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07/27/2010

The far-right's 'right' to wrong us

by Jeremy Hooper

Another day, another anti-equality faith leader making it all about his fight and his supporters. This one comes from Focus on the Family:

The Rev. Alton Williams, senior pastor of World Overcomers Church in Memphis, said passing one [nondiscrimination] policy can lead to others.

“On the surface, the policy being passed looks innocent,” he said. “With all the loopholes and loose language that is there, it opens the door for other legislations to pass that will ultimately impact the church.”

He added that carved out special protections for sexual orientation break down society.

“It really just takes our voice away,” Williams said. “It takes our religious freedoms away. It takes our right to speech. It takes our right to disagree with various behaviors.”

Memphis Council Considers ‘Nondiscrimination’ Language; Affects Businesses, Freedoms [Focus on the Family's CitizenLink]

It's seriously like the schoolyard bully framing his particular "debate" around his desire to have multiple lunches.

Maybe we should just start calling our nondiscrimination policies the "Yes, you're so right -- this will totally impact the church" initiatives. After all, when we say the sky is blue, they swear it's green. When we say "yes," they insist we said "no." And when we seek peace, they act as if we're blowing their lives to pieces. So here in opposite world where everything we do is painted as a stealth attack, perhaps they'd respond better to an obvious lie.

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