Friday, February 03, 2006

Out With a Blasphemy

The popular T.V. show, Will and Grace is ending this year. That's not news. But have you heard about the controversy over an upcoming episode that blatantly mocks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ by turning it into a supposedly "humorous" parody? To make matters even worse, they are planning on airing it just before Good Friday this year!

Staying true to form, I guess there is nothing else quite like a pro-gay T.V. show going out with a disgusting and perverted blasphemy!

Many pagan, influencial people who have access to the public eye either through the media, their politically active organizations and/or high visibility (e.g. actors, commentators, editorials etc.), unfortunately couple their stance with an unfortunate and despicable habit of mocking the Person of Jesus Christ. Jesus is often their target in particular, as well as Christian believers and Christian faith, in general. Their mocking knows no bounds. We have seen it being done for political reasons, ideological reasons, social reasons, scientific elitist reasons, so-called "artistic expression" reasons, or just for plain ole' humorous reasons.

Need examples?

There are hundreds!

Of course, it wouldn't be practical to list them all. Ones that may be familiar to most (who watch Fox News, that is) are the urine-soaked crucifixion and feces splattered Mary painting.

If anyone might be squeamish when reading graphic content, you might want to pass on this post. It certainly isn't what any decent person would want to read. With that said, here goes.

In her book, "The Criminalization of Christianity," Janet Folger has compiled a huge amount of incidences where verbal threats and physical intimidation towards Christians have occurred. She has brilliantly exposed the tactics being used in chapters 3 - 9. Step one is ridicule. Step two is blame. Step three is to use more than just threats. Step four is censorship. And further on in the book she covers how liberal left activist judges bash Christians and legislate from the bench through lawsuits made by activists in order to further their ideologically driven agreements with these various leftist organizations.

Right now, I will just give one example from her book that corresponds with the current controversy over an upcoming episode of "Will and Grace" which blatantly mocks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

The subtitle of this portion of her book is, "Just like Will and Grace."

"The protesters, the phone calls, the mail, the threats - I've seen a lot I even had a stalker with a violent criminal record. But I have never seen anything like the threats and the tactics of the homosexual movement. Ever. Here's an example from ACT UP member Michael Petrelis:



We should have shut down the subway and burned down city hall. I think rioting is a valid tactic and should be tried... If someone took out [former congressmen] Jesse Helms or William Dannmeyer of California, I would be the first to stand up and applaud. 1

I had never paid much attention to the homosexual agenda or their tactics until I heard about what ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) did at St. Patrick's Cathedral. You know, when they stormed in, screamed obscenities, stomped on and desecrated the Communion bread, and urinated in the church. Typical posters outside St. Patrick's Cathedral included "Get over it, Mary," "Cardinal O'Killer," and "F--- the church." 2

Nice group of fellows. Just like on Will and Grace.

U.S. News & World Report columnist John Leo describes it further: "Savage mockery of Christianity is now a conventional part of the public gay culture." Not something you're likely to hear about in the conventional press. At an ordination ceremony in Boston, for example, the Boston Globe described the protest as "colorful, loud and peaceful." What they didn't write about was the simulated anal and oral sex, the parody of Communion using condoms instead of the eucharistic host, and the mocking depiction of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount as an endorsement of sodomy. They didn't report about how ACT UP protestors swarmed around a newly ordained priest and his elderly mother, pelting them with condoms, shouting, and intimidating them. 3

Here's what Eric Pollard, the founder of that group, had to say about his tactics:



"I shall torture you during the daytime, and will keep you from a peaceful sleep at night." 4
In Madison, Wisconsin, four hundred homosexual activists stormed the Trinity Evangelical Fellowship Church, where Scott Lively was speaking. While they shouted obscenitites and slogans inside the church for nearly an hour, some of the protestors urinated and defecated on the floor. Hundreds of others banged on the outer walls and windows with rocks and trach-can lids, shouting, "Crush the Christians!" and "Bring back the lions!" 5

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There is so much more that I could share, but one story, in particular was so grievous that I need to include it here.

