Homosexual marriage: a ruse to persecute Christians?

Perhaps you thought that homosexuals want to get married because they love each other. No, no, no, says Chuck Colson, that can’t be right. Really they’re doing it because they hate Christians and want to persecute them:

It is all about equal rights, the gay “marriage” lobby keeps telling us. We just want the right to marry, like everyone else. 

That is what they are telling us. But that is not what they mean.

If same-sex “marriage” becomes the law of the land, we can expect massive persecution of the Church….

The coming persecution of Christians is one more reason why we need to get involved with efforts to pass laws at the state and federal level defining marriage as a legal relationship between one man and one woman.

When will Christians see they are the ones doing the persecution?

(via Evangelical Realism)

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  • andrew

    pisses me off…so sad.

  • Roger

    Yeah…how dare the government tell these organizations that they CAN’T discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation! It’s…it’s…it’s like telling them that they can’t discriminate on the basis of race! After all, didn’t Gawd separate the races for a reason?


  • http://blog.chungyc.org/ Yoo

    I wonder how they think they’re going to be persecuted. Do they seriously think that everyone is going to be forced into gay marriage? If not, I can’t imagine what kind of persecution they’re thinking of. (Persecution by preventing persecution?)

  • http://thinkingforfree.blogspot.com/ Eamon Knight

    I wonder how they think they’re going to be persecuted.

    I haven’t read the Colson article, but I would guess he’s afraid that churches will be forced to perform gay weddings, or face legal penalties. I have yet to hear (though I will admit I may not hang out in the right places) any gay-marriage advocate make such a demand, and I would be strongly opposed to it. As it stands, churches have the right to choose whom they marry (eg. only members, or only if you take their marriage prep course, etc.) and I think as it should be. Gays can either go to a gay-friendly church, or City Hall.

    But Colson & Co. have to spin everything into a persecution story.

  • Baka

    Yoo, you got it right. For people like this, to be disallowed from persecuting others is persecution against themselves. You see, it’s their calling in life to persecute, so by preventing that, we’re denying them their very purpose. If that’s not persecution, I don’t know what is.

    Also, don’t forget, these people thrive on a diet of constant self-delusion that, despite the fact that they are the most influential segment of the population, it’s really they who are the set upon minority. They have to invent scenarios whereby they can feel oppressed so that they can feel like martyrs.

    In the end, not one of their churches or ministers will ever be required by law to perform (or even recognize) a homosexual marriage. They will be free to be as bigoted and loathsome as they desire, and no one will force them to stop. But, of course, the fact that they will no longer be able to force others from exercising their freedom is a slight of monumental proportions.

    Someone should get Chuck Colson a footstool to help him get up onto his cross.

  • Roger

    The article (such as it is) attempts to say that opening the door to same-sex marriage will lead to the government “punishing” the poor, benighted Christians by telling them they have to do stuff like a) allow gays to adopt or b) yanking their cherished tax-exempt status if they push their religious nuttery into the public sphere.

    From the article:

    “Promoters of same-sex “marriage” seem to go out of their way to target Christian businesses and churches. Their goal, it seems, is not the right to “marry,” but to punish anyone who disagrees with them.

    Clearly, there is a spiritual battle going on here: Christians are under attack because they are a public witness to the fact that a holy God created us male and female, and we will always put obedience to Him and His laws above obedience to any earthly demand for loyalty. ”

    Really? Does Colson have ANY evidence to show that “promoters of same-sex marriage” are going out of their way to target Jeebus businesses and churches? Last I checked, when a bunch of Californian gays got married, they did so…at the courthouse. Of course, whenever Jeebus freaks are flat-out in the wrong, they claim a “spiritual battle”–it’s the religious equivalent of “In My Honest Opinion”–unjustifiable self-deluded bigotry cloaked in religious fervor.

  • http://cranialhyperossification.com GDad

    Christians have been feeling persecuted since the time of the Romans. It’s a very old song, and everyone knows the refrain. I think they need some new material.

  • http://livinginreply.blogspot.com Josh Lanning

    I am a christian and I say that yes christians have been doing the persecuting. We suck and most aren’t sorry but I am.

  • http://frogarchy.blogspot.com Ian

    I think the psychological term for what Mr. Colson is doing is “projection”.

