'Ex-gay': Don't cherry pick -- that's my job!
Responding to the activists who lashed out against the Pope for a New Year's message wherein he once again undermined gay families by presenting man-woman marriage as the only acceptable coupling, professional "ex-gay" Randy Thomas says the following to Focus on the Family's Citizenlink:
Randy Thomas, executive vice president of Exodus International, said he wonders whether homosexuals are allowing God to define their sexuality or relying on their homosexuality to define god.
“We have to figure out who's doing what and follow God and His creative intent and be obedient to His word and not listen to someone who picks and chooses what kind of Scriptures make them feel good.”
And you know what, fellow queer? We probably should actually listen to Randy on this one. After all, he delivered this quote from the office in which he works day and night trying to convince people to only consider one-sided interpretations of the Biblical "clobber passages," ignore the recommendations of every credible body of science on the face of the planet, misrepresent chosen celibacy to be "gay change," present certain childhood "gay traits" (e.g. boys preferring shopping to sports, girls being tomboys) as a "cause" for one's homosexuality rather than an outward manifestation of their internal truth, and ignore the testimonies of millions of out and proud gays in favor of a handful of so-called "ex-gays." Who the hell knows more about "picking and choosing" that which is convenient to their cause than Randy and his "formerly homosexual" brothers and sisters?
So thanks for the tips, Randy. We'll be sure to keep them in mind both when we're considering what Leviticus and Romans 1 are really saying and how they apply to our world, and when we are looking at the hundreds upon hundreds of other pages that make up the Christian Bible.
Pope Renews His Support for Traditional Marriage [FOF CitizenLink]
Randy and his ilk are just amazing. They claim we "cherry pick" scripture when it is them that do it on a daily basis. Divorce/Remarriage, wealth, lieing, and a host of other sins they commit continuously all the while bible beating a gay person until he repents of who he is! They also have no problem rejecting Christ's command that love fullfills the whole Law and instead demand that we follow their interpretation of Scripture to a "T" but do not do so themselves. They conveniently ignore Jesus' words, Biblical commands btw, which they so highly defend as part of their faith when it comes to condemning us gays. This is only because it doesn't suit their agenda of demonizing the gays for political and monetary gains. Make no mistake about it they are nothing more than self-righteous hypocrites!
Jeremy, I am really tempted to start a organization exposing the hypocrisy in Fundie/Evangelical churches. When they protest gay events, right there I and others will be exposing their own hypocrisy. I would love this to be nationwide.
Posted by: Ken R | Jan 7, 2008 1:35:08 PM
You're being too kind to Mr. Thomas, G-A-Y. The kooky queen has ballooned in size and looks nothing like this picture.
Posted by: Scott | Jan 7, 2008 4:45:20 PM
Randy Thomas said...
"We have to [...] not listen to someone who picks and chooses what kind of Scriptures make them feel good."
Before you know it he'll be accusing us of psychological projection:
"In psychology, psychological projection (or projection bias) is a defense mechanism in which one attributes to others one’s own unacceptable or unwanted thoughts or/and emotions. Projection reduces anxiety by allowing the expression of the unwanted subconscious impulses/desires without letting the ego recognize them."
Do tell Mr. Thomas, do tell..
Posted by: Emproph | Jan 8, 2008 2:55:14 AMcomments powered by Disqus