17 July 2011
Michelle Bachman, the Homophobe
It’s been a long time!
“Judge not lest ye be judged.” My grandmother often said this to me. It seemed irritating as a kid to be lectured with some quote presumably from the Bible. But in actuality, it has stuck.
Michelle Bachman needs to learn about this quote. She may claim she has a “loving” way to “convert” gay people, but the fact she refuses to acknowledge people are gay tells me she is being judgmental. So right back to Michelle Bachman: by judging others, you are blaspheming our Creator.
John 1:1 speaks about the “Word” sent to the earth. John 3:16-17 says, “For God so love the world he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. God sent his Son to the world not to condemn the world but to save the world.” The Word – Son of God – sent to the earth with a message about God and his love – not hatred – for humans of all kinds.
My grandmother also told me, “actions speak louder than words.” The message of the “Word” was in His actions which speak louder than the words which came from His mouth. Jesus Christ never condemned abortion or homosexuality. Jesus Christ was very angry over deceptive greedy people ripping off the common folk while they were attempting to be true to God with their sacrifices.
“Now stop right there,” you say. “Jesus spoke about fornicators and adulterers.” Yes, indeed, He did. But what is the root of the problem regarding fornication? Is it sex or is it greed and selfishness? Furthermore, if people like Michelle Bachman are going to point fingers at homosexuals, they are wrong. There are more heterosexual fornicators in the workplaces of America than there are homosexual fornicators. Homosexuals make up only 10% of the population, so by mere statistics, there are more heterosexual fornicators than there are homosexual ones. So, why do the dimwitted Bible-thumping proof-texters point fingers at homosexuals? Get over it.
JESUS NEVER CONDEMNED HOMOSEXUALITY! (He never condemned abortion, either – another issue). He DID condemn, with his actions, people like the American corporate CEOs – the ones which Charles Rangel wished to tax heavily on their bonuses (due to their extreme greed and deception).
But alas! Charles Rangel, like Jesus Christ, was figuratively “crucified!” And that is the fear of people like Michelle Bachman and others as to why they will take a stand against a minority of people in this nation who don’t have as much money as the greedy CEOs. She preaches her version of morality, but ignores the morality of greedy heterosexual fornicators and CEOs – and those who caused the problems – and continue to cause them – for this economy. The important issues should be about the economy and providing jobs and opportunities. These issues are not important to Michelle Bachman. But get her in the White House so she can appoint new Supreme Court justices who will condemn abortionists and homosexuals. That is her true desire, along with numerous other Republicans.
“Judge not lest ye be judged.” “Jesus did not come into this world to condemn the world but to SAVE the world.” I will not judge Michelle Bachman. But Jesus Christ DID say it was okay to act in self-defense. We may have to “turn the other cheek at first,” but Jesus Christ did not endorse the idea of sitting around like a bunch of wimps constantly being screwed.
Many people may believe what Bachman says, but the road to hell is wide and spacious and many will be on it.
20 July 2011
Fascist Michelle and Her Buddies
No one forces Michelle Bachman or others to have same-sex relationships. But people like the Bachmans disturb and deny people their rights to the pursuit of “life, liberty, and happiness” by judging and claiming they can “convert” and “change” gay people.
The only “choice” a gay person has is to remain in the closet or come out of it. When people like the Bachmans and the religious right use fear and intimidation – claiming their “love” for fellow human beings – they remove that choice from many people who just want to live in a free society and not bother other people. BTW. Holding hands and showing affection, as with heterosexual relationships, should not bother other people. No one forces those others to show such affections. In fact the only forcefulness for heterosexuals to feel compelled to show affection is to demonstrate, “we are not gay.” That is stupid and ignorant – of people who are stupid and ignorant and are unable to come to grips with themselves.
My life was one of being subliminally forced into heterosexual relationships – because that was what society of the 1960s and 1970s dictated. In reality, I may have had the ABILITY to choose, but societal pressures, such as those Bachman (the bitch) and others wish to impose on people in our society are sick. It is Bachman and others who are perverted and have perverted all sense of reasoning by trying to force people to return to those days when society “spoke softly but carried a big stick” when homosexuals got out of line and actually THOUGHT about something different than a heterosexual relationship.
It is ironic I would use the statement of my hero, Teddy Roosevelt, to make a point here. But the religious right have taken TR’s statement about carrying a big stick to high levels of negativity – to validate their position. In reality, TR was all about civil rights. He was booed in Georgia when he proposed the equality of white and black people. He was instrumental in creating some of the first child labor laws. He did positive things about human rights by “speaking softly and carrying a big stick.” The fascists today (which includes Bachman and most Republicans today) use TR’s statements in a negative way – against a mere 10% of the population. What a bunch of bullies and cowards.
Democracy is NOT about imposing the will of the majority in a negative manner upon a minority. TR recognized this, but today’s ignorant Americans refuse to recognize this. The GLBT community makes up about 10% of the population. Just because there might be a simple majority which wishes to remove the “life, liberty and pursuit of happiness from this small group,” does not make the measures of such fascists who mis-lead the population as being correct.
TR, with his native Georgian wife, tried to stop the woes of Jim Crow Laws in the South, but was booed. The GLBT community today stands up for its rights to have a life which allows these people to NOT conform to the closeted promiscuity, but rather to marry and to have children. But negative people such as Bachman, in their false judgmental attitudes, rally up ignorant Americans to follow her negative ways – along with other similar candidates. They mock the original roots of the Republican Party – as do the other Tea Party people. TR, too, saw this mockery and split the party in two pieces exactly 100 years ago.
The ones who REALLY need to be ashamed are the black folks who support such hatred and figure this is some kind of “personal opinion.” It was not an opinion when people imposed Jim Crow Laws on black people, no more than it is an opinion to impose fascist ideas against the GLBT community. Shame on any black American who supports this horse shit because they forget those white people like TR who attempted to remove the chains from the black folks in the early 20th century.