It is a strange fact of life that those groups who most go on and on about love, acceptance, tolerance and peace can often be the most intolerant and hate-filled folk around. Those who are most vocal about demanding that they be accepted and embraced often seem to think it should all be one-way traffic. They can often be the most abusive and nasty people around.
Consider but one recent example. The late Jerry Falwell of Moral Majority fame was committed to standing up for what he felt was right. That made him the enemy of many. One group that especially loathed him was the radical homosexual lobby.
These activists made their feelings quite clear as to how they felt about Falwell just after he died. Janet Folger has assembled some of their choice quotes in a May 29 2007 article. Here are some of the more printable blog postings from the homosexual activists after his death:
“What an absolutely putrid little excrescence of vomit he was.”
“R.I.P., and after watching Falwell I know know (sic) why the Romans threw the Christians to the lions.”
“Oh, thank non-god. One down, 28 percent to go.”
“I’d pee right on his corpse if I could.”
“Dance first, then pi– …”
“I’m saving the real party for Jesse Helms’s exit. I’ll be dancing that day.”
Says Folger, “No surprise – this is exactly how homosexual activists treated Rev. Falwell when he was alive. Homosexuals more than hated Jerry Falwell, whom they attacked, maligned, ridiculed and threatened. He didn’t make it widely known, but homosexual activists even attempted to kill him. And through it all, he met hate with love.”
As a Christian, he could respond to their hatred with love. When “homosexuals protested Dr. Falwell, they were surprised to look up and find the reverend hugging his harassers. He overcame hate with love … and truth. Truth was the part they didn’t like. As 75-year-old grandmother Arlene Elshinnawy’s sign read before they hauled her off to jail for displaying it: ‘The Truth is Hate to those who Hate the Truth’.”
Indeed, we live in a pretty screwed up world. We have become expert at calling good evil, and evil good. And we have managed to convince ourselves that murderers are the good guys, while little old ladies are the bad guys. For example, when homosexual Matthew Shepard was murdered in the US some years ago, about 80 trillion media stories appeared about the crime. Yet when a homosexual murders a mother, hardly a word of it makes it into the media.
“Ever hear of Mary Stachowicz? Didn’t think so. Mary Stachowicz, a 51-year-old wife and mother of four, was described by friends as soft-spoken, ‘concerned about the good of her parish, always seeking things for the poor as well as spiritual welfare for people.’ Mary Stachowicz also believed what the Bible and the Catholic Church taught about homosexuality. She verbalized her belief, and for that crime, she was murdered.”
“Mary was murdered by 19-year-old homosexual Nicholas Gutierrez in Chicago for the crime of disagreeing with his lifestyle. According to police reports, Stachowicz asked Gutierrez, who lived in an apartment above her, ‘Why do you [have sex with] boys instead of girls?’ That was when he ‘punched, kicked, stabbed and strangled’ her before stuffing her body into a crawl space under the floor of his apartment, where it remained for two days until he confessed to police.”
So how did the media play this story? “Chicago media reported these events, choosing headlines devoid of words like ‘gay’ or ‘homosexual.’ While I and pro-family leaders repeatedly went on national television to repudiate the death of Matthew Shepard, there was no such condemnation of Stachowicz’s horrific murder from the homosexual community. Perhaps more telling was what they did say:”
“I really don’t feel sorry for her. She paid a very steep price for being an arrogant religious fascist. Too bad for her.” (“Iris,” in a posting on the ACLU Online Forum)
“Quite frankly, if anyone in this case was being ‘persecuted’ it was Mr. Gutierrez. … Maybe this will give pause to other people who similarly try to ‘help’ homosexuals.” (“Silence Dogood,” on ACLU Online Forum)
“Maybe [Stachowicz’s murder] will strike fear in the hearts of a few fundamentalists. … Where do I send a check for his (Gutierrez’s) defense fund?” (James Wagner’s boyfriend, Barry’s posted response)
“The b—h had it coming to her. I’m glad he killed her. … I’m glad he killed her. The b—h deserved to die.” (San Francisco man on Yahoo)
As Folger puts it, “Instead of condemning this horrific murder, homosexuals danced on her grave, also.” So much for love and acceptance. While not all homosexuals are so ugly and poisonous, unfortunately many are.
But things will only get worse as Western nations pass various sorts of “hate crimes” legislation. “Those kind of hateful statements [made by homosexuals] are perfectly acceptable, free from any repercussions of any kind. They get their own forum at the ACLU. However, if two 16-year-old Crystal Lake girls say an unkind word about homosexuals and pass out a few flyers to their classmates, they are in ‘violation of an Illinois state hate crime statute.’ They face felony charges and are locked up in juvenile detention while bail is denied. Felony for a flyer or a forum for defilement? It’s not equal rights these people are after; it’s tyranny.”
She continues, “Haven’t you heard? Words of disagreement with the homosexual agenda are now illegal. Just ask more than 100 kids who were suspended for wearing T-shirts that expressed their biblical views on the topic. Shirts with Bible verses and such sayings as ‘Don’t touch God’s rainbow’ threw San Juan High School students in California out of school.”
These hate crime bills simply spell the end of freedom of speech, and a direct attack on biblical Christianity. Concludes Folger, “The alternative is 16-year-old girls imprisoned and ministers’ graves desecrated. It’s Catholic mothers murdered, and the thought police in schools. What do you want the future to look like?”
The Hebrew Scriptures long ago spoke of such a situation. The prophet Isaiah perfectly describes the moral freefall we are in where good and evil are trading places: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” (Isaiah 5:20) Hate crime laws will simply accelerate our descent into the Brave New World of persecution and tyranny.