Wednesday, 16 May 2007


You know there are tribes so primitive, that they drive out anyone who is "cursed" lest the Sky Gods strike the community down, and tell other tribes to have nothing to do with them, or the Sky Gods will be angry at them too.

Then there's the Lighthouse Baptist Church. From the Miami Herald :
A local newspaper questioned Stanton before he had a chance to put the plan into place -- and before he had a chance to tell his teenage son.

Within days, all but two of the seven city commissioners voted to fire him from his $140,000 a year job overseeing roughly 1,000 employees.

Several pastors within Largo's close-knit religious community passionately called for his ouster.

''It's an abomination, and a bad role model for young people. It confuses them,'' said the Rev. Ron Sanders, pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church, who said he feared Largo could face punishment of biblical proportions if the city kept Stanton in office.

Sanders, who believes Hurricane Katrina and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were ''wake-up calls from God,'' said he will pray for Sarasotans if Stanton is chosen.

''I would be a little worried about them,'' he said.
How ... Charitable ... of him.

I wonder if, since he believes Susan Stanton should not be employed, if he's be willing to personally pay for her upkeep? You know, true Christian Charity? Or perhaps he hasn't thought of the consequences, he doesn't sound like the sharpest knife in the drawer.

I know Christians just as Fundamental in their beliefs as the Reverend Sanders, yet who get Christ's message, as he obviously doesn't.

In view of his opinions on 9/11, I wonder if he'll be affiliating with the Westboro Baptist Church soon.


Anonymous said...

It's probably not malice, just ignorance, so this could be one of those occasions where you get to say "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."
Of course, it would be nice if people didn't issue opinions on subjects where they're ignorant, but when you don't know that you don't know...then you get the mainstream media. Ahem.

mythusmage said...

It's fear. Fear of the different, fear of the strange, fear of the other. But mostly it's fear of something that violates some law or other. We could figure out how to replicate what happened to Zoe, and extend it to include a full transformation from male to female, it would make transitioning so much easier. Not to mention cheaper. In due time one would be able to become a fully functional female or male, including the ability to bear or father children. (And what problems would a YY child have?)