I’ve been pretty good lately about not commenting on comments I make at other people’s blog. I’ve been pretty active at leaving comments at a blog called Christocentric, written by a divorced woman named Carlotta. She seems pretty reasonable, as far as she is allowed to be reasonable. Tonight though, I think she got a little over-excited by a rant she found on a blog. She has added his blog to her of ‘Faith Defenders’ blogroll. Usually I could care less who someone puts on their blog roll, but she seems to think this guy, whose YouTube video she put up on her blog, is defending her faith. If you can stand to listen to this guy, here it is. Below the video I put my comment I left at Carlotta’s:
What??? How can you give a plug for this guy?
Let’s look at some of what he had to say (and he can say a lot…).
He believes that gays can be born gay (lots and lots of conservatives totally disagree with that). But, he states that gays are born abnormal. What that really means is God allowed something abnormal to be born. I suggest this guy think about what he says before he shoots off. Shockingly, he also states that having 11 fingers is abnormal and what should be done about it? Cut one off. What does that suggest, Carlotta, that he is referring to? Think about it.
Also, he expresses his OPINION that being gay is a mental illness. It is only his opinion. No one today who knows what they are talking about believes that being gay is a mental illness. Many thought that black men were violent and highly sexual (and therefore a danger to white women), but that was only an opinion. His belief is a slap in the face to every gay and lesbian out there.
He also makes the absurd claim that gay women aren’t really gay–they are just confused. This guy doesn’t have a clue what he is saying–but that doesn’t stop him from saying it. He just blabbers on and on.
He claims his skin color is natural. He says it is not a defect and not abnormal. Well, guess what? My being gay is natural. It is not a defect and not abnormal. Clearly he can’t think beyond his own religious beliefs (if that is really what they are–I couldn’t tell from all his ranting). This argument can work both ways.
He tells gays and lesbians to leave God and the black community out of what we are trying to do. Good God! If that were only true (at least the God part–there are lots of black gays and lesbians). Please, please–leave God out of this. But that is what he says, but listen to his entire rant–he can’t stop injecting God and the black community into the lives of gays and lesbians. I have been begging to leave God out of this since the beginning–but God keeps getting injected back into every discussion on gays and lesbians. As I said, this gay marriage issue is really a religious issue. He just proves my point.
He also says: “homosexuals, we ain’t against you, man. We would so much rather be your friend than your enemy.” Well, mr whatever your name is–prove that. His entire video is one big attack on the gay community. He couldn’t be a friend to the gay community if he tried.
Anyway Carlotta, I suggest you really listen to that little rant of his again before going off and supporting him 100%–especially that comment about cutting out any abnormality. If someone suggested cutting out the black community because they were abnormal, what exactly would you do–support that person???
He isn’t defending your faith–he uses lies and ignorance to make a 8 1/2 minute ignorant attack.
Carlotta leaves this comment at his blog:
Zo, you are awesome! I’m ashamed I haven’t heard about you and your site sooner!
I’ve added you to my "Faith Defenders" blogroll because your blog is just too important and lively for Christ to past up!
Your video on gay marriage is right on time for California – my featured post for the next few days!
September 25, 2008 1:17 PM
Awesome? All I can say is ‘wow.’ And that isn’t a good ‘wow’ either. I think she should be ashamed for promoting lies and ignorance such as this…
And in case Carlotta doesn’t understand what he is saying with his ’11 finger, cut off the abnormal’ part–he is advocating getting rid of the gay and lesbian community. That is the only thing I can think of–cut off the abnormal part so that everything can be normal again. Wow. All I can say is that Carlotta had better really sit down and listen to what this guy is saying. I know it is hard–he rants and rants and rants and most of the time he makes no logical sense. But since she is giving this guy a plug and thinks he is great, she better know what she is getting herself into.
She also thinks he makes a great argument why one shouldn’t compare black to gay (as if there were no black gays!). What this guy doesn’t seem to know is that blacks were enslaved by the West primarily because slavery is mentioned in the Bible. Blacks were kept as slaves in this country and the Bible was the primary weapon against them. Blacks were kept separate in this country, even until the 1960s, because of the way people were using the Bible. There is no argument here–that is what happened. This guy can’t seem to add two and two to see that black people and gay people have been attacked by the bible. Either he doesn’t know the connection or more likely, he doesn’t want to acknowledge it. That is too bad for him (and those who think like him) but as I said the other day when I talked about the date of the Emancipation Proclamation, it is very sad when one group who got their rights tries to prevent another group from being treated as equals. And this guy adds a touch of violence to the mix. That isn’t sad–that is dangerous.