It’s always eye-opening to witness Christian “love” in full force.
… Elder Bobby Harris, who directs House of Mercy… says that his organization simply cannot tolerate homosexuality in any capacity.
“That act is not tolerated here at all. Let me tell you one reason why: because of the bible, of course. And then we have little children,” Harris says. He then added that if a gay person wants to change their sexual orientation and turn their life over to religion, he would consider serving them.
… Harris told the local press that he would welcome “non-practicing gay people,” but even if the residents were to engage in sexual behavior on their own time off the premises, they would be rejected.
We have little children? So what? Does he really believe that gay people will molest them or something? *sigh* No doubt. Well, given his profession, he’s used to believing claims without any evidence…
One of the women kicked out of the shelter did an anonymous interview with a local news station. It’s heartbreaking. And the pastor comes off as bigoted as you would imagine:
As one commenter at ThinkProgress writes, “WWJD: Who Would Jesus Deny?”
I don’t think a petition would get this pastor to change his mind, but if you’d like to sign one asking the House of Mercy to change their discriminatory policies, you can do so here.
(Thanks to Scott for the link)