  • Joel

    It’s amazing how a group of people can get so riled up about an ancient text, writted by a bunch of ignorant, bronze age goat herders. Oh well, that’s Christianity for you. This is just another typical example of abject bigotry and hatred masquerading as righteousness. I’m going to go induce vomiting.

  • Edman

    I think a part of the problem is that most homophobes have this odd belief that homosexuality is contagious, and that if they allow it to become widespread, they might catch The Gay.

    …or it could be a case of “methinks thou doth protest too much.”

  • Joel

    @ Edman

    Good point! I’m a teacher in NC. When a gay collaegue of mine left my school to further his education, another one of my co-workers told me that she was glad he wasn’t working around such “impressionable young men” anymore. I should have called her out for bigotted remark, but I chickened out and just shrugged my shoulders. Maybe it’s b/c she’s old enough to be my mother. My parents (regrettably) are the same way.

  • http://thinkingforfree.blogspot.com/ Eamon Knight

    I just got around to following the links above. For those who haven’t, I recommend:

    1) Go read Colson’s column, and the cases he cites, and you may begin to think he has a point.

    2) Now go read the post at Evangelical Realism — and see just how badly Colson lied about them.

    Colson was a liar when he worked for Nixon. Now he’s working for Jeeezuzzzz — and he’s still a lying scumbag.

  • http://www.wazzasworthlesswitterings.blogspot.com wazza

    I sometimes think anyone who cries “persecution!” should be actually persecuted, for a month or two, so they can see what it’s really like.

    Barring that, a prescription of Perspectivex Oral Daily might do it… “A pill a day takes your exaggerations away”*

    Eamon, do you think he might be working for Jesus because no one else will hire him?

    *Active ingredient Reality 500mg. May cause rationality, feelings of shame and diarrhoea.

  • http://www.sellingmyself428.blogspot.com Selling Myself

    Hmmm…that is exactly what I think too. Especially when I talk to my gay friends who just want to lead a normal life like the rest of us. I have never discerned a conspiracy theory or an intent to persecute anyone. Where do Christians fundies come up with this shit? Of course, Chuck Colson made it big in the conservative movement thanks to Focus on the Family. That explains a lot.

  • http://metroblog.blogspot.com Metro

    Writing from Canada, where equal marriage was made the law of the land, I can tell you Colson, for once in his loony, deluded, life, has it right!

    As of last year, Christianity was banned. Rabbis were being forced to marry gay folk dressed as Nazis, and hamsters are now sold only in brown paper bags out of the “adult” sections of local pet shops.

    In what I’m sure is a totally unrelated development, an enormous volcano opened under our Paliament buildings and a gigantic Beast leapt out of it, demanding a sacrifice of a thousand virgins and insisting that we all get a tattoo.


  • VorJack

    Metro -
    That’s absurd. Everyone knows that a hamster would chew through a brown paper bag in half a second.

  • Cecilia

    I’m sorry that Prop 8 was passed. =( Isn’t it grand that marriage is in need of protection, when not all people even have equal protections and are still waiting for inclusion in “liberty and justice for ALL”.

    Some Christians confuse morales with individual rights, and think that Christians should have the right to impose their morale beliefs onto others. If they aren’t given that right (at the expense to the rights of everybody else), then they feel they are being persecuted against.

    We are all supposed to love Christians and love their oppression, hatred, sense of supremecy and pretend like their sh*t doesn’t stink to high heaven. After all, they are Gods gift to the planet and the only ones going to heaven and they are so sure they’ve earned their way that instead of worrying about their own sins and morality, they have nothing better to do than worry about everyone elses and impose the beliefs that they don’t follow onto everyone else.

    Of course, they don’t get it that people simply get fed up with their lack of respect of others, resentments fester and whoa when the oppressed try to get included in the individual rights deal – they are being persecuted against!. It’s as simple as the concept of “your rights end where the rights of another begin” or their own “Do unto others as you’d have them do unto you”. Or maybe some Christians really want all the various “heathens” knocking on their doors to preach to them about their personal beliefs and have their beliefs actually imposed upon them?

    This doesn’t apply to all Christians, just some of them – the ones who wouldn’t have the slightest clue.