There’s been an amusing little battle going on between Ricky Gervais and some fundie wingnuts on Twitter over his support for gay rights and acceptance of evolution. A lot of it was just stupid juvenile taunts from some guy named Keith, who tweets under the name GodsWordIsLaw, with Gervais responding with far more civility and kindness than I would have. A few examples from Keith:
Atheists are of Satan, not God. …
God’s land, God’s laws. Bow to your creator.
Homosexuals are of Satan, not God. It’s why homosexuals refuse to change their deviancy, Satan’s grip is too strong.
Oh hell, the Little Sodomites are attacking my mentions again. Theyre even worse than the demented @RickyGervais followers.
@tobeymonster That’s because you’re sick in the head. A symptom of your homosexuality?
U WERENT BORN THIS WAY. You were conditioned by Lady Satan to act on your unnatural homosexual impulses. http://Narth.org can help u!
@jacko2255 You were most likely molested as a child but can’t remember it.
@LewBerryJuice Youre homosexual arent you? Most atheists are because they’re angry God doesnt approve of their lifestyle.
In the eyes of God, sexual sinners (prostitutes, homosexuals etc) are worse than the likes of murderers because they’re PROUD of their sins
It goes on and on and on like that. But he really brings the stupid when he tries to take on evolution:
@Dr_Nikolai So why did blacks only semi evolve? Theyre at least a few hundred thousand years behind, no? I dont get your logic.
@OGMCookie Its actually the Atheists that are racist because their theory of evolution suggest blacks are less evolved since theyre apeish.
I can see how black people evolved from apes since they’re black, but how did white people evolve from apes? Care 2 explain, ASStheists? lol
We only have 5000 years of recorded human history yet Atheists seem to think Earth has been here for billions of years #NotPossible #WakeUp@zwixxx Dinosaurs are not a proven fact.
@devocevo You claim to have science on your side. Are you aware many scientists are Christian?
Dinosaurs are not a proven fact? Seriously? This guy is a special kind of stupid. Then some dolt named Rachel Bennett jumped in with this charming old nugget of ignorance:
@rickygervais If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?
Because we didn’t evolve from monkeys and apes, we share a common ancestor with both of them (and monkeys and apes are not the same, by the way). If you’d paid even a tiny bit of attention in biology class, you’d know why this is an utterly idiotic question.
To Gervais’ credit, he maintained his civility through all of this:
“@GodsWordIsLaw: I dont know any normal man that stands up for queers.” Man made god in his image: intolerant sexist homophobic & violent
“@DarcieDarling15: please don’t think all christians are like Godswordislaw x” Of course not. There are good and bad people. That is all.
I am not anti christian. I am anti bigot @GodsWordIsLaw I don’t believe in ANY god. I treat all religions equally. And all good people
Christians and all other faiths.. Pls RT http://huff.to/tQ9bd1 And say no to bigots preaching hate in the name of your God. Peace
I’d love to know what real Christians think of @GodsWordIsLaw. I remember it being about love and forgiveness – not hate and persecution. ??
He’s a much nicer guy than I am.