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Monday, January 14, 2013

So Insanely Not Super

Posted by on Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Think Progress:

Focus on the Family President Jim Daly offered a new perspective on homosexuality this week responding to a question about how family members should respond to a gay child. He suggested that being gay is “not a super sin,” but he still advises parents and grandparents to condemn homosexual behaviors.

What Daly goes on to advise parents and grandparents to do—explain to your gay kids that homosexual acts are wrong like cheating, lying, and gossiping are wrong, adding that you'll never condone "what they're doing" (coming out, dating, falling in love, having relationships, starting families)—hurts gay kids and pushes many closer to suicide. While it's nice to see a high-profile asshole on the religious right like Daly make an attempt to lower the temperature of his hateful rhetoric (gay sex is an abomination like gossip, not like murder), this is still pretty feeble.

Religious leaders are going to have to find a way to move past the bible's condemnation of homosexuality—move past it and reject it—just as they found a way to move past and reject the bible's support for slavery.

You can do it, Jim.

 

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Catherwood 6
@5 Holy shit! You mean to tell me that all those Joe-Bobs and Jim-Bobs are COUPLES? I always thought they just individual guys, but now that you mention it, it completely makes sense.
Posted by Catherwood on January 14, 2013 at 3:13 PM · Report this
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Psst! I heard Jim is doing Bob...
Posted by LML on January 14, 2013 at 1:55 PM · Report this
Fortunate 4
@3, And we all know how not gossiping routinely causes people to have to live lonely, loveless lives without families of their own without even the comfort of physical contact. Totally the same thing, right?
Posted by Fortunate on January 14, 2013 at 1:41 PM · Report this
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We all know how often kids are cast out of good Christian families for gossiping.
Posted by Clayton on January 14, 2013 at 1:03 PM · Report this
lolorhone 2
Thanks for the downgrade from abhorrent to despicable, Jim!
Posted by lolorhone on January 14, 2013 at 12:58 PM · Report this
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I still say it is just as sinful as eating shellfish.
Posted by LML on January 14, 2013 at 12:53 PM · Report this

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