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On the latest Rick Warren bullshit. It’s almost worth it to have Katha Pollitt on the Rachel Maddow Show.

There’s a disturbing scene in the Canadian TV show “Slings & Arrows”, in which a preacher gay-bashes at a gay man’s funeral, basically blaming him for his own death and screaming “hellfire”. That scene is now not so much less funny but certainly less absurd… Watch the scene on YouTube (it begins at around the 6:55 mark and annoyingly gets cut off and continues here; and yes, the funeral takes place on the mainstage of a theatre, which is also quite the visual).

“Comfort is something God reserves for those who are obedient to his will.”

“I don’t hate homosexuals; but I do hate when they do. Why? Because the Bible says that if man also lyeth with mankind as he lyeth with a woman, they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them! Homosexuality is disobedience to God’s will, because it runs counter to the divine command to procreate!”

I love that logic. Because that must mean that straight people who take a lifelong vow of celibacy (ahem, priests) are also wretched sinners. Personally I think what’s a sin is procreation during times of overpopulation.

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