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Staver: Gay Rights a ‘Direct Attack on Who God Is’

Mat Staver is one of many Christian right leaders appearing at a three week event put on by Rodney Howard-Browne, the ridiculous fraud who launched that “holy laughter” movement a couple decades ago. And boy, was he babbling incoherently. See if you can make any sense out of this:

As Staver explained, not all sins are equal because, according to 1 Corinthians 6, sexual sins alone are committed against one’s own body and so they are “unique from any other sin.”

As such, he said, by accepting homosexuality and gay marriage, our society is “moving into a direct attack on who God is.”

“When you destroy human sexuality,” Staver proclaimed, “and when you destroy human life created in the image of God and you destroy God’s creation of marriage as man and woman, husband and wife, male and female, when you destroy that, you destroy your understanding of who God is. That’s where we are moving right now in America.”

Gay people “destroy human sexuality”? Funny, they’ve had no effect whatsoever on my sexuality. Have they somehow destroyed Staver’s sexuality?

Comments

  1. John Pieret says

    Gay people “destroy human sexuality”?

    YES! … because whenever Staver thinks about gayhomo sex it makes his penis shrink (from whatever size it started out) and he can no longer concentrate on godly sex where his helpmate (under his authority) lays stark still in the dark while he takes 25 seconds to fulfill his duty to God!

  2. Kevin Kehres says

    It’s true. Not all sins are created equal. For example, child molestation isn’t a sin at all.

    Nowhere in the bible does it condemn child molestation.

    Do you think child molestation is a “sin”, Mat? If so, where do you get your morals from — because it certainly isn’t the bible.

  3. raven says

    Staver: Gay Rights a ‘Direct Attack on Who God Is’

    And as usual, god/jesus is completely powerless and does nothing.

    Xianity fails on near countless levels. The basic fail is that their god is nowhere and does nothing. My cat is far more powerful. She is at least real and catches a mouse now and then.

  4. Chiroptera says

    …our society is “moving into a direct attack on who God is.”

    I don’t even know that this is supposed to mean. It’s as if these people make sentences by just stringing words together as they sort of pop into their minds.

  5. says

    It’s as if these people make sentences by just stringing words together as they sort of pop into their minds.

    Isn’t that how all of us do it?

    I think they actually work to make their sentences weird. Because they mistake confusing for smart-sounding.

  6. dugglebogey says

    It never occurred to me before, but god is overflowing with latent homosexuality. Come out of the closet god! It’s the right thing to do!

  7. Chris J says

    The bible passage he references doesn’t support his conclusion. This is my shocked face. The passage is basically a long argument for why sexual sins matter. The challenge is that god will destroy the body, so nothing you do to your body will matter in the long run, and the response is that god will raise everyone bodily, and the body is supposed to be dedicated to god anyway. It has nothing to do with affecting god in any way, except in the same way that desecrating a temple would be offensive.

    I guess I could see where Staver is coming from if he’s talking about religious people coming to accept gay marriage, because those religious people would kinda have to conclude that god sanctions gay marriage to be able to accept it. Tough cookies. Human history is chock-full of examples of people “changing who god is” to match the morals of the time, or do you believe that the same rules presented in Exodus should still apply to you in modern days?

  8. says

    @ Kevin Kehres,
    But rape is a sin. At least for the woman who is raped. For the rapist, not so much.*
    More of that godly morality that we nonbelievers just can’t fathom because we’re so wicked with all our “rape is wrong, always” crap which is all a lie from Satan.

    * IIRC, the man is in trouble only if he is caught in the act, but the woman is fucked in more ways than one; if she’s in the city and doesn’t scream loudly enough to alert neighbors, that means she liked it and is a harlot; and if she doesn’t report it and no pregnancy results, she’s apt to be stoned to death on her wedding night when the man who purchased her from her father complains that she’s damaged goods.
    There’s also the matter of virgin women being carted away as spoils of war for rape by the victorious Israelites.
    On the whole, I’d say the Bible is staggeringly pro-rape.

  9. says

    Loqi “Mat, it should be “a direct attack on who god are.” God’s a trinity, after all.”
    Sure, but they’re all one. Kind of like a plate with three slices of tomato where each slice is itself but each is really all a whole tomato and all three are the same single whole tomato.

  10. John Pieret says

    My God, Modus. You should be a theologian! That was the clearest, most cogent explanation of the Trinity I’ve ever heard!

  11. Pen says

    Oooh, theology, can I do some?

    Let’s see:

    1. The nature of God is non-existence
    2. But gay rights are an attack on who God is.
    so…
    3. Gay rights prove the existence of God!!!!
    and
    4. Anti-gay bigots are trying to stop it?

    Hmmm…

  12. anubisprime says

    John Pieret ! 4

    YES! … because whenever Staver thinks about gayhomo sex it makes his penis shrink

    Are you sure about that?…seems he protesteth far far to much …always a give away!

  13. dingojack says

    As such, he [Staver] said, by accepting homosexuality and gay marriage, our society is “moving into a direct attack on who God is.”

    I wonder if other Christians are aware that, according to Staver, the god they worship is a raging bigot?
    Dingo

  14. says

    @14:

    Sure, great analogy; did you translate the rest of the text–the part that says it’s a menu and that the 3 slices of GOD are part of their “Ba’al’s Mile High B,LYHWH”?

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