Nothing infuriates Christian right bigots more than calling them bigots. In the grand tradition of “I don’t hate black people, I just don’t want them anywhere near me” they say “I don’t hate gay people, I just demand that we oppress them and discriminate against them.” And this apparently makes them just like Jesus. Right, Mat Staver?
Staver fumed that he is being attacked merely for believing “in God’s natural created order of male and and female and marriage as the union of one man and one woman.”
“For me believing in something that is that obvious,” he complained, “I am considered by some groups to be a hater. But I hate no one. I hate no one, but I believe in God’s truth and I will not be silent in the face of intimidation.”In an effort to prove that he is not an extremist, Staver then went on to liken himself to Jesus when he turned over the tables of the money changers in the temple before declaring that marriage equality teaches that children do not need mothers or fathers.
“That is an absolute lie from the very pit of Hell,” he said.
From the very pit of hell! What an odd claim. Does he think lies actually exist in the real world as objects and they’re stored in the “pit of hell” to be retrieved and sent to earth when requested?