Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Why God Wants the Gays and Unmarried to Die

I was reading over a newspaper article recently about a leader of a Christian movement to deny city employees' domestic partners health benefits, and I couldn't help but wonder how some Christian leaders have gotten so far off track.

There are three premises of this movement that I strongly disagree with:

1: The idea that an individual is in a position to come into an adults home and inform them that based on his interpretation of an ancient holy text they are no longer free to choose with whom to have a relationship; his approval is now required.

2: The idea that the best way to "love the sinner and hate the sin" is to deny them healthcare. Denying people access to a doctor if they're having a relationship without a license is ridiculous.

3: The premise that Christianity is best served by letting the sick get sicker, but only as long as they're gay or unmarried domestic partners.

The only "family values" being shown here is letting people you disapprove of die. Oh that's right, they love the people so they promise to pray for their soul while letting their bodies die.

El Paso Times Article: http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_14401773?IADID

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