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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Stop crying, Bill, nobody's listening. Ireland voted YES!

...there are plenty of secular reasons to reject homosexual marriage as well. I have written three books on this already,

Bill says, on the day in which the traditionally staunchly-Catholic Ireland voted overwhelmingly in favour of legalising same-sex marriage.

Predicting yet another victory for love, tolerance, equality and common humanity over the forces of hate, superstition and ignorance, Bill took to his blog to vent. I mean, how is this happening to him? Country after country in the west is passing equal marriage laws, and the Irish people have asked for equality, and yet Bill has written three anti-gay books!

Why is nobody paying any attention to him? Why is nobody buying his books? Instead, it's another sleepless night as Bill's preferred lifestyle of bullying and bigotry is consigned to history in yet another country.

Even if you do not have a religious bone in your body, there are plenty of arguments to be made from the secular point of view against sodomy and sodomite marriage,

says Bill Muehlenberg, degrading and debasing every gay person and every gay relationship in the world by reducing it to the act of anal sex. Presumably then, he's OK with lesbians getting married? And gay couples who don't practice anal sex? And presumably he wants to break up the straight marriages where anal sex is practised by consenting partners (or does he really think anal sex is just a gay thing?? He needs to get out more...)?

This just makes me livid.

We know, sweetie. Just take a chill pill and accept that you've lost the argument, and that most people in the west now recognise bigotry and discrimination against gay people as socially unacceptable. Meanwhile, we'll laugh at your increasing isolation and shrill hysteria because nobody's listening to you and your calls for bigotry and homophobia.

Bill goes on to denounce loving gay couples as "sham mockery of biblical marriage" - but guess what, Bill? The religious don't own marriage. Marriage is a civil contract, and for most people, religion doesn't come into it. Not everybody shares your views, in fact, you are in an increasingly small minority.

So deal with it instead of having tantrums because you've lost the argument and people see you for the hate-monger you are.

Monday, 18 May 2015

No, your arrogance is not 'love', Bill

Poor deluded Bill Muehlenberg. He's so confused about all the justifiable criticism he receives for his unceasing homophobic bigotry and relentless campaign of intolerance against an entire community of people that he's penned an article, 'No, Warning Is Not Hate' in an attempt to justify his malice.

What it amounts to is a self-pitying whinge that is the height of arrogance and self-deception. Muehlenberg believes he has the key to how to live, and any deviation from his prescription has to be belittled and preferably stamped out. Muehlenberg sees loving same-sex couples not as a beautiful, positive contribution to society, of two consenting adults sharing life experiences, but as something that he is entitled to interfere with and attempt to destroy - deluding himself that to do so would benefit the gay people.

When you are loving in the biblical sense, you cannot be indifferent to the lost, to the plight of those heading the wrong way, to those on a one-way trip to hell. To love such people means you will warn them, you will wave the red flag, you will do everything in your power to get them off the road to ruin.
says Bill. Yet it's funny that his 'love' for gay people, and his apparent concern that we are in some sort of danger (because the alleged creator of the universe is mostly preoccupied with what adult Homo sapiens do with their genitals on planet earth), amounts to a blog in which he regularly and routinely describes gay people in the most hideous and inflammatory language, trotting out ad hominems such as 'homonazi', 'homofascist' and 'pink jackboot' on a near-daily basis to describe anyone who dares to resist Bill's generous 'warning' and anti-gay agenda.

It's also strange that he's been banging the same drum of attacking gay people for decades now - clearly nobody is listening - yet that doesn't stop him from his unceasing attacks. Time to admit that you're wasting your time and pack it in, Bill? But without homophobic bigotry, what would he do with his time? And how would he earn any money? So, for purely selfish reasons, the attacks continue, which Bill tries to pass off as 'love', fooling nobody with a functioning brain cell. 

We are to do this with all sinners of course. Whatever the sin, we are to seek to alert them to their peril, and point them to the saviour. That is always the loving thing to do,
says Bill. Yet there are literally hundreds of articles on his website denouncing gay people. Where are the sections for other alleged 'sins' such as gluttony and pride? Oddly enough, Muehlenberg, himself a fat egomaniac, ignores the multitude of other human activities his cult decrees as 'sins' and bangs on more or less solely about homosexuality. So much for his concern for all 'sinners', and the state of his own waistline and his monumental ego and arrogance (he's surely heading to hell for those sins).

