This is the United States of America, where everyone is entitled to their own opinion no matter what that opinion is. But sometimes, those opinions are so outlandish, so far-fetched, that they are worth mentioning if only for the purpose of ridicule.
Take Pastor Kevin Swanson for example. Like his title suggests, Swanson is a preacher but some of his messages deserve more than just a write-off as another person with a dumb, baseless opinion. Like when he preached that watching Harry Potter and How to Train Your Dragon turn kids into homosexuals. I mean really? Is that truly a fact? And if not, then isn’t it a lie being preached from the pulpit?
During his National Religious Liberties Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, Swanson said;
Repent America! Repent! America, repent of your rebellion against God! America, repent of stumbling the little ones! America, repent of “Harry Potter!” America, repent of “How to Train Your Dragon!”
America, repent that Dumbledore emerged as a homosexual mentor for “Harry Potter,” that Hiccup’s mentor in “How to Train Your Dragon” emerged as a homosexual himself in order that history might repeat itself one more time, in order that little six- and seven- and eight-year-olds might stumble, in order that tens of millions of parents.
It would be better for them that a millstone be hanged around their neck and they be drowned at the bottom of the sea in order that there would be so many people stumbling so many children in public schools, in movie theaters, in homes in which children are raised to be stumbled by the Dumbledores and by the mentors of Hiccup in “How to Train Your Dragon!”
It was said in Australia by a District Judge, but similar opinions have been expressed here in the US by many elected officials.
District Court Judge Garry Neilson was caught on tape offering his view that just as same-sex relationships were once considered socially unacceptable, sexual contact between adults and children or siblings may no longer be regarded by society as unnatural or taboo.
…a jury might find nothing untoward in the advance of a brother towards his sister once she had sexually matured, had sexual relationships with other men and was now ‘available,’ not having [a] sexual partner.
Jed Horne, Policy and Project Officer at New South Wales Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, told Australia’s Star Observer that “the comments attributed to the judge are completely unacceptable.”
Not only do they make a highly offensive comparison between being gay and sexual offences, but they are an affront to members of the community which have experienced sexual abuse in their lives.
They are parents, and then there are parents. Faced with an uncertain future for their child, these parents made the only decision they saw fit.
Brian Tashman reports that Conservative talk show host Jesse Lee Peterson is urging conservative Christians to boycott the NFL over Michael Sam’s “mouth kissing” and “abnormal behavior,” which he believes is “an attack on masculinity and the traditional family.”
Furious at “the disrespect and lack of judgment Michael Sam showed for families and children when he decided to pull that gross stunt on national TV,” Peterson told readers of his Sunday WorldNetDaily column that “if you’re still spending money on games, souvenirs and supporting the NFL brand and you call yourself a Christian, you’re a liar and the truth is not in you.”
He warned that Sam’s “abnormal,” “flamboyant homosexual lifestyle” will inevitably turn the US into a police state like North Korea.
Millions of American families were caught off-guard by the disturbing televised image of black football player Michael Sam and his “boyfriend,” Vito Cammisano, mouth kissing after the St. Louis Rams drafted Sam. The liberal press is celebrating Sam for being the first openly gay player in the NFL.
The world has become one upside-down place! Christians are being slammed while homosexuals are being lifted up. An example is the treatment of the Benham Brothers. David and Jason Benham were set to launch their new home-renovation show, “Flip It Forward,” on HGTV, but the show was yanked because of their pro-traditional marriage and pro-life views.
It’s official. Jody Foster and her girlfriend are married.
The 51-year-old Oscar winner wed girlfriend Alexandra Hedison over the weekend, Foster’s publicist confirmed Wednesday. Jennifer Allen offered no other details.
E! was the first to report that Foster tied the knot with Hedison, a 44-year-old photographer based in Los Angeles.
It’s the first marriage for Foster, who came out publicly in a rambling, heartfelt speech at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards, where she accepted lifetime achievement honors.
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