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Evangelical Christians say they are the new victims of intolerance - they're persecuted for condemning homosexuality.
May 5th, 2013
06:00 AM ET

When Christians become a 'hated minority'

By John Blake, CNN

(CNN) - When Peter Sprigg speaks publicly about his opposition to homosexuality, something odd often happens.

During his speeches, people raise their hands to challenge his assertions that the Bible condemns homosexuality, but no Christians speak out to defend him.

“But after it is over, they will come over to talk to me and whisper in my ear, ‘I agree with everything you said,’" says Sprigg, a spokesman for The Family Research Council, a powerful, conservative Christian lobbying group.

We’ve heard of the “down-low” gay person who keeps his or her sexual identity secret for fear of public scorn. But Sprigg and other evangelicals say changing attitudes toward homosexuality have created a new victim: closeted Christians who believe the Bible condemns homosexuality but will not say so publicly for fear of being labeled a hateful bigot.

As proof, Sprigg points to the backlash that ESPN commentator Chris Broussard sparked recently. Broussard was called a bigot and a purveyor of hate speech when he said an NBA player who had come out as gay was living in “open rebellion to God.” Broussard said the player, Jason Collins, was “living in unrepentant sin” because the Bible condemns homosexuality.

“In the current culture, it takes more courage for someone like Chris Broussard to speak out than for someone like Jason Collins to come out,” says Sprigg, a former pastor. “The media will hail someone who comes out of the closet as gay, but someone who simply expresses their personal religious views about homosexual conduct is attacked.”

When is disagreement hate?

Bryan Litfin, a theology professor at Moody Bible Institute in Illinois, says Christians should be able to publicly say that God designed sex to take place within a marriage between a man and a woman.

“That isn’t so outrageous,” Litfin says. “Nobody is expressing hate toward homosexuals by saying that. Since when is disagreement the same as hate?”

But quoting the Bible doesn't inoculate anyone from becoming a bigot or hater, some scholars say. There's a point at which a Christian's opposition to homosexuality can become bigotry, and even hate speech, they say.

Crossing such a line has happened many times in history.

A literal reading of the Bible was used to justify all sorts of hatred: slavery, the subjugation of women and anti-Semitism, scholars and pastors say.

“Truly damaging speech cannot be excused just because it expresses genuine religious belief,” says Mark D. Jordan, author of “Recruiting Young Love: How Christians Talk about Homosexuality.”

“Some religious beliefs, sincerely held, are detestable. They cannot be spoken without disrupting social peace,” says Jordan, a professor at the John Danforth Center on Religion & Politics at Washington University in St. Louis.

The point where religious speech becomes hate speech is difficult to define, though, scholars and activists say.

The Southern Poverty Law Center in Alabama is a nonprofit civil rights group that combats and monitors hate groups. Three years ago, it designated the Family Research Council, the group that Sprigg represents, as a hate group - a characterization the group stridently rejects.

Mark Potok,  a center spokesman, says there’s no shared definition of what constitutes hate speech.

“There is no legal meaning. It’s just a phrase,” Potok says. “Hate speech is in the ear of the beholder.”

'One of the most hated minorities?'

Intolerance may be difficult to define, but some evangelicals say they have become victims of intolerance because of their reverence for the Bible.

The conservative media culture is filled with stories about evangelicals being labeled as “extremists” for their belief that homosexuality is a sin.

Their sense of persecution goes beyond their stance on homosexuality. There are stories circulating of evangelical students being suspended for opposing homosexuality, a teacher fired for giving a Bible to a curious student, and the rise of anti-Christian bigotry.

A blogger at The American Dream asked in one essay:

“Are evangelical Christians rapidly becoming one of the most hated minorities in America?”

The reluctance of evangelicals to speak out against homosexuality is often cited as proof they are being forced into the closet.

Joe Carter, editor for The Gospel Coalition, an online evangelical magazine, wrote a blog post entitled “Debatable: Is the Christian Church a ‘Hate Group’?" He warned that young people will abandon “orthodox” Christian churches that teach that homosexuality is a sin for fear of being called haters.

“Faux civility, embarrassment, prudishness and a fear of expressing an unpopular opinion has caused many Christians to refrain from explaining how homosexual conduct destroys lives,” Carter wrote.

