It’s not weird that Christians would protest in defense of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. He faces an ethics trial for telling lower court judges they didn’t have to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and conservative Christians think that’s unjust.
What is appalling, though, is just how openly bigoted some of them are. In this interview with Al.com, look at how two Christian women react to a drag queen, Ambrosia Starling, who appears on camera to criticize Moore:
We’re standing with Judge Moore because he’s the only leader in the country who is standing up for the rule of law and for what’s right.
I am a homeschooling mother of four. Lisa is a homeschooling mother of six. We are women. We bear children, and we raise them in godly homes. That is not a woman. That’s a pervert. That’s a man in a dress acting like a woman. He’s not a woman. And the law should afford him no protection. The opposite of that is true: They should protect godly homes, men and women.
Marriage between a man and a woman is the only ordained marriage, and it’s the only one that ever will be right. It’s not loving to allow him to continue in his perversion. What’s loving is to correct him, rebuke him, and show him perversion is not a healthy life. Away from God is not a healthy choice.
No protection? Seriously? They’re not just saying Starling shouldn’t be allowed to get married. They don’t want Starling under the protection of non-discrimination laws. How much hate do you have to possess to want to deny that from someone?
I just wish the reporter asked them a few follow-up questions: What about atheists who want to get married in Alabama? Muslims who (obviously) don’t accept Christianity?
And how does someone else’s clothing choices have any bearing on their lives?
It’s sickening to hear them speak. It’s also par for the course for conservative Christians, who would be crying “persecution” if anyone else spoke about them the same way.
(via Christian Nightmares)