Thursday, October 7, 2010

Christian Group Discovers the Golden Rule

by  Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

Yesterday I commented on the recent string of young gay suicides, noting that they are often (nearly always) the result of stupidity and ignorance run amok.    Many of the malignant bastards who feel called upon to heap their garbage on these kids do so in the name of their religion - usually some twisted branch of Christianity.

Several years ago gay rights advocates came up with a special day to call attention to the horrific consequences of gay bullying.  They enacted an annual "Day of Silence" in which participants stayed silent as protest of the bullying.  Some conservative Christian (sic) groups, of course, could not let anything sponsored by the gay community go unchallenged, even something as tame as a day of silence, so they formed their own observance on the same day.  The Christian (sic) response was labeled a "Day of Truth," and it was established primarily to "counter the promotion of homosexual behaviors and to express an opposing viewpoint from a Christian (sic) perspective."

Recently Exodus International, one of the groups originally involved in the hateful "Day of Truth" counter-protest, withdrew its support from the event.  Alan Chambers, the President of Exodus International, apparently went back and re-read the Golden Rule.  He said that his group is now pulling out of the "Day of Truth" activities because of the recent attention being paid to gay bullying.  Chambers noted "(that) attention has helped us to realize the need to equip the kids to live out biblical tolerance and grace while treating their neighbors as they would like to be treated, whether they agree with them or not."

What a beautiful sentiment - and from a Christian, no less!

As a sidebar, Focus of the Family and its leader James Dobson have no intention of setting their bigotry aside, and they will continue to fully support the "Day of Truth."  Seig Heil!

"I like your Christ.  I do not like your Christians."  Mahatma Gandhi.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We need to expose the focus on the family crowd who have far too many AZ politicians in their pocket promoting hate and corporate rule while hiding behind the cross their Christ died on.