"Orange Juice! It's not just for breakfast anymore" ...
"Imprisoning Gays! It's not just for Uganda anymore!"
From "Rightly Concerned" ... a blog maintained by the American Family Association -- this post by American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer ... wherein he posts a copy of an email he wrote to a listener challenging him on his support for criminalizing homosexuality.
Fasten your seat belts! (I've added the emphasis.)
Thanks for writing me about my comments on my program regarding homosexuality. It might be worth noting that what I actually suggested is that we impose the same sanctions on those who engage in homosexual behavior as we do on those who engage in intravenous drug abuse, since both pose the same kind of risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. I’d be curious to know what you think should be done with IV drug abusers, because whatever it is, I think the same response should be made to those who engage in homosexual behavior.
If you believe that what drug abusers need is to go into an effective detox program, then we should likewise put active homosexuals through an effective reparative therapy program. Secondly, I’m afraid you’re simply wrong about the Bible’s perspective on the law and homosexuality. Paul lists quite explicitly in 1 Timothy 1:8-11 the actions and behaviors that are the proper concern of the law:
“Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine…”The bottom line here is that, biblically, those “who practice homosexuality” should come under the purview of the law just as much as those who take people captive in order to sell them into slavery. You express a belief in the Scriptures, and I trust your confidence in Scripture is not selective.
If you believe all Scripture is inspired, then you are compelled to accept that legal sanctions may appropriately be applied to those who engage in homosexual behavior.
Thank you for contacting us, and I hope this response will help you think in a thorough and biblical way about this important social issue.
Host, "Focal Point" radio program on AFR Talk, a division of the American Family Association
This is what "righteous indignation" was created for.
These are the folks sponsoring the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington this Thursday.
This is why we need to mobilize on Thursday and do whatever we can to support the American Prayer Hour .
What is the American Prayer Hour? The American Prayer Hour is an affirmation of inclusive values and a celebration of diversity that is the bedrock of our nation. It is also a protest of The National Prayer Breakfast, which is hosted by The Family. This group is a secretive fundamentalist organization directly tied to the draconian “Kill the Gays” bill in Uganda. We strongly urge those invited to the National Prayer Breakfast to reconsider attending the event. Instead, they can join us at our American Prayer Hour.
Visit the link above.
Support the American Prayer Hour service in your area if there is one.
Hold an American Prayer Hour service if there's not.
Make a difference.
Go do it!
For more, visit Joe.My.God and Truth Wins Out ... blogs also covering this story.