Heath Ledger Funeral Picketing?!?!?!
http://www.godhatesfags.com/written/fliers/20080122_heath-ledger-brokeback-mountain.pdf - The baptists are planning to protest and picket at Heath Ledger's funeral over the film "Brokeback Mountain." Let's talk about it.
We're as mad about this as christians are about sodomy. Transitionally, sodomy has quite alot to do with the topic at hand. Now bear in mind that the baptists are pissed since they realized that the largest collection of grown men fucking little boys (since the greeks, and before them the sodomites) was their "same-god-worshiping-but-not-worshiping-quite-right" bretheren... the catholics. We feel however, that this gives them no right to start ranting and raving to distract from their own perversions - especially not at a funeral. The baptists are planning to picket at Heath Ledger's funeral, and it's madness.
Here's how we think the conversation may have went:
Theist 1 -
"Well, just incase that guy we lavish praise on (that same guy that we believe created the mother fucking universe) can't handle sending one guy to hell, we should picket."
Theist 2 -
"Our all-loving god loves it when we protest."
Theist 3 -
"Damn right he does, he told me so last week while I was shouting at women and shoving pictures of aborted fetuses in their faces - no... that was tuesday. Yeah - this was on wednesday when I was at a stoplight with a megaphone preaching the depravity of the 'Adam and Steve' lifestyle."
Their justifications for their irrational behavior can be found at the link, but basically the idea really breaks down to homophobia on such an enormous level that the fact that this actor played a role in a movie about two gay cowboys makes him heavenly enemy # 1. These are BAPTISTS folks, so they don't realize that someone seeing a movie about gays won't MAKE them gay. They're judging others by themselves, and being that they base their delusion on a book, they gotta be concerned about a movie. I mean, who reads anymore?
Gay cowboys > Yahweh.
Do we really have to start trying to pass laws about censoring or imprisoning the people behind this bullshit? What gives these people the right to picket at the funeral of this man? Or any? Let alone a funeral his two-year-old daughter may very well be attending? Is it that they're SOUTHERN? Does Kentucky endorse this type of organized insanity? Or is it because they're a religious group with enough freedom to act, an axe to grind, and enough hate to not give a thought to the grieving family and friends of this man?
Here's a disturbingly counter-intuitive and irrational statement made at the end of the flyer meant to involve and organize people to this protest.
"Heath Ledger is now in hell, and has begun serving his eternal sentence there - beside which, nothing else about Heath Ledger is relevant or consequential."
So what they're really TRYING to say is: Since our supposedly almighty god can't handle a soul we deem as a small fry, we're going to write some slurs on signs and go out to fuck with the people grieving the loss of this man; the people paying respects while we pay great disrespect not only to him but those we deem guilty or guilty by association.
How reasonable. How rational. How..... sickening. The strangest part of all this is - where's their god in this situation? If he has so much wrath, why are THEY dishing it out; where are the trumpets so righteous as to break down the walls of sodom? If the being they worship can't take care of this, why worship him? Their statements, proposed actions, and their prejudice shows that in this situation, all this religion is doing for these people is giving them an excuse to hate. To hate and do it out in the open. It disgusts us.
Me: I just don't know honey, maybe I'm just too ignorant to claim myself as an atheist. Then again, "magic man done it", doesn't seem like the enlightened point of view.