting to Butch you reign her in. And you say, “Oh, no, sweetheart. You can play sports. Play them to the glory of God. But sometimes you are going to act like a girl and walk like a girl and talk like a girl and smell like a girl and that means you are going to be beautiful. You are going to be attractive. You are going to dress yourself up.
You say, “Can I take charge like that as a parent?
Yeah, you can. You are authorized. I just gave you a special dispensation this morning to do that."
Yes, this man of "god' wants parents to beat their kids who might be different.
Crack a wrist of your own child.
Give him a good punch because he acts differently.
This is where religion goes horribly wrong. A man who preaches the so-called word of god, telling parents to beat their own children, that he, their alleged leader the man who seeks to lead them on the righteous path of god, says it's just fine to break a bone in your child, it's A-Ok to beat your child, for being gay.
God is watching "Pastor" Harris, and she may have something to say about......what's that? The "pastor" is apologizing?
Asshat, say what?
Yes, "Pastor" Sean Harris, now that the video of him sermonizing to parents to beat the gay out of their children has gone viral, now says he does not advocate hitting children, though he somehow defends his sermon about forcing traditional gender roles on children:
"If I had to say it again, I would say it differently, no doubt. Those weren't planned words, but what I do stand by is that the word of God makes it clear that effeminate behavior is ungodly. I'm not going to compromise on that."
But, here's the real trouble, "pastor". You said it. You said it on camera, in a video that went online so millions could see and hear you. You lie when you say you don't advocate child abuse, because you said "crack a wrist" of your gay son; you said "give him a good punch."
You can't take back the words, pastor. We all know you're a liar.
We heard it in your own words.