I’m always fascinated by how the Christian right bigots find ways to spin their position in ridiculous and hypocritical ways. Here’s Peter LaBarbera on anti-gay laws in Africa, spinning them as attempts to avoid “treating sin as a civil right.”
African nations opposing homosexuality are standing strong in spite of pressure from the U.S. that they promote the rainbow flag in their policies.
Earlier this year Uganda passed a strong law against practicing homosexuality. The law was rejected by the nation’s high court due to a technicality, but it’s expected to pass on a second attempt. Nigeria has a similar law, and Gambia recently became the latest country to approve one.
Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality notes that the U.S. is withdrawing aid from these countries until the laws are revoked. However in Uganda, an estimated 98 percent of the residents voiced support for their president’s refusal to bow to U.S. demands, in spite of the withdrawal of economic aid.“Just because America has fallen so far that we now treat sin, in this case homosexuality, as a civil right doesn’t mean we have the right to force that on other countries that have more wholesome and biblical values,” LaBarbera tells OneNewsNow.
We now treat sin as a civil right? The list of things the Bible calls a sin that are allowed in this country and always have been is virtually limitless. We don’t imprison people for working on the sabbath, for taking the lord’s name in vain, for not being virgins on their wedding day, for children who are “unruly,” for eating pork or shellfish and a thousand other things. Christian totalitarians like LaBarbera would, of course, love to change those things, but to pretend that we just now started “treating sin” as a right is idiotic.