Church homosexuality FAQ for kids!

Saw this informative church brochure.  Here are some choice excerpts.

Most cultures long ago decided this was very wrong. And they made rules against it, for a lot of good reasons (more grown-up stuff). First of all, two men can never create their own child. Neither can two women. And two men kissing– well, it just doesn’t seem right. That’s because it isn’t!

Hell, as long as most cultures long ago decided it was very wrong…  This makes perfect sense since we govern our modern world by ancient ideals.  Also kids, the sun orbits the earth and sickness is caused by demons.  Run along now and remember not to ask questions.

And there are a lot of good reasons, which they’re going to tell the kids when they’re older.  But then, in the very next sentence, they go on to give reasons.  Those must be the shitty reasons.

First reason: gay people can’t create a child.  You’ll be happy to learn that modern science has fixed that.  You’ll be unhappy to learn that people don’t fuck just to make babies.

Second reason:  two men/women kissing is icky!  That makes it wrong.  So is the corollary true?  If we don’t find it icky, does that make it so, so right?

Some people claim they were “born” homosexual. But there is no well-accepted science that backs up that idea. Strong feelings are not proof of anything.

Neither is there scientific evidence to back up the idea that people think pizza is tasty.  We don’t need it because lots of people behave in a way that confirms they think pizza is tasty.  Ditto, gay people behave in a way that confirms they think members of the same gender are physically attractive.  There are some things so basic, obvious, and irrelevant that scientists don’t want to take time away from curing cancer to prove the bleeding obvious, like proving to churchgoers that some women really like putting their mouths on other women.

What do these people think; that LGBT people don’t really find other dudes/dudettes attractive and that they do it just to fuck with Christians?

What’s more, who gives a shit if LGBT people are born that way?  People weren’t born with pierced ears, but we don’t give a shit if they pierce their ears.  You know why?  Because it’s their fucking life.  You don’t get to tell them what they do or do not enjoy, and you definitely don’t get to tell them it’s wrong because societies thousands of years ago said so.

But here’s the real kicker.  For those saying that religion isn’t the problem with gay rights, why would stuff like this exist (and oh, is there ever more of it) if there were not a huge market/demand for it in churches?  This is what kills me when gay rights groups try to make friendly with Christianity.  Remove religion from the equation and much of the gay rights fight would be unnecessary.  If anybody should have an interest in purging religion from the human mind, it’s the victims of its scriptures.

And seriously, if you’re one of the people who find any of the contents of this booklet to be credible, you are being stupid and callous.  If you find being labeled as stupid and callous disagreeable, then demand good reasoning from even the people on your own side (and condemn wretched reasoning like this when your side advances it) and practice putting yourselves in the shoes of others before you try to lord over them.  If that’s not what it means to be a Christian, then being a Christian is an affront to one’s humanity.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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