The Family Research Council today defended Lt. Gen. William Boykin’s assertion that Muslims are idolaters and that the Iraq conflict is a war by Christians against infidels. FRC described its (and Boykin’s) bigotry as “a Christian perspective.”
FRC proceeds to link Boykin’s prejudice with antigay prejudice and ex-gays.
Similarly, Rep. Zack Wamp (R-TN) is being attacked for speaking the truth about homosexuality: that it is an unnatural, unhealthy lifestyle which homosexuals have the power to leave. With HIV/AIDS rates once again rising among homosexual men, shouldn’t we be praising a member of Congress who has the courage to speak the truth, unpopular though it may be?
According to the Knoxville News Sentinel,
Wamp, a born-again Christian who is considering a 2006 race for the U.S. Senate, says his “view of what policy should be is based on the biblical values from the Old Testament forward.” The Bible is “riddled with examples of how homosexual behavior is not just a sin” but “an aberration,” he said.
Scripture says that homosexuality “is so unnatural and that it is a sickness in the sense that it’s a sin and needs to be dealt with and people need to change their behavior and change their ways,” he said.
Wamp’s interpretation of selected portions of the Bible dates to the days of tribal superstition when people believed sicknesses were a god’s punishment for supposed wrongdoing.
Exodus has not yet commented on these allies’ assertions about sickness and the utter simplicity of “change.”