Southern Baptist Pastor: Resisting Marriage Equality Just Like Resisting Slavery
An interesting mutation of the Christian right's common "I'm not a bigot, you're the bigot" refrain as of late was discovered this week at a panel for Southern Baptist leaders.
"Resisting marriage equality is akin to being a supporter of freeing the slaves in 1860" is the (paraphrased) mind-fuck vomited on stage at the event by Pastor J.D. Greear at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
"Preaching against homosexuality in our day is about as popular as preaching against slavery and racism in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1861," said Greear at the summit. "And back then, I'm sure the politically correct people were like, 'You're just creating a lot of waves that are unnecessary, just preach the Gospel.'"
The fact that the Southern Baptists didn't officially apologize for supporting slavery and segregation until 1995 only added upon the irony already inherent in Greear's outrageous statement.
Maybe in 2140 the future of what remains of the Southern Baptists will be ready to apologize for Greear and the church's War against the LGBT community?
(Source: Christian Post)