The Government is Not Good PAC, a Christian Conservative group, has condemned President Barack Obama’s recent White House reception to mark LGBT Pride Month. Apparently not taking their own advice and actually reading the Bible, in their statement, they quote the Bible selectively to condemn Obama for the “goal of normalizing homosexuality in America” and warned that this goal would not go unpunished.
They stated “President Barack Hussein Obama and Vice President Joe Biden spent last Thursday celebrating ‘gay pride’ at a White House ceremony – a ceremony that included two young twin girls who are being ‘parented’ by two lesbians.”
They went on to say “In a special video on LGBT Gay Pride Month, Obama praised ‘gay’ leaders who had ‘bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice.’ That’s a clever way of saying they have turned morality upside down and violated God’s moral laws in pushing for the normalization of homosexual sex acts. . .Obama, who claims to be a Christian, might want to read Romans 1:18-31.”
Actually, they probably could have just said Romans 1:27-31 which reads:
And lyke wyse also the men lefte the naturall vse of the woma and bret in their lustes one on another. And man with man wrought filthynes and receaved in them selves the rewarde of their erroure as it was accordinge. And as it semed not good vnto them to be aknowen of God even so God delivered them vp vnto a leawde mynd yt they shuld do tho thinges which were not comly beinge full of all vnrighteous doinge of fornicacio wickednes coveteousnes maliciousnes full of envie morther debate disseyte evill codicioned whisperers backbyters haters of God doers of wroge proude bosters bringers vp of evyll thinges disobedient to father and mother with out vnderstondinge covenaunte breakers vnlovinge trucebreakers and merciles.
Oh, sorry, forgot, most people don’t read Middle English. That would be:
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Which actually doesn’t seem to be all that much about homosexuality and a lot about being wicked.
The group went on to say “And, he might want to read [what] the Lord Jesus Christ said about those who defile children: ‘But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.’ (Matthew 18:6.)”
Which seems to be the standard “gays = pedophiles” argument advanced by the Christian Right.
First of all, Romans was supposedly written by Saint Paul and are kind of all over the place regarding what he felt was wrong. This largely had to do with the fact that Saint Paul was not really an Apostle, and was constantly changing his message to suit the people he was proselytizing to.
So far, a lot of Christian Conservatives have announced repeatedly that God was going to rain down His Wrath on America for supporting same-sex marriage. They have had to resort to claiming that the natural and man-made disasters that have hit the United States over the last decade are the result of God striking at America despite the fact that they seem to be hitting the more socially conservative states disproportionally hard.