Some Christians fear that opposing homosexuality could cause them to lose their jobs and “haunt them forever,” Carter says.

“It’s easier to just go along,” says Carter, who is also author of “How to Argue Like Jesus.” “You don’t want to be lumped in with the bigots. That’s a powerful word."

Edward Johnson, a communication professor at Campbell University in North Carolina, says we are now living in a "postmodern" era where everything is relative and there is no universally accepted truth. It's an environment in which anyone who says "this is right" and "that is wrong" is labeled intolerant, he says.

There was a time when a person could publicly say homosexuality was wrong and people could consider the statement without anger, he says. Today, people have reverted to an intellectual tribalism where they are only willing to consider the perspective of their own tribe.

“They are incapable of comprehending that someone may have a view different than theirs,” Johnson says. “For them anyone who dares to question the dogma of the tribe can only be doing so out of hatred.”

Sprigg, from the Family Research Council, says his condemnation of homosexual conduct does not spring from intolerance but a desire to protect gays from harmful conduct, he says.

Sprigg, a senior fellow for policy studies at the council, wrote in a council pamphlet that homosexual men are more likely to engage in child sexual abuse than are straight men. He also wrote that gay men are also afflicted with a higher rate of sexually transmitted diseases and mental illness as well.

Sprigg says he does not believe homosexuality is a choice and that “personal testimonies" and "clinical experience” show that some people “can and do change from gay to straight.”

“Maybe we need to do a better job of showing that we are motivated by Christian love,” Sprigg says. “Love is wanting the best for someone, and acting to bring that about.”

'That's a lie'

Potok, from the Southern Poverty Law Center, has little use for the love Sprigg talks about.

He calls it hatred, and his voice rose in anger when he talked about the claims by Sprigg and other Christian groups that gay men are more predisposed to molest children and that homosexual behavior is inherently harmful.

He says the Southern Poverty Law Center didn’t designate the Family Research Group a hate group because they view homosexuality as a sin or oppose same-sex marriage, Potok says. There are plenty of Christian groups who hold those beliefs but are not hate groups, he says.

A group becomes a hate group when it attacks and maligns an entire class of people for their “immutable characteristics,” Potok says. The Family Research Council spreads known falsehoods about gays and lesbians, he says, such as the contention that gay men are predisposed to abuse children.

“That’s a lie,” Potok says. “These guys are engaging in straight-up defamation of a very large group of people. There are not many things much worse than you can say in America about somebody than they are a child molester.”

Potok scoffed at Spriggs’ claim that the council and other evangelical anti-gay groups are victims of intolerance.

“That’s whining on the part of people who spend their days and nights attacking gay people and then some people criticize them and they don’t like it,” he says. “That’s pathetic. It reminds me of slave owners complaining that people are saying ugly things about them.”

What the Bible says

What about the popular evangelical claim, “We don’t hate the sinner, just the sin” – is that seen as intolerance or hate speech when it comes to homosexuality?

There are those who say you can’t hate the sin and love the sinner because being gay or lesbian is defined by one’s sexual behavior; it’s who someone is.

“Most people who identify as gay and lesbian would say that this is not an action I’m choosing to do; this is who I am,” says Timothy Beal, author of “The Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book.”

Beal, a religion professor at Case Western University in Ohio, says it should be difficult for any Christian to unequivocally declare that the Bible opposes homosexuality because the Bible doesn’t take a single position on the topic. It's an assertion that many scholars and mainline Protestant pastors would agree with.

Some people cite Old Testament scriptures as condemning homosexuality, such as  Leviticus 18:22 - “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination.” But other Christians counter by saying they are not bound by the Old Testament.

There are those who also cite New Testament scriptures like Romans 1:26-27 - “… Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men. …”

Beal, however, says Jesus said little about sex. And the Apostle Paul, who wrote Romans, was probably referring to male prostitution and men having sexual relations with boys, a practice in the Greco-Roman world.

“Paul does not understand genetics and sexual orientation the way we understand it now as something much more than a choice,” says Beal.

Some evangelicals say Christians can’t change their view of biblical truth just because times change. But some scholars reply:

Sure you can. Christians do it all the time.

Denying a woman’s ability to preach in church was justified by scriptures like 1 Timothy 2:11-12 - “… I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.” But many churches have abandoned that teaching - and some scholars say a woman preached the first Christian sermon, when Mary Magdalene proclaimed that Jesus had risen.

