A friend of mine had an interesting conversation with a minister this past week who likes to think that homosexuals are also pedophiles. He said the "queers" were taking over and demanding their rights, and it went against "scripture." My friend asked him whose scripture. He said the bible's. AND where is it written, she asked, that Americans as a nationality are bound
to behave according to what is written in the bible in any way, form, or fashion? Didn't the Constitution guarantee freedom of religion? Didn't every American have protection under the Bill of Rights? He was dumbfounded. He had no answer. Then my friend turned to the homosexual-pedophile fallacy. She asked him where he'd gotten his information that homosexuals were pedophiles. He waved his arms about and said it was written in all kinds of places. She demanded specifics. She laughed and said he couldn't give her ONE. But, because she and I have talked about this before, she gave him some info that argued against his "theory." For starters, she asked him to look up this info when he got home...
FACTS ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY AND CHILD MOLESTATION
My friend said the minister looked dubious, but said he would. We both doubt that he did. People like this minister are far too biased and their conservative and incorrect viewpoints are too deeply ingrained for them to change. The sad thing is that he's probably viewed by his "flock" as being a man of honesty and great knowledge.
This man's pulpit, I'm sure, is a mini-Faux Noise outlet. My friend was amused and somewhat perplexed. Why do so many people want to remain ignorant in the name of religion?