I couldn’t find any other Pages about this story, so I decided to add it myself. The amount of hateful bigotry coming out of the right that they hide behind a cloak of Christian love & concern is deeply troubling—not because these are the only bigots or extremists, but because they seem to be able to frighten people into agreeing with them and actually removing protections from certain groups.
Today it’s the LGBT community, but they’re not the only ones these people disapprove of—which group is next? Blacks & Hispanics? Atheists? Jews? Muslims? They’re hardly even bothering to hide their toxic hate & bigotry anymore. For example these Pages just within the past few days:
- Gohmert brings anti-Mormon, anti-Jew, anti-LGBT pastor to pray to Jesus in U.S. House
- Why Millions of Christian Evangelicals Oppose Obamacare and Civil Rights
- Michigan House Passes Religious 'License to Discriminate' Bill
- The Christian Terrorist Movement No One Wants to Talk About
People seriously need to start worrying less about Muslim extremism and more about the Christian extremism that’s negatively affecting countless lives by changing laws using our political system. Funny how the same people doing this are often the ones fear mongering over the supposed Muslim Brotherhood, creeping Sharia/Caliphate—if there’s a fifth column in this country, it’s the Christian right not Muslims.
I want to add that any Christian who imagines they would be spared from becoming victims of fellow Christians who are fanatics need only look at the Mideast. Far more Muslims than any other group are being abused and killed there by Muslim fanatics. You’re of the wrong sect? Not “pious” enough? Disagree with us in any way? You and your family are disenfranchised or dead. Don’t believe for a minute that it would be any different with Christians.
Now, listen to the soft-spoken, oh-so-submissive seeming Michelle Duggar do her scare mongering thing:
On Tuesday, residents of Fayetteville, Arkansas narrowly voted to overturn its civil rights ordinance that protected all residents from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations. The county election commission reports that 51 percent of residents voted to repeal Ordinance 119, which would have banned such discrimination based on real or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic background, marital status or veteran status. Thousands of residents voted against the repeal, but came up about 500 votes short.
Anne-Garland Berry, the campaign manager of the Keep Fayetteville Fair Coalition, released a statement lamenting the result of the vote. “Fayetteville is a city filled with inclusive, accepting citizens,” she wrote. “Unfortunately, the repeal of this ordinance tells our visitors that we do not treat everyone with respect and only allocate freedoms to certain groups of people.” […]