You have love it when fundies quote from Leviticus while ignoring every other commandment in that book. The latest incident of hypocrisy comes from the Tennessee, where a towering billboard bearing quotes from Leviticus is ruffling some feathers.
Ronnie Monday, a Vietnam vet, commissioned a billboard that reads “You shall not lie with a man as with a woman. It is an abomination.” He paid for it with donations from some friends, and it’s been up for about four months now.
This translation always amuses me. Taken literally, it only bans lying with a man like you’d lie with a woman, so you can still have sex standing up without it being an abomination.
Hey, I don’t claim to take the book literally, I just call it like I see it.
Chris Sanders, the executive director of Tennessee Equality Project, acknowledged that while Ronnie and his drinking buddies were okay to make themselves look like fools (that’s what the First Amendment is for), he just wished that the billboard sent a more positive message. He also questions whether it was a right message to be sending, saying:
We hate to see anything in a community that encourages that kind of divisiveness, picking on people.
Ronnie justified the billboard, saying that “When the president came out and indicated that he thought that gay marriage was OK, that was pretty much the last straw.”
And that, folks, is how poor and stupid people waste their money.
Thanks a lot, Obama.
Ronnie also adds that “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. And he says it’s wrong. And in my opinion, that’s what it is, it’s wrong.”
Except, for, you know, the other 612 Mitzvot he overlooks on a daily basis. But that’s okay, because he’s got a Secret Jesus Decoder Ring that lets him know what laws are the ones that are supposed to be enforced and which ones Jesus tossed out with the New Covenant.
That those laws he thinks should still be enforced match perfectly with his personal opinions is surely coincidence.