Slaveholders in 19th century America justified slavery through a literal reading of the Bible, quoting Titus 2:9-10 – “Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything. …” And anti-Semitism was justified by the claims that Jews killed Jesus, such as Matthew 27: 25-26 - “Let his blood be on us and on our children.”

Litfin, from Moody Bible Institute, acknowledged that the Bible once sanctioned slavery, but he said that practice was a “cultural expression” that changed over time. Evangelicals who oppose same-sex marriage by citing the Bible are on more solid ground, he says.

“Marriage is a universal and timeless institution that God set up for maximum human flourishing. He set it up in the first book of the Bible with the story of Adam and Eve. It is consistent throughout the whole Bible. … Marriage is in a different category than those cultural things.”

Public jousts over the Bible's stance on homosexuality rarely change people’s minds. What changes is when people get to know gay and lesbian people as friends and hear their story, says Beal, author of “The Rise and Fall of the Bible.”

“If you open up to that other person genuinely, you basically come to a point where you have to sacrifice them to your ideology or crack open your ideology to make a hospitable place for them,” Beal says.

One Christian pastor who is gay says the uproar over the ESPN commentator’s comments can actually be good,  because debates help settle moral disputes.

“What appears to us as antiquated and prejudicial now was once a disputed issue that required debate,” says the Rev. Richard McCarty, a minister in the United Church of Christ and a religious studies professor at Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania.

Until the debate over homosexuality is settled - if it ever is - there may be plenty of evangelical Christians who feel as if they are now being forced to stay in the closet.

Carter, the evangelical blogger, says he foresees a day when any church that preaches against homosexuality will be marginalized. Just as many churches now accept divorce, they will accept sexual practices once considered sinful.

“It’s getting to the point,” he says, “where churches are not going to say that any sexual activity is wrong.”

- CNN Writer

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soundoff (10,982 Responses)
  1. Steve

    They need to read and go by THE WHOLE GOSPEL–not just the parts that agree with what they think. They should try Jesus' treatise of prayer that starts Mt 5:39+ and lasts through Mt 6:14-15, the two verses after the Our Father. They are
    "The Great IF." –If you do not forgive, the your Father will not forgive you..

    May 5, 2013 at 8:19 am |
  2. John J.

    Only liberals, atheists and CNN wish Christians were a hated minority....

    May 5, 2013 at 8:18 am |
    • midwest rail

      Delusional nonsense.

      May 5, 2013 at 8:19 am |
    • madrogio

      Probably they just wish Christians wouldn't hate minorities....

      May 5, 2013 at 8:22 am |
    • Sane Person

      More like, they wish christians would just shut up and stop trying to legislate thier delusions on the rational population. You can chant to your sky daddy all you want every sunday.

      May 5, 2013 at 8:24 am |
    • EMcK

      Nonsense. Only right-wing Christians claim to be a persecuted minority. People don't agree with them on gay marriage? "Christians are being persecuted." People say "Happy Holidays" to be all inclusive instead of christo-centric. "Christians are being persecuted.' People point out the unavoidable fact that the founding fathers intended there to be a separation of church and state. "Waaaaaaaa! I'm being persecuted."

      May 5, 2013 at 8:25 am |
  3. madrogio

    Woe unto ye, hypocrites and bigots all ! You think Jesus came to condemn, or to forgive? The Bible also condemns eating shellfish. Get a life, get a religion, and get with Jesus, whether you believe in his divinity or not. He (probably) died to forgive sins, but you bigots may need special attention. So, HURRY!

    May 5, 2013 at 8:18 am |
    • Holy Unknown Theology

      Please read Acts and Peter's story, and you'll learn that eating shellfish is not a sin.

      May 5, 2013 at 8:31 am |
    • Sane Person

      Or, you could read something non-fiction.

      May 5, 2013 at 8:36 am |
    • Holy Unknown Theology

      To bad some don't know truth when they read it. Either way, if you're going to try to use the Bible against Christian views, you'd better know at least basic theology.

      May 5, 2013 at 8:49 am |
    • Sane Person

      Too bad some people prefer literary fables over fact and reason. Luckily, thier numbers dwindle in the modern industrialized countries. Soon they will share thier rightful place as completely irrelevant, alongside scientolgists, flat earthers, fake moon landers and the planet kolob.

