Every year, this website DefendChristians.org puts out a list of the “Top 10 Anti-Christian Acts” – 2012 is no different.
I wonder what bad things have happened! Maybe they got billboards vandalized. Maybe prominent public figures blamed Christians for everything from the school shootings to hurricane Sandy. Maybe the army refused to let Christians hold a rock concert…
…Let’s check out their list and discuss!
10. Target took a controversial and anti-family stand when it decided to support homosexual activist groups with the proceeds from a collection of “gay pride” T-shirts sold by Target. They decided to do so even after voters throughout the country, including just recently in North Carolina, have taken a stand against homosexual marriage. But, instead of allowing its customers to voice concerns, Target has decided to block emails.
Sorry kids, but having gay pride t-shirts is pro-family. Pro-family should mean acceptance and promotion of families, but to the readers of DefendChristians, “Pro-family” means “Pro-Christian ideals of the perfect family unit consisting of a husband, wife 2.5 kids, who go to church and try not to sin or cuss”. “anti-family” apparently means acceptance of anything other than this Christian ideal. this isn’t an anti-Christian act, it’s a pro-someone-who-probably-isn’t-Christian act. I guess that means that at one time, people who were against slavery were also anti-Christian. It’s not “anti-Christian” if some business doesn’t hate gay people sufficiently enough for you.
I guess defendchristianity would consider the sale of any Christian Jewelry or clothing an anti-atheist act.
Oh yeah and maybe you didn’t notice, but voters have approved same-sex marriage in Maryland and Maine.
9. The “chief diversity officer” of Gallaudet University, Dr. Angela McCaskill, was placed on paid leave and faced punishment and the possibility of loosing her job simply for signing a bill that asks for the issue to be put up for a vote so Maryland citizens can decide whether to accept or reject the redefinition of marriage.
First of all, she signed an anti-gay marriage petition dated July 12, 2012, in favor of overturning the Civil Marriage Protection Act and denying lesbian and gay people the basic right to marry. She was put on paid administrative leave and then her position was reinstated three months later. You’re complaining that she got, effectively, a 3 month vacation?
I guess if an atheist signed a petition banning Christian marriage and was put on paid administrative leave from her job as diversity officer and then had her job reinstated 3 months later, defendchristianity would consider that an anti-atheist act.
8. A group of peaceful demonstrators were recently assaulted in Little Rock, Arkansas during a rally against Obama-care and it’s abortion mandate. Thankfully this was all caught on camera, along with the man’s license plate number. But the police were slow to act, and seemingly had no interest in finding the aggressor
This isn’t anti-Christian, it sounds more like anti-conservatism. Sorry that happened. Anyway, how do you know why he assaulted these people? Maybe he was on drugs and thought he was Jesus. All he said was, “Praise be to Mary!” and “Get the hell out of here!” so it sounds like he was probably a Catholic.
I guess if a group of pro-Obamacare demonstrators were attacked by some dude saying, “There is no god!”, defendchristianity would consider that an anti-atheist act.
7. At the Minneapolis Pride Festival, a Christian evangelist was pushed into a “free speech” corner by local officials. Organizers from the parade asked the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to make a “free speech zone” far away from the festival for people who disagree with homosexuality. The Board agreed, and now all opposition to the sin-fest are exiled.
A Christian Evangelist who wanted to set up a booth to hand out bibles, and the Organizers of the Pride Festival put his booth with the other anti-pride people in their own section. Makes sense, kinda like how all the food vendors are in one section, and the arts and crafts vendors are in one section, and the bible thumpers are in one section, and the organization booths are in one section. I’m pretty sure Pride Fest has the right to choose where they want to put the booth you’re renting.
I guess if… fuck, I can’t even think of a good one for this.
6. A Florida high school teacher was exposed after they invited a terrorist sympathizer to give pro- Islamic lectures in her classroom over the last three years. The speaker, Hassan Shibly, is on record standing up for the terrorist organization Hezbollah and defended a radical Imam who was killed after shooting at members of the FBI.
