A nice little tale from East Texas
News from Nachodoches, Texas that was emailed to me from my sister--apparently a new movement is underfoot called Straight Pride. Seems like the homophobes are a little jealous of the white supremacists and decided to co-opt their general ideas. And to kick of a little Christian hate-fest the straight pride people at Stephen F. Austin University decided to hold a "debate" between the head homophobe at SFA, representing the "we hate them but don't kill them" moderation of straight pride and someone even more scary radical than him, a minister of a Baptist church in Nachadoches named Rev. W.N. Otwell. This guy is a real treasure. And brave, too, willing to be on the same college campus as homosexuals in order to condemn them.
“I’ve been there a few times,” Otwell said. “I know it has quite a few homosexual males and females on the property, but we don’t fear that.
There is a real danger of catching gay off of the students, so we can all imagine how fearless this fuck must be.
“But homosexuality is a different sin from lying and drunkenness. It’s against nature. There’s no social value, no reproduction and it can’t bring forth fruit.
Well, many of us do know how drunkenness can bring forth fruit, so he's got a point.
There’s a lot of men who lie and commit adultery who bear fruit and we can permit these people, but with the homosexual, we can’t.”
And here you thought that guy on Jerry Springer who have five women in five states all pregnant by him was a scumbag. Indeed, he is a man of god, bringing forth fruit as fast as he can pump it out.
“The curse of the homosexual agenda is AIDS, HIV,” he said. “Immorality and their filthy lifestyle is breaking down the family unit that our Lord instituted when He created man (as) Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.
Eve was a man?! Then what the fuck's the problem?
Lest you think that this Otwell character who was invited to debate at SFA has a Phelps-like focus on homosexuality to the exclusion of all else, he makes sure that we know that there's plenty of room for hate in the Christian heart for disobedient women and black people.
Otwell and his followers have visited SFA in the past with signs of protest against what he describes as the militant feminist movement; women in the military holding jobs and running for political offices. According to Otwell, the civil rights movement is also in part responsible for the rise in homosexuality in America.
“Civil rights is an abomination,” Otwell said. “It gave the sodomites the right to practice this filthy lifestyle they practice without prosecution.”
Damn, if militant feminists are the ones who want jobs and political office, what are moderate feminists? The ones who think that women should merely be spanked on the ass for disobedience instead of socked in the eye?
One thing you got to love about some of our unreformed wingnuts in the South is that haven't yet figured out that it's not politically expedient to align themselves with Islamic terrorists. Even Falwell has figured out that it's not wise to hope for suicide bombers from the sky to punish people who he disapproves of, but not our homegrown asshole Christian from East Texas.
“Osama (bin Laden), Al Qaeda, all of those men – God uses them like his sword to punish weakness. It was not just an act of terrorism but an act of God.”
Despite the Christian love emanating from this man, a debate with the straight pride people who merely loathe homosexuals but don't necessarily damn them straight to hell was far too much tolerance for him.
Thursday’s debate on homosexuality between Adam Key, Spring junior and public relations director for Straight Pride, and the Rev. W.N. Otwell of God Said Ministries ended when Otwell left after the first portion of the debate.
Otwell said he felt unsafe at the forum, moderator Clay Walker, a Lufkin senior and Christian comedian from First United Methodist Church in Lufkin, said. Walker acted as moderator in place of an absent Doyle Srader, communication lecturer.
It was a contentious point that the unpleasantness broke out over. Otwell felt like gays and lesbians should be banned outright from marrying. Key, the straight pride proponent, felt that they should be allowed sexless, miserable marriages to members of the opposite sex. The rest of us are in awe of Key's generosity in extending a right to gays and lesbians that they don't have any use for. Perhaps he also feels that people should be allowed to marry box turtles if they so wish, full well aware that there are no people that wish for this.
My sister has a friend who attended the debate who swears that Otwell didn't just leave over his inability to imagine a homosexual having a right to anything other than being berated night and day for daring to exist by a loving Christian. She says that Otwell incurred the audience's wrath by expounding a bit on his godly belief in the inferiority of black people, but this is just hearsay. My goodness, you would think there was some connection between hating one kind of person for being different from yourself and hating another kind of person for being different from yourself! You might also be inclined to think that the anti-feminist forces who want to get women out of work and back to baby-making might have some kind of racist motivation, some sort of odd belief that white women need to start pumping babies out as fast as they can lest whites have to actually share this country with people of other races. But I don't want to get too hasty here. Clearly, this man was just speaking to the good students of SFA on behalf of Jesus Christ, who did after all hold forth endlessly on his hatred of women, blacks, and homosexuals.