Thursday, May 24, 2012

Muslim cleric: torture and kill homosexuals

As often happens, a very insignificant event is being blown out of all proportion in the public prints, but, in this case, is providing a striking example of at least three phenomena: hatred of Christianity, fear of Mohammedanism, and the utter hypocrisy of the media and "intelligentsia" throughout the West.

Recently, the pastor of a Baptist church in North Carolina, responding to the current President's ardent endorsement of "gay marriage," made some intemperate and foolish remarks, as sometimes happens among preachers and politicians when addressing controversial issues.  Although this insignificant little popinjay, who serves a church in a very small town, didn't quite descend to the depths of the execrable Fred Phelps, he did say the following:  "Build a great big large fence 50 or 100 miles long. Put all the lesbians in there. Fly over and drop some food. Do the same thing with the queers and the homosexuals. Have that fence electrified so they can't get out. You know what, in a few years, they'll die out. You know why? They can't reproduce."  Then, to make matters worse, either he or one of his congregants put his remarks on YouTube, where they have gone viral.

Before proceeding further, a bit of perspective: without making excuses for this jackanapes, two things must be noted, if fairness is a priority.  First of all, his comments were the product of his own imagination; he was not quoting the Bible, or any Baptist document.  Second, there are more Baptist churches in North Carolina than in any other state, save Texas: a conservative estimate would be over a thousand individual congregations, each with its own pastor. A "gay Christian" website lists ten or eleven Baptist churches in North Carolina as "gay affirming." So, judging Baptists, even North Carolina Baptists, by the rantings of one particular preacher would be unwise.  
Nevertheless, the Usual Suspects are in full cry, proclaiming this preacher's remarks a major league "hate crime." The American Civil Liberties Union, the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, and Americans United for Separation of Church and State have all weighed in, demanding an apology from the pastor, denouncing his "hate speech," and, for all I know, demanding that a really nasty bug be dropped down his shirt.  The Anti-Defamation League, at least, had enough discernment to say that the preacher's remarks were "incompatible with the tenets of his faith," rather than attacking Christianity per se
But here's where the hypocrisy comes in: the five-minute rant of this little man, in this little town, is being denounced as a major transgression against humanity and decency itself.  And yet, where were these same people, this same media, these same "concerned citizens," when an Islamic cleric, five years ago, was saying on television that homosexuals should be tortured to death?  The following video is unintentionally amusing in spots, but the man is in deadly earnest: and, unlike the preacher in North Carolina, he quotes Islamic scripture to justify his views:

There's a double standard, obviously, although this is nothing new.  If Christians are true to the teachings of the Bible, they regard homosexual acts as sinful, just as illicit heterosexual acts are sinful.  But this is intolerable, coming from Christians, because Christianity itself is intolerable in this theophobic world.  If a Christian takes a stand against "gay rights" or "gay marriage," the homosexuals become hysterical (the word is carefully chosen), the media goes berserk, and senile movie stars rip pages out of Gideon Bibles in hotel rooms. 
But if A Muslim proposes torture and execution for homosexuals ... not a peep.  Not a whisper.   
It's almost as though someone were afraid of the followers of "the religion of peace" .... but surely that can't be, can it?

And they call Christians hypocrites!

1 comment:

  1. Ironic, isn't it? That Baptist preacher's proposal is a cakewalk compared to what the Muslim cleric said! I'd like to see what the rabid, misguided commenters on the preacher's vid think about the Islamic approach!