Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention went on the Family Research Council’s radio show to talk with Jerry Boykin about how gay people are pawns of Satan and that Christians love them so much that they have to tell them that to save them from hell.
Land added that the Religious Right’s opponents are pawns of Satan who need deliverance: “We do need to pray for our enemies, those that oppose us, because they’re victims. Our enemy is the Devil, our enemy is that old lion that walks about seeking whom he may devour and who is the god of this age and the prince of the power of the air and he has these people in their thrall.”
The same goes for gay rights advocates who criticized the charity World Vision for reversing its policy on married gay employees, he said.
“It’s not that we hate gays, it’s that we love scripture and love gays enough to tell them what the truth is,” Land said. “And the truth is that God does not condone same-sex sexual relations, period. They are an abomination to him and if we really love these people we are going to tell them the truth.”
Dan Fincke commented a few days ago on Facebook about this claim:
The Christians who think that “loving” their enemies consists wholly of making efforts to woo them into being Christians remind me of Homer Simpson, whose idea of a gift for Marge was a bowling ball. With the name Homer on it.
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