Love the sinner, hate the sin, isn’t that how it usually goes? The homophobic right is always pointing out how they love gay people, but they can’t stand, you know, that whole icky gay thing.
Josh Duggar — he of the Duggar clan, and a senior member of the Family Research Council hategroup — noted that his family’s efforts to get a nondiscrimination ordinance overturned in Fayetteville, Arkansas, was actually an act of love for the LGBT community.
While sitting in on the FRC’s Washington Watch radio show Monday, Duggar and Southern Baptist pastor, plagiarist, and all around racist Richard Land, discussed why gays and lesbians should be thankful for Christians and the abuse that Christians heap on them, because Christians are trying to free them from their “sad, lonely lifestyle.”
Land noted that it was “a sad, lonely lifestyle,” and that “It just seemed to me that one of the cruelest jokes the devil has ever played is to have that lifestyle described as ‘gay.’”
The projection is strong with this one.
Duggar explained that his family’s efforts to repeal the LGBT nondiscrimination law — a nondiscrimination law that also protected individuals of color, former service members, and other groups commonly discriminated against — was a “favor” to the gay community. LGBT activists, Duggar noted, are “very vocal about their side,” but as Christians, “We have got to stand up in love and say, ‘We’re gonna stand up for what’s right and we believe in this.’”
According to Land, the problem is when LGBT groups try to force people to agree with them:
The radical gay groups. their goal is very clear. Their goal is to use the power of the state to force everyone to accept and affirm their lifestyle and to marginalize anyone who disagrees with it.
Come off the Cross, Land. The nails aren’t supposed to go in the palm, anyway.
Duggar added that they still have “compassion,” but they also have “convictions,” saying that, “You know what? We still love everyone as Christ commands, we still have compassion, we still have those kinds of feelings, but we also have our convictions. We have our beliefs.”
Land added that, “If you really love somebody, you’re going to tell them the truth. The Bible’s not neutral about lifestyles. The Bible blesses and approves of some and not others.”
The Bible sure does approve of some lifestyles — for instance, it approves of keeping slaves and raping women. Very positive lifestyles.
If you take their actions independent of their words, their definition of “love” becomes something to the effect of “punishing an individual for doing something that you disapprove of.”
Using that definition of “love,” I could — but won’t, because unlike Duggar and Land, I’m not morally bankrupt — argue that 9/11 was an act of love. After all, their words taken at face value, it was Muslim fundamentalists reminding us that while they “loved the sinner,” they “hated the sin.”
You can listen to the discussion below: