Forget about the mouse that roared, this is more like the weasel that wailed. After all the prep and ballyhoo, only a small crowd showed up to the “Make America Straight Again” hate rally in Orlando, Florida, put on by the New Independent Fundamentalist Baptists. The rally was carried live on YouTube, until YouTube shut it down, and this was not the first time that has happened to this crowd, apparently. And they’re miffed when it does. Hemant Mehta, Friendly Atheist:
We have to hide our YouTube sometimes — some of our worst sermons — or our best sermons, I think — but you gotta hide them because the YouTube JewTube mafia is gonna come in and take your channel away. What happened to free speech?!
Yeah, man, why can’t you get on YouTube and advocate violence and the obliteration of an entire group of humanity? Huh? What’s up with that?
And not only has YouTube forsaken the fundies, so have the cops. Yahoo News:
The Lake County Sheriff’s Department in Orlando rejected the church’s request to privately guard the event, which begins on Friday, days after the three-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre that killed 49 people.
“We turned down the church’s request to hire privately-paid, off-duty officers for their event because this pastor thinks the government should execute the gay community,” Lt. John Herrell tells Yahoo Lifestyle.
Herrell also told the Orlando Sentinel, “It looks like a hate group, and we decided we didn’t want to be involved…”
Well, that’s cold. However, despite the disrelish of the cops to lend support, the religious rancor fest went forward Friday, in a secret location — which could be obtained if you dropped by church headquarters, pictured above, located in the shopping mall off Hwy. 27. Here are some low-lights.
If we can get the queers to go back into the closet, that’d be great. I mean, if we can get the government to actually do what it’s supposed to do and put them to death, that’d be amazing.
Let me just say this: They are worthy of death… Let me go ahead and give the disclaimer: We are not advocating that you go out there and have violence against sodomites. That is not what the Bible teaches. The Bible teaches that this is something that the government should do… [God] put the death penalty on homosexuality… We’re not advocating taking the law into your [own] hands. But here’s what we’re saying… If the government would put them to death, it would make America safe again… And here’s what we’re saying… When they die, we don’t feel bad about it… When they die, we don’t care!
I must have missed that chapter and verse of the Bible about God ordering the government to execute gays. I mean, Hitler did it, but so did God, and it’s in the Bible? It must be contained in one of the Books of Apocrypha, 1 Wingnuttia. “And lo, thy government shall be tasked with eliminating anybody who pisseth thou off, because they are different from thou. How the f**k dare they be? And if thy government isn’t doing its job and blowing away thine enemies, especially the ones thou hast never met, and hast never harmed thou, but nevertheless who thou knowest are responsible for all of thine troubles — then thou must not be voting for the right Republican — although Matt Gaetz is a step in the right direction, yea, verily.”
“Thou shalt go forth and actively recruit the most deranged that thou meet and encourage them to run for office on the GOP ticket. Because sayeth the Lord, ‘the world isn’t going to destroy itself.'”
“And forgeteth not the most important precept here: The gays are out to get thou. They think of nothing else but thee, 24/7.”
If you think that’s exaggerated, here’s a few more quotes from the conference:
They’ll attack you. They’ll hurt you. These people are extremely dangerous.…
These people are predators. They’re rapists. They’re given over to a reprobate conscience-seared mind. And they will hurt you. And they will hurt your children.
The Bogey man is gay, and must be wiped off the face of the earth. Message received, from the Twilight Zone.