The love and tolerance of Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christians never ceases to boggle my mind, not only do to the level of hatred that they spew so regularly, but also the manner in which they insist that some Old Testament piety codes be followed to the letter, while completely ignoring others in the same Biblical context.
The pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Seneca, Kansas says President Barack Obama has gone too far in supporting same sex marriage and it’s time for the U.S. government to begin killing gay men and lesbians.
“Terrorists are dangerous, the economy is a real and present danger,” Pastor Curtis Knapp told his congregation on Sunday. “But there is simply nothing other than the holocaust of the unborn which imperils the safety of our country or places our people in jeopardy as does the leader of the Western world publicly raising his fist at the heavens and declaring that the bedrock institution of society, ordained of God and meant to be protected by the state, is little more than a convention of convenience with the children of Sodom to transform the meaning of something, which is precious to Jesus Christ, and a living picture of his love for the church into a legally protected justification for perversion and a vehicle of hatred aimed directly at that love.”
Knapp went on to read from Leviticus 20: “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death.”
“They should be put to death,” Knapp declared. “‘Oh, so you’re saying we should go out and start killing them, no?’ — I’m saying the government should. They won’t, but they should.”… [emphasis added]
Inserted from <Raw Story>
Please note that this is not intended to criticize Christians in any way. Authentic Christians are the opposite of Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christians, in that authentic Christians are Christian.
Leviticus also imposes the death penalty for eating shellfish (11:10) and cutting the hair from the temples (19:27). Exodus demands the death penalty for working on Saturday (35:2). Has Pastor Knapp done any of those, and if so, when will he be presenting himself for execution?
On the plus sides, Leviticus 25:44 permits owning slaves from neighboring countries, and I still want to own a Canadian!