"Fired for Disagreeing"

"Former firefighter Ron Greer can relate. I say former because after serving eighteen years on the Madison Fire Department, Greer was fired by a lesbian fire chief for his stand against homosexuality. While pornography was perfectly acceptable, apparently biblical pamphlets were not - especially those that disagree with the homosexual agenda. His pamphlet stated: "God is love. He is also Holy.... There is nothing loving about letting homosexuals slide into eternal damnation unresisted." 6

Even though his eighteen-year service was exemplary, his Christian beliefs led to a pink slip, a vandalized house, and a yard filled with pink triangle. Pink triangle stickers, most with graphic sexual references, were pasted on the walls and windows of his home, signs were screwed into the porch and pounded into the yard, and a banner was stretched across his porch with slogans like: "Welcome to Fag City, USA," "Wisconsin Lesbians Against Greer," and "WE want you, Ronnie." 7

Greer is also very familiar with the "Bring back the lions!" shouts. That exhibition of "tolerance" took place at his church, where homosexual activists blocked the entrance (something that would have warranted federal intervention had it occurred at an abortion facility) and stormed the church. They were outnumbered by ten to one the forty church memers who were courageous enough to run the hostile gauntlet to get to a pew. 8 "

One more.

Did you hear about the family of Chuck and Donna McIlhenny who got a taste of fascist tactics after the San Francisco Presbyterian church he pastors fired a homosexual organist?

In their book When the Wicked Seize a City, 9 they describe what it is like to be the object of this kind of "tolerance." To summarize, the harrassment included objects thrown through the church windows, swastikas carved in church doors and drawn on their home, car windows smashed, anti-Christian, pro-gay leaflets scattered in the neighborhood calling them Nazis, bigots, anti-gay etc.; continual verbal threats, phonecalls which included screaming obscenities; threats to perform deviant sexual behavior on their children before killing them; and even threatening to burn the house down with the family inside!

Janet states, "You'd be hard pressed to find another group as intolerant, intimidating ,and violent. Except for maybe those Brownshirts in 1939. Before you bring a hate crimes charge against me, I'm not the one who suggested that ACT UP members use Mein Kampf as a working model. Eric Pollard did. He's the guy who founded Act-Up D.C."

Pollard did, eventually, regret his past actions and tactics and even wrote an article entitled, "Time to Give Up Fascist Tactics."

Good start. But have any of the others in that terrible organization renounced their despicable acts?

Now, before readers here become enraged that I even posted all of this, I will tell you that I KNOW that the average gay man or woman would not approve of or even remotely relate to such subversive tactics. But many of the activists often do! That is the whole point of this post. To expose what lengths homosexual activists will take to ridicule, blame, threaten, bash, censor and ultimately achieve the criminalization for what Christians believe.

Is it now obvious why the homosexual producers/creators of the next episode of Will and Grace would so blatantly blaspheme Jesus Christ and insult, hurt and ridicule Christian believers? It is their mantra!

But why? Why is that?

I can't think of any other religion that is targeted in such a way by gay activists. There are plenty of other religions that also profess that homosexual behavior is sinful, unhealthy, a form of idolatry, against God's purpose and design in marriage, a perverted form of sexuality and a dangerous threat to family stability. So, why is Christianity the only religion that they target?

The Bible is filled with reasons why.

I will come back and list these reasons either today or tomorrow. But for now, anyone who would like to comment on what has already been written, please feel free to do so.

Please try to remain calm and respectful. I know that this subject always elicits strong responses from both sides, but let's try to keep the personal attacks down and get down to the nitty gritty regarding the issue at hand and the questions posed.

Thank you, in advance, for being willing to participate.

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Notes

1. Quoted in Michael Wilrich, "Uncivil Disobedience," Mother Jones (December 1990), 16; Scott Lively, Seven Steps to Recruit-Proof Your Child (Keizer, OR: Founder's Publishing Corporation, 1998), 173.

2. John Leo, Two Steps Ahead of the Thought Police (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994), 148.

3. Ibid., 148, 258-59.

4. Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams, The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party (Sacramento, CA: Veritas Aeterna Press, 2002), 290.

5. Ibid., 295.

6. Roy Maynard, "Zero Tolerance," World, 22 March 1997.
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7. Ibid.

8. Ibid.

9. Chuck and Donna McIlhenny and Frank York, When the Wicked Seize a City: A Grim Look at the Future and a Warning to the Church (Lafeyette, LA: Huntington House, 1993).

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ADDED ON AT 11:47 a.m. Pacific time:

Michelle Malkin exposes another example of mockery and blasphemy at her
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11 comments:

Christinewjc said...

