Jeffress, Oblivious As Always

Southern Baptist preacher Robert Jeffress displays his usual obliviousness to his own contradictions in his response to a federal judge striking down Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage. He says no nation can survive if they accept what God has condemned — and then names things we already accept that God condemns.

“As an American,” he said, “I also realize that no nation can survive that condones what God has condemned. And God has condemned homosexuality, just like he does adultery or per-marital sex, as being wrong and, as a nation, we cannot be blessed by God if we’re rejecting God.”

And yet we don’t prohibit those who have adultery of pre-marital sex from getting married. He also believes that God has condemned worshiping other gods, but we don’t prevent non-Christians from getting married. So by his “reasoning,” the nation can’t survive no matter what happens with same-sex marriage because we already “condone” what God has condemned in lots of others ways.

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  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    Luckily our laws outlawing cotton-poly blends and making shellfish contraband are still keeping God’s protection over us!

  • John Pieret

    God has condemned homosexuality, just like he does adultery or per-marital sex, as being wrong and, as a nation, we cannot be blessed by God if we’re rejecting God.”

    **HEAD DESK**

    C’mon preacher, tell us the last time someone was tried in a secular criminal court in the US for adultery or pre-marital sex (other than with a minor)! We have been ‘condonining’ those for decades upon decades and the worst your god has done is flatten trailer parks with tornadoes in places that more or less agree with your “morality”.

  • whheydt

    Not only do we “condone” pre-marital sex, but we have a name for it in some places. It’s called a “common law marriage” when combined with ohabitation.

  • whheydt

    *C*ohabitation. (Edit fail.)

  • raven

    Deuteronomy 22:20-21

    New International Version (NIV)

    20 If, however, the charge is true and

    no proof of the young woman’s virginity can be found, 21 she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death.

    She has done an outrageous thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father’s house. You must purge the evil from among yourselves.

    Don’t forget nonvirgin brides. 85% of the brides in the USA are nonvirgins. It’s higher for men.

    Other things that god considers death penalty offenses are adultery, sabbath breaking, disobedient children, false prophets, witches, apostates, atheists, and heretics.

    The NT isn’t in favor of divorce and ignoring the poor either.

    Jeffres is a cafeteria xian like they all are. Picking and choosing from the giant Rorschach inkblot that says whatever you want it to say.

  • dugglebogey

    God has also condemned wearing gold mixing two different fabrics in the same garment, yet the christians don’t lose their fucking minds over it daily, although it’s pretty obvious the nation condones that behavior.

    I guess earrings and polyester don’t make latent homosexuals feel all funny inside though, does it?

  • D. C. Sessions

    Other things that god considers death penalty offenses are adultery, sabbath breaking, disobedient children, false prophets, witches, apostates, atheists, and heretics.

    You forgot cheeseburgers and beef Stroganoff. They get a triple mention.

  • raven

    Matthew 19:

    8 Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning.

    9 I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”

    According to god himself, divorce is right out except for one reason.

    The divorce rate is around 50%. It is highest among fundie xians, lowest among…atheists.

    Using Jeffress nonreasoning, we need more atheists and fewer fundies to keep the Sky Monster god from beating up on us.

  • busterggi

    Call me when he demands a shut-down of all the all-you-can-eat shrimp buffets.

  • jnorris

    Tattoos! Don’t forget the Tattoos. God said wearing ink is an abomination. Pity the True Christian ™ who is painted.

  • Phillip IV

    And yet we don’t prohibit those who have adultery of pre-marital sex from getting married

    Although, to be fair to Jeffress, that fact probably also pisses him off – it’s just that it’s not an issue where he sees the shadow of a chance of getting his way.

  • colnago80

    Of course, an argument could be made that cotton/polyester blends don’t violate the rules against mixed fabrics because polyester is not a natural fiber like cotton or wool.

  • naturalcynic

    @ DC Sessions:

    That’s bacon cheeseburgers

  • Big Boppa

    I’ve been coveting several of my neighbor’s asses for quite some time now. Are we condoning that one or not?

  • http://cheapsignals.blogspot.com Gretchen

    I also realize that no nation can survive that condones what God has condemned

    Well, it’s a good thing God didn’t condemn genocide, or Germany (and many other places) would be in big trouble!

  • had3

    @14, mules or actually asses? I’m not sure which one pisses god off more, so do both to be safe.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=730511544 billdaniels

    #13: The cheeseburger alone is forbidden because it is contains both dairy and meat products. Adding bacon to the mix just gets you to hell a lot sooner.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eo.raptor.3 eoraptor

    Gretchen,

    Genocide and Germany? Umm… How about Wounded Knee, Bear River, and Fall Creek, or any of scores of other massacres of First Nations people by the good ole US of A?

    Maybe we should think a little about our own place in history, while we condemn the genocide of Jews, Cambodians, Armenians, and a whole bunch of others.

  • http://cheapsignals.blogspot.com Gretchen

    eoraptor — You saw the bit in parentheses, right?

    Maybe we should think a little about our own place in history, while we condemn the genocide of Jews, Cambodians, Armenians, and a whole bunch of others.

    And condemn the genocides in our own history along with them? Yeah, I do that. What makes you think I don’t?