According to a new tactic by the language police on the religious right, LGBT rights are now called “erotic liberty.”
Yes. They clearly think that this is a bad thing.
The term was quite possibly coined by Johnson Ferry Baptist Church’s Reverend Bryant Wright, who was invited to give a devotional at the Georgia state House on Wednesday and called on Lawmakers to protect the citizens “against evil.”
He noted that “religious liberty” was a “foundational aspect” of the United States Constitution and that it was necessary for the “common good and welfare of man” to fight back against what he called “erotic liberty“:
It is just one example of what our culture is going to increasingly see as an issue of erotic liberty versus religious liberty. We’re liable to see this with our military chaplains in the years ahead if they in good conscience believe they cannot perform same-sex weddings and could be kicked out of the military
Know what else were a “foundational aspects” of the United States Constitution, Reverend Wright? Slavery and racism. You’d do well to watch what specters and phantasms of the past you invoke while pining for the golden era that never existed.
Wright added that lawmaker should remember those principles “even though a majority of your constituencies have embraced erotic liberty over religious liberty.”
So what’s Wright saying? That lawmakers should ignore what their constituency wants? Look, Wright, it takes a lot more than Jesus to buy politicians. God’s laws apply only to the powerless and the poor.
It’s worth remembering that not even a day before, up to 200 people gathered at the Capitol to protest the dismissal of Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran, who penned an anti-gay book. I can just imagine those folks at a pride parade, can’t you?
RedState founder and conservative pundit Erick Erickson was shepping nachas for the good reverend, writing on Twitter that he was ““so very proud of Bryant Wright being bold in his faith and strong in his leadership.”
Not everyone was happy with Wright; some of them practice something called “basic manners.” For instance, State Rep. Simone Bell (D), who is also a lesbian. She confronted the Reverend after his political rant, and recounted the story on Facebook:
Told him he is a disgrace to the clergy, the Word and the state of Georgia. That he squandered his opportunity to bring a message of love to people who have sacrificed to serve the state. That his religious freedom is not being trampled upon, but that he is trampling upon mine and 300,000 + more Georgian’s religious freedom to be who God created us to be.
He responded that we clearly have a difference of opinion. I told him we have a difference of HUMANITY.
Actually, the fundamental difference between Rep. Bell and Reverend
Stryker Wright is “reality,” but “humanity” is an acceptable answer, too, since Write recognizes neither.
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