I can’t believe people like this exist, part II

After posting about some openly racist McCain supporters from–sadly, as it is a state in which I lived for eight years and happened to like, by and large, particularly since it’s the state where my wife hails from–Ohio, I hadn’t planned on doing more posts like this. But a theme emerges, and I decided that this would make a good intermittent series: People with views that shouldn’t still be prevalent in 2008, but are. For example:

The homosexual agenda wants people to think that homosexual men are safe for women to hang around and even be alone with. Nothing could be further from the truth. The stories about Sodomites in the Bible teach us that they do violate women as well as men. I’ve also known of people personally over the years who were known as gay yet “experimented” with the opposite sex. The term bisexual is an unnecessary distinction, because a faggot wants to defile anyone or anything he can get his hands on.

A friend recently sent me this article about a “gay-friendly” high school. If we were living in a biblical society, homosexuality would be punishable by death so such a school would be unnecessary. Although I’m against the special accommodations, perhaps this new trend of segregation will protect straight kids from these predators. With any luck, some radical will blow up the gay school. No, I’m not condoning vigilantism–I’m merely saying that it would be poetic justice.

PZ and Greg, among others, have already picked up on this, which is why I hadn’t originally planned on linking to it, either. However, after I saw it, it occurred to me that it’s just perfect as a continuation of the theme of “I can’t believe people like this still exist.” This homeschooling blogger, Raani Starnes, really does believe that homosexuality is evil and that the Biblical punishment for homosexuals is entirely appropriate because it’s “in the Bible.” Although Raani appears to have unpublished the comments the all powerful Google cache reveals this gem:

Homosexuality is not a part of our sin nature. A normal person could be tempted to commit adultery and even murder but would not be tempted by homosexuality. You can say what you want, but there is no story in the Bible about a homosexual getting saved and going to Heaven. I think Sodomites have already blasphemed the Holy Spirit by changing “the truth of God into a lie”. See Revelation 22:19 and Romans 1:25

Clearly, Raani is a product of a different century: the first century A.D., actually (where she would fit right in), and I can’t believe that people like Raani still exist in 2008.

Hmmm. I might have to broaden the scope of this feature. After all, there are many sorts of bizarre beliefs, many not even religious in nature, that I have a hard time believing can still exist in 2008, and the blogosphere gives them free rein to demonstrate their lack of compatibility with the 21st century. Why should fundies have all the fun getting a taste of not-so-Respectful Insolence?

ADDENDUM: Raani appears to have some shame after all. She took down the post. However, the all powerful Google cache knows all, at least for as long as the cache sticks around and for as long as my blog exists:

When I was in the process of moving and did not have internet access, I often visited a local library to check my e-mail and look at real estate listings. This particular library was in a small town and seemed to be a popular after school hangout for teenagers. One day as I was surfing the net, I couldn’t help but overhear a conversation that was going on across the table from me. An openly gay teenage boy who was surrounded by female “friends” was talking about how he had recently had a relationship with a girl. I couldn’t help but feel sorry for the girl’s parents. Not only was their daughter sexually active, but she had engaged in some very high risk behavior by sleeping with a gay male.

Yes, I’ve seen the previews for Will and Grace where they’re lying next to each other in bed platonically. Isn’t that cute? The homosexual agenda wants people to think that homosexual men are safe for women to hang around and even be alone with. Nothing could be further from the truth. The stories about Sodomites in the Bible teach us that they do violate women as well as men. I’ve also known of people personally over the years who were known as gay yet “experimented” with the opposite sex. The term bisexual is an unnecessary distinction, because a faggot wants to defile anyone or anything he can get his hands on.

A friend recently sent me this article about a “gay-friendly” high school. If we were living in a biblical society, homosexuality would be punishable by death so such a school would be unnecessary. Although I’m against the special accommodations, perhaps this new trend of segregation will protect straight kids from these predators. With any luck, some radical will blow up the gay school. No, I’m not condoning vigilantism–I’m merely saying that it would be poetic justice.

And, later, here’s Raani in a comment:

I chose not to post the many negative comments I received, but here is my reply to all those that were angered by my post:

In the Old Testament, God commanded that Sodomites be put to death. (Leviticus 20:13 KJV). Throughout the Old Testament we read about good kings who removed the Sodomites out of the land and bad kings who did not. The New Testament teaches that homosexuals have been turned over to a reprobate mind.(Romans 1, etc.) It’s sad that they did not get saved while they still could, but unfortunately it is too late for them. Did you know that God actually hates some people? The Bible says God hated Esau. Try reading the Bible from cover to cover and maybe you will better understand God’s holiness.

Since there is no hope for gays, we would be better off without them. They are recruiters and not reproducers so the safest solution would be the death penalty.

Some commented that only God avenges, but human beings have been commanded to enforce the death penalty throughout the Bible. The United States does not adhere to many of the laws that the children of Israel lived by, but since they are God’s laws, we know that they are the ideal. Like I said, I don’t advocate vigilantism, and we have to obey “the powers that be” in our imperfect society.

The purpose of my post was simply to warn parents of the dangers of sending their kids to public schools where homosexuality runs rampant.

For more Scripture references to help you with your study of this subject, visit this website:

http://faithfulwordbaptist.org/Truth_About_Homosexuals.html

No doubt Raani will think the bloggers who have taken her to task for posting the above are all being so very, very mean to her and that we’re such horrific sinners that we’re utterly beyond redemption, but her views are so abhorrent that the light of day should be shone upon them, so that she scuttles back from whatever rock she crawled out from under.