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Barber’s Absurd Criticism of Savage

Barber’s Absurd Criticism of Savage May 4, 2012

Matt Barber delivers a predictably hypocritical and idiotic column throwing a temper tantrum about Dan Savage pointing out the inconsistency and stupidity of Christian beliefs about homosexuality. He begins with this whopper:

They used to arrest middle-aged perverts who get their jollies from talking dirty to children. Today, they get a television show, a nationally syndicated column, a lecture circuit and multiple visits to the Obama White House.

Talking dirty to children? He did nothing of the sort. He used a “naughty” word — ZOMG! — but it was an accurate one and entirely justified by the issue he was discussing.

No, Savage has finally managed to publicly discredit himself as the anti-Christian bigot and bully he’s always been. Never again will this guy be taken seriously as an anti-bullying crusader.

Only by cretins like you who are in favor of bullying. Think about how deranged Barber’s view of bullying is. We live in a country where kids who are thought to be gay, accurately or not, are routinely tormented so badly that they are pushed to kill themselves, where Christian ministers openly talk about beating the gay out of them, where parents send their kids off to military-style reform schools and camps to be abused in the name of God at the first sign of even possibly being gay, where hundreds of people on Twitter will post messages threatening to kill their future child if he or she should turn out to be gay — and the only bullying he manages to see is when someone dares to criticize his religion. A man who is still complaining that the Supreme Court won’t let him throw gay people in jail suddenly decides that it’s “bullying” when someone stands up and calls him a bigot and tells him that his beliefs are bullshit.

He then walked through a list of the same tired left-wing talking points about the Bible – long ago discredited – covering shellfish, virginity, etc. “The Bible is a radically pro-slavery document,” he said (anti-Christian trash we’ve come to expect from the secular left).

How exactly have those things been “discredited”? The Bible does, in fact, say all of those things, much of it in the very same books that condemn homosexuality. The Bible does, in fact, endorse slavery, explicitly and repeatedly. There is not one verse in the Bible condemning slavery and dozens that support it, in both the old and new testaments.

Yep, this deviant troglodyte is the face of the left’s anti-bullying efforts. I’ve often said that those wonderfully “tolerant” liberals – the self-styled opponents of “hate” and “bigotry” – are the most intolerant, hateful bigots among us.

It is neither bigoted not hateful to point out that wingnuts like Barber are hateful and bigoted. Welcome to the world of Christian blackwhite. Believing that God commanded people to stone gay people to death, or women who weren’t virgins on their wedding day — that’s the obscenity. Calling that bullshit is the nicest thing a rational person could say about it.


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