      May 5, 2013 at 9:00 am |
    • Holy Unkown Theology

      And atheism, I assume is the ultimate truth? Sorry, atheism is abhorerent with its moral relativism. Give me religion any day. You can call it fable, but you cannot prove it so.

      May 5, 2013 at 9:04 am |
    • Sane Person

      I dont have to prove a negative. The onus is on you to prove the unbelievable. Atheism believes as science does. On observable, repeateable, evidence. Facts, logic and reason. Religion can only thrive if one chooses to ignore evidence, rely on non-truths and take something written thousands of years ago by a couple of guys as "god's word". You're simply too frightenend and emotionally invested in "being christian" that regardless of what humanity learns, you wont believe. Atheists constantly update thier truth based on new evidence as it is presented. If god were to come on down to earth tomorrow and say "hi," Atheists would take that new information into account. Relgious zealots wont alter thier thinking regardless of what new information is gained or facts revealed. You revel in ignorance. You spread ignorance to ensure the survival of your delusion. Because you know truth is your enemy.

      May 5, 2013 at 9:47 am |
  4. deadlyserious

    This is so sad. Almost as sad as the poor "closeted racists" who aren't allowed to chase down black kids in their pick-up trucks anymore. A crying shame.

    May 5, 2013 at 8:18 am |
  5. Janet

    It's not Christians who are hated, it's the Christian jerks who condemn others in the name of God. I'm an elder in the Presbyterian Church and have many friends who are gay. I don't care what any of my friends do in their bedrooms, gay or straight. It's none of my business. I love them for the joy they bring to my life.

    May 5, 2013 at 8:18 am |
    • Truth Prevails :-)

      Nice to hear this from a christian. Very pleasant change from those who justify hate and bigotry based solely on their interpretation of the bible.

      May 5, 2013 at 8:24 am |
    • shadow

      Very true. christians need to stop judging people and condemning them.

      May 5, 2013 at 8:24 am |
    • Hmm

      So you don't believe that any church should teach that there are sins Christians should avoid? How are Christians any different than the world? Why be a Christian?

      May 5, 2013 at 8:36 am |
    • madrogio

      A real Christian?! Do such people still exist? Peace be with you. I do not believe, but if there is a heaven, it is for people like you.

      May 5, 2013 at 8:42 am |
    • Hmm

      Yeah! God has a special place in heaven for unrepentant murderers, s.e.x.ual deviants, and other sinners. Nothing is rally wrong, after all, isn't that what Christians should preach from the pulpit?

      May 5, 2013 at 8:53 am |
  6. Rainer Braendlein

    I guess to some extent some churches really condemn gays, and therefore they are reasonably considered as hateful bigots. Love the sinner but don't love the sin, that need some very high skill and knowledge.

    How should a Christian deal with gays in a way which would not deserve the designation hateful bigotry?

    We have to distinguish two cases: Is the certain person a church member, or is he or she any person from outside the church (for example a workmate, a next-door neighbour, anybody):

    First case, the person is a church member: If a church member becomes gay, he or she has do be admonished strictly several times. If he or she is stubborn, and doesn't want to abandon gayness, he or she has to be expeled from the church. When ever the certain person repents he or she should be allowed to return into the Christian community.

    Second case, the person is no church member but any person we meet in daily life, for example a workmate. We have to love our workmate despite his gayness. Of course, we are allowed, even obliged to tell him kindly the gospel of Jesus Christ which could release him from his gayness but even if our workmate would not repent we should still love him. The judgement is not ours but God's. Christians don't want to judge but help people to improve so that they may come through at Judgement Day. Regretably but really at Judgement Day all gay people who have not repented, and accepted the Gospel of Jesus Christ, will get condemned.

