Wrestling superstar “Stone Cold” Steve Austin makes a powerful case for marriage equality while pointing out the hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy of anti-gay Christians.
In a NSFW, profanity laced rant, Austin goes off on Christians who oppose marriage equality. The following is an excerpt from Austin’s rant:
“I don’t give a sh*t if two guys, two gals, guy-gal, whatever it is, I believe that any human being in America, or any human being in the goddamn world, that wants to be married, and if it’s same-sex, more power to ‘em,” he said.
“What also chaps my ass, some of these churches, have the high horse that they get on and say ‘we as a church do not believe in that.’ Which one of these motherf*ckers talked to God, and God said that same-sex marriage was a no-can-do?” the wrestler asked.
“OK, so two [men] can’t get married if they want to get married, but then a guy can go murder 14 people, molest five kids, then go to fucking prison, and accept God. And he’s going to let him into heaven?” Austin pointed out. “After the fact that he did all that shit?”
“See that’s all horseshit to me, that don’t jive with me.”
Austin runs a popular weekly podcast for pro wrestling fans. On a show last year, Austin shared his thoughts on same-sex marriage, and offered a brash, profanity-laced take on the subject which is just now beginning to circulate online.
Austin’s critique of Christianity is crude but true. The hypocrisy and moral failure of the conservative Christian community on marriage equality is overwhelming and obvious, and no amount of contextualized theological nuance can change that brute fact.