What is it with the political religious right’s obsession with sex- and particularly gay sex? A psychoanalyst would worry that there is some major problems going on for these people . Such obsessions aren’t healthy- and as we have seen too often – this need to make sex a societal taboo ends up costing many of these people to act out in perverse ways that actually make the act of sex (a celebration of life and love that is a lot of fun) into something that is sordid and distorted: Remember Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker, Ted Haggart, and a quarter of the Roman Catholic priesthood?
Now here come some more outrageous obsession with sex in general and gay sex in particular. Thank you Mr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family, Mr. Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council and Rev. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The “Hatred not Compassion is Christianity Award” goes to Mr. Perkins and Mr. Dobson. These men sent a letter to the National Association of Evangelicals leaders this month accusing the policy director, the Rev. Richard Cizik, of “using the global warming controversy to shift the emphasis away from the great moral issues of our time,” which they defined as abortion, homosexuality and teaching children sexual morality and abstinence.
Can you imagine? It is more important to villanize sex than it is to save the planet’s and therefore humanity’s future. God would be SO PROUD!
Board members say that the notion of censoring Mr. Cizik never arose last week at their meeting in Minnesota, and that he had delivered the keynote address at their banquet. In addition, the board voted 38 to 1 to endorse a declaration, which Mr. Cizik helped to write, that denounces the American government’s treatment of detainees in the fight against terrorism. The board also voted unanimously to reaffirm the platform adopted three years ago, which enumerates seven policy priorities, including the environment, human rights and poverty.
Can you imagine Christians thinking about human rights and poverty, decrying torture and concerned about the future of our planet? How outrageous. Dobson and his gang of sex-obsessed hypocrites (they all eventually turn out to be hiding some dark and kinky secret) dismiss theconcerns of the Evangelical group- which no doubt are the concerns Jesus Christ would have today- and instead cast stones at people doing no harm to others just because they cannot sex out of their misguided and sick brains.
Add to this lunacy the remarks from Rev. R. Albert Mohler Jr. In an article he posted on his website – “Is Your Baby Gay? What If You Could Know? What If You Could Do Something About It?” – Mr. Mohler said in the article that scientific research “points to some level of biological causation” for homosexuality.
That suggestion offended fellow conservatives, Mr. Mohler said. Proof of a biological basis would challenge the belief of many conservative Christians that homosexuality, which they view as sinful, is a matter of choice that can be overcome through prayer and counseling. But Mr. Mohler said he was criticized even more strongly by supporters of gay rights, who were upset by his assertion that homosexuality would remain a sin even if it were biologically based, and by his support for possible medical treatment that could change an unborn child’s sexual orientation.
“He’s willing to play God,” said Harry Knox, a spokesman on religious issues for the Human Rights Campaign, a national gay rights group. “He’s more than willing to let homophobia take over and be the determinant of how he responds to this issue, in spite of everything else he believes about not tinkering with the unborn.”
Mr. Mohler wins the “Hypocrite and Hubris Award of the Millennium”! A staunch advocate for “the rights of the fetus” through his anti abortion and anti stem cell stance is suggesting science that smacks in the face of these positions. God forbid you allow God’s plan for the unborn fetus to exist. God MUST have made a mistake- let’s fix it! Isn’t that the definition of hubris? What’s next- Abortion will be illegal in all cases including rape and incest, but it will be allowed if you find that your fetus is gay? H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-S-Y!!!!
These people need to get to a good Freudian and work out their issues.