« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »


Matt Barber's overcompensating bravado again helps our side more than his own

by Jeremy Hooper

I typically ignore Matt Barber these days because he's so very much losing a fight that he very much hoped to win, and at this point in the fight, I've vowed to ignore the fringe, politically disconnected voices who hold no cards. My reasoning is here, for those who missed it.

But I did want to show you Matt's latest for the conservative CNS News, because it's the sort of arrogance that is really driving the whole "religious freedom" (i.e. license to discriminate) fight that the social conservatives have taken on as their last hope:

Screen Shot 2015-03-09 At 6.51.33 PmSin is evil. Homosexual behavior is the central, defining characteristic of your counterfeit “gay marriage.” Therefore, “gay marriage” is evil. Christians are obligated to avoid sin – to “do no evil.” “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality. …” (1 Corinthians 6:9).

It really is that simple. This is why, as faithful Christians (apostate “Christians” notwithstanding), we will never have anything whatsoever to do with your pagan, sin-based “same-sex wedding” rituals.

We will not bake your fake wedding cake.

We will not arrange your fake wedding flowers.

We will not take your fake wedding pictures.

We will not host your fake wedding reception.

We will not do these things because to do these things is to disobey God. It is to aid you in your sin, to cause you to stumble, which, in and of itself, is to layer sin upon sin. “It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones to stumble” (Luke 17:2).

FULL: Why We’ll Never Bake Your Fake ‘Wedding’ Cake [CNS News]

Then like all who break civil law, Matt, you'll suffer the consequences that come from flouting policies that you feel you are above. Which is fine; that is your choice. If you want to run a public accommodation that is ultimately put out of business because of insurmountable fines that you inflicted upon yourself, then you can make that choice. If you run afoul of the law, however, your business will face penalties. That's not a threat or an ultimatum—it's just an obvious truth, court tested many times over.

But more than anything, I want to thank Matt for yet again showing the true colors that have, still, and will always define the anti-gay movement. It's not about whatever measured malarkey the Alliance Defending Freedom or the Heritage Foundation are saying this week in order to hide their desire to discriminate behind a nicer-sounding "religious freedom" fallacy. At the end of the day, it's always—always, every time, in virtually every case—about their deep disdain for gay people, gay relationships, and the very existence of a sexual orientation known as homosexuality. By doing this whole "look at me, I'm a big tough macho guy" schtick that Matt has always (and so hilariously) performed in supposed service of his own movement, he is yet again helping those of us on the right side of fairness show what the fight against us is really all about. And for that, I am again thankful enough to temporarily revisit his tellingly over-the-top prose. If commentators like him didn't already exist, people like me would want to invent him. In a way, they have been the most crucial puzzle pieces in our successful fight towards equality's expansion.

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper

Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy

Related Posts with Thumbnails