Richard Land and ‘Extreme Gay Rights’

President Obama spoke out in favor of LGBT rights during his visit to Kenya, which of course has the Christian right frothing in rage. Richard Land, who was too extreme even for the Southern Baptist Convention, says that he is advocating for “extreme gay rights” abroad.

In an interview with Newsmax TV on Monday, former Southern Baptist Convention policy head Richard Land, agreed with Graham’s comments, accusing the president of promoting “extreme gay rights” by speaking out against Kenya’s law, which punishes homosexuality by up to 14 years in prison.

Not only does it punish Kenyan gay people to 14 years in prison, for non-Kenyans arrested for being gay, the punishment is death. But opposing prison or death is support for “extreme gay rights.” Only in the minds of a theocratic bigot.

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  • johnwoodford

    “Extreme Gay Rights”–I used to love that when it was on ESPN, but it started going downhill when Tony Hawk got out of it.

  • Michael Heath

    I’ve seen Richard Land on TV before where he serves as a special interest pundit, similar to Tony Perkins’ schtick.

    Mr. Land starts out posing as if he’s taking a defensible position based on facts and reason, a la’ Perkins. Twice I’ve seen what I found to be innocuous questions turn him into a flop-sweating spittle-spewing bigot by the end of the segment.

  •!/TabbyLavalamp Tabby Lavalamp

    Richardland is the most depressing theme park I’ve ever been to.

  • John Pieret

    So, we’re “blackmailing” countries by conditioning foreign aid on not brutalizing gay people? I suppose then we shouldn’t condition foreign aid on countries not brutalizing Christians because that would be blackmail too … right?

  • raven

    Richardland is the most depressing theme park I’ve ever been to.

    C’mon now.

    It’s a Halloween themed park. As horror it works well.

  • raven

    Our culture evolves and rather rapidly.

    The Southern Baptists are right up there with Zombies, Vampires, Werewolves, Commies, Sith Lords, Klingons, and Killer Robots as modern day monsters.

  • raven

    Brutalizing gays isn’t even the worst of Kenya.

    They also have occasional outbreaks of witch hunting, where alleged witches are killed. They are usually old people, usually women.

  • dingojack

    Richard Land and ‘Extreme Gay Rights’

    Weren’t they a warm-up act for some Christian ‘rock’ band back in the 90’s?


  • D. C. Sessions

    If “don’t kill them” is “extreme rights,” what would “moderate rights” be?

  • dingojack

    D. C. Sessions – kill them a little bit? Flog them with limp celery? Use harsh(ish) language?

    I’m sensing they’ve not thought this through…

    😉 Dingo

  • fifthdentist

    @ raven,

    And goats.

    Police arrest goat accused of armed robbery

    “Police in Nigeria are holding a goat on suspicion of attempted armed robbery.

    Vigilantes seized the black and white goat, saying it was an armed robber who had used black magic to transform himself into an animal to escape after trying to steal a Mazda 323.”

    Read more:

  • Abby Normal

    Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are extreme rights? And here I was thinking the were inalienable rights. I wonder where I could have gotten that idea.

  • Knight in Sour Armor

    Children being charged as witches is also a thing here.

  • Richard Smith

    @Tabby Lavalamp (#3):

    Richardland is the most depressing theme park I’ve ever been to.

    Not to be confused with Dickland, which is just fabulous!