“Coach” Dave Daubenmire, who claims to be a follower of Jesus Christ, went on another rant on his little internet show, telling Christians to “embrace the hate” of atheists because we evil people teach children that it’s okay to be “into sodomizing.”
“I wish you would join me in hating what they’re doing to our children in school,” he said. “I hate it, man. I absolutely hate what they’re doing … They’re misleading children in our schools and we don’t hate it. I can promise you this, the Lord hates it. I promise you this, the Lord hates those who are indoctrinating little children into sodomizing. I can promise you, the Lord hates that. He hates it! Now, the question we need to ask ourselves is why don’t we?”
“God doesn’t just hate the atheist,” Daubenmire declared. “He hates those of us who allow atheists to teach lies to our children. Oh, He hates it … The devil and his team are constantly trying to rip the innocence out of the heart of those little kids and it’s going on with our approval and we’re warned all throughout the scripture, if you let that continue, you’re in sin.”
“We’re supposed to love these wicked people?” Daubenmire screamed. “Supposed to love the pedophiles? Supposed to love the people, the teachers in public schools that are teaching our kids homo sex is normal? We’re supposed to love that? No way! What is wrong with us?”
Hey, I’ve got an idea. Let’s ask Jesus, the savior he claims to follow, what he thinks about that:
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Oh, I’m sure he has some thoroughly ridiculous argument for why this really doesn’t mean what it clearly means. But then he’d accuse liberal Christians of picking and choosing and reinterpreting the Bible to suit their wishes. Irony!