These days, viral videos of anti-gay, backwards ministers and fringe-idea leaders are somewhat commonplace. “Another video of a minister calling for the criminalization of homosexuality? Another example of bigotry and ignorance from a fundamentalist Southern church? *YAWN* What else is new?”
However, one video in particular has created quite the buzz around the World Wide Web recently.
Watch it, and be sure to see it through to the end:
Quote from the video:
“I worry about the future of our city. Any accurate reading of the Bible should make it clear that gay rights goes against the plain truth of the Word of God.
“As one preacher warns:
‘Man, in overstepping the boundary lines God has drawn by making special rights for gays and lesbians, has taken another step in the direction of inviting the judgment of God upon our land.
‘This step of gay rights is but another stepping stone toward the immorality and lawlessness that will be characteristic of the last days.
‘This ordinance represents a denial of all that we believe in and no one should force it on us.
‘It’s not that we don’t care about homosexuals but that our rights will be taken away, and un-Christian views will be forced on us and our children, for we would be forced to go against our personal morals.
‘Outside government agents are endeavoring to disturb God’s established order. It is not in line with the Bible. Do not let people lead you astray.
‘The liberals leading this movement do not believe the Bible any longer, but every good, substantial, Bible-believing, intelligent, Orthodox Christian can read the word of God and know what is happening is not of God.
‘When you run into conflict with God’s established order, you have trouble. You do not produce harmony. You produce destruction and trouble and our city is in the greatest danger that it has ever been in in its history. The reason is that we have gotten away from the Bible of our forefathers. You see, the right of segregation…,’
“I’m sorry, hold on.
‘The right of segregation is clearly established by the holy scriptures, both by precept and example.’
“I’m sorry, I’ve brought the wrong notes with me this evening…I’ve borrowed my argument from the wrong century. It turns out what I’ve been reading to you this whole time are direct quotes from White preachers from the 1950s and the 1960s, all in support of racial segregation.
“All I have done is simply take out the phrase ‘racial integration’ and substituted it with the phrase ‘gay rights.’
“I guess the arguments I’ve been hearing around Springfield lately sounded so similar to these that I got them confused. I hope that you will not make the same mistake. I hope you will stand on the right side of history. Thank you.