Because all the good ones are taken or gay!
Wait… I think I screwed that joke up. Speaking of things that are screwed up, here’s a thing:
Extremist Christian and Bishop Earl Walker Jackson may believe gays are ‘sick’, but he has admitted he thinks they have stolen ‘all the nice looking black men.’ He made these comments while in an interview with Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, Right Wing Watch reports.
Jackson said: ‘Their minds are perverted, they’re frankly very sick people psychologically, mentally and emotionally and they see everything through the lens of homosexuality. When they talk about love they’re not talking about love, they’re talking about homosexual sex. So they can’t see clearly.’
Once again… a whole lot to unpack in even just this snippet of a statement.
Mr. Jackson seems to believe either that a) good-looking black men are all gay, or b) that black men are so sexually flexible that they can be “bewitched” away from strict heterosexuality by gay men who are intentionally picking* “the nice looking ones”. Either interpretation is weird enough to beggar belief. In either case, Mr. Jackson is insulting straight black men by saying that they’re not particularly ‘nice-looking’, or at least not ‘nice-looking’ enough to warrant homoerotic interference at the hands of the man-stealing gay cabal. He further insults straight black women by pretty much saying they’re not sexually appealing enough to prevent ‘their men’ from getting homo-poached. And of course he insults pretty much every single gay person on the planet, but something tells me that was intentional.
Here’s the reality. The only black men being ‘stolen’ by homosexuality are gay black men. And they’re not being ‘stolen’ by (other) gay men, they’re simply more likely to be in a position to make their own decisions without fear of public and widespread condemnation (if there are even more ‘out’ gay black men around, a claim which Mr. Jackson of course does not back up with anything like evidence). And the phrase “lens of homosexuality”… where have we heard that kind of language before? Ah yes, from Paul “gay sex is like heroin” Cameron. And in the vein of Mr. Cameron’s extremism and clear internal struggles, we’ve got to ask what is going on in Mr. Jackson’s mind if all of the black men he finds “nice-looking” turn out to be gay?
He also warned that gay rights advocates have an “authoritarian, totalitarian spirit” and seek to put anyone who disagrees with them in jail. Jackson even claimed that supporters of gay rights “want to destroy” their largely Christian opponents but will ultimately have to “stand before Him in judgment for their rebellion.”
“They’ve got to transform the culture in order to make their lifestyles fully acceptable to everyone. I used two words to describe what they’re trying to do: authoritarian and totalitarian, and I believe that. I believe that they are of a mindset that says we want to destroy in any way we need to anyone who dares oppose this agenda, that’s a very, very dangerous approach. They don’t just say tolerate us and you may think we’re wrong and that’s okay; no, it’s not okay for you to even think that or to believe that even if you do so because of sincerely held religious beliefs, you better either change your beliefs or prepare to suffer persecution and that’s just where they’re coming from.”
Well ain’t that the pot calling the kettle gay…
Remember all those times when people were brutally beaten to death for not supporting gay equality? Remember all those politicians who rose to prominence by vowing to outlaw heterosexual marriage? All those preachers and faux-psychologists who started up “straight re-education camps” so that they could “pray in the gay”? All those sincere believing homophobes who were bullied by their parents and their classmates to the point of suicide? All those prominent gayvangelical ministers who condemned heterosexuality from their pulipts as… hmm, I’m short on hateful language here. Help me out, somebody?:
“…a horrible sin, it poisons culture, it destroys families, it destroys societies; it brings the judgment of God unlike very few things that we can think of.”
Ah, thank you. Who was the horrible authoritarian anti-straight bigot who said that? Oh, my mistake. That’s a quote from Mr. Jackson about homosexuality.
You remember all those things, right? No? Well Mr. Jackson does, because he lives in a parallel universe where it’s always opposite day and straight people are a tiny minority facing rampant persecution from Big Gay and “Relax” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood is the national anthem of the Gaynited Gaytes of Gaymerica. And yet it’s gay people who see everything through a “lens of homosexuality”, right?
One more quote:
Look, they claim that we hate them and there is nothing we can do to persuade them otherwise because if you don’t go along with what they want to do they’re going to label you as a hater. But if they could see into our hearts and see the love of God that we have for them and the desire to see them set free they’d have a whole new picture but they simply can’t see it because they’re spiritually darkened.
And herein lies the bright shiny silver lining of the cloud of falsehoods that emanates forth from Mr. Jackson’s face-hole like a frankenstorm of bullshit: people do see the “love of God” as evinced by him and his cohort. It’s perhaps never been more evident than it is now. And when the “love of God” means getting branded as mentally and emotionally sick, inviting the judgment of a vengeful deity, and responsible for the destruction of society, simply for trying to live as everyone else does and love who you choose openly and without fear, they start to ask the obvious question “how does he know that?” Then they start to pull back the curtain and see that the Great and Powerful God is actually just a frightened, angry little man, frantically pulling levers and bemoaning the loss of all the “nice-looking” men.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: there’s no way that anything an atheist says or does to undermine religion can even come close to the damage it does to itself.
Like this article? Follow me on Twitter!
*I almost wrote ‘cream-skimming’ there.