Monday, June 13, 2005

Christian Coalition: Gays Should Wear Warning Labels

365 GAY - The leader of a conservative Christian lobby group says that gays should be required to wear warning labels.

"We put warning labels on cigarette packs because we know that smoking takes one to two years off the average life span, yet we 'celebrate' a lifestyle that we know spreads every kind of sexually transmitted disease and takes at least 20 years off the average life span according to the 2005 issue of the revered scientific journal Psychological Reports," said Rev. Bill Banuchi, executive director of the New York Christian Coalition.

The journal regularly publishes articles described by many mainstream psychologists as misleading and faulty. The homosexuality morbidity study was conducted by the conservative anti-gay Family Research Institute.

Hmmmm... I think this was tried already....


Fun Facts: Poverty and Gays in the Bible

DONNA BRITT, WASHINGTON POST - The Bible mentions poverty more than 2,000 times. The good book refers to homosexuality fewer than a dozen times, often obliquely. Jesus never mentioned homosexuality; same-gender sex didn't even make God's TOP TEN list of no-nos. Adultery and premarital sex, also biblically frowned-upon, abound.


At 8:09 PM, Blogger Christopher W. Edwards said...

Well said Luke i agree Christians can be crazy, I just met a very nice gay couple this weekend and it got me thinking more about equality and such even though I have always had more of a liberal stance on this issue. One thing I have never got is how some crazy people say that you can kill a man but feel bad and go to heaven but love a man and got to hell.

At 2:51 AM, Blogger Luke said...

Well, it's not my intention to paint with too broad a brush - you get all sorts when looking at any group of people. When it comes to the ease with which its message can be twisted, Christianity is no more immune to corruption than anything else. My personal belief is that Jesus spoke of compassion, love, and understanding. Those who use the Bible as a means to divide people rather than to bring them together miss the point of the religion, in my opinion. But what do I know? Some people are perfectly content thinking they have all the answers figured out. Maybe they're right, and maybe I'm wrong. Guess we'll find out in the end, but in the meantime, I'll work towards fairness, tolerance, and justice here on Earth and leave the hate-mongering to someone else.

At 6:41 AM, Blogger Christopher W. Edwards said...

Oh I didn’t think that you were blaming it on all Christians but the Christians you were talking about are the people that make us regular Christians look bad, and I agree that Too many people use religion as a means to believe that they are batter then other. If you really think about it Jesus was big on talking to people that others thought were “un-pure” what would he/doe he think he came to teach compation and we are now no better then the people of the past be forsaking this huge group of people to hell just just because of their belief.

At 8:53 AM, Blogger Luke said...

Very much agreed, Chris. You've summed it up well.

At 1:45 PM, Anonymous Sam said...

Very well put Luke!
Christianity is constantly mocked and disregarded as something its not. but its tolerated because people can get away with it. I think the world these days has a very bad perception of what christianity really is (or should be) about.
The bible, God, and church is made to accept, love, and show God through actions.
That said, i will agree there are too many people out there showing quite the opposite of that these days.

At 2:04 AM, Blogger Luke said...

I agree, Sam. A true shame...


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