Sandy Rios: gay rights activists are actually losing because they will burn in hell.

Are you an LGBT activist celebrating the recent slew of victories in both the legal courts as well as the court of public opinion?  Well she’s going to put a stop to that!  You may think you’re winning in the only world for which we have any evidence, but did you know in a completely other world, where you’ll go after you die, that god is going to be miffed?

I would not want to be in the shoes of any of the left right now. I would not want to be in Barack Obama’s shoes. I would not want to be in the shoes of homosexual activists. I say that with humility and with fear for them because God will even the score, he will sort things out, he will be God and he will not be mocked. Whereas they think they are getting away with breaking all kinds of moral laws and mocking everyone in the process, they just don’t know God, they don’t know who they are up against and we do. And that should bring out some mercy in us because I wouldn’t want to be—what did that old evangelist say: ‘it’s a fearful thing to fall into the hands of an angry God.’

Let’s see you celebrate now!  Tremble and despair, ye advocates for equality!

The religious, particularly Christians, have been the power base for virtually every movement to oppose equal rights for centuries, and the refrain of their defeat in every case is always the same: yes, we may have lost, but after you’re dead god is going to burn you for eternity, so there!  Once every secular argument on their side has been reduced to the philosophical equivalent of tatters, there’s always “But god hates it and you’ll be sorry!”  This is done as if we will then say “Oh geez!  We didn’t know god wanted us to pass discriminatory laws!  We’ll get right on that.”

And somehow Sandy Rios thinks this can be said once more, this time over the repeated victories, and the impending ultimate victory, of the cause of gay rights, with humility.  “God loves me and will punish my enemies” is about as far from humility as the laws of logic permit.

God could’ve just made opposing equal rights for gays the logical and compassionate thing to do and spared us all the torment.  But nope!  He apparently wants us to be cruel and unfair, otherwise he’ll torture us in a manner so infinite and severe that it defies imagination.  And Sandy Rios would have us believe she’s the morally superior one for worshiping such a god.

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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