July 23, 2015 at 12:39 pm #12500VitalogyParticipant
Christian evangelist and social media personality Joshua Feuerstein is taking aim at marriage equality — literally.
Feuerstein ended a recent video rant posted to his Facebook page by holding up a semiautomatic assault rifle and encouraging his followers to fight for their “First Amendment right to refuse” recognition of marriage equality with their Second Amendment right.
In the video, which has been viewed more than 5 million times since it was uploaded to social media July 9, Feuerstein claims the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide is “not about equal rights” but “about reconstitutionalizing a term so that now it opens up the door for the left and the liberals to come after Christianity.”July 23, 2015 at 1:31 pm #12501Deane JohnsonParticipant
Vitalogy, your fascination with sickos is truly amazing. You must have a lot of time on your hands.July 23, 2015 at 1:35 pm #12502
Never heard of him, definitely off the deep end.July 23, 2015 at 2:01 pm #12503VitalogyParticipant
What would the reaction be if it was a muslim saying such things?July 23, 2015 at 2:15 pm #12504stevethedjParticipant
V-Muslims are saying the same things. Look how thy treat gays in the middle east.July 23, 2015 at 3:10 pm #12505
And Evangelicals are working double overtime to advance that trend. Who?
Focus on the Family, Dobson types. Books, tours, visits to leaders, outreach, and more.
The middle east has plenty of friends from here. Links later when I’m at my home machine.July 23, 2015 at 10:28 pm #12539
>>Focus on the Family, Dobson types
Got it wrong again…nothing like the above from
Dobson or Focus.July 23, 2015 at 10:38 pm #12540skepticalParticipant
Broadway preached: “>>Focus on the Family, Dobson types
Got it wrong again…nothing like the above from
Dobson or Focus.”
WRONG! There’s nothing quite like ALL KINDS of people who like to preach outside of a church that makes God wish he was DEAD. That includes YOU.July 24, 2015 at 11:18 am #12568
Oh it is coming Broadway. I got sucked in to some activities that didn’t leave me a lot of time.
Stand by…July 24, 2015 at 11:29 am #12569mwdxer1Participant
Shades of Gov Wallace standing in front of the universality in AL and not allowing a black person to enter. People talk about how things have improved. The only reason they have is because of laws. If it wasn’t for that, a lot of this country would still be living in the 18th Century.July 24, 2015 at 9:53 pm #12578
Ok, here is a good one:
The World Congress of Families was founded in 1997 by Religious Right activist (and former Reagan National Commission on Children appointee) Allan Carlson as a project of the Rockford, Illinois-based Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society. WCF’s purpose is to be a multi-faith, multinational coalition of social conservative groups working to push its vision in the United Nations and in governments around the world. But it draws its most prominent support from the American Religious Right.
WCF has friends in high places. The Bush administration’s representative to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women spoke at WCF’s 2004 world meeting in Mexico City, where she declared, “As one of the pillars of civilization, families must remain strong and we must defend them during a time of great change.”
Since President Obama took office, WCF has found itself in a different role, joining with groups like the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) to resist the administration’s efforts to include gay rights in its international human rights work and its loosening of restrictions on American aid to family planning groups. WCF has strongly opposed international efforts to decriminalize homosexuality, including defending Ugandan officials who sought to make homosexuality a capital crime.
The group continues to draw financial support from nearly every major Religious Right organization in the United States. WCF’s American “partners” include Focus on the Family, the Family Research Council, the American Family Association, Concerned Women for America, Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, Alliance Defending Freedom and Americans United for Life. Concerned Women for America’s Janice Shaw Crouse is a member of WCF’s board. Leaders of many of these groups are also staples at WCF’s annual conferences.
@Broadway, your ongoing defense and support of “Focus on the Family” leaves really ugly blood on your hands. I really can’t hold you in any high regard because of that.
You quite frankly make the world a more dangerous, painful and deadly place.July 24, 2015 at 10:02 pm #12579
That is your PDF report download link.
I could fill pages with specifics.
Religious efforts to discriminate against gay people, even going so far as to advocate for law that makes killing them off legal, is centered on and gets very significant support from the evangelicals in the United States. Some of those dollars in collection plates go to fund laws that kill people for who they are.
Not all evangelicals. Let’s be clear on that.
It’s a specific sect, and those are the Dominionists. They desire “dominion” over governments, people, geography and they want it for the exact same reasons ISIL, the Taliban, and other extreme groups do, and that is control over people and the establishment and enforcement of religious law.
Otherwise known as Sharia law in most circles here in the USA.
When some of us refer to “The American Taliban”, we aren’t just kidding around, or making extreme statements.
We are serious!
As the left has made gains in the USA, these global outreach efforts have increased!
Let me just make one additional thing clear: Doing this is not OK. Nobody needs anybody speaking for God. Nobody needs religious law, clerics, and all the other ugly things we have seen play out when we grant religion actual power over people.
For these reasons, our founders were specific in how they wrote the First Amendment. They intended to insure religion was an optional thing so people would not be facing this horrific and deplorable garbage. Deadly garbage in some parts of the world.
We are not a Christian Nation, and that PDF will tell you exactly why too.July 25, 2015 at 11:23 am #12588
Good grief, People for the american way are as extreme left wing as they come…great bias here and not the truth.July 25, 2015 at 1:07 pm #12589
Whether or not it’s left wing or not has absolutely nothing to do with the matter at hand.
Yes! There is bias. Always is!
And yes, I lean unabashedly left. Always will.
Because I don’t see any merit in the practice or enabling of racism, bigotry and theocracy. Doing and enabling those things is just not ever OK.
It is not enough for you to hand wave that away as some biased piece from somebody you don’t like, or who opposes you politically.
In an objective sense, real harm is being done Broadway. That harm is not an illusion, or something to be marginalized or dismissed. That harm involves real people with real lives who get killed, judged, and often beaten for doing nothing more than being who they are.
And you support that behavior. Why?
You have expressed your desire to help the needy among us repeatedly. That is a great thing! Thank you.
How come you can’t see fit to be a decent human about all of this? How come it’s so important to devalue your brothers and sisters here in such basic, profound, harmful ways?
And if it’s not the truth, just what the fuck is?
Reality tends to have a liberal bias right now. Don’t blame the liberals for that. They happen to be well aligned with reality, and that is a very good thing.
Ideally, a thing everybody works toward.
The right has some really ugly people doing really ugly things in the world to account for. You, actually.
I know you don’t see yourself that way, and I know you don’t intend to be that way either.
But you are man. Really.
Does that not concern you at all?
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