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

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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
Replies (31-36):
TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Baloney.  Those days are over.  That horse is out of the barn now and it's not going back in.

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

The amount of hate crimes directed at gays says otherwise...

I'm sure you'd prefer they hide in the closet...they shouldn't

Quoting TranquilMind:

Right, because we can all tell how frightened homosexuals are today, and how they are all hiding out and practicing these things secretly.  (Sarcasm). 

Are you kidding me right now?  It has all the weight of a kid on the playground saying, "But you are not SUPPOSED to knock the little kids down..."

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

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.”

he also referred to public policy - YES, this is a DIRECt threat

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!!

 


 



sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Are you saying gays are not victims of hate crimes & discrimination today?

The DADT debate alone had conservatives screaming that the military would ERUPT with violence over OUT soldeirs...

Quoting TranquilMind:

Baloney.  Those days are over.  That horse is out of the barn now and it's not going back in.


TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 1:54 PM

And absolutely NOTHING happened.  Now they are in the media, kissing, getting married, blah blah blah. 

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Are you saying gays are not victims of hate crimes & discrimination today?

The DADT debate alone had conservatives screaming that the military would ERUPT with violence over OUT soldeirs...

Quoting TranquilMind:

Baloney.  Those days are over.  That horse is out of the barn now and it's not going back in.



Friday
by HRH of MJ on Dec. 30, 2012 at 2:15 PM
1 mom liked this


Quoting _Kissy_:

Well, we know the people that protest the loudest has the most to hide.
He's only convincing himself.

Countdown to this loser getting caught with a cabana boy....3, 2,...

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

SRUsarahSC
by Bronze Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 2:22 PM

If milk goes up to seven bucks a gallon and we fall over the fiscal cliff, his death, along with every other politicians, will be wished for all over FB.  Its FB, he can say whatever he wants.  You don't like it, don't vote for him. We'll find out what the majority of his constituents think come next election.  

PinkButterfly66
by Gold Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 2:25 PM

He should be publicly reprimanded by his party.

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