Matthew Hagee: educated people don’t think same-sex kissing is ok.

Pastor Matthew Hagee recently gave a sermon in which he asserted that nobody who is educated could look at two men kissing and think it’s acceptable.

Two things:

1.  Let’s not pretend that it’s geniuses who tend to be fundamentalists – especially the type that get taken in by the prosperity gospel.

2.  It turns out that the more educated a person, the more likely they are to think two men kissing is nobody else’s god damn buisness.

Two men kissing?  Not alright.  Disgusting!  Immoral!

Murdering almost every human being alive through the excruciating means of drowning?  Highly ethical!  Greatest being ever!  Worship!  Worship!

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.

  • Zinc Avenger

    Did he mean “educated” or “edumacated”? They’re two totally different concepts.

    • Silent Service

      Edumacated, I’m sure. As such, he can’t tell the difference between the two.

  • baal

    I once had a parenting argument with someone. The question was as follows, “If you and your son are walking along a trail in a State park, would you be more concerned to run across two men kissing or two men doing drugs. I’m totally down on the doing drugs is a bigger concern and harder to explain to my son.

    • Kubricks_Rube

      My friend’s girlfriend played the “what if you’re child saw two dudes kissing?” card and I could only stammer something about how I wouldn’t care and that doesn’t bother me. Only a few hours later did I have that l’esprit d’escalier moment and realize that I should have said something about the possibility that this child she’s so concerned about might be gay and I’d want them to be able to express affection in public just like anybody else.

  • baal

    Does pastor Hagee have a hard drive filled of such men that he used for ‘research’ and could I have access please?

    • Silent Service

      That made me laugh.

    • Christopher Zylstra

      that me me laugh, and I’ll be damned if I didn’t need it! Heh ………………. heh.

  • Loqi

    Uneducated people don’t know what “educated” means.

  • ganner

    How many people who believe that two men kissing is icky therefore it’s wrong get excited at seeing two women kissing?

    • Len

      I’d feel a bit iffy* if I saw a couple of my (male) gay friends kissing (ie, man/man). [**EDIT**] But that’s just because I’m not used to it and it doesn’t interest me.[/EDIT]
      I’d feel less iffy if I saw a couple of my straight friends kissing (woman/man) – but “get a room”. I’d want to get the popcorn and a camera if I saw a couple of my lady-gay friends kissing (woman/woman).

      Is that a reflection on my morals or on my porn preferences?

      Why can’t we just let people do what (and who) they want to?

      * Iffy, not icky.

      • Zhanna Petrova

        I’m almost with you.

        I’m fine with a couple kissing in public, gay, straight, it doesn’t matter to me. But I’d rather not see any couple in public just outright making out. I’d rather them get a room.

  • wombat

    How do you explain two men kissing to your child? Are you shitting me?

    “Mum, why are those two men kissing?”
    “They love each other and that’s how they want to show their love”
    “Ok. Can I have a cookie?”

    (Someone smarter than me said this, or something like it, but I can’t find the reference)

  • EvolutionKills

    I am an educated person, and I think same sex kissing is okay.

    Your argument is invalid.

  • EvolutionKills

    I almost forgot about this one…

  • Ibis3

    Let’s see… MA from highly respected University. Check. Two men kissing? Hawt.

  • Zhanna Petrova

    The thing I find funny, educated people are harder to control. Probably why the more educated you are the less likely you are to be religious.

  • Sam

    I’ve been to university and I find the idea of two men kissing to be acceptable. In fact, I find it arousing.
    I’m also fine with lesbians kissing.

  • EvolutionKills

    WHAT!? I just… I can’t… Ahhh… I…. I just can’t deal… What in the…

    You make my brain hurt…

  • stop2wonder

    Both 1 and 2 are true, but the whole argument is moot because we can’t, and shouldn’t, make laws based solely on the “ick factor” , which is exactly what Hagee is hinting at.

    Just because someone finds something icky or repulsive doesn’t mean it should be against the law.