The 2/3/06 WorldNetDaily Poll results as of 9:22 a.m. Pacific time:

What do you think of Britney Spears's 'Will & Grace' role as host of Christian cooking show, 'Cruci-fixin's'?

This is just NBC's latest insult to Christians following 'The Book of Daniel' 51.80% (1122)


I will boycott NBC and its advertisers 26.04% (564)


NBC's just trying to generate ratings through controversy 9.14% (198)


This show will never see the light of day 5.59% (121)


Other 3.09% (67)


Lighten up – it's only a TV show 2.68% (58)


It's hilarious 0.88% (19)


Britney Spears says she's a Christian – how bad can it be? 0.28% (6)


At least it gets people thinking and talking about God 0.28% (6)


I wish I'd thought of that 0.23% (5)



TOTAL VOTES: 2166


Now Blaspheming Christ

What do you think of Britney Spears's role as host of Christian cooking show, 'Cruci-fixin's'?


Go Vote

Note: Scroll down to 19th article link.

Christinewjc said...

Here's a new mockery! Isn't THIS special? SHEESH!!

Boo said...

"Now, before readers here become enraged that I even posted all of this, I will tell you that I KNOW that the average gay man or woman would not approve of or even remotely relate to such subversive tactics. But many of the activists often do! That is the whole point of this post. To expose what lengths homosexual activists will take to ridicule, blame, threaten, bash, censor and ultimately achieve the criminalization for what Christians believe."

Ah, so Fred Phelps doesn't speak for all Christians, just the "Christian activists."

mamalicious said...

Boo, I was about to post the same about Fred Phelps. Generalizations of any kind are dangerous. I think we agree on that one, Christine.

Anna said...

Hi Christine -

I was just over at World Net. The latest scoop is NBC has pulled the Britney Speers/Will and Grace episode. They are trying to say it was all a mistake. I suppose putting the "Book of Daniel" on TV was all a mistake. Right.

Anyway, I'm glad they are not going to air this program.

Blessings,
Anna

Christinewjc said...

There is even more! The turd network, NBC, levels even more insult towards Christian faith, this time targeting Catholics. NBC's venom and nastiness knows NO bounds!

Want my opinion? These idiots at NBC are the ones who need to be FLUSHED!

Christinewjc said...

I just noticed today that for some reason, the following post was deleted. I am reposting it now:

Boo & Mamalicious,

You might be surprised how many people on the opposite side of the issues concerning gay activism just automatically associate true, helpful, Christian ex-gay ministries with the likes of Phelps. This is very unfortunate. Phelps has become such a caricature within this ideological struggle and he is often used as an excuse to attack and label legitimate ministry efforts as "bigoted", "anti-gay", "homophobic", and "hateful."

Hey! Speaking for the secular view for just a moment, do homosexuals call heterosexuals who are struggling to come out as a self-identifying gay person and need help with such a struggle this way? Of course not! Why? Because they are coming over to "their (perceived) side."

But when a homosexual desires to change to heterosexuality and wants help to do so, the homosexual community generally sees this as a betrayal. They often reject such therapies, or as is the case in the Christian environment, reject and distrust the legitimacy of a person's born-again experience that ultimately, successfully, releases them from same-sex attraction.

If we were talking about cigarettes, there wouldn't be such animosity would there? Those who still smoke don't reject those who don't anymore. Some people (like myself) who can't stand cigarette smoke don't reject the person(s) who smokes, just the results of the behavior.

One comparison to the Phelps accusations would be if I were to say that all liberal Democrats believe, act and agree in the same ways that Harry Belafonte does. I don't think that is true, either.

Anna,

That is GREAT NEWS that the episode will not air!

Sure was a mistake...right from the beginning! You'd think they had learned their lesson with the "Book of Daniel" fiasco!

I need to go into the blogosphere and find out the real reason they pulled it! Maybe the general public and blogosphere outrage had a lot to do with it!

Christinewjc said...

Poll update:

What do you think of Britney Spears's 'Will & Grace' role as host of Christian cooking show, 'Cruci-fixin's'?

This is just NBC's latest insult to Christians following 'The Book of Daniel' 51.72% (2050)

(These voters - no doubt about it!)


I will boycott NBC and its advertisers 25.48% (1010)

(These voters - good intentions and probably influenced the decision not to air it!)


NBC's just trying to generate ratings through controversy 8.85% (351)

(These voters - could have been one reason they attempted to insult Christians but I doubt it.)


