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In the Jessica Ahlquist thread, I ironically said that the bullying assholes that required her to have a police escort were Christians being Christians--key word: ironically. Here's a story of Christians actually behaving like Christians at Chicago's gay pride parade a few years back. Instead of hatefully telling all the gays they were going to hell, these Christians publicly apologized for their hateful brethren.

You no longer get to fly under the radar while outspoken hateful asshole Christians make the lives of gays and atheists miserable. If you aren't speaking out against those humanoid pieces of shit, you are part of the problem.

Thank you, compassionate Christians in Chicago. You give me a little hope.

 

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” 
-Sagan
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Fuck me, I was wrong. This is a wolf in sheep's clothing.

Further digging led me to this better write-up: http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/arc...sting-at-pride


And that led me to this:
http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/arc...sting-at-pride

Well, shit.

Maybe some of the members don't believe the leader's message--but fuck--this is some insidious hate here. Instead of yelling the gay out of people, the leader wants to hug the gay out of people. Fuck him and fuck them.

I really was so happy that it seemed like some real Christ-lovers were out there making a real difference that I got too excited and didn't bother to fact-check. I made a very religious mistake--I desperately wanted it to be real and I didn't dig around right away before posting. Just because I want it to be real doesn't make it so. Fuck those guys.

 

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” 
-Sagan
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“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” 
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Here are some Christians that give me hope: http://www.ketv.com/news/28214658/detail.html

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“We believe homosexuality is not a sin. It’s not a birth defect or a choice. God created people this way. And if God created them this way, they need to be honored for who they are, and fully included in church life and wider society,” said Elnes, whose words are reflected in the document.
Elnes said after sharing his point of view, he’s learned that many Christians hold the same beliefs, but have not openly expressed them. That’s the reason the proclamation also includes an apology to the gay community.
“We felt it was important for us to apologize for the times when we ourselves have been silent. Some of us have not always been on this side of the issue,” Elnes said.

 

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” 
-Sagan
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“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” 
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You no longer get to fly under the radar. If you aren't speaking out against those pieces of shit, you are part of the problem.

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Fuck me, I was wrong.
Well, shit.

Maybe some of the members don't believe the leader's message--but fuck--this is some insidious hate here. Instead , the leader wants to hug people. Fuck him and fuck them.

I desperately wanted it to be real and I didn't dig around right away before posting. Just because I want it to be real doesn't make it so. Fuck those guys.

It's fun to edit out the labels and just see the ranting and hate. The irony kills me.

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

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"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

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BR, I think the splinter in your mind is this. If you look at quotations directly attributed to Jesus, it has virtually no real link to modern Christianity.

Let's look at the Bible. The Old Testament has nothing to do with Jesus. The Quran has little to do with Jesus, though referring to him in (to me) cryptic ways as "Nabi Isa" (The Prophet Jesus).

The New Testament, has extremely long and rambling monologues attempting, in my view, to both adapt Old Testament and existing views to that of Jesus, and also to codify some of the things Jesus supposedly said.

Spirituality has a certain pattern. Some people can feel it in them, and use religion as a very loose guide to reinforce what they innately feel. Some people don't feel it. The majority, require a fairly codified structure to form a basis of what's right and wrong.

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http://naytinalbert.blogspot.com/201...-and-i-am.html



In the Jessica Ahlquist thread, I ironically said that the bullying assholes that required her to have a police escort were Christians being Christians--key word: ironically. Here's a story of Christians actually behaving like Christians at Chicago's gay pride parade a few years back. Instead of hatefully telling all the gays they were going to hell, these Christians publicly apologized for their hateful brethren.

You no longer get to fly under the radar while outspoken hateful asshole Christians make the lives of gays and atheists miserable. If you aren't speaking out against those humanoid pieces of shit, you are part of the problem.

Thank you, compassionate Christians in Chicago. You give me a little hope.
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