Posts tagged christianity
Posts tagged christianity
Secretary Hillary Clinton’s speech on defending LGBT rights abroad and the new Obama administration policy to protect people around the world who are jailed, beaten and executed for being LGBT have been met with intense uproar from the Religious Right.
Pat Robertson on The 700 Club today said that the policy was “appalling” shows that America is willing to “violate God’s principles and to make a mockery of His laws.” Robertson even warned that God will not tolerate it and “when the blow comes, it’s going to be horrible”
Read more at Right Wing Watch…
If you don’t watch anything else this weekend, I’d suggest watching the South African film Skin and the Bahamian film Children of God, which deal with race and sexuality respectively.
The former is the true story of Sandra Laing, a South African woman with black features born to a white couple in the time of apartheid. The latter Kareem Mortimer production, though wrongly classified as a romantic drama, does a good job in representing the nature and social impact of homophobia in the Caribbean and the centrality (and hypocrisy) of Christianity to the culture of homophobia.
I won’t review either, I’d much rather hear what you think.
PS. If you are unaware where to stream these online, I may be able to tell you off the record.
For the first time since settling sex abuse lawsuits with Bishop Eddie Long, two of his accusers are speaking out about the case in an exclusive interview with WSB-TV.
By speaking out about their alleged relationship with Long, Jamal Parris and Spencer LeGrande risk losing the unspecified money they were awarded in the settlement.
The young men told WSB-TV that it was never about money and was always about the truth, and they feel like their whole story still hasn’t been told. The two said they are planning on writing a book about their ordeal.
While an incoherent string of text in the midst of an otherwise-intelligible paragraph may be weird for normal people, some Christians seem to believe that it’s incontrovertible proof that you’re full of the Holy Ghost.
For reference, please see this exceptionally odd Facebook update from popular evangelist Juanita Bynum, and her fan responses here. You may also find it interesting to read up on how the Bible views the practice of ‘speaking in tongues.’
Bishop Eddie Long has settled out of court on a lawsuit brought against him by boys who alleged that he sexually abused them while under his care. Now his popular televangelist friend, Creflo Dollar, has joined the fray and reubuked Long’s former parishioners for leaving his church. According to him, Long is saved - you on the other hand, have a long way to go.
This sermon makes me profoundly sad and even more resentful of this popular brand of Christianity, its tacit approval of abuse by ‘holy’ people, and its demonisation of their victims. The brainwashed masses in this congregation nauseate me, and the words coming from Creflo Dollar’s mouth are as evil as they are destructive.