Mike Adams at Townhall.com wrote one of the worst pieces you will ever read regarding the Christian response to the recent suicides in the GLBT community.
He refers to eight different incidents, including the following:
Graham was a freshman at a university in North Carolina. He was taking a class in the political science department when the issue of gay marriage came up. When Graham mentioned his opposition to same-sex marriage his professor told him to shut up. He then threatened him with prosecution under the university speech code. So Graham decided to file suit. But before the suit was filed he took his own life.
Mike was a professor in North Carolina. The director of the local LGBSTQQCCISA (Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, queer, questioning, completely confused, indecisively-sexed, and allied) Center kept sending him emails promoting LGBSTQQCCISA issues. The director of the LGBSTQQCCISA Center admitted that she did it to provoke him. He felt bullied. So he killed himself.
There’s just one twist to all the stories:
These eight cases are all true except for one thing: The Christians who were bullied by gays and gay activists are all still alive. Not a single one has committed suicide. That is because they have centered their lives around Jesus Christ, rather than their sexual identity. And no amount of bullying can change my mind about that.
Where do you even begin with all that…
For Adams, “bullying” Christians amounts to criticizing their beliefs. That’s hardly an offense. In fact, we ought to be doing more of that. Bad beliefs deserve criticism.
I’d love to know why Adams thinks that no victim of suicide has ever been a Christian. Belief in Jesus doesn’t take away the pain and even Christians get depressed sometimes.
It’s not simply criticizing homosexuality that drove some of these young gay people to kill themselves — it was exposure of their most intimate moments. It was the thinking that things would never get better in their lives. And it wasn’t just Christians who caused the deaths — anyone who actively followed their lead and made the lives of gay people a living hell bear some of the burden.
Simply put, it’s a lot easier being a Christian than it is to be gay. I’d much rather be a Christian in the most liberal city in the country than be a gay man in the middle of the Bible Belt. No one is voting to take away the rights of Christians. No one is arguing that Christians aren’t fit to serve openly in the military. No one is saying Christians are unfit to be parents.
Not to mention there are plenty of gay people who call themselves Christians.
Adams is wrong on so many levels, and his lack of empathy for the gay people dying because of the way people like him treat homosexuals is very telling. He doesn’t care that they died, and if he does, he spends no time at all showing it.