Don't ask me why, but today I somehow ended up at the God Hates Fags website. From the title of the site, you can imagine what the content's like. It's rather hateful and very depressing, especially the pictures with small children. This picture here in particular really made me sad. It's four girls who are about 14 years old wearing
God Hates Fags shirts. But what really got to me was the fact that they were smiling. And then I realize, that's all they know; that's how they were raised. They think it's
right and that's why they're smiling. I sometimes forget that there's some...out there...people in the world, but that was a rather poignant reminder.
Which brings me to my point: Where's the outrage among the Christian church? Why don't you guys denounce these people? Whenever you hear something about Muslim terrorists, the first thing you hear from Muslim leaders is that the terrorists aren't representative of Islam. Why do I not hear this from Christian churches or groups whenever this shit happens? Oh sure, in our Bible studies we used to denounce them, but that's denunciation in private. I sometimes think Christian churches don't publicly denounce these groups and people because they secretly (or not so secretly) agree with them. They may not agree with the methods, but they agree with the message. Which makes me very sad because it sometimes becomes very hard to not consider the extremists representative of the entire group. So, if you'd like to help me have a renewed faith in the rational religious person, you can do your part by publicly denouncing the extremists (or counter-protesting if you ever feel adventurous and motivated).
Oh, and on a similar but even more ridiculous matter: there is no War on Christmas waged by
Teh Evil Godless Atheists. You aren't being persecuted; get over it