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The Christian Right’s Counterargument for Bullying Gay Kids

The case for Spirit Day, October 20 2010:

It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in memory of the recent gay suicides. Many of them suffered from homophobic abuse in their schools or in their homes. We want to take a stand to say that we will not tolerate this. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th to remember all the lives of LGBTQ youth that have been lost due to homophobia. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

The case against Spirit Day and for bullying gay kids, made on the same page by Chrissy Byrd of Macon, Georgia:

To those who say sexual orientation doesn’t matter, the Bible says it does: Leviticus 18:22 “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman [and vice versa]. It is an abomination.” It is a sin and God clearly doesn’t want anyone to defile themselves with such immorality. Abomination means extreme disgust and hatred; which is apparently why these people could not live with themselves. He is the judge though and He sits on the throne to decide for sure their eternity.

What’s your case?

11 comments to The Christian Right’s Counterargument for Bullying Gay Kids

  • “Blah blah blah. He is the judge though and He sits on the throne to decide for sure their eternity.”

    If they’re so sure their magic sky fairy is going to judge us and condemn us to hell, as they seem to so fervently want, then why do they insist on torturing us in this life? Why can’t they just leave us to their god and be done with it?

    Or do they not trust their god to handle it? Do they even doubt his existence?

  • Tom

    i’m disgusted with their idea of religion as reason for acting inhumane. The bible is used by “modern” so-called religious people more times than not to condemn, justify violence and to treat each other as enemies – completely counter to the “Christian” message of peace, love, harmony and aiding ones’ fellow (hu)man in this life. They want America to be a Christian nation by blowing up, torturing and imprisoning anyone who disagrees with, lives a life counter to, or is ethnically not “one of us.” That’s some religion. Keep it.

  • Andra

    I’m a Christian, and I’m still completely disgusted with the way that many others are disrespecting the memory of these boys. Our biggest calling as Christians is to love others unconditionally. We’re actually organizing a vigil on the 20th at my Christian college to commemorate their lives and raise awareness about the mistreatment of homosexuals.

    • I agree Andrea, the abuse is not a reflection of God’s love. We are to love one another un-conditionally. Though we may not agree with lifestyles of others, that does not constitute the right to bully people and harass them. This is even more reason to love them and be close and share the true word of God and not others opinions.

  • HareTrinity

    What a horrible thing to say after these young people took their own lives… Some people truly lack morals.

  • Anonymous

    i don’t care what religion you are, or what your beliefs are, there is no justification for bullying somebody. there are way too many people dying out there because of stupid people like you that think you can say whatever you want.

  • Anonymous

    i don’t care what religion you are, or what your beliefs are, there is no justification for bullying somebody. there are way too many people dying out there because of stupid people like you that think you can say whatever you want.
    oh, and in the bible, it says that you should honor god with what you say.
    and can that be done by bullying? NO.

  • he exepts you for how you are so who ever seas he dose this is what i say to them ” shut the fuck up asshole!!!!!!!!!!!!”

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