Saturday, October 27, 2007

"Hate" Never Defined

As we watch the out-of-control homosexual activists in Massachusetts, we still wonder how they can get away with throwing the "hater" and "bigot" labels around so freely, never being called to define the terms. And how can the American people be so gullible? Scott Lively has a good article on DefendTheFamily on this name-calling tactic:

Is Hating "Haters" Hateful?
... the “gay agenda” is to stop everyone from following the Bible regarding sexual matters. It is, after all, their stated goal to “stamp out homophobia.” No more religious freedom. It’s also to suppress scientific research that has reached conclusions they don’t like, especially if it helps people to change their homosexual orientation back to a heterosexual one (ask the doctors and scientists at what they’ve had to endure). If it discourages homosexuality, even by implication, it’s homophobic and can‘t be used.

There’s a queer reasoning behind all of this. Homosexuals call me names like bigot and homophobe, condemn my religion, mock my rational conclusions about social issues, impugn my motives, display intense hostility toward my actions, and curse my very existence, all under the justification that I’m a “hater.” But if I’m a “hater” for civilly opposing what they do, why aren’t they haters for uncivilly opposing what I do? Such a double standard, in the context of a public debate on “civil rights,” is not just hypocritical, it is surreal.

I admit I have some hate. I hate watching people kill themselves with preventable diseases like AIDS. I hate seeing children being steered toward unhealthy lifestyles. I hate having my pro-family views distorted by dishonest journalists, politicians and academics. And I hate seeing my God being treated like a homophobe for what He teaches in His Bible....