Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A corporation, in this case Sears, puts out an ad that includes gay people and the anti-gay bigots, in this case Peter LaBarbera, declares that God is going to punish them for not hating gay people as much as he does.
The anti-gay activist and host Jim Schneider of Voice of Christian Youth America criticized Sears for participating in the Chicago Pride Parade and releasing a video featuring same-sex couples getting married.
“There goes Sears,” LaBarbera said. “I watched the video, it’s just so sad and tragic to me. The Bible says there’s a way to seems right to a man but the end of that way is death, basically. Attaching the perversion of homosexuality, which God called an abomination, detestable behavior, attaching that to marriage is just ungodly. It’s sad to see corporations celebrating this to get more sales and we’ll see if Sears suffers for this capitulation to the homosexual activist movement.”
The funny thing is that most major corporations are way ahead of the government when it comes to equality. Most of them have non-discrimination policies, take out ads in gay magazines, offer domestic partner benefits and such. And yet God doesn’t seem to have punished them. Most of them are making record profits. God never seems to actually show up to do what his followers think he’s gonna do.