The party of “Christian values” strikes yet again. Linda Oliver, the mayor of West Union, South Carolina, recently posted absolutely disgusting remarks about same-sex marriage on her Facebook page.
“What’s it gonna take to get these queers to realize they don’t need a piece of paper. God will not bless their union because he plainly speaks against queers in the Bible. Want to cover your queer with insurance? Buy a policy. Want your queer to get your stuff when you die? Make a will.”
The word “ignorance” doesn’t adequately describe these deplorable remarks.
The post on Facebook has since been deleted, but not before triggering a flood of negative feedback.
First, I like how these religious radicals seem obsessed with same-sex marriage. I hate to break it to these people, but marriage is not something only “Christians” participate in. Though I don’t believe people like Ms. Oliver are actually Christians.
To be a Christian one must follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. Simply reading the Bible and believing in God does not mean someone’s a Christian.
The world is filled with death, starvation, genocide, rape and countless other atrocities—yet these idiots really believe legalizing same-sex marriage is the final straw that’s going to bring about God’s wrath.
For the record, same-sex marriage has been legal in countries like Canada for years and they’re doing just fine. The United States isn’t a “holy land” of any kind so it’s ridiculous to really believe, as a nation, we would be the primary example where God places the utmost of importance on these kinds of issues.
Who are we? Well, we’re a nation that was built on genocide and slavery. Granted, as a nation we’ve done many great and extraordinary things which are examples of why, on many levels, the United States is one of the greatest societies to have ever existed — but it’s laughable to think that God would suddenly bring down some kind of vengeance upon us because we allow same-sex marriages.
Slavery and genocide are apparently acceptable. Same-sex marriage? “It’s the end of times!”
And like I’ve said countless times, Jesus Christ never once spoke negatively about homosexuality in the Bible. You mean to tell me that same-sex marriage is such a big deal that God’s only son didn’t care to bring it up even once?
Now I do know some within the LGBT community who have told me that the word “queer” isn’t something they see as a slur. But when used in the context Ms. Oliver did, it’s clearly a slur in the worst possible way.
Her comments define stupidity and ignorance. They exemplify hate and intolerance.
Traits that are direct contradictions to what real Christianity is about.
But let’s just make a rule. If God is real, as Christians believe, why don’t we start letting God determine right or wrong and just mind our own business? Because at the end of the day, as Jesus did say, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” Meaning, unless we are free of sin ourselves, we shouldn’t be judging others.
Because I really doubt Ms. Oliver is infallible. So, maybe she just might want to keep her ignorant comments to herself and worry more about what God might think of what she’s done in her life, instead of spewing negative thoughts about the lives of others.
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