Christian hate-preacher Deven Rogers fantasized about various ways to rid the world of gay people in a sermon
No, they are not encouraging vigilantism. They're encouraging genocide. We've seen this before. They know exactly what they are doing.
𝑊𝑒 𝑑𝑜 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑝𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑠𝑒 𝑓****𝑡 𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑟𝑖𝑎𝑔𝑒𝑠. 𝑆𝑜𝑟𝑟𝑦, 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑠𝑜𝑟𝑟𝑦. 𝑁𝑜𝑡 𝑑𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑡.
Fine. 𝗪𝗘 (as atheists) do not praise bigoted preachers. Sorry, not sorry. Not doing it. You want to insist in living in the past, being an asshat who can't recognize that, just because someone is different from you, they still mean you no harm. You continue to be hung on a deity who didn't just have a mad on about the LGBTQ+ community, but anyone who eats ham or pork or shrimp or lobster, or who wears poly-cotton blends, or who cuts their hair. In short, you want to live in an imagined past which never really existed.
You can have it. We prefer to live 𝗡𝗢𝗪.
Fun fact: many early guns and cannons did use stone projectiles. Shaping stone was easier than metalwork, and the lighter-weight stone shot resulted in fewer blow-ups (since the quality of the barrel, if it was even made of metal itself, was often poor).
I mention this because, much like advances in metallurgy rendered stone shot obsolete, so too did advances in philosophy and the observational sciences make religions like Rogers' obsolete. We've simply got better ways of thinking these days, and people with this ambulatory skidmark's antiquated worldview are as outclassed in a battle of the wits as the bearer of an arquebus would be in a shootout with someone carrying an M4 carbine.
The police blotters are full of Christian clergy (heterosexual, the lot of them) who molest/rape children. Where's all your outrage over that? And what would be your reaction if we flipped the script and started saying the same things about Christians that you say about gay people?
Need I even ask?
Harvey Weinstein got 16 years for rape and will probably spend the rest of his life behind bars (he's 70 now and in poor health)
This follows the 20-year sentence of R. Kelly (a Baptist like Rogers) for child sex crimes. Why do I get the feeling Rogers saw these stories and said "meh!"
Some people have so little self-esteem that the only way they can function is to hate somebody else more than they hate themselves. Hate is addictive, like heroin. It feels great when you get your hate fix, but over time you need larger and more frequent doses to get the pleasure. If you don't get enough of that ever-increasing dose, you get the withdrawal symptoms instead: depression, anxiety, and self-hate. Some hate addicts become pushers as well. It's easier to get your fix if you get paid for it.
What would Rogers make of Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, the German military officer who served as a Major General in the Continental Army during the American Revolution?
A military man...a GAY military man...who helped defeat the army of the Christian British Empire and its king who believed he had a divine right to rule.
"I'm not gonna do it! I'm not gonna kill 'em!"
That's because hateful cross-waving lunatics like you are craven cowards and want the government to carry out their ultraviolent religious fantasies,
Oh and last I heard, we weren't an xtian theocracy. Too bad for you, Rogers. Suck on it, creep.
We're told we have to let these people masturbate in public to their violent fantasies or we head down the road to dictatorship. In spite of evidence to the contrary.
If this was said about an individual rather than a group, these people would likely be committed for the safety of others. An individual would certainly be allowed to sue for defamation for their lies.
Freddie Mercury*, Elton John*, George Michael*, Ricky Martin* contributed much more to the well being of humanity than any (hate) preacher.
* I know there is much more singers I just mentioned these 4 among the most known. Feel free to add.
Nothing says loving your neighbor like wishing someone would kill them. /s
I said it a couple of weeks ago on the last such article, but I'll say it again:
If looking at a woman with lust in your heart is committing adultery, then surely fantasizing about the violent death of someone who has done you no harm is committing murder.
"I'm not gonna do it! I'm not gonna kill ‘em!"
Well gosh, that's really swell of you, Deven. You're just going to do everything you can to ensure that LGBT kids grow up without the least bit of hope, pride or self-confidence, and are so completely devoid of optimism for their lives that they end them. It's just so terribly inspiring that you preach The Religion of Love™. It would be awful if you were a hatemonger.
Hateful, micro-penised, closet cases like this preacher and all his fellows are proof that there is no god with absolute morality. If there was, they would be the ones on the receiving end of a divine lightning bolt.
And yet somewhere on the planet there are lions who are feeling a bit peckish.....
"If God didn't exist, how do atheists explain that Jesus was a Christian? The son of God believed in Christianity, because it is true."
This was a posting on a website. I just wanted to show you all the mentality of christians. Could these POS get any dumber?