Amidst the outpouring of disgust against Lt. Governor, Dan Patrick’s statement of “you reap what you so” comment on Twitter, was likely to be found some comments which make reasonable sense. Patrick is a politician of hatred, caused by stubborn ignorance in believing traditionalist beliefs in the scriptures, rather than attempting to seek wisdom. He has a finger pointed at the LGBT community, with three pointed back at himself. Only God makes the final say and anyone else who judges is nothing but a self-righteous coward trying to help him or her to feel better about their own irregularities by trashing others.
I suppose that Patrick believes the African-Americans in that church in Charleston “reaped what they sowed” as a hateful white man gunned them down? I suppose the little elementary school kids at Sandy Hook “reaped what they sowed” as a hateful man gunned them down? What about the other attacks of AMERICAN terrorism i this nation? The victims in each case “reaped what they sowed?”
What makes this tragedy far worse is that the religion from which the killer apparently came believes they are not “cowards” and are actually praised by Allah. In a civilized world with a belief in a loving God, people like this killer are considered cowards.
What about the LGBT community in all of this? Unlike the people in Charleston, LGBT are able to HIDE themselves. The bigots do not attack them due to a different color of skin. Perhaps Archbishop Akinola of Nigeria needs to understand this and be a real Christian, not bowing to Muslim beliefs out of fear. And the same can be said of white people living in African nations like Kenya and Nigeria (and other areas). In all these situations, people cannot change the color of their skin. However, LGBT people can live in denial of who they are and therefore find safety from hateful people.
In the end, men and women can kill the body, but they cannot kill the soul. Will God judge cowards – deceptive ones – worse than those who are honest about the way GOD MADE THEM? None of us know for certain the answer to this question. But I place my bets that only a loving God would have created the beauty of this earth, including the beauty of human beings, made in God’s image. And a loving God would not condone awful things against other human beings, as often wrongly portrayed in the “Old Testament” by legends and myths of men who reported life the way it was in those ancient times. I really do not believe that God condones the killing of babies in the name of God. I really do not believe that God condones the killing of LGBT in the name of God, either.
Evil hateful men and women will stop at nothing to prove their point that they work “in the name of God.” I said EVIL, did I not? They follow the ways of Satan the devil, with whom Jesus Christ resisted temptation while confined with the evil person in the dessert. Pat Robertson makes money from hate and evil and pretends its about Jesus Christ. Indeed, Robertson is the Anti-Christ. Of whom does Robertson really hold animosity? After Hurricane Katrina, he announced. and many stubbornly ignorant folks swallowed what he said, that New Orleans was destroyed due to homosexuality. Yet, what were the facts about that hurricane? Katrina had silently crept over South Florida with virtually little or no damage. Where is there a larger population of LGBT? New Orleans or South Florida and the Keys? Yet, Robertson convinced a whole bunch of gullible stubbornly ignorant folks that New Orleans was destroyed due to homosexuality. He never bothered to explain why South Florida was “spared?”
Perhaps it’s a case of – “okay folks, go after the homosexuals first.” Then when homosexuals are destroyed, “okay folks, go after people with a different skin color.” Then when they are destroyed, Robertson and other hateful folks (jihadists in both the Christian and Muslim religions), selling hatred which emanates from the Devil, will keep going after innocent folks, until they go after ME who remained complacent in it all. Who will be there for me?