Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Joe the Plumber on Homosexuality and Gay Marriage

Not-Joe the not-Plumber in Christianity Today:
I personally still think it's wrong. People don't understand the dictionary—it's called queer. Queer means strange and unusual. It's not like a slur, like you would call a white person a honky or something like that. You know, God is pretty explicit in what we're supposed to do—what man and woman are for. Now, at the same time, we're supposed to love everybody and accept people, and preach against the sins. I've had some friends that are actually homosexual. And, I mean, they know where I stand, and they know that I wouldn't have them anywhere near my children. But at the same time, they're people, and they're going to do their thing.
Hmm, he had some gay friends. What happened, I wonder? They probably got sick of his prejudices and lack of trust (this loser has kids? Who'd breed with the likes of him?). Obviously Joe is worried that his kids will catch the gay bug if they hang around them.

MSNBC's David Shuster opines:

Joe and his ilk put me in mind of Gandhi's familiar quotation: "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." What a hypocrite!

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