Back in 2011, after it was reported that George Michael had been hospitalised in Vienna after suffering pneumonia, someone called ‘Keith’ from Christians For a Moral America asked his Twitter followers to pray for Michael’s death:
In his response to these tweets, Michael made a point of differentiating between fundamental Christianity and the kind that doesn’t think gay people will go to hell:
I know for a fact that many devout Christians. . . are truly wonderful, kind-hearted men and women who take the best parts of that religion and live admirable, generous and loving lives … But in my opinion … there are others who use their twisted interpretations of ancient scriptures as a pathetic excuse to be totally fucked up cunt-sucking bastards.
I would rather have had him say “cock-sucking bastards” as so many of these anti-gay rants come from what I sincerely believe are self-loathing individuals desperate to disguise their own homosexual tendencies, such as the US pastor Steven Anderson and the British evangelist and annoying Internet troll Bob Hutton.
Anderson, above, is reported today as saying:
First of all, George Michael’s burning in Hell right now. He was a very wicked, God-hating sodomite reprobate, and he’s getting the punishment that he deserves right now.
It’s been pretty sad to see even Christians in some cases saying, ‘Oh, we lost another great celebrity’, you know? ‘Rest in peace’ and all this kind of garbage.
Clearly, George Michael hated the Lord Jesus Christ … but not only that, he provides a great example of what sodomites are actually like.
He was found out to be a sodomite, for those who weren’t smart enough to just look at him in the 80s and see right away that the guy was a total faggot.
Branding him a paedophile, he added:
Quit mourning the death of this filthy pervert. He’s rotting in Hell right now for being a God-hating homosexual reprobate.
The cowardly Hutton, who hides behind his pathetic Gospel Truth blog, goes to great lengths to keep his face hidden and is either too lazy or stupid ever to put links in his facile posts, said something similar immediately after Michael had died.
It is said that he died of heart failure. I don’t know if this was brought on by drug abuse, or if he simply had a heart condition through no fault of his own, but either way, he must now face the consequences of living in open rebellion against the teachings of God’s infallible word – the Bible. Any readers who wish to know his views on God, the Bible and Christians can easily find out more by simply googling ‘George Michael’s views on God, religion and the Bible’. However, I should warn readers that quotes from this ‘person’ may include vile swear words – that is the kind of man he was.
Clearly Michael detested Christian evangelicals like Anderson and Hutton, but was he truly “a God-hater”, as these morons claim? I don’t believe so.
In a eerily prophetic piece addressed to American readers of The Advocate in 2005 when the loathsome George W Bush was President he wrote:
I’ve never had a problem with God … In the England of my childhood, God could be described only as a fading presence, really. Two hundred children would hum vaguely decipherable hymns around me in the main hall each morning, and every once in a while I’d have to stop picking my nose to pretend I was looking for a number in my hymn book, but school had already become a secular environment for all intents and purposes …
This, he astutely argued, had much to do with the influx of immigrants from non-Christian countries.
One of the by-products of a more secular society is, of course, a lack of brimstone and fire when it comes to homosexuality. The two go hand in hand. In fact, there really ought to be a campaign to make Henry VIII the patron saint of English queerdom … Without his arrogance the English would still be Catholic, and we would probably have our own Mel Gibsons and Dubyas to deal with.
In a sick twist, immigration, the very thing that watered down the Church of England and protected English gay men from the ferocity of religious persecution, has become the new enemy to watch out for. As fundamentalism sweeps across America in the form of Bush and his new fan club, gays and lesbians on this side of the pond find themselves in the dreadful position of sharing our soapbox with racists.
We’re not afraid of our soft old village vicar. But we are beginning to worry about Allah … Muslim clerics here are beginning to spout some very scary stuff indeed in public, the kind of rhetoric that bishops and archbishops have had to stifle for the past 40 years.
Devout Christians and hard-line Muslims have found common political ground, and it’s called Us. Is it really possible that immigration, the saving grace of English queerdom, will eventually lead the charge against us?