There are reports out of Uganda that say the infamous “kill the gays” bill has been amended so that it “only” contains provisions for life imprisonment for gay people (and possibly their allies). Fanatical bigot Scott Lively thinks that’s just a lovely idea because — shocker! — the Bible say so:
First, the Bible has always defined homosexuality as a crime, and not just in the Mosaic Law. Homosexuality was condemned by God long before Moses declared it a capital crime (by God’s own instruction), and God‘s condemnation of it was reaffirmed repeatedly in the New Testament. Preceding Moses there is the account of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19, and a somewhat similar account in Judges 19. According to Rabbinic tradition even the Great Flood of Noah in Genesis 6-9 was precipitated by homosexual sin. In the New Testament, Chapter 1 of Romans not only condemns homosexuality as “depraved,” but reaffirms the death penalty for it as well (Verses 18-32)…
Just because Secular Humanist America began to decriminalize sexual sins in civilian law starting in the early 1960s doesn’t mean criminal sanctions against homosexuality are “un-Christian.” Indeed, given the enormous damage to our culture from the so-called sexual revolution, it was obviously a big mistake for us to have done this. Knowing what we know now it is arguably more “un-Christian” to support the status quo than to support a return to the legal framework of the 1940s and 50s regarding sexual misbehavior.
I don’t give a flying fuck whether it’s “un-Christian.” It’s inhuman and barbaric. He does say he thinks the bill is “too harsh” but still endorses the bill because the Bible says so and because people can just stop being gay if they don’t like it. I’m sure that’s great comfort to the victims who will have their lives destroyed because these bigots believe in a malignant God who tells them to hate and kill.