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the_ignored
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Posted - 09/18/2008 :  05:53:28  Show Profile Send the_ignored a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've found something that is "culture war" related (yes, I've posted this to the Ed Brayton's site. We'll see if it gets posted or not.

Xian singer Ray Bolz has come out of the closet. Well, we can start to see what the reaction of the religious right is here, and here. Note that the section under where the first linked forum has this is in: "Apostasy".

>From: enuffenuff@fastmail.fm
(excerpt follows):
> I'm looking to teach these two bastards a lesson they'll never forget.
> Personal visit by mates of mine. No violence, just a wee little chat.
>
> **** has also committed more crimes than you can count with his
> incitement of hatred against a religion. That law came in about 2007
> much to ****'s ignorance. That is fact and his writing will become well
> know as well as him becoming a publicly known icon of hatred.
>
> Good luck with that fuckwit. And Reynold, fucking run, and don't stop.
> Disappear would be best as it was you who dared to attack me on my
> illness knowing nothing of the cause. You disgust me and you are top of
> the list boy. Again, no violence. Just regular reminders of who's there
> and visits to see you are behaving. Nothing scary in reality. But I'd
> still disappear if I was you.

What brought that on? this. Original posting here.

Another example of this guy's lunacy here.

Kil
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When Michelle infiltrated Operation Rescue as a spy, she knew a man with tourettes syndrome who was prayed for publicly (in church) and declared healed of his affliction by the grace of God. What broke her heart was that the guy spent his time in church from then on sitting on his hands and doing all that he could physically do to hide the fact that he still had tourettes. Admitting it meant that he had a failure of faith. And that was worse than the tourettes because, in his mind, having been indoctrinated into the ways of Christian thinking, his illness was now his fault for not believing enough.

The thing is, if Michelle could see that he was hiding his tourettes, no doubt others could see it too. But for them to deny that the healing had succeeded would have put their faith into question too.

What a cruel religion Fundamentalist Christianity is.

I wish Ray Bolz the best for having the nerve to walk away from one of the most demented sides of Christian madness...


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H. Humbert
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Posted - 09/18/2008 :  09:48:39   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The lack of introspection from these cultists is always what amazes me. It never so much as flits across their minds that perhaps what they have been taught about homosexuality is mistaken. They know more than anyone else on the planet about this topic. They know god's mind, after all. Sickening.


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Bill scott
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Posted - 09/18/2008 :  13:16:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Bill scott a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So to me it sounds like Bolz was more of a gay man who was struggling with his Christian proclamations then a Christian who later decided he was gay.

"Lets get one thing clear, Bill. Science does make some assumptions." -perrodetokio-

"In the end as skeptics we must realize that there is no real knowledge, there is only what is most reasonable to believe." -Coelacanth-

The fact that humans do science is what causes errors in science. -Dave W.-

Edited by - Bill scott on 09/18/2008 13:18:00
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H. Humbert
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Posted - 09/18/2008 :  13:27:42   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Bill scott

So to me it sounds like Bolz was more of a gay man who was struggling with his Christian proclamations then a Christian who later decided he was gay.
Because he could never be both.


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

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pleco
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Posted - 09/18/2008 :  14:10:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So he was born gay? Interesting...

by Filthy
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Bill scott
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Posted - 09/18/2008 :  14:59:05   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Bill scott a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by H. Humbert

Originally posted by Bill scott

So to me it sounds like Bolz was more of a gay man who was struggling with his Christian proclamations then a Christian who later decided he was gay.
Because he could never be both.




Could he?

"Lets get one thing clear, Bill. Science does make some assumptions." -perrodetokio-

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The fact that humans do science is what causes errors in science. -Dave W.-

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Bill scott
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Posted - 09/18/2008 :  15:00:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Bill scott a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by pleco

So he was born gay? Interesting...


Was he? Yes, interesting...

"Lets get one thing clear, Bill. Science does make some assumptions." -perrodetokio-

"In the end as skeptics we must realize that there is no real knowledge, there is only what is most reasonable to believe." -Coelacanth-

The fact that humans do science is what causes errors in science. -Dave W.-

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Dude
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Posted - 09/18/2008 :  16:06:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Stop trolling, bill-tard.


