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WATCH: You Have To See The Twist Ending Of This Minister’s Anti-Gay Speech

Rev. Phil Snider ‘s speech on the sinful nature of gay rights was filmed at a Springfield City Council public hearing in August, but it’s just started bubbling up on the Internet.

You gotta stick with it to the end but, trust us, it’s worth it.


By:           Dan Avery
On:           Oct 20, 2012
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    • Eric Auerbach
      Eric Auerbach

      Gotta say: I did not see that twist coming.

      Oct 20, 2012 at 3:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FStratford


      Oct 20, 2012 at 3:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lehadley

      Okay, that was awesome.

      Oct 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kevininbuffalo

      Good for him !

      Oct 20, 2012 at 5:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Badger88

      We need more pastors in the world like this guy, because despite what certain atheists on here might think, not all Christians are our enemies.

      Oct 20, 2012 at 5:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas

      Would someone mind describing what happens for those of use who cannot watch the speech?

      Oct 20, 2012 at 6:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eric Auerbach
      Eric Auerbach



      The pastor delivers a very eloquent speech in which he claims gay rights are against the laws of God; everyone in his heart knows God is against this; we are inviting God’s judgment by changing society in such a way, etc. Then, towards the end, he says something to effect of, “Ooops. I’ve been reading a bunch of speeches from the 50s and 60s by Southern pastors opposed to the end of segregation. I just changed the words “racial integration” with “gay rights.” A bunch of religious leaders in the Springfield have been making these same arguments, don’t you make the same mistake, stand on the right side of history.” The end.


      Oct 20, 2012 at 6:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice

      Amazing. One of the best LGBT-relevant viral vids of all time.

      Oct 20, 2012 at 6:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BlogZilla

      Interesting. My question though still is, “Why do so many people think that the Bible is the book of rule they have to live by?”

      Oct 21, 2012 at 5:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GreenmanTN


      Most don’t, really. They think the Bible is a book of rules OTHER people should live by. It’s perfectly OK for THEM to get divorced, remarry, lie, cheat, and steal, basically do whatever the fuck they want if the rule is inconvenient for them, but the rules that apply to OTHER people? “God” really meant THOSE, they’re bedrock gospel truth. As the Church Lady used to say, “How conveeeenient!”

      That’s why those who say they want to “protect marriage” never say anything about divorce. They know that if they started talking about enforcing Biblical rules for their own self-righteous followers they’d be shut down so quickly their heads would spin.

      Oct 21, 2012 at 10:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty

      @BlogZilla: Isn’t that their business? As long as they aren’t telling anyone else how to live, who cares?

      Oct 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Avenger

      His comparing this to segregation was offensive.

      Oct 21, 2012 at 4:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cee

      @Lefty: When does that like EVER happen? -rolls eyes-

      Oct 21, 2012 at 4:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty

      @Cee: In my experience ordinary people who have a religious faith keep it to themselves. Religious “leaders” on the other hand do tell everyone how to live, but they are a small – albeit influential – minority.
      The irony of course is that several people on this page are basically decrying the fact that so many people have a personal faith and in so doing they’re commenting on how other people have chosen to live their lives. Exactly what they claim to be against.

      Oct 21, 2012 at 4:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aidan8

      @Avenger: Your taking offense means the good pastor was perfectly correct.

      Oct 21, 2012 at 8:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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