Racists use Gen.28:1, Deut. 7:2-3, 6 & 32:8 to argue against mixing of the races. And Numbers 25:6-13 talks about Phinehas turning God’s wrath from Israel by impaling an interracial couple…. Now if only people could understand how ridiculous Leviticus 18:22 & 20:13 will look in 50 years maybe we could just stop fighting about it now.
I was discussing this issue with a homophobic Christian the other day, and they told me that for guidance on the issue, I should look to the apostle Paul. Their logic essentially boiled down to: “Ignore Jesus because he never said anything that supports my irrational hatred of gay people.”
Newsflash. Yes you are.
Id say your VERY fucking homophobic
AKA the lamest variation on the High 5 ever.
ughgh so these ultra jesus freaks make their way onto my campus and draw lots of attention, at least 3 times a semester. no one can kick them off for preaching things like FAGS AND LESBIANS WILL GO TO HELL, FEMINISTS AND MUSLIMS WILL FEEL GOD’S WRATH, ATHEISTS, JEWS, LIBERALS, AND SOCIALISTS ARE UNFORGIVEN BY CHRIST’S LOVE, etc because its a public school. i mean of course the hobos around the university know that if they set foot onto the clean, climate controlled campus to take a break or get something to eat, UTPD will likely throw them into the street. but the westburo baptist-esque freaks are ok.
one of the things that irritates me is that these guys get attention. at least two dozen people always surround them. and it makes me uncomfortable because while some are there to troll and some are there to argue back, you know some are there because they believe that gay people and muslims are the scum of the earth. no one should be giving these freaks attention.
asides from that, my campus is overwhelmingly white. the one time i stopped and listened to these losers’ spiel, i tried to ask a question from the people around me and i was completely ignored. a white guy was politely arguing that with this jesus freak and whenever he’d talk, everyone would listen and the freak would respond. when i tried to ask him simple questions like, ‘what do you have against muslims?’ or, ‘doesnt jesus teach that you should love anyone regardless of what mistakes you think they made?’ or ‘what do illegal aliens have anything to do with the bible?’ the jesus freak would ignore me.
but everyone else would ignore me too.
and it was really frustrating, i am a fucking woman of color/ultra feministy/socialist/who likes other girls sometimes and has a million queer friends/a community activist/basically everything this guy hated, and shit no one in that crowd was encouraging, supporting, or even gave a damn about making eye contact with me. even the white men that were there to condemn this guy would flippantly cut me off and start talking over me, or would totally ignore me.
there was once i was near one of these jesus freaks and i asked a random girl, who was obviously south asian, something like, ‘what do these people give him any attention?’ and she laughed and responded instead of glaring at me and shrugging like all the white boys in those crowds.
but i think the worst moment was when this sorority girl (bubbly, blonde, white) made her way to the front of the crowd and burst into tears at how people like this jesus freak gave real christians a bad name. because jesus was love and acceptance, not hatred, and *ugly crying* i cant believe you would do this to your savior!! everyone looked so sympathetic and i went up to her and patted her shoulder because she was so upset. she gave me a really ugly look and ran away and all the white men got really riled up at how this guy had upset her.
even the jesus freak looked upset.
when i walked away, i kept trying to convince myself that the fact that no one had given a damn that i was clearly unnerved by this freak had nothing to do by my visible status as a woman of color. they had been supportive of the white girl, so why didnt anyone let me talk? i kept thinking oh it must be because i have a very small voice at times, and i am very small in stature, so it is easy for people to talk over me and not notice that i am speaking.
but ugh ya’ll know that had nothing to do with it.
because white hipster liberals will scoff at these extremists but when the face of who they hurt actually shows up and is visibly upset, it doesnt matter because you are just an over emotional minority.