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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

No, Bill, it's not all about you.

Bill's at it again, with his selfish and egomaniacal need to put himself and his beliefs before those of other considerations, such as respect for others.

In On Attending Homosexual Weddings, he reminds us of his bigoted and intolerant position:
Let’s say your son or daughter announces that he or she is a homosexual, or a loved one does this. Then they tell you they are marrying, and they invite you to attend the wedding. What should you do?
 While each individual Christian might have to really prayerfully and carefully consider all this, I know where I stand. And I think we can make it more or less a general principle here as well. I would not attend. I would have to explain it carefully to my friends or whoever it is of course. I would have to make it clear that while I love them, I cannot in any way countenance, condone or approve of their sinful behaviour. And as such, I cannot attend a wedding which is all about celebrating such a sinful and ungodly union.

Of course, this is all hypothetical anyway, since Muehlenberg has admitted on several occasions that he would never be friends with a gay person, and he would disown his children if they came out as gay. And of course, making a living from virulent gay-hate, and earning money from spreading homophobic propaganda whilst shunning all LGBT people makes it extremely unlikely that Bill will be receiving an invite to a loving gay couple's wedding any time soon.

As in every aspect of his life, Muehlenberg is simply putting his bigotry and hate above all other considerations, and expects everybody else to do the same for fear of him labelling them "not a proper Christian".

For most religious people, this will be a matter of give and take. Just as LGBT people attend straight weddings and religious services that they probably don't believe in, so many, if not most Christians will support loved ones by attending their weddings, whether they be civil weddings, ceremonies of different religions, or same sex weddings.

It's called being a human being with a functioning moral compass with compassion for others.

Keep up the good work, Bill, in bullying and excluding your LGBT fellow travellers. It must be mighty lonely up on that pedestal you place yourself on.

It's just Bill and his loony followers who still think this way.

Chris Dark says, "These homosexuals have caused more stress in the world than almost anything I can think of." If we're that bad, Chris, do us a favour and let the stress give you a fatal heart attack. You won't be missed.

Confused elderly bigot Rachel Smith says: "If invited to a same sex marriage ceremony I would simply say “Sorry I don’t believe in same sex marriage any more than you believe in heterosexual marriage." Umm, so you really think gay people have never attended straight weddings, dear? Who do you think arranged the flowers and did the catering? Bless you, sweetheart.

But if Billy boy and his brigade of bigots ever emerged from under their self-congratulatory rocks and engaged with society, they'd lose their reason for self-righteous anger, and therefore their whole purpose in life. It's nice and warm under Bigot Rock, and lucrative too, whilst the homophobia still pays to put food in Muehlenberg's bloated stomach.

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  1. “Sorry I don’t believe in same sex marriage ANY MORE THAN YOU BELIEVE IN HETEROSEXUAL MARRIAGE.”

    That one really is priceless, but it shows a way of thinking that is more common than one might expect. That lady apparently does seriously believe that gay people have exactly the same ridiculous hang-ups and the same small-minded attitudes as she has, but in reverse. (I can’t swear, of course, that there aren’t any at all who do. Given that there do exist straight nutcases, a fact amply attested by Bill’s website, there obviously must be gay ones too.)

    “Who do you think arranged the flowers and did the catering?”

    Questions like that never seem to occur to anti-gay people who are detached from reality. In the case of many church weddings it will also be pertinent to ask “Who do you think officiated at the wedding service?” and “Who do you think played the organ?”

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    1. I was once at a dinner party where the food was prepared and served by deeply homophobic Christians, who were happily espousing their views. There were three gay people (out of ten) around the table. It never *occurred* to them that *any* of us might be gay! Needless to say after they had served the last dish they were politely asked to leave, and had it gently but firmly explained to them why they were not receiving a tip, why they would not be used again, and why they would be given negative feedback. There was no sniff of an apology, and the experience soured the whole weekend.

      I've been to at least 30 straight weddings, and so far only 2 gay weddings.

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  2. Let's be honest. What are the chances of Bill even being invited to a same sex wedding. Given what he writes and the way he talks about LGBT people I can't imagine he has any LGBT friends. And at the end of the day if these people believe they have a theological imperative against attending same sex weddings for their supposed LGBT friends of family members then one would have to question how much they valued the relationship with their friend in the first place. It's a shame because there will be some situations where some religious people may genuinely love LGBT members of their family and genuinely do feel conflicted by thier beliefs and many will take Mr. Mulenberg's advice to heart and not attend their weddings. All that will do is cause a lot of emotional pain for all concerned and lead to a breakdown in communication. But at the end of the day if someone can't accept you for who you are then they're not really your friend.

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