HATERS PLAY THE HATE CARD AND LOSE

From STUFF.CO.NZ:

A complaint about an Auckland church billboard questioning whether Jesus was gay has been dismissed on the grounds it wasn't offensive. The complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority said the representation of Jesus was "akin to hate speech."

The billboard was "prepared by a Christian church to promote debate within the Christian faith, as opposed to a deliberately offensive advertisement by an outside party for commercial gain, had been prepared with a due sense of social responsibility", the decision reads.

It's the makers of the complaint who should be punished for hate speech. They are trying to make out that saying Jesus might have been gay is hate speech. In other words they are saying being gay is an evil thing. Calling something evil that is not evil is a hateful thing to say. There is overwhelming consensus in Western Christianity that being gay is not intrinsically sinful so it can't be evil. The billboard outside St. Matthew-in-the-City made no comment about Christ's sexual activity. Therefore, the bringers of the complaint were being hateful towards gay people including celibate gay people.

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HATERS PLAY THE HATE CARD AND LOSE — 1 Comment

  1. I was going to say, “Game, Set, Match”, MP.

    But sadly, I’m not sure you’re correct.

    It *used* to be “There is overwhelming consensus in Western Christianity that being gay is not intrinsically sinful so it can’t be evil.”

    I think that Fundies, Popoid and Talibangelical, have devolved on this.

    NOW, they say there is this thing called “same-sex attraction” which is “not intrinsically sinful”.

    But they distinguish that—the attraction (esp when accompanied by self-loathing and desire to “change”, reparatively!)—from this *separate* immoral condition called “gay” (which is not only “SSA”, but rainbow banners and pink triangles, and any use of the word “Pride”).

    To them, “SSA” is merely tragic. But “gay” is Evil. I say to Phobic Phundies: Anathema!