Exgay Joe Dallas: (Hoping For?) Destruction And Doomsday
Exgay activist, author, and former Exodus official Joe Dallas was quoted Sept. 28 by the American Family Association media organ Agape Press (via Jesus Politics):
Dallas points out that homosexual activists’ agenda is not only to normalize the homosexual lifestyle, but also to silence all those who oppose that normalization.
Dallas offers no evidence whatsoever that gay equality activists have sought to silence antigay activists — nor does Dallas define “homosexual lifestyle.”
Dallas urges Christians to “repent of being intimidated” by the voices of tolerance and co-existence. He calls on Christians to commit to a role in Dallas’ dichotomy: a choice between “Christian”-controlled state and a “sociopathic state.”
If Christians allow tolerance and co-existence to continue — if Christians do not silence homosexuals — then Dallas offers this wishful false prophecy: “God will require the blood of the state at the hands of his visible representation, who allowed itself to be intimidated into silence.”
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Joe Dallas is using these intimidating threats to galvanize various “Christian” groups into intimidating gay people. He has totally convinced himself that he is right and that the GLBT community are all wrong and on the pathway to hell. He does not have a clue nor does he want to even begin to realize the truth that there is a tremendous diversity in the gay community and there is a tremendous number of Americans (including Gay and Lesbian Christians) who are living good, honorable, commited and loving lives.
Joe Dallas has been a major poster boy for “reorientation” for at least 18 years now. He is an extremist in that he is an extreme reactionary zealot who is very judgemental and thinks that his way is the Lord’s way and that any other way is “unbiblical or not Christian”.
He also has not gotten it into his thick skull that not every gay person is a sex addict like he thinks they are. Joe Dallas is a classic bigot.
Take the article from the Agape Press and instead of “homosexual lifestyle” place the words “black lifestyle” as though the color of your skin is a choice. There was a time when many of the sects of this same Christian movement (i.e. the Southern Baptists and several other Christian groups) opposed racial integration and inter-marriage with the same fear based ferver that the creepy bigoted freaks in Love One Out and Exodus International use against gays and lesbians.
The day will come when these same Churches will hang their heads in shame at the kind of biblical abuse they have heaped upon the GLBT children of God. We have to keep deflecting their lies and bigotry back at them and do not for once put up with it or allow their abuse of human rights to go unchecked. Their hate and bigotry (trying to keep GLBT people from enjoying the same civil rights as the rest of Americans) is a shame and is about as far away as a person can get from what Christ’s message is all about.
Benjamine says: The day will come when these same Churches will hang their heads in shame at the kind of biblical abuse they have heaped upon the GLBT children of God.
No it won’t. They will just pretend it never happened. That all the extreme words and actions are an invention of the boogey man of the moment. Being saved means you never ever need take responsibility for your actions.
Here here Dalea!
I have pointed out many times the legitimate analogies to other civil rights abuses of other groups.
The segregationists and Jim Crow abuses the most recent in American history. Recent enough for everyone to know better.
Alas, they do not.
Black preachers are unabashedly using the same segregationist language, one even stating his alignment to the Klan.
If the Klan is against gay equality as he is.
And just as neo Nazis, et al, will deny the Holocaust was as big a deal as it was, or never really happened as the Semites ‘allege’ it did, there is no reason and nothing to acknowlege or reflect on as a detriment and mistake to all mankind.
Yes, in other words…never having to say you’re sorry…or wrong.
Kinda the way Bush is now….never says he’s sorry…or wrong.