More “anything that isn’t pro-Christian must be anti-Christian” claptrap. The dude just wanted to “teach students about tolerance and clear up common misconceptions about the Muslim faith.” Wow, how anti-christian. How dare we educate them about religions other than Christianity.
I guess if Muslim comes to a school to teach kids about Islam, defendchristianity would consider that an anti-atheist act, too.
5. Over the summer a study came out of the University of Texas, Austin that showed that children of homosexual parents were worse off financially, mentally, and relationship-wise than those with married heterosexual parents. There is a difference between children of married, heterosexual parents and same-sex parents. But the Professor who led the study was placed under an investigation by the University after homosexuals became enraged over the results.
The study was criticized on it’s scientific merit – that’s what happens in science – your work will get scrutinized. That’s not anti-Christian; that’s how people do science.
I guess if atheist put out a study about how atheists are more intelligent than believers that some other people criticized, defendchristianity would consider that an anti-atheist act.
4.Radical homosexual activist, Dan Savage, made crude insults towards Christian students during a journalism conference for high school students. Savage is famous for producing an anti-bullying campaign that encouraged young people to come out as homosexuals. At the conference Savage engaged in a anti-Christian, Bible-bashing diatribe, hurling insults at the Christian students.
Big fucking deal. You know how often people on Fox news blame atheists for… basically everything bad in the country? Pretty much every day. Yet Dan Savage says “the “Bible’s bullsh**” about homosexuality should be ignored — much like how people ignore what the Bible says about slavery and how brides should be stoned to death if they’re not virgins.” – and this is #4 on your list? You guys are a bunch of privileged whiners.
I guess if some pastor at some book conference somewhere told his audience that The God Delusion was a bunch of bullshit, defendchristianity would consider that an anti-atheist act.
3. In Hawaii, a new law can now force churches to make their property available to homosexuals for civil union ceremonies. While the law does protect pastors from having to perform the ceremonies, it does not provide protection for church property. Now, if a church refuses to allow the ceremonies on their property they could be subject to sanctions or fines
Ugh, why can’t I find a primary source for this? Regardless… can you even read legal documents? Apparently the law states that “churches that perform marriage ceremonies only for their own members don’t have to perform civil union ceremonies. However, churches that allow non-members to marry in the churches are not exempt from the law.”
You know what? You don’t pay taxes, and you rent out your building to non-members for weddings and other functions. That means you shouldn’t be able to discriminate. It’s the law. Suck it up.
I guess defendchristianity would consider is an anti-atheist act if some law somewhere said that the Ethical Society of St. Louis couldn’t ban Christians from renting out their building for a wedding ceremony if they also rented it to other non-members.
2. California legislature voted to stop Christian counselors from providing help for children struggling with same-sex attraction. Now, counselors are unable to even suggest that it’s possible to overcome same-sex attractions.
The law says, ““Under no circumstances shall a mental health provider engage in sexual orientation change efforts with a patient under 18 years of age, regardless of the willingness of a patient, patient’s parent, guardian, conservator, or other person to authorize such efforts“
The reason this is not allowed is because sexual orientation change efforts have been shown not to work, and to be damaging to people. Why would you want a counselor counseling in a manner which is ineffective?
I thought you Christians wanted schools to stay out of sex-ed. Do you really want someone else teaching your kid about sex?
I guess defendchristianity would consider is an anti-Christian act if counselors were not allowed to try to deconvert patients out of their religious faith.
1. President Obama endorsed homosexual “marriage,” invoking Christ to try to justify his anti-Christ position. In his announcement, Obama said “…when [I] think about our faith, the thing at root that we think about is, not only Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf, but it’s also the Golden Rule, you know, treat others the way you would want to be treated.”
Once again, the “anyone who does not cheer for me must be against me” mentality. The number one anti-Christian act in 2012 is Obama supporting gay marriage? I see…the back of my head, because that’s how far back my eyes just rolled.
…and finally… I guess defendchristianity would consider it an anti-atheist act if… um… okay no, I got nothin’
That’s it? These are the top 10 anti-Christian acts of 2012? What a lush and privileged life you guys lead. It must feel horrible knowing not everyone thinks exactly like you. How do you handle the stress?