    Addition: Of course, a state as a whole can make laws against gayness independent from the church. The state consists of believers, and people which not yet believe therefore the state may make laws concerning gays which do not consider the divine will inside the church, or consider it only a little. Of course, it is clear that families are the basic units of a living nation like cells are the basic units of a body. The more the number of families decreases the more a nation will suffer from loss, and will become weak. Therefore it is probable that even a more or less secular state will make laws against gayness in order to preserve the basic foundation of state-life which is the family. A Christian state may even consider the prescribtions of Christ for his Church but must always consider that the "sinners" deserve some patience, and need a place where they can live upt to the day of repentance (best case) or worst case up to Judgement Day.

    http://confessingchurch.wordpress.com

    Dear gays, God delivered his Son Jesus Chirst for you, and raised him from the dead for your justification. Believe that, and get baptized (or remember your infant baptism). Overcome your sinful body through this releasing gospel, and you will come through at Judgement Day.

    Through baptism we die and resurrect with Jesus. We die for the sin, and get a new life in Jesus. This truth or promise helps us to overcome the lust of our body even gayness, fornication, and the like.

    May 5, 2013 at 8:17 am |
    • Jim

      Your preaching, dude – what a turn-off....

      May 5, 2013 at 8:19 am |
    • smitvict

      Many mainline Christian churches have no problem with gays. It is a limited group of people calling themselves "christians" and claiming to speak for true Christians that do. They are the bigots and deserve to labeled as hate groups, because that is what they are. Wolf in sheeps clothing.

      May 5, 2013 at 8:35 am |
  7. Reed

    What is the natural use of a woman? Barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen?

    May 5, 2013 at 8:17 am |
  8. Skeptimist

    My freedom of speech is nicely balanced by your freedom to ignore me.

    May 5, 2013 at 8:16 am |
  9. Brampt

    Christ and the Apostols never mingled in politics

    Evangelicals want to mingle in politics, and they would love to make the US their Vatican

    May 5, 2013 at 8:16 am |
  10. Sara

    The thing is, they say it's not hate, but their "disagreement" perpetuates the legal inferiority and subjugation of an entire group of people. It's just like opposing black-white relations on basis of prejudice but claiming it's not hate. You may not want to recognize your own discomfort as prejudice so you try to hide behind moral opposition, but at the end of the day, your beliefs ARE based in bigotry because your intolerance of their lifestyle rules your denial of their rights.

    I am Christian, I am Catholic, and I HATE when Christians weep about being "a minority" or being victims. Christians have been and always will be the leading voice in this country, and our Puritanical, pre-Revolution roots have set us up so that the "ideal American" remains the white, Aryan Christian with dreams of a white picket fence/family. Christians are lately turning toward martyrism and it's driving me bananas. Recognize your privilege, and don't sob when other groups struggle for an equal chance.

    May 5, 2013 at 8:15 am |
  11. Ewwww

    Cure for gay coming soon, try to control yourself a little longer

    May 5, 2013 at 8:15 am |
  12. Nick

    We don't hate the "Christian." We just disagree with their behavior.

    May 5, 2013 at 8:15 am |
    • Sara

      Boom! Well said, my friend.

      May 5, 2013 at 8:16 am |
  13. Jim

    The problem with us in the church is that we selectively condemn certain sins, and tolerate others, especially those we practice or allow in ourselves. The Jesus of the Bible did not condemn or chastize people outside the church; rather he lived among them, embodying a lifestyle of love and forgiveness.

    May 5, 2013 at 8:14 am |
    • jw

      agreed....and while I somehow don't believe in the rendition of Jesus and the bible and the storytelling fables....I do believe that if Jesus' tale were not a fiction.....he would be filling up the hell bandwagon with many of the so called "christians" on the planet...I certainly know he wouldnt want his good name attached to such judgemental and mindless sheep.

      May 5, 2013 at 8:28 am |
  14. workwithmorgan

    Globally, Christianity is losing in first world countries. As abundance, prosperity and economic wealth reaches more people, those numbers will continue to decline. The wonderful human invention of the Internet is spreading reason, rational thought, science and logic to the world at large.

    Religious dogma's grip is society is finally entering it's final phase. In the grand scheme of human history, mainstream belief in supernatural nonsense written & edited by humans is coming to it's rightful end......and not a moment too soon. Humanity deserves better.

    May 5, 2013 at 8:14 am |
    • jw

      can I get a Hallelujah!!!

      May 5, 2013 at 8:32 am |
  15. Rainer Braendlein

    I guess to some extent some churches really condemn gays, and therefore they are reasonably considered as hateful bigots.

    How should a Christian deal with gays in a way which would not deserve the designation hateful bigotry?

