You all know Michigan State Rep. Todd Courser by now because he’s the anti-gay rights legislators who thinks “traditional marriage” means having an affair with also-married colleague Rep. Cindy Gamrat and then distributing a fake email alleging that he fucked a male prostitute in order to throw people off the real story.
It’s what Jesus would have wanted.
Over the weekend, Courser posted a nearly 1,900-word woe-is-me piece on Facebook explaining how trying this whole process has been. It’s hard to feel any sympathy for him, though, considering how much he’s tried to ruin the lives of LGBT people who are in, you know, committed relationships.
Courser admits to being a hypocrite. But it’s okay, he says, because Jesus:
In all of this — it is nothing short of a massive earthquake for me and my family and those who have supported me and even to those who hate me; thru this a series of common themes have emerged and many will take days weeks months and generations to see the full fruit of, but one that is clear is that I am now the poster boy for those who would say “God is dead,” or “ Christians are failures,” or “Christians are hypocrites.” Instantly I have been shown to be a hypocrite in my life, a liar, a laughable joke; much if not all of that is presently justified. But in spite of all of that I am a Christian and I am a follower of Christ, and my failures in no way reduce or negate God’s promises; no unfortunately they showcase Him and His promises — both positive and negative. He is still Holy and still righteous and still gave His all on the cross at Calvary so we can have salvation in Him; He did it, not because I am in anyway worthy or righteous, but rather because I am not — I am nothing without Him and my actions do not show that He is less able or that His promises are less true, no my actions show just how corrupt this man’s heart is and how much he needs his Savior to walk righteously and to pay the price of sin and death on the cross!
Everyone’s a sinner in Christian theology, but I assure you not everyone lies about male prostitutes in order to cover up their own illicit affairs.
He wasn’t done yet. He also used the opportunity to trash pornography:
In all of this many have commented publicly and have enjoyed the spectacle of watching a man burn and have reveled in the joy it has brought in themselves, but all of this has also brought so many who have been absolutely encouraging and supportive. A special group has been of those men who have come forward to express their own failures to me in fidelity and what guilt and shame they have felt for their own failures in their own faith and faithfulness to God, His holy word, and to their wives and children. Just having heard their stories has been some of the most humbling experiences of my life; with several have come forward to share their pain for participating in/and addicted to pornography and what that has wrought in themselves and their families.
A lot of people watch porn. I assure you not all of them lie about male prostitutes in order to cover up their own illicit affairs.
Courser wasn’t done yet:
And finally a couple have come forward to express their guilt and shame for being faith filled but struggling with how to reconcile that with having homosexual tendencies and trying to reconcile that with their faith.
A lot of Christians are shamed into thinking there’s something wrong with them because of their “homosexual tendencies.” I assure you not all of them lie about male prostitutes in order to cover up their own illicit affairs.
At this point, even conservative Christians ought to admit it’s more shameful sharing the same faith as this guy than having any gay thoughts.
And then, just to play his trump card, Courser said even death would be easier than what he’s going through right now.
The most brutal things I have had to endure in my life have been brought from and thru this experience — the public humiliation was small and insignificant when compared to having telling my wife and children and my family — death will be a much richer reward, a much easier mantle, than having to share all of this, my wife and I have been dealing with this privately and unfortunately some just couldn’t allow it to remain private for our family to deal with; it goes with the politic territory — the wages of sin is death…so many have been viscerally hostile towards me — I deserve all of it and every word of anger and hostility.
I don’t want Courser to die. A resignation will do just fine.
Courser finished his screed with copy/pasted Bible verse after Bible verse.
He can try to cover his lies with all the Bible verses he wants, but we can all see right through them.
He very likely hopes this whole thing will blow over so he can get back to his anti-gay ways. Don’t let that happen, Michigan. Keep talking about this story until he has no choice but to step aside and find a job that doesn’t give him any power over the lives of LGBT people.