John Fugelsang has a message for gay hating Christians
John Fugelsang, a regular on the Ed Show was true to form as he excoriated the new Indiana law that allows businesses to discriminate against gays and others. Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) signed the bill into law this week.
"You know, being gay is natural," John Fugelsang said. "Hating gays is a lifestyle choice. Mike Pence should be very very grateful there is not a law that prohibits businesses from serving fake Christian bigots. Because whether or not it is discrimination, it's up for debate maybe? It certainly seems that way. What is not up for discussion is that it is not Christian. There is nothing in the gospel where Jesus ever condemns gay people. And really you can't use anything in the entire New Testament including those three letters of Paul to deny service to gay people as well. If you are Christian it is not your job to judge gay people. It is your job to love gay people."
John Fugelsang then got a bit tongue and cheek. "A lot of businesses are going to be staying away from Indiana after this. I kind of want to go to Indiana just to sell rainbow flags to all the non-bigoted businesses so they will know where to go shop."
One wonders, what is the urge to push legislation that increases the possibility for discrimination? The Arkansas Senate just passed a similar bill. There is a particular Christian sect that seemed to have forgotten the part that Christianity played in America's oppression of many. Do they really want a repeat performance even as they preach about the humanity and 'exceptionalism' of the United States?
Cody Pogue, a professor in the Houston area and previous candidate for the Texas Congress had a message that Christians should heed. "There are over 2,000 verses in the Bible that command us to help the less fortunate," Cody Pogue said. "There are only 6 verses, most of them in the Old Testament that say nothing about homosexuality. If we want to talk about sin, let's talk about America's sin of not helping others, our sin of putting our love of money ahead of our love of humanity, and our sin of not loving our neighbor as ourselves."
As Cody Pogue alluded to, if politicians and citizens alike spent their time and effort thinking about how best to create laws that bring us all together instead of laws that alienate, we could move forward. There are many problems that need solving in this country. What problems are solved by the law Mike Pence just signed?