This show will never see the light of day 6.86% (272)

(These voters - got it right!)


Other 2.75% (109)

(These voters - I wonder. Were they unable to chose or did they have a different take on it?)


Lighten up – it's only a TV show 2.45% (97)

(These voters - A Bible verses comes to mind: "The cross is foolishness to those who are perishing...")


It's hilarious 0.83% (33)

(These voters - Again - A Bible verses comes to mind: "The cross is foolishness to those who are perishing...")


Britney Spears says she's a Christian – how bad can it be? 0.45% (18)

(These voters - Yeah right. They haven't got a clue!)


At least it gets people thinking and talking about God 0.40% (16)

(These voters - The "can't everyone just get along" crew dismisses the insulting motives involved through hurling insults about our Lord and Savior's sacrifice at the cross. The only talking going on is most likely blasphemous!)


I wish I'd thought of that 0.20% (8)

(These voters - Were probably stoned, drugged up, drunk or all three!)



TOTAL VOTES: 3964

Cleopas said...

It's sad the way the secular world disrespects Christ and Christians, but we do get results when we speak up in protest. And we didn't even have to burn someone's embassy!

Boo said...

Christine-

You may want to look up that Bible passage where Jesus has something to say about taking the beam out of one's own eye before criticizing the mote in one's neighbor's eye.

Of course Fred Phelps doesn't speak for Christianity. That was my point. It's just as wrong for a non-Christian to claim Fred Phelps speaks for Christians as it is for you to associate the tactics of Act Up and the like with all "gay activists," and while the firefighter did not deserve to have his home vandalized, he did deserve to get fired for creating a hostile working environment. If the lesbian fire chief had brought in pamphlets titled "Why Christians are evil" then she would have deserved to be fired too.

"do homosexuals call heterosexuals who are struggling to come out as a self-identifying gay person and need help with such a struggle this way? Of course not! Why? Because they are coming over to "their (perceived) side.""

Huh? Someone who is struggling to come out as gay is by definition homosexual, not heterosexual. Homosexuals responding to social and religious pressure sometimes try to persuade themselves and others that they are straight. What possible motivation would a straight person have to try and convince themselves they're homosexual?

"But when a homosexual desires to change to heterosexuality and wants help to do so, the homosexual community generally sees this as a betrayal. They often reject such therapies, or as is the case in the Christian environment, reject and distrust the legitimacy of a person's born-again experience that ultimately, successfully, releases them from same-sex attraction."

Every mainstream mental health organization also rejects these therapies as ineffective and potentially dangerous. (Of course, this can only be because these large organizations have all been taken over by tiny secretive bands of "gay activists." We gays bought Secret World Domination rights from the Jews back in 1972.) Sexual orientation is not something anyone needs to be "released" from. If someone wants to pursue an ineffective and potentially dangerous therapy, they have a right to know upfront that there's no evidence it works and that it seems to have harmed far more people than it may have helped. (Although to be fair, there are a lot of people who credit their time in ex-gay organizations as helping them to finally come out as gay and accept themselves.)

"If we were talking about cigarettes, there wouldn't be such animosity would there?"

Cigarettes give you cancer and create a noxious stinky cloud about the smoker. Homosexuality is only medically dangerous in the deranged mind and discredited writings (i.e. lies) of Paul Cameron.

If you want to see the real face of the ex-gay movement follow this link:

http://www.wreg.com/Global/story.asp?S=4454613

I've heard from ex-employees who said they did indeed give out prescription drugs at LIA, without any proper training.

My take on Book of Daniel and Cruci-fixins- they both seemed pretty silly to me and I had no plans to watch them anyway. My faith is strong enough to withstand other peoples' idiocy. In the end I think this sort of thing just makes Christians look thin-skinned.

JJ said...

You might be surprised how many people on the opposite side of the issues concerning gay activism just automatically associate true, helpful, Christian ex-gay ministries with the likes of Phelps. This is very unfortunate. Phelps has become such a caricature within this ideological struggle and he is often used as an excuse to attack and label legitimate ministry efforts as "bigoted", "anti-gay", "homophobic", and "hateful."

The point of mentioning Phelps is that the vast majority of times you quote "gay activists" you are quoting extremists that have nothing to do with most gay people. You quote passages from books that most gay people haven't heard of, let alone read and follow. Phelps doesn't speak for all Christians, we know that. But neither do the extremists in the gay rights movement speak for all gay people.