[religion] Persecuted for righteousness’ sake

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    — Matthew 5:10

I guess that means that the supporters of Proposition 8, of Kansas 2453, of Arizona House Bill 2153, are just doing their part to see that LGBTQ Americans get into heaven.

Yeah, that must be it.

3 thoughts on “[religion] Persecuted for righteousness’ sake

  1. We’ve got the same bill winding it’s way through the Georgia General Assembly as we speak. (To our everlasting shame as a state.)

    I don’t think it’s a coincidence that multiple states have versions of the same discriminate-against-gays bill coming to their legislatures in the same time-frame. I smell ALEC (or something like it).

    1. Also… my thoughts on it go like this: by the discriminatory line of reasoning of these bills, if I were a business owner, I should have the right to refuse service to followers of Prosperity Gospel faith or Dominionist theology, to Legislators who vote for these noxious bills, or to the uber-wealthy, because my personal faith finds all of these to be Anathema to God. And why stop there? Atheism itself is a faith choice (in the sense that choosing not to believe in any religion/spiritual movement is a choice about religion/spirituality), and thus Atheists must have the same rights to refuse service to anyone who professes any faith whatsoever. Of course, this means we have the right to demand that people reveal their religious beliefs before we offer them service… ad absurdum.

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