Defending Confederate flag, South Carolina legislator goes off on crazy anti-rainbows rant

Why do you hate rainbows, mister?

Faith-based bullshit hate against gay marriage from South Carolina State Senator Lee Bright. Next time I'm in Hawaii and see rainbows in the sky, I'm going to tell them to fuck off and disappear because they're Satan's “abomination colors.”

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I heard our President sing a religious hymn, and then Friday night, I watched the White House lit up in the abomination colors… it is time for the church to rise up, it is time for the state of South Carolina to rise up. Romans 1 is clear. The Bible is clear! This nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles and they are under assault by men in black robes who were not elected by you. We better make a stand…

Our governor called us in to deal with the flag that sits out front. Let’s deal with the national sin that we face today! We talk about abortion, but this gay marriage thing, I believe, will be one nation gone under. Like President Reagan said, if we’re not one nation under God, we’ll be one nation gone under. And to sanctify deviant behavior from five judges, it’s time to make our stand, church! It’s time to make our stand, and we’re not doing it! We can rally together and talk about a flag all we want, but the Devil is taking control of this land and we’re not stopping him!

… Now I believe that Christ teaches us to love the homosexual, but he also teaches us to stand against sin. And we need to make our stand. I know how people feel, of all colors, about this. And I know that we need to respect our brother and love our brother, but we cannot respect this sin in the state of South Carolina…

[via Christian Nightmares]

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  1. I am a native South Carolinian. I've been a person of faith for over 30 years. I have a Master of Divinity degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Without reservation, I'd just like to say that this guy is incredibly ignorant and an embarrassment to both our state and to Christianity.

  2. Abomination colors my ass!

    The Covenant of the Rainbow, Gensis 9:12-14
    …12God said, "This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations; 13I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth. 14"It shall come about, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow will be seen in the cloud,…

    If that ain't an endorsement for same sex marriage, I don't what is.

  3. Reminds me of this photo that has been floating around for the past week:

    Brazil, June 26th 2015 - Public debate between one of the country’s most homophobic pastors / ministers (left) and the president of the LGBT Brazilian Association (right). This picture says a lot.
  4. Apparently this asshole hasn't ever also read the first amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof

    in other words: no coercion in religious matters, no expectation to support a religion
    against one's will, and religious liberty encompasses all religions. In
    sum, citizens are free to embrace or reject a faith, any support for
    religion - financial or physical - must be voluntary, and all religions
    are equal in the eyes of the law with no special preference or
    favoritism.

  5. This nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles and they are under assault by men in black robes who were not elected by you.

    As a side note, this kind of comment, along with the one about the "unelected bureaucrats" carries the unspoken assumption that only people who are elected - members of Congress - should have any power at all. Some offices are apolitical by design, and it infuriates people who have the power to gerrymander, and feel entitled to all of the power.

    We now return you to your previously scheduled all-gay pro-gay gay-loving gayfest of gayness.

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