Thursday, November 16, 2006
Oklahoma Southern Baathists -- oops, Baptists -- vote to cause harm to children and other living things
Read about it here.
Unless I'm mistaken, there is no rush by Oklahoma businesses to provide benefits to same-sex couples and other nontraditional families. So the Baathists, I mean Baptists, are taking a cue from Focus on Everybody Else's Family and are stirring up s--t just to be stirring up s--t.
What the Baathists, I mean Baptists are doing is asking people to deny benefits to children based on their parents' sexual orientation. That's just wrong. Strictly speaking, it's biblical (nod to the few verses that mention licentious homosexual behavior but say *nothing* about homosexual orientation) -- but it is nothing close to Christian, in the sense that the word means "Christlike."
Oklahoma Baathists, I mean Baptists should be ashamed of the messengers they sent to convention. Myself, while I love the little Southern Baptist church I grew up in, I have never been happier to have shaken the fundamentalist dust of mean intolerance off my cowboy boots.
Jesus loves all. The UCC lets him.
I think it would be better said, "Strictly speaking, it's marginally biblical to oppose homosexuality, if one chooses to interpret the Bible that way..."
"If we can just keep the least amnongst us off the TV!"
If we could just keep more than a couple of hundred Southern Baptists from getting together at the same time where there's a microphone! And the press watching! Seems like they always have to show their heinies.
My son's reading a pretty interesting book right now, titled, "religiously transmitted diseases". I highly recommend it.