A more precise headline would be, “Bully terrorizes gay Christian children in anti-gay sermon while congregation laughs.” Seriously: gay children were in fear of their lives during the sermon by Pastor Sean Harris shown below. Another pastor wrote to the Fayette Observer that the gay and lesbian Christian teens she counsels not to kill themselves include children who are members of Pastor Harris’s church.
Yesterday PJ Media published my post, “A Contrarian View of Dan Savage’s Rant,” which compares the offensive language of Dan Savage to the threats of violence against four-year-old boys by Pastor Sean Harris. If you read it there, I link the full video, but here is the clip that got my attention:
“So your little son starts to act a little girlish when he is four years old and instead of squashing that like a cockroach and saying, “Man up, son, get that dress off you and get outside and dig a ditch, because that is what boys do,” you get out the camera and you start taking pictures of Johnny acting like a female and then you upload it to YouTube and everybody laughs about it and the next thing you know, this dude, this kid is acting out childhood fantasies that should have been squashed.
Can I make it any clearer? Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. Man up. Give him a good punch. Ok? You are not going to act like that. You were made by God to be a male and you are going to be a male. And when your daughter starts acting to Butch you reign her in. And you say, “Oh, no, sweetheart. You can play sports. Play them to the glory of God. But sometimes you are going to act like a girl and walk like a girl and talk like a girl and smell like a girl and that means you are going to be beautiful. You are going to be attractive. You are going to dress yourself up.”
You say, “Can I take charge like that as a parent?”
Yeah, you can. You are authorized. I just gave you a special dispensation this morning to do that.”
(H/T: Good As You, a Leftist gay blog.)
From time-to-time I see Ace using the following quote — this time in reference to proposals that the government fight the obesity epidemic by forcing people to eat better and exercise more — and I am always surprised that he never makes the connection that however benevolent you believe it may be to force your religion on people through the government, it is tyranny:
As C.S. Lewis wrote, benevolently-intended tyrannies are the worst of all:
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
Not even a more-in-sadness-than-anger resignation to the idea that freedom must be abolished — no, they’re positively giddy about it!
They would strip the freedoms away from Americans to vindicate a busybody impulse to slim people down?
If they’re willing to jettison freedom over so trivial a reason — what reasonwouldn’t justify ending the American birthright of freedom?
What would not, in their eyes, justify the coercive power of the state squashing individual autonomy?