‘Ex-Gay’ Leader: God Will Punish Us

Here’s yet another wingnut, this time “ex-gay” evangelist Joe Dallas, declaring that God’s judgment will be upon the country if we don’t prevent gay people from having equal rights. It seems that God is forever threatening to kick our ass over such things.

Deace: Where does this end ultimately? What happens to the individuals here that are struggling with their sexuality when we allow public policy to essentially say: ‘do whatever you want.’ What ultimately will be the price they will pay?

Dallas: The individuals will be given a green light to express their desires as they see fit. Some will claim to find deep fulfillment in that, some will form relationships that they report as being very healthy and satisfying, others will find that their lives take directions that they didn’t expect and they’ll be deeply disappointed.

Sounds a lot like straight marriages, doesn’t it?

There’s really two ways I look at this: one is theologically and one is socially. Socially I think it will be one more step down the ladder towards a much lower standard of human behavior. Theologically, I think it will be a green light to engage in behaviors that bring the judgment of God. Either one looks pretty dismal to me.

“My imaginary friend is gonna kick your ass if you do that.” How terribly compelling.

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  • raven

    Why didn’t god punish Canada, Iceland, and Argentina when they legalized gay marriage?

    If god can’t read a map and find those countries, why call it god?

  • http://dododreams.blogspot.com/ John Pieret

    Fundagelical marriages are so perfect that they divorce each other at a higher rate than other demographic groups because they are trying to bring the glories of such marriages to more people.

  • slc1

    Hey, Brayton’s favorite fucktard is at it again. And PZ;s on his case.

    http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2013/04/10/jesus-the-biologist/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1468751142 Kevin

    God’s been punishing me lately by giving me an 8% return on my investment portfolio. In just the last quarter.

    I don’t know how much more of this I’ll be able to handle. Egad. The horror.

  • mvemjsun

    god’s aim sucks, Miss the porn store and burn down a statue of jesus. Maybe the wingnuts think he will acidently take out one of them while aiming at a gay wedding party.

  • matty1

    God gets a little confused at times, his attempt to punish Argentina turned into a new pope, the strike on Canada resulted in an unexplained rain of fish in west Africa and Iceland was punished by the printing of a new greetings card in Shanghai. When your omnipotent you don’t have to make sense.

  • marcus

    “The individuals will be given a green light to express their desires as they see fit.”

    I have done this my whole adult life with the caveat that as long as I did nothing to harm another human being that this was my right. Why should it be different for anyone else? Why would any rational person give a rat’s ass about anything a disgusting douche-bag like Joe Dallas has to say? What a smug, arrogant, execrable piece of shit he is.

    Fuck you Joe Dallas! You despicable asshole.

  • angrymudcrab

    “Ex-gays” make me so sad. It is miserable to have to deny such a basic part of yourself, and all because you are following the orders of someone who doesn’t exist. I hope Mr. Dallas and other “ex gays” eventually realize it is alright to be themselves.

  • Doug Little

    Yeah, there really is not such thing as Ex-gay, they either weren’t gay to begin with or they are living in denial.

  • Moggie

    raven:

    Why didn’t god punish Canada, Iceland, and Argentina when they legalized gay marriage?

    Duh. He pre-punished them by making them not America, of course.

  • Synfandel

    …individuals here that are struggling with their sexuality…

    A Baptist minister, whom I had told in plain language that I was an atheist, told me very sympathetically that he could see I was struggling with my faith. I told him that I couldn’t struggle with something didn’t exist and never had.

    They’re not struggling, Joe. They’re gay or lesbian. No struggle necessary unless that’s part of your personal kink.

  • Synfandel

    He pre-punished them by making them not America, of course.

    Sometimes it seems that our punishment is the noisy neighbour over the fence.

  • scienceavenger

    In the same vein that abstinence-only education should be called “ignorance only”, “ex gay” evangelists should be called “suppressed gay evangelists”.

    Socially I think it will be one more step down the ladder towards a much lower standard of human behavior

    I wonder what these other steps down that ladder are? Allowing blacks to be equal citizens? Allowing women to vote?

  • kemist, Dark Lord of the Sith

    Socially I think it will be one more step down the ladder towards a much lower standard of human behavior

    In that case, I consider it high praise to have my behavior called “low standard”, and I will continue living my life striving to reach the lower limits.

  • Synfandel

    I wonder what these other steps down that ladder are? Allowing blacks to be equal citizens? Allowing women to vote?

    Growing out of the belief in big, scary ghosts.

    Taking responsibility for our own morality.

    Caring about those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

  • birgerjohansson

    Raven:

    “Why didn’t god punish Canada, Iceland, and Argentina when they legalized gay marriage?”

    I don’t know about Argentina, but Iceland is the turf of Thor and Oden.

    And Yahweh stays away from the Canadian Wendigos. Seriously, they are BAAAD!

  • shouldbeworking

    Yup, they are. You poor Americans can’t do anything right by gawd, except for your private health care and right to bare arms. Bare arms result in frost bite in my town.

  • martinc

    Synfandel @ 11:

    A Baptist minister, whom I had told in plain language that I was an atheist, told me very sympathetically that he could see I was struggling with my faith.

    You could have replied just as sympathetically: “No actually, I’m struggling with yours“.