Thursday, December 04, 2014

Today In Christian Love: 'To End AIDS, Kill The Homos'

A man called Steven Anderson founded the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona as its "Pastor"; he holds no college degree — according to his own website — but he has actually memorized over 140 chapters of the Bible memorized “word-for-word, including approximately half of the New Testament" so you just know he’s a man of God … because he can read and retain Bible passages.

Hell, if that’s all it takes, I might just start me a church … but I digress.

Naturally, as a man who memorizes the Bible, he is quite familiar with Leviticus and because of that, in a recent sermon to his, I don’t want to call it a congregation, I think of it more as a cult, that he has discovered a cure for AIDS and it goes like this:
“Look, we can have an AIDS-free world by Christmas. Here's what the bible says, Leviticus 20:13. 'If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman,' it says, even both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.
“And that, my friend, is the cure for AIDS. It was right there in the Bible all along — and they’re out spending billions of dollars in research and testing. It’s curable — right there. Because if you executed the homos like God recommends, you wouldn’t have all this AIDS running rampant.”
And as he said this, his cult laughed; at killing people, they laughed.

Of course, Steven Anderson failed to mention that AIDS doesn’t just affect the gay community, it also affects the straight community, black people, white people, rich, poor, but in his narrow mindset it’s a gay thing so, you know, Kill The Gays; Problem Solved.

But it creates a whole new problem: how is that Christian love? How will Steven Anderson kill The Gays without, you know, breaking that nagging commandment about Thou Shall Not Kill? How do you get around that?

Let me make this perfectly queer: this is not Christian teaching, this is Hate Speech. This is suggesting to any number of loons who might be following Steven Anderson in his descent into madness, that they have a right, ordained by God, to go out and kill a gay person because it will stop the spread of AIDS. And so, when that happens, I want Steven Anderson arrested as a co-conspirator.

I said in a post yesterday  see it HERE  that all of these so-called men, and women, of God, who use religion, faith, Jesus Christ, and God, to suggest that The Gays are less than, that we are second class citizens, an abomination, unworthy of life, should be found guilty in every single case of gay bashing in this country because of their Hate Speech masked as Faith.

Add Steven Anderson to that list, and give him a special place of honor, because he isn’t hiding very well; he simply, and plainly, says, Kill The Gays.

How f**king Christ-like.
via NCRM


♫Musique♫ said...

That is not Christian Love at all. This jackass did not rightly divide the word of God. Woe be unto him

mistress maddie said...

It just amazes me just how many very badly mentally disturbed people are out there. I only wish I could afford meds for all of them to cure them.

Mitchell is Moving said...

I've started three different comments and none say what I really want. So, I'll just leave it to you... since you've said it all so well.

the dogs' mother said...

Alas, we will always have the - unintelligent, ignorant, dense, foolish, dull-witted, slow, simpleminded, vacuous, vapid, idiotic, imbecilic, imbecile, obtuse,
thick, dim, dimwitted, slow-witted, dumb, dopey, dozy, moronic, cretinous, pea-brained, halfwitted, soft in the head, brain-dead, boneheaded, thickheaded, wooden-headed, muttonheaded, daft - they shall always be with us.
(Borrowed from, yup, the Bible!
Mark 14:7)

Raybeard said...

Poor chap! Just imagine his disappointment if he's heard the very recent news that researchers at Oxford have found that the AIDS virus just MAY be transforming into a less virulent, non-fatal version. The news was only released yesterday and it has, of course, to be confirmed - but if it turns out to be so, as any sensible person would hope, would it not prove that God's will has been thwarted? - and not by man but by a microscopic organism too. Oh, drat!

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anne marie in philly said...

cripes, freaking stupid spam!

and this person should be asshat of the week!

Professor Chaos said...

Religion is a good thing for good people and a bad thing for bad people. I forget who said it, but I think it's totally true.

Biki Honko said...

What a simply horrible human!

Mark in DE said...

"Pastor holds no college degree" Well, that's certainly no surprise. His 'theory' shows his ignorance.

Harpers Keeper said...

Thanks for a good post.

A (conservative)family member of mine suggested I should not have written about this guy because I should not give crazy people a platform. I disagree.

I'm willing to concede that most conservatives, even Tea Party conservatives, disagree with this guy and think he's a loon. But no one from the conservative side will speaking out against him. They lack the moral leadership and there is no up-side for conservatives to disagree with anyone who packages their hate-speech as religion.

Bob Slatten said...

@Harpers Keeper,
Thanks for commenting.
I, too, worried that posting about this moron would give him a little extra publicity--even from my corner of the blog-o-sphere--but in the end I thought it best to shine a light on what is passing for Christianity in some parts of this country.

And I, too, wish some of those so-called religious folks would denounce his speech as the hate speech is clearly is meant to be.