    We have to distinguish two cases: Is the certain person a church member, or is he or she any person from outside the church (for example a workmate, a next-door neighbour, anybody):

    First case, the person is a church member: If a church member becomes gay, he or she has do be admonished strictly several times. If he or she is stubborn, and doesn't want to abandon gayness, he or she has to be expeled from the church. When ever the certain person repents he or she should be allowed to return into the Christian community.

    Second case, the person is no church member but any person we meet in daily life, for example a workmate. We have to love our workmate despite his gayness. Of course, we are allowed, even obliged to tell him kindly the gospel of Jesus Christ which could release him from his gayness but even if our workmate would not repent we should still love him. The judgement is not ours but God's. Christians don't want to judge but help people to improve so that they may come through at Judgement Day. Regretably but really at Judgement Day all gay people who have not repented, and accepted the Gospel of Jesus Christ, will get condemned.

    Addition: Of course, a state as a whole can make laws against gayness independent from the church. The state consists of believers, and people which not yet believe therefore the state may make laws concerning gays which do not consider the divine will inside the church, or consider it only a little. Of course, it is clear that families are the basic units of a living nation like cells are the basic units of a body. The more the number of families decreases the more a nation will suffer from loss, and will become weak. Therefore it is probable that even a more or less secular state will make laws against gayness in order to preserve the basic foundation of state-life which is the family. A Christian state may even consider the prescribtions of Christ for his Church but must always consider that the "sinners" deserve some patience, and need a place where they can live upt to the day of repentance (best case) or worst case up to Judgement Day.

    http://confessingchurch.wordpress.com

    Dear gays, God delivered his Son Jesus Chirst for you, and raised him from the dead for your justification. Believe that, and get baptized (or remember your infant baptism). Overcome your sinful body through this releasing gospel, and you will come through at Judgement Day.

    Through baptism we die and resurrect with Jesus. We die for the sin, and get a new life in Jesus. This truth or promise helps us to overcome the lust of our body even gayness, fornication, and the like.

    May 5, 2013 at 8:14 am |
    • smitvict

      Do you think your lies get credibility if you post the same thing twice? Obviously you are uncomfortable and have problems believing your own contentions.

      May 5, 2013 at 8:39 am |
  16. Joey Isotta-Fraschini, D.D. ©™

    If Christians want to pass laws based on the Bible, then bring back slavery: Romans 13:1-5, 1 Peter 2:18, and Leviticus 25:44, for starters.

    May 5, 2013 at 8:14 am |
  17. bencoates57

    CNN has become the Ministry of Information for the US Government. There's a lot of evidence for this, most notably that it is the only news outlet I could find that did NOT report the results of empirical research demonstrating that employers refuse to hire jobseekers unemployed for as long as 6 months. The reason CNN will not publish this, I believe, is that it shows all this hiring that is going on, which is marginal at best anyway, is really just employers hiring people who already have jobs elsewhere.

    May 5, 2013 at 8:14 am |
  18. Carl

    You reap what you sow. Organizations like the Family Research Council make a living off of attacking and passing judgement on other groups of people. If all these so called 'family ' organizations were really concerned about the state of the family in America, they'd focus on the issues of divorce and adultery that effects millions of children every year. Instead they point fingers and blame gays because its a convenient scapegoat that prevents them from looking in the mirror

    May 5, 2013 at 8:14 am |
    • Mark

      Exactly. You can't raise money off of those issues. But you can if you attack the LGBT. It's all about causing fear. My church is O&A and supports all beliefs and that we are all Gods children regardless.

      May 5, 2013 at 8:21 am |
  19. Doug the Slug

    Oh, the poor Evangelicals! For all this time, you could dish it out and judge others without consequence. I guess now you'll need to learn to stomach some of your own medicine.

    May 5, 2013 at 8:14 am |
    • jw

      exactly! evangelicals = judging human beings, and you reap what you sew...judge not LEST YE BE judged! they are getting whats coming to them.

      May 5, 2013 at 8:19 am |
  20. Bill Mitchell

    You think Christians hate gays? Go trying being gay in Saudi Arabia sometime. I'll notify your next of kin.

    May 5, 2013 at 8:13 am |
    • smitvict

      Or better yet, a "christian" in Saudi Arabia. There they get some of their own Karma.

      May 5, 2013 at 8:41 am |
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