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For Hugh Hefner, gay rights were part of the sexual revolution
Robertson Begs ‘The Gays’ to Only Do ‘Hand and Mouth Stuff’ Until After Hurricane Season
VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA — Televangelist Pat Robertson told a podcast audience this week that he had a “special message and dire plea” for the LGBTQ community, who he referred to repeatedly as “The Gays.” Robertson said he wants the LGBTQ community to consider drastically cutting back on their sexual activity and limit it to “just hand and mouth stuff.”
“I’m just afraid that God’s patience with butt sex is wearing thin is all,” Robertson said, “and the last thing we want is to incur his wrath simply because The Gays couldn’t keep their anal sex to a respectable level, is all.”
Later, Robertson would clarify that to God no amount of anal sex acceptable.
“You might think God and Jesus don’t have enough free time to care about the personal sexual orientation of every human being,” Robertson said, “but that just shows you don’t know Jesus Christ like I know him.”
Christ, reached for comment, would tell us that Robertson is “totes cray” and doesn’t speak for all of Christendom, much less the majority of it.
"lack Protestants saw atheists as the biggest threat to physical safety"
I wonder if black perceive atheists as a threat because of their history of the church being a "pressure release valve" for slaves?
A black author wrote of taking their troubles to the "threshing field", I think was the term. I hope someone can correct my memory and remind of the author. His writings evoked a powerful feeling in me.
From what I've seen here there are many Muslims and Christians who think that love and care are the first rules, no matter who you are, and after that they'll think perhaps about whatever else their religion wants. But you never know beforehand..
>Black Protestants saw atheists as the biggest threat to physical safety
That surprised me.
John, I saw that Guardian article earlier today and it made me think about the legitimacy of my own internal "gaydar." It's really hard to pinpoint or put into words, but recognizing very subtle physical attributes can often be used to identify sexual orientation to a certain degree of accuracy more often than not. At least that's my anecdotal experience.
Andrew, you bring up a good point. Mainstream religion is not innocuous. As gay-friendly or socially progressive as these churches may be, they legitimize and normalize ridiculous and bad ideas and form a broad, strong foundation from whence fundamentalism springs.
Here is a concerning article about the use of AI to determine a persons sexuality as gay or straight. It does suggest the consensual scientific notion that sexuality is genetic, rather than a choice though.
Daniel, I agree, "
Why can't the USA be more like Canada?
To me it's particularly objectionable that they use the lie that it's a choice to justify their condemnation and bigotry. Even if it were a choice, so what??? It's no one's business how someone else likes to make love, and they should just stfu.
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