Then we have a blatant lie:

But what does self-loathing have to do with offering biblical warnings? The truth is, all sinners deep down feel this way – and well they should.
Bill, you can't just put 'the truth is' in front of something to then make it truth. Truth doesn't work like that! Self-loathing is no more prominent in gay people than it is in any other sections of society. Self-loathing is almost always as a result of rejection and homophobia, especially from within the family. But don't let the whole of social science research get in your way of making up facts as you go along. Oh, you haven't...
Equally unhelpful is the line about the church making homosexuals feel guilty. Well of course they feel guilty – because they are guilty. They, like all other sinners, know what they are doing is wrong, and they get angry when this is pointed out to them. 
Bill there seeks to speak for all LGBT people, and he has admitted on many occasions that he personally knows none at all (I think he fears he will explode from all the sin should he find himself within ten feet of someone fabulous).
To warn of the dangers of, say, drug addiction does not mean you hate the addicts.
Not a like-for-like comparison, Bill, since sexuality in itself is not an addiction, and cannot be changed. Yet where are your warnings of the dangers of drug addiction? Are they hiding behind your career of anti-gay propaganda?
And what is hateful about telling individual homosexuals that their lifestyle is dangerous, high risk, and possibly life-threatening, and that they need to flee from it?
Tall people have more back problems than shorter people. Maybe we should warn tall people to stop being so tall. Ginger people burn easily in the sun. Perhaps we should advise them that, to avoid the risk of skin cancer, they should acquire darker pigments? Old people are less resilient to illness and infection. Perhaps we should advise them to start being younger. Makes about as much sense as your proposal, Bill.
Those pushing this line might as well say opposing the criminal gangs wanting to hook kids on drugs is being hateful.
Where are your relentless campaigns against real social harms such as criminal gangs, drugs and violent crime, Bill? Oh right, yeah, gay people doing gay stuff together is far more concerning and thus far more appropriate use of your time because you're motivated solely by social conscience, right? Nothing to do with your deep-rooted homophobic prejudice *at all*? Gay couples living together and minding their own business is a far better target for your 'love' and 'help'. Yep. It's far easier for right-wing fundies like Bill Muehlenberg to make a sordid career out of attacking easy targets like LGBT people rather than face up to actual social evils. 
Loving homosexuals means telling them they don’t have to be homosexual. And those who claim that talking about a “cure” for homosexuality is harmful and hateful are also unbiblical and unhelpful.
No, Bill, they're only being 'unhelpful' in terms of your bullying crusade. Everyone apart from extremist fundies like you recognise that sexuality isn't, and never has been, a matter of choice, and that attempts to 'straighten' gay people are always doomed to failure, and that alleged 'therapy' is far more harmful than it is helpful. Let's not take my word for it, let's take the words of Alan Chambers, the former head of the now-defunct Exodus International, which never changed a single sexuality amongst its thousands of victims, Chambers himself included:
“We’re not going to control people anymore. We’re not going to tell them how they should live. We’re not going to be responsible for what they’re doing. It’s not our job. You are not the Holy Spirit. I am not the Holy Spirit. The church is not the Holy Spirit. We are called to proclaim the truth of who God is, the riches of his grace and his mercy. I am sorry I didn’t stand up to people publicly ‘on my side’ who called you names like sodomite—or worse. I am sorry that I, knowing some of you so well, failed to share publicly that the gay and lesbian people I know were every bit as capable of being amazing parents as the straight people that I know. I am sorry that when I celebrated a person coming to Christ and surrendering their sexuality to Him, I callously celebrated the end of relationships that broke your heart. I am sorry I have communicated that you and your families are less than me and mine. More than anything, I am sorry that so many have interpreted this religious rejection by Christians as God’s rejection.  I am profoundly sorry that many have walked away from their faith and that some have chosen to end their lives. You have never been my enemy.  I am very sorry that I have been yours. I hope changes in my own life, as well as the ones we announce tonight regarding Exodus International, will bring resolution, and show I am serious in both my regret and offer of friendship. I pledge that future endeavors will be focused on peace and common good.”
What more do you want, Bill? To drive every LGBT person to suicide with your constant abuse? I wonder if we will get a deathbed apology from Bill Muehlenberg for all the hostility, abuse and mud he threw at the LGBT community for decades, solely to line his fat stomach with food and put money in his pocket?
The only haters here are the activists who want people to stay trapped in an unhealthy and deadly lifestyle.
No, Bill, the only haters are those who would look at gay people and think, 'what would be best for them is for me to bully them and order them to change in a way that I wouldn't consider possible for myself'. As if 'activists' could 'trap' anybody in anything against their will: your anger and bigotry doesn't even make sense.

In his usual appalling arrogance, Muehlenberg makes the assumption that his marriage is worth more and has more validity than that of any gay couple, automatically. How self-congratulatory, and how false. I wonder if poor, blinking, captive Mrs Muehlenberg thinks so highly of her marriage?

It's time for you to leave your miserable lifestyle of haughty bullying and abuse. The only haters are those who act like gay people pose a bigger threat to society than criminal gangs, drug dealers, and others who you never voice any concern about. The only hater around here, Bill, is you, whose very career depends upon perpetual homophobia. Leave gay people alone. Then maybe you'll stop receiving criticism. Your abuse has to stop. Find another job and earn your money in a way that doesn't involve attacking innocent people.