Thursday, May 03, 2012

Bible Belt

Cesca's running the same item over at his site right now -- and so are a lot of other people -- but I'm gonna put this up because I think it deserves to be seen far and wide. Ladies and gentlemen, in case you haven't seen or read it yet, I give you an excerpt from a recent sermon by Pastor Sean Harris of the Berean Baptist Church (of course) in Fayetteville, North Carolina (of course).

"So your little son starts to act a little girlish when he is four years old and instead of squashing that like a cockroach and saying, 'Man up, son, get that dress off you and get outside and dig a ditch, because that is what boys do,' you get out the camera and you start taking pictures of Johnny acting like a female and then you upload it to YouTube and everybody laughs about it and the next thing you know, this dude, this kid is acting out childhood fantasies that should have been squashed.

Can I make it any clearer? Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. Man up. Give him a good punch. Ok? You are not going to act like that. You were made by God to be a male and you are going to be a male. And when your daughter starts acting too Butch you reign her in. And you say, 'Oh, no, sweetheart. You can play sports. Play them to the glory of God. But sometimes you are going to act like a girl and walk like a girl and talk like a girl and smell like a girl and that means you are going to be beautiful. You are going to be attractive. You are going to dress yourself up.'

You say, 'Can I take charge like that as a parent?'

Yeah, you can. You are authorized. I just gave you a special dispensation this morning to do that."

So, yeah, beat your gay or gay-acting kid. It's not child abuse -- it's God's will.

You know something? Let me make something clear. If you happen to live in Fayetteville, North Carolina and you pass Pastor Sean Harris on the street, just walk on over and punch him in the fucking mouth. You say, "Can I take charge like that as a decent human being and somebody who believes in defending the rights of the innocent against intolerant, Bible-thumping cunts?" Yeah, you can. I just gave you a special dispensation.

Incidentally, Pastor Sean is now "retracting" his comments, saying they were a joke. Uh-huh. Fuck you, pal.


Anonymous said...

Wow...that's a lot of asshole.

ntx said...

Bereans: The Baptists so Baptist that other Baptists think they're over-the-top wacko.

Anonymous said...

And like anytime a guy says things like this: cue news story of Pastor Sean Harris being caught with a male prostitute in 3...2..

QuadCityPat said...

In my real life I investigate child abuse for the State of IL DCFS. This is so fucking offensive on so many levels. You have no idea how many people use a 2000 year old book of fairy tales to condone abuse of children. This guy makes me fucking sick and I agree with Chez. Somebody please punch this fucker. Not in the face though, I'm thinking about 3 1/2 feet below the face.

pea said...

Pat, you mean where Harris's vagina is?

Claude Weaver said...

Oh no, Chez. It isn't a "joke" now. It was hyperbole, like Jesus used to do.

And ironically, he uses the "pluck your own eye out" verse as his example.

I say that if anyone does punch this nutbag in the mouth, and he complains, there is only one appropriate response:

"Shut up and be a man."

Anonymous said...

What a sad, strange, little man.

He doesn't have my pity.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if he had some gender identity issues as a young child and this is what he wishes he parents had done? Because, really, I can't see why anyone would care how someone else led their lives, unless they were insecure about themselves.

My suggestion to him is to sit down and shut up, because when it comes how individuals want to live their lives, it doesn't concern him

When I want your opinion, Pastor Sean Harris, I'll give it to ya!

L. said...

OH MY GOD. My parents didn't beat me during my tomboy childhood (and frankly, adulthood). How am I not a raging lesbian?!?

I have three sisters and a deviated septum from our numerous boxing bouts and stick swordfights in the backyard as kids, but my nasal damage should have been from my parents punching the pre-gay out of me.

It's almost as though your sexual orientation is chemical, rather than environmental.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like he has a bright future in politics. He's probably having biscuits and gravy with Santorum right now and planning a full day of beating the gay out of a preschool class.

TheReaperD said...

Anyone want odds on him being found with gay child porn and/or having improper relations with young boys in a few years?

Claude Weaver said...

You know what makes this crap even better?

Of course, folks like that cannot process anything that took place before or after 1950-1959.

Anonymous said...

How about some of us drive down there and do just that? As a "girl" myself, I'd love to show the good pastor that I'm a very pretty woman who just happens to know how to kick ass.