Maryland Pastor Tells Anti-Gay Group: LGBT People Are ‘Worthy of Death’
“The Scriptures in Leviticus 18:22, you know what that says,” he explains in video published to YouTube by the Manna Bible Baptist Church in Baltimore, first spotted by the Good As You blog. “[It says] that a man is not to lay down with another man. If they do that, it’s an abomination. But there is one verse I really wanted to drive home and then I’ll stop. That’s in Romans, chapter 1. And it’s the very last verse. As you know, Paul addresses this. Listen to the last verse. ‘Knowing the righteous judgment of God that those who practice such things are deserving of death. Not only do the same… for those who also approve of those who practice these things.’”
Anderson then looked up from his Bible and insisted that that the Christian deity character himself commands his followers to vote against Question 6, which would let LGBT have the same rites of marriage that everyone else has. “If we don’t vote against it,” Anderson said, “then we are approving these things that are worthy of death!”
Unfortunately, the view that LGBT people deserve to die is not an uncommon one among those claiming to be devout, who base their beliefs on direct quotes from the scripture. Indeed, the first chapter of Romans does say that humanity’s sinful nature gives the people over to committing “shameful” acts with members of the same sex — an entry many modern Christians seem to have married with the Old Testament’s Levitican laws to justify an anti-LGBT bias.
Yes let’s marginalize part of our population and label them as “worthy of death”. Wonder when he’s going to start advocating for the process to begin… round ups… concentrated into camps… handle the messy part… then they can have cake!