The focus on gay sex

In many countries, homosexuality is illegal punishable by imprisonment and potentially death. This status is promoted by several prominent American christian groups. One of these is the Liberty Council, originally founded by Jerry Falwell and currently represented on “Faith and Freedom” radio. In a recent interview Mat Staver and Matt Barber railed against the fact that the United States had reportedly withheld $350 million in aid to the country of Malawi due to efforts in that country to outlaw homosexuality.

Barber: What we need is to return to your moral grounding and moral roots in this nation. Until we do that, the moral and the economic are definitely combined and our nation is going to continue to sink, we’re going to continue to lose our status in the world as the world leader. And frankly, when we are holding out nations hostage to a radical, sexually-immoral agenda, I don’t know that we necessarily are in a position – at least the government as its stands right now under this administration – are in a position to claim to be the world’s moral leaders.

Staver: We’re not the world’s moral leader under this administration; we’re one of the world’s immoral leaders … What the administration is doing is just putting its own immoral views into its funding, trying to get other nations to come around and do the same thing. And they’re literally trying to create and extend this immorality globally.

Barber: The Obama administration is saying that sexual perversion is a human right.
Staver: More than sixty countries have laws criminalizing homosexuality and virtually every country in the world has laws that criminalize pedophilia and child incest. Malawi was doing what it was doing in its own best interest and America should not be trying to make that country act in an immoral way.

They go on to point out that, earlier this year, Michele Bachmann personally tapped Staver to come to Washington to teach her Tea Party on the Constitution.

They are correct that the US has become one of the world’s leaders in immorality, as in areas such as civil rights, personal freedoms, women’s rights, and social equality, the US continues to move backwards.  Gay rights is one of the few areas where progress is being made. The cynic in me fears that this is a bone thrown to left wing supporters who may still support the abhorrent policies that are moving forward. Of course, that same cynic thinks that the right’s focus on homosexuality gives them a wedge issue to focus on so supporters won;t condemn them for having the same policies as the Democrats.

Either way, Jesus and Mo think a lot about man on man sex.

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One Response to The focus on gay sex

  1. Lance says:

    “They are correct that the US has become one of the world’s leaders in immorality, as in areas such as civil rights, personal freedoms, women’s rights, and social equality, the US continues to move backwards.”

    I’m not sure how you measure leadership in immorality. If the US is as bad as you say then why are people from all over the world trying to get into the country – both legally and illegally? Could it be that things are worse in their homelands?

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