Ah, yes. Nothing like the kind of Christian love that mirrors the loving god we see in the bible, is there? The god who puts “thou shalt not kill” far down the list of the Ten Commandments and then repeatedly breaks his own commandment, killing hundreds of thousands of people for being what he made them to be? No wonder belief in the bible produces such wholesome, stand up guys like, oh I don’t know…Charles Worley:
Or hey, Jesse Lee Peterson (to be fair this man also thanks whites for the hideous crimes against humanity they committed against blacks less than 200 years ago–so clearly the man is insane.), who blames all the troubles of America on “the woman” and the U.S. Government for “allowing” women to vote just as if they should have a say what happens to them or their country too:
And now we reach the best example yet of Christianity at its very finest, Pastor Curtis Knapp, who’s approach to Christianity is much like Hitler’s was:
The pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Seneca, Kansas says President Barack Obama has gone too far in supporting same sex marriage and it’s time for the U.S. government to begin killing gay men and lesbians.
“Terrorists are dangerous, the economy is a real and present danger,” Pastor Curtis Knapp told his congregation on Sunday. “But there is simply nothing other than the holocaust of the unborn which imperils the safety of our country or places our people in jeopardy as does the leader of the Western world publicly raising his fist at the heavens and declaring that the bedrock institution of society, ordained of God and meant to be protected by the state, is little more than a convention of convenience with the children of Sodom to transform the meaning of something, which is precious to Jesus Christ, and a living picture of his love for the church into a legally protected justification for perversion and a vehicle of hatred aimed directly at that love.”
Knapp went on to read from Leviticus 20: “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death.”
“They should be put to death,” Knapp declared.
(Me interjecting, ah yes, nothing like invoking the bible (or Koran for that matter) whenever it supports personal bigotry or hate. Cherry picking through the bible–ignoring this verse or that verse but oh here we go, one that says we should kill people we disagree with!)
“‘Oh, so you’re saying we should go out and start killing them, no?’ — I’m saying the government should. They won’t, but they should.”
“You say, ‘Oh, I can’t believe you, you’re horrible. You’re a backwards neanderthal of a person.’ Is that what you’re calling scripture? Is God a neanderthal, backwards in his morality?
(Me interjecting again, YES. I would say absolutely yes. God is exactly what his primitive makers were and wanted him to be!)
Is it His word or not?
(Me interjecting–I don’t know, is it? Says who, exactly?)
If it’s His word, he commanded it. It’s His idea, not mine. And I’m not ashamed of it.”
(Me interjecting again–I would be ashamed of it. Absolutely I would. But hey, god also commanded that insolent sons be put before the town and the whole town should stone them to death, and that girls found not to be virgins on their wedding night should be stoned to death. He commanded a lot of rather horrible things. Should we also start owning slaves and burning witches (or anyone who seems strange) to death too?)
“He said put them to death,” he continued. “Shall the church drag them in? No, I’m not say that. The church has not been given the power of the sort; the government has. But the government ought to [kill them]. You got a better idea? A better idea than God?”
(Me interjecting again. Yes, how about understanding that if a god exists he made gays too and everything that happens is according to his plan and we need to love and support and encourage each other? That’s my idea. Is it better than “god’s?” I think so. I also don’t agree that the GOVERNMENT of a secular nation should be the strong arm for religion. No more separation of church and state, apparently. What next? The handicapped? Jews again? Blacks? What other groups do you hate and want disposed of?)
Listen to Knapp’s entire 1-hour sermon on “The Curse of Homosexuality” here.
Calls to the New Hope Baptist Church were not returned by the time of publication.
Listen to this audio of Pastor Curtis Knapp via Good As You, recorded May 26, 2012.
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What I find most ironic. Christians accuse atheists of being evil, bad, horrible, godless (and happy to be so, thank you very much) people. And yet people who claim to have god, are always first in line leading the calvary charge against this minority group or that minority group, their bibles in their hands, usually turned to Leviticus, which has a heck of a lot of really ugly ultimatum kind of commandments, and is only referred to when Christians are needing biblical justification to hate.
Any other time, mostly Christians ignore the Old Testament. But still it comes in handy whenever a new chance comes along to hate people, doesn’t it? Then suddenly we hear Leviticus quotes. Nice, wholesome commandments to kill spoken by this loving god.
But remember, it’s atheists who are bad horrible people. Atheists.
How funny but I have not heard of one single atheist in the past six months leading the charge to take away human rights from women, or deny equal human rights to gays and lesbians, or suggest that people they don’t agree with be imprisoned, or hey better yet, KILLED by the government.
When I was a Christian this is not how I thought Christianity was supposed to be. But then again my church never mentioned Leviticus or Timothy or any of these other old testament books where god really spells it out just who the “abominations are,” and how they should be disposed of. All my church ever did was preach about trying to emulate Jesus.