The American Decency Association Thinks Magic Johnson’s HIV Status Influenced Gay Son

magic-johnson-600The American Decency Association has pegged retired basketball star Magic Johnson as their latest scapegoat in a losing battle against homosexuality, claiming his overwhelming support for recently-outed gay son, EJ Johnson III, is just as much of an “abomination” as his HIV status. For an organization that prides itself on “decency,” you’d think they’d have something nicer to say…

In a letter posted to the organization’s website, Bill Johnson asks Evangelical Christian readers: “If Magic Johnson says he’s proud of his son for being a homosexual does his statement make it right in your heart and mind?” His answer, obviously “no,” is hiding somewhere in the subsequent cacophony of unrelated sentences likening homosexuality to polygamy, pedophilia, and bestiality.

Johnson continues, “God’s warnings in His word are reasonable and wise. God made us and He knows what’s best. He gives strong warnings regarding illicit sex: pre-marital sex, promiscuity, adultery, homosexuality, polygamy.”

Even more disturbing than the author’s lack of fashion sense (he really hates EJ’s “fur coat and swinging handbag“) are the anecdotes he provides, which claim his numerous HIV+ gay friends (?) are being punished by God’s wrath.

Again, we’re not sure what Magic Johnson’s HIV status has to do with his fabulously dapper gay son, but for the sake of decency, we won’t probe.


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  • Ruhlmann

    Oh hell probe…you know you want to.

  • murphy0071

    The only punishment here is being harangued by religious nuts. These evangelical twinks are the lowest form of animal life. They are like fleas and bedbugs that infest everything around them. They are truly blood sucking leaches who steal from the poor and give to their wealthy “pastors” who live in mansions and have servants and limosines. What a crock.

  • Victor_in_PA

    You know, you can always tell what a group wants to undermine by their name. Any group that names itself anything to do with “decency” is not decent. It’s the same with all those “Americans For…”, “Citizens…”, “Patriots…”, “American Family…”. You can bet that any group with those kinds of names are usually fighting against whatever it is they say they’re for and they think no one will notice because their name says something different. American Decency Association?!! Really!? I think not. We know what you’re about and it ain’t decency.

  • 2eo

    @murphy0071: That’s not fair. Fleas and bedbugs do that to survive.

    The religious right suck blood because they can, that puts them far lower on the chain of decency.

  • balehead

    Does this group still have tax free status??? Who can we email if they do?…

  • kevininbuffalo

    I do sometimes wonder about some of these groups. Sometimes I think it’s just some nut with a laptop and nothing more. Probably hold their meetings in airport men’s rooms.

  • Bob LaBlah

    Back in the mid 1980’s a very popular bumper stick said “the Moral Majority is neither”. The same applies here.
    I have said before and will say again ANYONE who does not believe that MAN wrote the bible (regardless of religious denomination)has some SERIOUS issues that need addressing. A man in the sky……….enough said.

  • Shannon1981

    I always steer clear of groups with names like this. By now, we should all know that anything promoting “family,” “decency,” or “morality” is code for bigotry, namely homophobia in the current climate.

  • tdx3fan

    Anyone that would be friends with him, rather they have HIV or not, deserve to be punished by something. God also gave STRONG warnings about working on Saturday, wearing clothes from mixed fibers (check those tags), eating pork and eating shellfish.

    Yes, I think it is much more awesome for a parent to show the love that Christianity claims it is based on than to pick some obscure verse from the Bible and use it to attempt to destroy the life of their child.

  • Caliban

    I don’t think that word (decency) means what they think it means.

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