Crazy, slowly-rotating preacher says...
Homosexuals are completely uninterested in compromise. It's time for Christians to recriminalize homosexuality. Outlaw it again. We have to amend the U.S. Constitution. It must say, "The practice of homosexuality in the United States of America and in all its territories and possessions, and in all it States, Counties and Cities shall be a felony punishable by ten years in prison at hard labor." We're in a fight for survival, and only one side can win.
There's so much lying stupid here that I hardly know where to begin. I'll let someone else tackle the notion that tossing gay people in prison will somehow put a stop to gay sex—even straight people have gay sex in prison (doesn't he watch OITNB?)—and tackle this whopper from earlier in the video: "They've agitated for laws giving them special protections available to no one else."
Blah blah blah. LGBT people aren't seeking special protections. We're seeking the same protections already afforded to other groups. If LGBT activists were seeking special laws that applied only to queers—if we were doing what this lying, slowly-rotating preacher suggests—then LGBT activists in Idaho, to take a kickass example, wouldn't be calling on their elected officials to "add the four words."
Add which four words? “Sexual orientation, gender identity.” And add them to what? Idaho’s already existing anti-discrimination law. Idaho's Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on "race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age (over 40), mental or physical disability" in employment, housing, education, and public accommodation. Courageous LGBT activists have been putting their bodies on the line—risking arrest, being arrested—in their effort to get the words "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" added to the Idaho's Human Rights Act. Activists aren't calling on legislators to make it legal for queers—and only for queers—to throw cans of creamed corn through stained glass windows on Sunday morning. They're not fighting for special protections for themselves and themselves alone. They're demanding the same protections this crazy, slowly-rotating preacher already enjoys.
And, hey, why have LGBT activists in Idaho started to risk arrest?
For more than eight years Idaho’s Gay and Transgendered people have been silenced by the legislature’s failure to even hold a public hearing on the add the words bill so that they would hear our stories and the stories of Idaho citizens who live in fear or have faced beatings, the despair and suicides of their children or their friends, loss of jobs, apartments, denial of service by restaurants and businesses.
On February 3rd 2014 the work and training of over 100 people brought 44 to the Idaho Capitol in the early morning hours. They blocked the doors to the Senate Chamber where Senate President Brent Hill had told media and the public that again for the 8th year in a row he would not even hear public testimony or the stories of gay & transgender people & that he would not allow passage of a bill to finally say that cruelty & discrimination against gay and transgender people is wrong. So rather than hearing the bill of commencing work on it, Senate President Hill had the protestors arrested & removed, hoping again to silence LGBT people from speaking in Idaho’s Capitol & being heard.
Learn more about the Add the Four Words campaign at their website. You can show your support for the Add the Four Words campaign by liking their Facebook Page or—better yet—by making a donation to a legal defense fund for those who have been arrested. (Crazy, slowly-rotating preacher via GoodAsYou.)