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May 14, 2006

Religious Leaders Fly Right Past Shocking to Chilling

If you've still any doubt that support for same-sex marriage is linked — causally or not — with vast changes to traditional religious beliefs, consider:

  • Episcopalian Bishop Gene V. Robinson: "I'm not sure that we shouldn't stop doing marriages. We ought to do what churches do, which is bless those marriages. Until we start separating that out, I'm not sure that our people are going to separate them in our mind."
  • Atlanta religious publisher Reverend Martha Simmons: "It is the only way this issue is winnable over religious people. That was the only way the issue of slavery was winnable over religious people. History will show you that this country would still be practicing slavery had it been left up to religious people."
  • President of the Interfaith Alliance Reverend C. Welton Gaddy: "At one point people thought that we out [sic] to change the nation by changing one individual at a time. But it takes too long."

One wonders whether these people read from the Gospel of Judas when they pray to the government to guide its people. One also wonders whether they'll conclude that God's route to Armageddon "takes too long," as well.

Posted by Justin Katz at May 14, 2006 8:27 PM
Marriage & Family

Perhaps the most anomalous of the three (at least to me) is the religious publisher that makes the anti-religious statements. I wonder what her reasons were for taking the job.

Posted by: smmtheory at May 16, 2006 12:16 PM

There attempting to ride Lenin’s “locomotive of history” to its “inevitable” destination.
They have mistaken left wing “historicism” for prophetic vision. They don’t argue biblically or historically, or socially or morally.
All there power comes from strained analogies with a non-existent path.

Posted by: Fitz at May 16, 2006 2:54 PM

1. Gene Robinson: It comes as no suprise that the "gay civil-rights" icon of the religious left would actually advocate for the deinstitutionalization of marriage. The only suprise is that he would say so in a public forum. So much for "what God hath joined together"... but alas, everything must fall under the anvil of Sodomy, up to and including the church catholic.

2. Martha Simmons: Is she really so historically ignorant that she does not know that it was almost entirely religious people, from right and left, who worked for centuries to end the institution of slavery? What kind of fools does this woman take us for? "You mean it was atheists who fought for the dignity of africans -- and won???" Astounding in its perfect ignorance. Obviously a product of American public schooling.

3. Welton Gaddy: Hitler himself could not have been more succinct in his assessment of the problem. Curing the polluted minds of the unwashed heathens is far too expensive and time-consuming. Best to annihilate them all and start afresh, isn't that right Gaddy?

Posted by: Marty at May 16, 2006 10:13 PM

Just spam, "rolex", or an attempt at silencing debate through spam?

Posted by: R.K. at May 23, 2006 7:33 PM