Here’s yet another wingnut, this time “ex-gay” evangelist Joe Dallas, declaring that God’s judgment will be upon the country if we don’t prevent gay people from having equal rights. It seems that God is forever threatening to kick our ass over such things.
Deace: Where does this end ultimately? What happens to the individuals here that are struggling with their sexuality when we allow public policy to essentially say: ‘do whatever you want.’ What ultimately will be the price they will pay?
Dallas: The individuals will be given a green light to express their desires as they see fit. Some will claim to find deep fulfillment in that, some will form relationships that they report as being very healthy and satisfying, others will find that their lives take directions that they didn’t expect and they’ll be deeply disappointed.
There’s really two ways I look at this: one is theologically and one is socially. Socially I think it will be one more step down the ladder towards a much lower standard of human behavior. Theologically, I think it will be a green light to engage in behaviors that bring the judgment of God. Either one looks pretty dismal to me.
“My imaginary friend is gonna kick your ass if you do that.” How terribly compelling.