Hey, readers, the right’s watching you!
The ever-tenacious Matt Barber – the man who calls us “homofascists” – sent a press release to the conservative set yesterday and took on queer commentators who threaten violence against religious institutions.
These comments, says Barber, should be seen as hate crimes:
Decisions by voters in Florida, Arizona and California to join residents of 27 other states with constitutional protections for traditional marriage have prompted threats of violence against Christians and their churches.
Matt Barber, director of cultural affairs for Liberty Counsel, called the statements “hate crimes” for their intent to create violence against someone based on their beliefs.
“This is not just a matter of some people blowing off steam because they’re not happy with a political outcome. This is criminal activity,” he said. “The homosexual lobby is always calling for ‘tolerance’ and ‘diversity’ and playing the role of victim. They claim to deplore violence and ‘hate.’ Here we have homosexuals inciting, and directly threatening, violence against Christians.”
On the “Queerty” website, “Stenar” asked, “Can someone in CA please go burn down the Mormon temples there, PLEASE. I mean seriously. DO IT.”
No, don’t. First and foremost, violence solves nothing and obviously we don’t condone such thinking. Second, if people actually started attacking churches, it would do the gay rights movement a great disservice. We’re sure there are other ways to fight for our rights, like public protests, lawyers and other perfectly legal venues.