Facebook Meltdown: Claiming a local gay pride parade “intimidates people who believe in God,” an Arkansas lawmaker delivers an epic rant against supposed “anti-Christian” activists.
Sen. Jason Rapert (R) is extremely angry because his hometown of Conway, Arkansas is once again hosting their 12th annual gay pride parade.
Earlier this weekend Conway used his Facebook page to go on a wild tirade, writing in super serious all caps:
ANTI-CHRISTIAN ACTIVISTS WILL MARCH THROUGH THE STREETS OF CONWAY TOMORROW AND THE CONWAY CITY COUNCIL ENABLES THEM TO DO SO ON A SUNDAY, THE LORD’S DAY
Rapert goes on to claim that having a gay pride parade on a Sunday is done specifically to mock and intimidate Christians:
Have you ever wondered why they chose a Sunday to conduct a parade? I believe it is because they understand that the lifestyle they are glorifying on our streets is considered sin by every Bible-believing Christian and they use their parade on a day reserved to worship God and reverence the Lord to mock Christians.
Rapert paints himself as a reluctant warrior for Christ, claiming:
I speak up today to oppose those who have disregarded the will of the people in our community who are being intimidated for their beliefs in God and family. This has all gone way too far.
Rapert is particularly outraged by the fact that the parade is being held on a Sunday, or as Rapert puts it, on “Sabbath Day.” Rapert opines:
It is one thing to proclaim you are a homosexual and demand attention to yourself, but it is quite another for homosexual activists to cross the line and accuse Christians of being “bigots” and that their belief that homosexuality is sin is “hate speech”.
Rapert urges “everyone” to oppose the supposed mocking of Christian values entailed by a gay pride parade:
I urge everyone to contact the Conway City Council and Mayor Tab Townsell and tell them that you oppose them for allowing activists to march through the streets of Conway on a Sunday to purposely mock Christian values and accuse Christians of being bigots.
To be fair, Rapert does not speak for all Christians. Unlike Rapert, many Christians are warm and decent human beings who reject anti-gay fanaticism in the name of Jesus Christ.
In fact, there will be many people, straight and gay, who identify as Christians, marching in the same gay pride parade that is driving this hate-filled lawmaker into an apoplectic rage.