“Do All Evangelical Leaders Believe Gays Should Be Put to Death?” 1

THE HUFFINGTON POST

Michelangelo Signorile

Editor-at-large, HuffPost Gay Voices; SiriusXM radio host

If the answer to that question is no, then they’d better start speaking up loudly and clearly. Because over the past few weeks, evangelical pastors have made headlines urging parents to beat boys who seem gay, calling for gays and lesbians and “queers” to be put inside an electrified pen and left to die, and urging the government to begin killing gays.

These declarations have been backed up by these pastors’ followers, who’ve organized protests to support them and who’ve gone on national televisionto defend them (as have the pastors themselves), a proud hate movement going public. They’re being whipped into a frenzy against President Obama’s coming out for marriage equality and they’re emboldened by the passage of Amendment One in North Carolina. They’ve been met withoutrage and protest from LGBT people and pro-gay supporters, and from the many mostly non-evangelical Christian leaders who support LGBT rights.

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One comment

  1. Since my article is linked above, I wish to say LOUD AND CLEAR that I am not in favor under any circumstances of the horrific violence and hatred which is still within the traditional Christian community, at least many times, towards my actively LGBT brothers and sisters.

    Whatever our views on the marriage issue or other societal concerns, or what to call ourselves if we happen to be, as I am, celibate for religious reasons, we MUST agree on the basics which Mr Signorile expresses here. And we must not be silent.

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