In a column yesterday, BarbWire writer Bill Muehlenberg inadvertently conceded the shallowness of the arguments from Religious Right groups that gay rights efforts somehow discriminate against conservatives Christians and others who have moral opposition to homosexuality.
Muehlenberg is upset that an Australian Football League club, Essendon, is taking “a stand against homophobia,” a move Muehlenberg insists discriminates against Christians. Of course, he doesn’t actually say how: “Real Christians are deeply offended by the immoral and dangerous homosexual lifestyle. So obviously by granting special rights to one minority group, you are discriminating against a much larger group. So where is the equality?”
But he does take the time to compare gay people to pedophiles, shoplifters and drunk drivers, and warn that “the cult of homosexualism” is the “coming world religion which will enslave the entire world.”
“The holy laws of homosexualism are now in place, and everyone will bow and worship. All those daring to question any of this will meet their fate,” he continues. “Re-education camps and indoctrination centers will just be a part of the way the authorities deal with any recalcitrants.”
And it is not just those poor fans who are having their rights denied by the bigoted AFL. What about all the other fans who are not getting special treatment, their own pride round, and so on? When do adulterers, fornicators, paedophiles and those into bestiality get their own special days and celebrations?
Why don’t we in fact have special days and promotions for far larger groups of AFL fans, such as accountants, drunk drivers, farmers and shoplifters? They all love their footy, so why isn’t the AFL treating them equally? After all, Brendon assured us that they “want to create an environment, not only here at Essendon but at the footy, where everyone is welcome and everyone is equal.”
And hey, I am a Bible-believing Christian. Does he really want me to feel welcome? Then when do Christians get their own day? And guess what? Real Christians are deeply offended by the immoral and dangerous homosexual lifestyle. So obviously by granting special rights to one minority group, you are discriminating against a much larger group. So where is the equality?
The thing that really gets me about all this shear madness is that these clowns at Essendon and the AFl are actually saying these things with a straight face. They actually expect to be taken seriously. Except for the past few decades, no one in the history of the human race would have come up with such complete and utter stupidity.
For most of human history this unhealthy lifestyle was at best tolerated. But now we are all being forced to celebrate it, promote it, luxuriate in it, and bless it – whether we want to or not. How can we account for this total lunacy? The only thing I can come up with is that we now have a new Western religion which no one dare gainsay: homosexualism.
We will now all worship at the altar of homosexualism, and any apostates will be swiftly and harshly dealt with. Just like some sick cult, everyone is expected to fully conform, follow the official religious line, or face excommunication and worse.
The cult of homosexualism is now in full bloom, and just as with any cult, it asks us all to completely throw away our brains and simply conform and do as you are told. We will fully submit to what our religious superiors tell us to do, and we dare not question the official dogma of homosexualism.
The holy laws of homosexualism are now in place, and everyone will bow and worship. All those daring to question any of this will meet their fate. Re-education camps and indoctrination centers will just be a part of the way the authorities deal with any recalcitrants.
People often worry about a coming world religion which will enslave the entire world. Well, I think we have now found it: the cult of homosexualism.