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Cuneiformist
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Posted - 09/18/2008 :  16:50:08   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Bill scott

So to me it sounds like Bolz was more of a gay man who was struggling with his Christian proclamations then a Christian who later decided he was gay.
Sort of, Bill. He was born a gay man and was struggling with the fact that his fellow believers would hate him if they know that.

Great thing, that Christianity.
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pleco
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Posted - 09/18/2008 :  17:02:12   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Bill scott

Originally posted by pleco

So he was born gay? Interesting...


Was he? Yes, interesting...


You implied it...or was it some kind of Freudian slip?

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Dave W.
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Posted - 09/18/2008 :  18:31:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, I can just feel the Christian compassion dripping from Bill's posts.

Or maybe that's his aftershave.

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Dude
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Posted - 09/18/2008 :  19:53:36   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'd say its his trollish musk.


Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
-- Thomas Jefferson

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the_ignored
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Posted - 09/19/2008 :  04:56:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send the_ignored a Private Message  Reply with Quote
In regards to how the fundies are treating this Ray case, at least one guy is giving a self-righteous b***h a smack down (as much as it's possible for one fundie to smack down another on a place like that, anyway.

Of course, she doesn't take kindly to it. Of course, she does have a point. It is according to their "holy book" that they act like a$$@@@@s in times like this.


>From: enuffenuff@fastmail.fm
(excerpt follows):
> I'm looking to teach these two bastards a lesson they'll never forget.
> Personal visit by mates of mine. No violence, just a wee little chat.
>
> **** has also committed more crimes than you can count with his
> incitement of hatred against a religion. That law came in about 2007
> much to ****'s ignorance. That is fact and his writing will become well
> know as well as him becoming a publicly known icon of hatred.
>
> Good luck with that fuckwit. And Reynold, fucking run, and don't stop.
> Disappear would be best as it was you who dared to attack me on my
> illness knowing nothing of the cause. You disgust me and you are top of
> the list boy. Again, no violence. Just regular reminders of who's there
> and visits to see you are behaving. Nothing scary in reality. But I'd
> still disappear if I was you.

What brought that on? this. Original posting here.

Another example of this guy's lunacy here.
Edited by - the_ignored on 09/19/2008 05:02:52
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Cuneiformist
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Posted - 09/19/2008 :  05:06:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by the_ignored

In regards to how the fundies are treating this Ray case, at least one guy is giving a self-righteous b***h a smack down (as much as it's possible for one fundie to smack down another on a place like that, anyway. The comment that he's apparently responding to is right above his. At least some of the people there aren't complete jerks.
That message board is just creepy. One person writes, "I am absolutely devastated and in shock. I love his music. I don't know how I'll be able to listen to it anymore. I suppose I should focus on the lyrics and not on the singer, but still. :("

Really? Some guy has been singing songs that resonate with you because they express the same sort of feelings about the faith you have in you god, but because you've found out he's gay, you can't listen to them anymore?
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Bill scott
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Posted - 09/19/2008 :  06:16:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Bill scott a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Cuneiformist



Sort of, Bill. He was born a gay man and was struggling with the fact that his fellow believers would hate him if they know that.


I looked at the forum that ignored linked to and many asked for prayer for Bolz. So I would say that "hate" is a bit of a stretch to lump on the entire flock. I am sure that some will spew some hate towards Bolz but to be fair all worldviews, religions, political groups etc... have their fringe nutcase loons who make up a minority.




Great thing, that Christianity.


Oh give me a break. This from the forum where most jumped for glee like grade school children out on recess when the death of Henry Morris was announced. This was not an isolated event. Those agnostic and atheistic freethinkers, what a nice compassionate group of human beings they are. Sheeeze...

"Lets get one thing clear, Bill. Science does make some assumptions." -perrodetokio-

"In the end as skeptics we must realize that there is no real knowledge, there is only what is most reasonable to believe." -Coelacanth-

The fact that humans do science is what causes errors in science. -Dave W.-

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