It would be interesting to ask that assemblage of GOP presidential hopefuls if they support gay rights. I’m sure that we know their answer. They stand on the same side as Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Djibouti, Gabon, Ghana, Jordan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal and Uganda. Wow! What an elite group of nations, eh? Religious bigots all. “Their god” doesn’t like gay people. In fact, if my memory serves me correctly, each of the GOP hopefuls denounced the lifting of the ban on DADT and of course do not support gay marriage. Nice company all around. Nothing quite as binding as religious intolerance.
The United Nations endorsed the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender people for the first time Friday, passing a resolution hailed as historic by the U.S. and other backers and decried by African and Islamic countries. And Fundamentalist Christians here in the land of the free and home of the brave. I’m sure that the Republican hopefuls feel a special bond with Pakistan, Uganda, Nigeria, Angola and Saudi Arabia. Throw-backs all.
Closer to home [my home] the infamous Islam-hating Christian pastor, Terry Jones, and his small band of religious supremacists, were thwarted from speaking at a Muslim gathering in Dearborn Michigan yesterday. The ‘right-reverend’ was surrounded by demonstrators who would not let him get to a podium at an Arab-American festival to spew his anti-Islamic rhetoric. But a group of Christians sympathetic to Jones did rally at the festival later, hurling insults through a megaphone at people attending the festival.
What was that commandment of Jesus? Something about loving one another. Apparently that biblical passage now has an asterisk in the newest copies of that saying- at least in some versions of the Bible.
The hypocrisy of people claiming a belief in a ‘god’ and/or ‘savior’ is astounding.
The fact that this nation of ours is all tangled up in oddly hypocritical religious beliefs is sickening at best, pathetic at worst.
Is this what America has become over the past 230 years? Intolerant. Bigoted. Narrow-minded. Parochial.
The raging racial bigotry all throughout this land is appalling. Our intolerance of foreign-born people, especially Latinos and Hispanics, is alarming. Our religious fanaticism is disgusting. This all makes a complete mockery of the words of Emma Lazarus riveted to the Statue of Liberty. “Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” Hollow words void of meaning here in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.