In light of the recent spate of articles quoting outraged clergy in Kenya and other African countries, Lin Garber collected these quote from US Christian leaders. We’re sharing them here as a guest post by Lin.
Just wanted to remind everyone that bigotry is not confined to the continent of Africa. I didn’t include URLs because I would rather not contribute to traffic counts on some sites.
“Isn’t it appalling that the United States of America would try to force the acceptance of homosexuality on other nations but at the same time we would not force them to take care of their religious minorities and they would permit discrimination and persecution of Christians?” – Pat Robertson
or someone named Janet Mefferd, described as a radio talk show host, acknowledges that
“in Nigeria not only is gay marriage a crime punishable by a fourteen year jail term but any person who registers, operates or participates in gay organizations faces a decade in jail.” Then she adds, “Alright [sic], but they’re not killing them, are they?” [Uh — dear Janet, yes they are, in some places.]
Then there’s someone named Paul Stanley writing on Christian Post:
“Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday put the Obama administration clearly on the opposite side of Christians seeking religious freedom in the debate over human sexuality.” The headline, admittedly perhaps not composed by this “reporter,” says “Clinton Says Obama Wants Gay Rights Over Religious Freedom in Key Speech.”
Finally, for now (sadly, I could go on and on), there’s this headline from World Net Daily: “Obama offers plan for U.S. to be global LGBT sex cop/Wants to import homosexuals with special asylum privileges.” That’s atop an article bylined Bob Unruh. Sigh.