Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Daily Hypocrite: The Pastor Lied

Texas Pastor Rick Scarborough may have some ‘splaining to do when he goes before God the next time, because I don’t think She’s fond of liars and hypocrites.

In the days before equality … the Dark Ages? … Scarborough had said that he would be willing to set himself on fire in the fight against marriage equality.

Now? Not so much.

The antigay clergyman said, just last week:
“We are not going to bow, we are not going to bend, and if necessary we will burn.”
Now, he’s walking that back:
“I made that comment to paraphrase a spiritual song, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in which the three were given a choice—to bow to the image of Nebuchadnezzar or burn in a furnace. We will burn’ means that we will accept any sanction from the government for resisting [the] Supreme Court decision. We do not support any violence or physical harm.” 
This is the same Pastor Scarborough who has also said — in a full-page newspaper ad, no less — that he had tens of thousands of followers, including future failed presidential hopefuls Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, who vowed to go to jail to defend so-called traditional marriage.

Yeah, that hasn’t happened either.


anne marie in philly said...

call the h8ers out! go to jail, set yourself on fire, jump offa bridge, leave the country...WHY haven't the h8ers done so?!?

Michael Dodd said...

Fundamentalists have always hidden behind the veil of "symbolically" when they got caught in some scriptural inconsistency or some teaching they didn't like. Jesus said turn the other cheek, but he meant that only symbolically. Jesus said those who live by the sword will die by the sword, but he meant that symbolically. Jesus said whatsoever we do to the least of his brothers and sisters, we do to Jesus, but he meant that symbolically.

And when Pastor Scarborough says anything whatsoever, he just means it symbolically. You know, he means he doesn't mean it at all.

the dogs' mother said...

I remember singing that Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego song in high school choir!

Biki Honko said...

More drivel from the xtians. All gas and hot air and no action.

Raybeard said...

Yes, such a crucially important issue but not really worth suffering any inconvenience over. All mouth and no guts!

jadedj said...

Surprise, surprise! Liar liar...pants on fire.

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