Republican Official: Gays Should be Purged from the GOP, Homosexuality is Created by Satan

1614990_10152211466277489_336790485_nAt the risk of sounding like a broken record, I have to ask yet again – why the hell do people care so much about what two consenting adults are doing in their own bedroom, or who they love?

I. Just. Don’t. Get. It.

Let’s just say for the sake of argument that everything written inside the Bible is 100% accurate.  There’s a heaven and a hell, and God will judge us all for every single sin listed in the Bible.

Still, why are the “sins” of others any of your damn business?

If the Bible is infallible and entirely true, why don’t we just let each individual worry about where their soul goes after they die, okay?  (And for the record, if the Bible really is 100% accurate, we’re all pretty much screwed.)

If homosexuality is indeed a sin (I don’t believe that it is) and all homosexuals will be cast down into hell for their “sinful lifestyle,” that’s their problem.

It’s not yours.  

Another great example of anti-gay ignorance comes from Michigan Republican Mary Helen Sears, who’s running for a seat on the Republican National Committee.  She’s openly stated that the GOP should “purge” all gays from the party and that homosexuality is the work of satan.

She claimed that homosexuals prey on children.  She then rambled on about how, “Satan uses homosexuality to attack the living space of the Holy Spirit,” and advocated that Republicans “as a party should be purging this perversion and send them to a party with a much bigger tent.”

To add more to what kind of loon this woman is, she’s also insinuated that “Communist college professors” were indoctrinating our youth and that Darwin’s theory of evolution, “gave rise to Hitler’s Third Reich, Mussolini’s Italy and Stalin’s Russia.”

Ironic considering Hitler often used God and “Christianity” as the power behind his vision.  You know, people using religion to justify disgusting propaganda and rhetoric.  Used to perpetuate hate toward a particular group of people and push their own selfish ambitions driven by greed.

Sound familiar?

Sears also wrote, “If the GOP continues down this trend and stands for perversions and the daily social fad – the GOP will be truly dead and Satan will have had his day.”

While all of this sounds insane (because it is) tens of millions of conservative voters truly believe it.  While most aren’t given a public stage to voice this kind of ridiculousness, trust me when I say that many conservative voters feel almost exactly how Ms. Sears does.

That’s the terrifying part to all of this.  As loony as most people might view this woman, being that I live in the South where conservatives are extremely religious, her words do not at all shock me.

I hear this kind of nonsense proudly and frequently spewed by many conservative voters.

While most of us view her comments and think to ourselves, “Wow, she’s absolutely nuts,” would it really be all that surprising if she actually won her election?

Let’s just hope for the sake of this country that she doesn’t.  The last thing we need is for people like to her to have an even louder voice in one of our two major political parties.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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