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07/15/2008

God allegedly mad at our wedding; We wonder if he knows we're having premium booze

by Jeremy Hooper

200807151429Last night in Mission Valley, CA, the San Diego Republican Party held a rally in opposition to marriage equality. And what was said about us gays at said rally? Well, for one thing, a preacher by the name of Miles McPherson is quoted as having brazenly stated that God is "mad" at the same-sex marriages that are happening in the Golden State.

Story and video at link:

Opponents Of Gay Marriage Rally For Prop. 8 [NBC San Diego]

God could not be reached to respond to Mr. McPherson's insinuations, as he was too busy making signs for an Obama rally.

**After the jump: See some other lovely comments McPherson has made about us on his blog. Satan is apparently in our wedding parties:

"Marriage is a picture of Christ and His Bride, the Church. And the devil wants to destroy the church -- as a matter of fact, Satan wants to destroy God's image. The evil one is having a field day right now, and I believe
things are going to get worse before they get better
"
...
"People ask me why I'm taking a stand. There are many reasons to fight marriage being redefined according to the trends of our culture. From a practical standpoint, just in terms of our society and its future, let me ask you this. Do you think two men should be able to marry a preteen boy? Do you think a polygamist middle-aged man should be able to marry a dozen or more young girls? If you answer no, then what is the foundation for your position? Where do you get the reason for your moral stand?

It comes down to this: On what basis do you draw the line? Marriage is not just a civil tradition, concocted by the government, or five judges in San Francisco. It is an institution designed by our Creator, who made human beings in His image. There are spiritual implications here that go way beyond the social problems that will be created by this ruling
"

Miles McMpherson's blog

**UPDATE: Mr. McPherson has now deleted the entire contents of his blog! it seems that as his profile becomes raised, he wants to remove some of the more outlandish parts of his trail.

**Fortunately, the Internet Wayback Machine has proof of its existence

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Your thoughts

Our ceremony will be held here in PA, so not legal, but definitely will include religious aspects. I hope God got his invitation and doesn't send a hurricane as a wedding gift.

As for Miles' questions: a marriage contract is between 2 people, not three. For it to be legally binding, the parties must meet certain requirements, including being of legal age to enter into a contract. The foundation for this reasoning would be that all the parties must be mature enough to make decisions for themselves, and that there be no unfair power imbalance, as would be the case in adults marrying children or adolescents. That's pretty simple to figure out, isn't it?

Posted by: keltic | Jul 15, 2008 3:02:05 PM

"Marriage is a picture of Christ and His Bride . . ." How much gayer can you get!

"There are many reasons to fight marriage being redefined according to the trends of our culture." How much stupider can you get. There was a time when marriage meant that women were nothing more than property - like cattle. There was a time when polygamy could be the reward for being able to afford that many wives (and dumb enough to want that many). There are states in the US which historically allowed underage girls marry (like Tennessee). Marriage has gone through a lot of changes throughout history, and will continue to change.

I think that it is a sign that they are losing the battle when these asses can't find anything scintillating enough about our lives so they have to make up something that will enrage their hordes. But, I think that their dominion is coming to an end, and the sooner the better.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Jul 15, 2008 3:22:09 PM

It always comes back to polygamy and pedophiles, doesn't it?
I can repeat (and counter) most of their arguments in my sleep at this point. Sad.

Posted by: Claire | Jul 15, 2008 4:06:29 PM

Eh, whatever.

Another pretty boy who seems to be the expert on homosex.

Posted by: Scott | Jul 15, 2008 4:37:25 PM

McPherson should be dipped in chocolate and sold as a snack. He is totally nuts. And he's dumb. You should hear his sermons. His interpretations of Bible passages -- and not just the ones the might have any relevance to modern gay men and women -- are so off-the-wall that it's hard to even see how he came up with his ideas. He'll read a passage out loud and then say that it seems the opposite of what the words plainly state. Something like "And God said to Moses, 'Thou shalt not steal.'" And McPherson will say that it really means "God danced a jig, did three back flips, and then used sign language to tell Moses that stealing was alright if it was stealing from gay people and immigrants." Why anyone follows him is beyond comprehension.

Posted by: ted | Jul 15, 2008 10:30:54 PM

If the Republicans in California want to fight judicial activism in their state they might be better off focusing their efforts on such activism instead of on this or that divisive issue.

In any event, if local Republican Parties continue to hold events like this one -- "Featured speakers included the Rev. Miles McPherson of The Rock Church, Dr. Jim Garlow of Skyline Wesleyan Church and Gary Sabin of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" -- the GOP will have to change its name to the CCTP -- Conservative Christian Theonomic Party.

Posted by: David | Jul 16, 2008 1:47:00 AM

I agree with Miles. At what point do we draw the line?

Posted by: Melissa | Aug 30, 2008 11:08:18 AM

Just because you feel it's right does not make it so. Marriage meens to bring togeather to become one. There is no way that two male or two females can ever accomplish that. The evidence is being able to reproduce. BTW Miles is right on. In fact all homosexuals, along with bigamists, adulterers, fornicators etc are destined for eternity in hell. The answer to escaping that is repent and recieve Christ as Savior.

Posted by: joey | Sep 2, 2008 10:47:16 AM

Hmm...It's interesting that in the past three days, a month and a half after this post was written, anti-gay folks are coming over here to defend Mr. McPherson. Would LOVE to know the impetus behind that.

Oh, and Joey -- just because you feel it's wrong does not make it so. It works both ways, my friend.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Sep 2, 2008 11:02:45 AM

It doesn't matter what you or I think. It only matters what our Maker says. The Bible clearly calls Homosexuality a sin. The Bible is the final authority for all mankind no matter how you "feel". Look it up yourself
Leviticus 18:22, Lev. 20:13, Romans 1:26-27, I Corinthians 6:9-10

Just because "the times change" doesn't mean it's for the better.

Posted by: tess | Sep 2, 2008 2:42:44 PM

Oh please, Tess. Most LGBT people I come across know the Bible better than self-professed evangelicals. When considered as a whole book rather than a handful of cherry-picked condemnations, when looked at in the context of history, and when all interpretations are factored in, things are not nearly as "clear" as you would like them to be.

But besides that -- we are talking about CIVIL equality. CIVIL marriage. CIVIL rights. Our personal religious views are exactly that -- ourr own personal religious views, the likes of which are not a suitable basis to legislate/govern.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Sep 2, 2008 3:50:40 PM

Why should kids be taught in school that a relationship with someone from the same sex is the same as one with the opposite sex? How many babies have ever been born from two individuals of the same sex? May God bless all of you who are struggling with homosexuality, i will be praying for you that God may come into your lives and you may reallize that marriage is about a whole lot more than personal pleasure. I encourage you all to go out and vote Yes on California Proposition 8!

Posted by: Sam | Sep 29, 2008 10:50:31 PM

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