Hating Gays

Why do Americans hate gays so much? Despite their technological and military achievements, America is a backward and superstitious country. The media pander to these superstitions, for example treating ghosts, witches, angels, gods and ESP (Extra Sensory Perception) as established fact and ridiculing doubters. This exposure reinforces the superstitions. Leviticus 18:22 is an Old Testament verse ordering Christians to kill all the gays. Most Christians have never actually read Leviticus, just heard this cherry picked quotation. If they did, they would discover Leviticus hates nearly everyone and orders them all killed. Homosexuality is a very popular sin to condemn, since most people have no temptation to commit it, and smug Christians can safely be as nasty as they like to the sinners. It gives them a scapegoat. Churches preach this verse, knowing full well that killing gays is illegal, and in Canada that hate speech inciting murder is illegal. However, thugs hear them, and beat and up and kill gays, again feeling virtuous about it. Others are merely spiteful, again feeling smugly virtuous about it. Ordinary Christians feel no guilt about denying gays employment, housing, hotel accommodation, and wedding cakes.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)