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Mississippi Conservative Calls For Putting Gay People To Death On Facebook Page

Posted by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 1:06 AM
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Republicans have been furiously attacking the LGBT community ever since President Obama announced his support of marriage equality for same-sex couples. Some Republicans have taken their criticism to the extreme. In Mississippi, GOP state Rep. Andy Gipson posted a message on his Facebook page which calls for putting gays and lesbians to death.

On May 10, Gipson made the following post:

“Been a lot of press on Obama’s opinion on “homosexual marriage.” The only opinion that counts is God’s: see Romans 1:26-28 and Leviticus 20:13. Anyway you slice it, it is sin. Not to mention horrific social policy.”

Later on in the thread, Gipson posts a comment about how homosexuality is “unnatural” and causes “disease.”

According to Leviticus 20:13, “If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.”

By referring to this Bible verse on his Facebook page, Gipson is in fact, calling for killing homosexuals. And he isn’t apologizing for it either.


After receiving an email petition from UnityMS calling for him to apologize, Gipson responded on Friday by posting the following message on Facebook:

“To be clear, I want the world to know that I do not, cannot, and will not apologize for the inspired truth of God’s Word. It is one thing that will never “change.” Anyone who knows me knows I also believe that all people are created in God’s image, and that all people are loved by God, so much so that He gave us the truth of His Word which convicts us of the reality and guilt of our sin, and He gave us His Son Jesus who paid the full penalty for all our sins, by His grace through our faith in Him as we repent of our sin. John 3:16. It is this message that I preach every Sunday. I sincerely pray God will reach someone through this message.”

As of Saturday, Gipson seems to have removed his offensive posts, but has not apologized. You can view his page here.

Gipson, like many other Republicans, puts Biblical law over Constitutional law. And as a state Representative, that’s a clear violation of separation of church and state and a failure to uphold the oath of office. You know, that oath in which politicians swear to defend the Constitution. The only lawful document that matters in America is the Constitution, but Republicans like Gipson want to light it on fire and pretend the Bible is the law of this country. It’s a dangerous view that would destroy freedom, liberty, and every other American value protected by the Constitution.

Openly calling for the deaths of American citizens because they happen to be gay is an egregious offense that should force Gipson to resign his position. Because it is clear that he is unable to adhere to Constitutional values such as equality and personal liberty.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/05/19/mississippi-2/

by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 1:06 AM
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glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 1:09 AM
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Some people should NEVER reproduce... this man is a perfect examp;e of who shouldn't!

Jenn_A
by Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 1:12 AM
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I'm not sure he is saying put them to death, as too much is missing from his post. But I will warn you, come near any of my gay friends, and this gun toting, bible believing, conservative will put someone to death, and it won't be my self-described flaming friends!!

TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 1:38 AM
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Of course he is not advocating death.  He is simply saying that God had really strict laws about this in the Old Testament. 

If he quoted the scripture about not wearing mixed fabrics or sowing various seeds in the same field, I wouldn't think he was calling for the death of those who did.   I would think he was merely making some scriptural argument regarding not mixing diverse cloths or seeds. 

Quoting Jenn_A:

I'm not sure he is saying put them to death, as too much is missing from his post. But I will warn you, come near any of my gay friends, and this gun toting, bible believing, conservative will put someone to death, and it won't be my self-described flaming friends!!


blues_pagan
by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 1:39 AM
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Sick.  This is another reason I will not promote the Republican party.  I will only do that once they get rid of people like this in their ranks.

mehamil1
by Platinum Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 1:40 AM
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These people can't disappear fast enough. 

Goodwoman614
by Satan on Dec. 30, 2012 at 1:42 AM
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I hear banjos...

stormcris
by Christy on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:09 AM

He must have seen the Lincoln ordered mass murder post and thought this was a good idea.

throwing up

Gwynyth
by Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:10 AM

:(

wickedfiress
by Kellie on Dec. 30, 2012 at 4:27 AM
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There seems to no "middle" anymore. People are either so far left, or so far right, they are simply a caricature of their side.
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mommajen32
by Platinum Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 4:37 AM


Quoting TranquilMind:

Of course he is not advocating death.  He is simply saying that God had really strict laws about this in the Old Testament. 

If he quoted the scripture about not wearing mixed fabrics or sowing various seeds in the same field, I wouldn't think he was calling for the death of those who did.   I would think he was merely making some scriptural argument regarding not mixing diverse cloths or seeds. 

Quoting Jenn_A:

I'm not sure he is saying put them to death, as too much is missing from his post. But I will warn you, come near any of my gay friends, and this gun toting, bible believing, conservative will put someone to death, and it won't be my self-described flaming friends!!


Yeah, I think they're running with it to make it a bit more dramatic than intended. He stated his personal beliefs based on Scripture on his facebook page (which isn't his gov't owned page) ...now if he voted that way based on his beliefs

I can (and always will argue) that it's a church and state issue. Leave God's law for the Church. But it's still grey, are politicians expected to vote against their conscience? That's tough one. If someone truly believes they will face eternal damnation for making a choice on a policy ... what should they do? One answer would be not to go into politics but then a whole lot of religious persons would not participate in politics. Also, a person's voting record will reflect who they are whether they personally agreed with the decision or not. Tough one. 

When you're dealing with people of Faith, most do not and cannot suspend religious belief. 


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