I made the mistake of posting a comment (very respectfully) on a homophobic fundamentalist's website, and now he's making a big fuss on one of my blog posts. Honestly, I'm tired of him, and I don't have the time or energy to debate him right now. If anyone wants to have a little fun with him, feel free.
I've had my fill.
He also resents being called a "homophobic fundy." I have no idea why.
That explains a couple of things. He said he left the US to minister to one of the poorest countries in Eastern Europe. I know that Christian anti-gay activists have been concentrating on Eastern Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. My brother-in-law is one of those. Last year and this year he took part in missionary trips to Uganda and Senegal.
Scott Lively, the former state director for the California branch of the vehemently anti-gay American Family Association, formed Watchmen on the Walls which is based in Riga, Latvia. All of those old Soviet states are ripe for the picking. They have high poverty rates, which make them fertile ground for evangelical churches, and there's a vacuum left by removal of the old Soviet power structure.
It also explains why he has so much time on his hands. Honestly, if I had time to write as much material as he does, I could have a really nice blog going. As it is, I have to work my blogs into the little time I have in between projects here at my paying job.
Oh, to be self-employed and have time to write when I wanted!
I know that Family Radio is the group, but I thought they were affiliated with the AFA.
Meh, too damned many family-destroying groups with 'family' on the label.
Erik is now linking to this discussion from his blog. I'm not sure exactly why. Anyone who follows his links will see the rants that I allowed him to spew on my blog and on NoSacredCow's blog, and wonder why we allowed him to go on for as long as we did.
I will have a reasonable discussion on just about any subject, but I'm not going to just let someone rant and rebut my comments with "well, I expected you to say that, and you're wrong."
When I told him that it was obviously not going anywhere, and that I wouldn't comment anymore on his blog if he'd stop commenting on mine, he just had to keep going. It became a compulsion.
Oh well. As they say in the advertising biz, there's no such thing as bad publicity. Hopefully he'll drive some traffic to AN and to my blog and NSC's blog. I can use the traffic, good or bad.
I smell a blog post coming on, about the whole thing. Maybe one day I'll look back and laugh on it all. That will be tomorrow.