by Charles S. Garabedian
The Ultimate Fruits of Fundie Hatred Against LGBTQ People
Congratulations American Christian Fundamentalists and Conservative Evangelicals. Your hateful propaganda and rhetoric against LGBTQ people are spreading across the United States and to the ends of the Earth. Oh yes!!! The American people know it well, and the people of the world know it too. We have heard it from you many times and in many forms, but I can sum it all up for you right here:
We are just trying to save the LGBTQ people from the eternal fires of Hell. We really love LGBTQ people. However, the best and most effective form of love is one we latched onto in the 1980s. It is called tough love. Our LGBTQ propaganda and rhetoric are all forms of tough love designed to bring LGBTQ people to their right senses, save them from the eternal fires of Hell, and save American society and culture from the widespread LGBTQ menace that threatens us all—as it did the ancient people who were “left behind” in Sodom and Gomorrah—people our incessantly angry and vengeful God destroyed completely. If we do not do something about this LGBTQ menace, God may destroy our country too. We Christian Fundamentalists and Conservative Evangelicals are faithful beyond measure in the eyes of the Lord, but even Lot’s wife ended up as unexpected collateral damage from God’s vengeance. We fundies do not want to be the victims of similar collateral damage when God inflicts his coming punishment on LGBTQ America.
Listen up Christian Fundamentalists and Conservative Evangelicals—and listen up good!!! Your anti-LGBTQ propaganda and rhetoric encourages both nonChristians and Christians to persecute LGBTQ people through sociocultural discrimination, beatings, and murder.
Take a close look at the two gay women in the above photograph from the United Kingdom. Just a few days ago, they were simply and peacefully riding home on a public transportation bus in London when they fell victim to bullying and a beating from five male persecutors. Yes, that is blood on their faces and clothing!!! Not just in London, but all over the world, this is the spiritual fruit of anti-LGBTQ propaganda and rhetoric—most of it coming from Christian Fundamentalist and Conservative Evangelical churches and various fundie parachurch organizations and movements.
I hear you Christian fundamentalist and Conservative Evangelical pastors. The whole world hears you. You claim to love LGBTQ people and even say it from the pulpit—but let us be truly honest here fundie pastors, deacons, elders, and pewsitters—when you see a photograph like the one above:
In the solitude of your brains, you leap for joy. Your tightly clenched fists swing twice and hard through the air, and your hearts scream out——touchdown!!! One more well-deserved thrashing. The wages of sin are death. Amen. Amen. Amen.
Oh sure. You will deny it to high heaven if anyone asks you about it out in the open where eavesdroppers can hear. But make no mistake!!! The only person you are fooling is yourself.
God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit see the extreme hatred in your hearts for LGBTQ people, they see the irrational fear that has overcome your hearts, and they see the photograph above as the true fruit of your so-called “Christian faith.” Mainline Christians see that rotting fruit for what it truly is. Roman Catholics see it, and ordinary Americans of all kinds and persuasions clearly see it for what it truly is. You Christian Fundamentalists and Conservative Evangelicals can celebrate yourselves all you like. You can claim that you—and you alone in all the Earth—please God. But we all know who you truly are by the fruits that emerge from your hate.
Take another good look at the photograph above. Thousands of images just like that one are the fruits of your so-called fundie faith—all made manifest in hateful acts like this here on Earth. Take a good look at this item of scripture Christian Fundamentalists and Conservative Evangelicals—and eat it:
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith. Meekness, temperance…(Galatians 5:22-23).
A few choice words Clint Eastwood spoke in a movie apply to you Christian Fundamentalists and Conservative Evangelicals—and your two corrupt faith traditions:
Your mouthwash ain’t making it!!!
When Jesus gets a good, long look at the above photograph and remembers the many thousands of similar “photographs” he has seen in public and in private—as the ultimate fruits from your Christian Fundamentalist and Conservative Evangelical propaganda and rhetoric against LGBTQ people—you should pause for a few minutes and consider the deep graves you may have already dug for yourselves in the bowels of this place that you speak about so much…………………………….Hell.