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5 Most Absurd, Self-Pitying Gripes of the Christian Right


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: religion, Christian right )

Freya
- 425 days ago - alternet.org
Painting themselves as victims creates cover to actually victimize other people, usually by imposing their fanatical religious views.



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Helen Porter (40)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 12:55 am
I wonder if you know that there are SOME Christian churches that welcome gays.

I won't attend one because, for me (I do not judge other people) for me I would not attend such a church even though I know of two within easy distance. I was gay and married me a wife. The experience almost killed me. It was destructive physically, emotionally, mentally and almost completely destroyed me spiritually.

I am not evaluating for anyone else what is right and what is wrong regarding the gay question.

I just know it almost destroyed me.

Now, I wear long skirts, and am careful how I carry myself.

I am no longer "butch". I am satisfied to be female. But there's
no way I would ever have a "boy friend" or husband.

Let others do what they will.
 

Dotti Lydon (113)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 1:00 pm
If I went to church (which I don't), there is a Baptist church a few blocks from me. The pastor is gay. I have met him. A wonderful man.
 

Dianna M. (15)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 1:13 pm
The religious right: Prating about "freedom of religion" while trying to shove theirs down everybody's throats.

From an emailing by Mike Johanns dated February 1, 2013: ". . . the Administrationís assertion that insurance companies will pay for this coverage is nonsensical. Costs will be passed on to all Americans, through higher premiums, forcing even those who have moral objections to abortion-inducing drugs and contraceptives to pay. Todayís decision ignores the heart of this issue: religious freedom."

My response, left on his website: "Okay . . . if my employer is a Christian Scientist, does that mean I'm violating his "first amendment rights" by expecting him to give me health care at all? Seriously--Christian Scientists do not believe in medical science. They believe they can heal through prayer. If I get hit by a large, heavy falling object at work, can he deny me an ambulance to take me to the hospital, instead forcing all my coworkers to stand over my broken body and pray while I bleed to death?

It's not the Obama administration that's being "nonsensical." It's you."

Of COURSE there was no reply. Next time, I'll have to point out that I have plenty of religious objections to paying for 'gay conversion therapy' (aka "pray the gay away") with my tax dollars, in the form of Medicaid--but of course, THAT'S "different."

But THEY'RE the ones being "persecuted." Sorry, guys, not buyin' it.
 

monka blank (82)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 1:26 pm
The Temple I visit is not very gay-friendly. Buddhists believe it's sick to be gay; it's not "normal". So there's still a long way to go...People are tolerated in some ways, but it's still regarded as "sick", when it comes to making love.
 

Jamie Clemons (282)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 1:34 pm
Freedom of religion does not mean taking other peoples rights to make their own decisions away from them.
 

Robert K. (31)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 1:49 pm
It's funny, Michele Bachmann married to an obviously gay, gay conversion "therapist" attacking gays. It makes me wonder whether they have an intercom between their separate bedrooms on different floors of their house?
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 3:24 pm
Yess, Zee, we all know there are such churches; that's why Freya said "The Christian Right" rather than "Christians." Dotti, there's a church in my town whose pastor is gay, and she is a wonderful woman.
The article is very clear and concise and says it the way it is.
 

Julie D. (218)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 3:31 pm
Great article! Well written to the point and very true!
 

Ray M. (0)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 4:15 pm
Religious fanatics are not true Christians. They're advocates for satan.
 

Jason R. (61)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 5:43 pm
Yup, Obama plays to fox et al. Can't have the controlled media feed on anything they desperately need to.
 

Jason R. (61)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 5:45 pm
Admit it, Freya. You're really a Liberal. Be proud.
 

Lauren Goldman (0)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 11:27 pm
When I was around 10, I was in Sunday school and we were given a passage to memorize. Later, at home, I told my mom that I didn't want to go back because they were telling me what to think. Years later, she told me that she stopped going to Sunday school at the same age, for the same reason (she only took me to church so I could make an informed decision about religion).

I am a Lesbian, so when these religionists whine about being victimized, it makes me want to throw up. They have been murdering us for centuries. Yes, there are religious people who truly believe in peace and love, however, the majority believe that we are less than human and should be eliminated. If these poor, delicate little flowers were victimized in like, the streets would run red.
 

Mark Botermuc (32)
Monday August 26, 2013, 6:13 am
Thanks ...
 

Lona Goudswaard (71)
Monday August 26, 2013, 8:12 am
Thank you for this well written article. It's to the point and lays bare the self-pity of the Christian right with precision and reveals the real victims behind all the drivel.
It's too bad this article most likely will not be read by those who needs convincing with good arguments: those right-wing Christians.
 

Ken O. (57)
Monday August 26, 2013, 4:46 pm
EVERYTHING the religious right whines about is absurd.
 

Freya H. (304)
Monday August 26, 2013, 5:26 pm
Yes, Jason, I am a liberal - and a Libertarian.
 
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