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Sean Harris, the Senior Pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina, has decided that it really is okay to "beat the gay" out of a child. [Courtesy of Good As You]
I am sickened, repulsed, and convinced now more than ever that religion is the true evil that afflicts mankind. There is no excuse, no logical explanation, no compromise on this folks when you hear what amounts to pure evil, true evil, emerging from the lips of a so-called 'holy man of God.'
There will be those who will decry this horrid display of naked religious bigotry, but what really will be telling will be the amount of the so-called "Family Values" organisations and spokes persons who will mount a vigorous defence of this man.
I now can safely say that tolerance will not be in my vocabulary nor will detente be possible.
Too many children are dying, too many humans are being assaulted, beaten, and stripped of their dignity all in the name of religious rubbish. For those who will chastise me for this position?
I honestly don't care and quite frankly, you can go perform an unnatural sexual act because I am over it.
We cannot tell children, or even adults for that matter "it will get better" until we as a society, culture, and as human beings stamp this evil out once and forever.
Oh, and religious liberty? I think that since religious behavour is a choice, then it should be practised in a setting where it is not inflicted on a whole society as from time immemorial and with too many examples to cite and list, it has proven to be little more than a cancer on humanity.
Personally, compromising with this evil is a bridge too far for me to even consider crossing.