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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.
Gotta say: I did not see that twist coming.
Okay, that was awesome.
Good for him !
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.
Would someone mind describing what happens for those of use who cannot watch the speech?
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.
Amazing. One of the best LGBT-relevant viral vids of all time.
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?”
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.
@BlogZilla: Isn’t that their business? As long as they aren’t telling anyone else how to live, who cares?
His comparing this to segregation was offensive.
@Lefty: When does that like EVER happen? -rolls eyes-
@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.
@Avenger: Your taking offense means the good pastor was perfectly correct.
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