Ukip Christians call LGBTQ people ‘depraved sodomites’


This video from Los Angeles in the USA says about itself:

Homophobic Street Preachers Ambushed by Brick Stone @ 2013 Gay Pride Parade

The 2013 L.A. LGBT Pride Parade was protested by Open Air Street Preachers–who it turns out are not the Westboro Baptist Church— declaring that gay marriage is wrong, lesbians are unattractive, and calling West Hollywood’s gay population fat somehow. Brick Stone (comic Dave Sirus) headed over to upset them as best he could.

Shot by Jordan Santos.

From daily The Guardian in Britain:

Ukip urged to cut ties with Christian group over gay ‘depravity’ comments

Party distances itself from Christian Soldiers of Ukip after newsletter suggests gay people can be converted from state of vice

Rowena Mason, political correspondent

Tuesday 3 February 2015 20.00 GMT

A Ukip-authorised Christian group has been condemned for distributing a newsletter that refers to gay people as depraved sodomites and argues that they could be converted from a state of vice.

On Tuesday night, the party distanced itself from the publication by the Christian Soldiers of Ukip but was facing calls to categorically cut all ties with the group, which holds events annually at the party’s conference and has previously published articles by the Ukip leader, Nigel Farage.

The comments emerged in an article about last year’s Manchester Pride event, which was described in the Christian Soldiers newsletter as an “annual parade of depravity”. It said: “Thousands of people proclaiming their pride in their depravity paraded through the streets watched by multiple thousands of supporters applauding the display of wickedness and seeking to drown out the voices of the few crying in the wilderness.

It went on to suggest that gay people can be “converted” away from their “vice”. “There are those who say that we shouldn’t be witnessing at these events because they are given over by God to this vice as per Romans Chapter 1.

The King James translation of the Bible translates Romans 1 inter alia as:

26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Christian fundamentalists in the USA and elsewhere base their calls for punishing homosexuality by the death penalty on this.

The Guardian article continues:

While this is undoubtedly true of many, it is not true of all because homosexuals are being converted. The same could be said of most sinners.

“Please write to Asda and tell them that as a Christian you will no longer shop with them because of their support for the ‘gay march’ in Manchester which took place in front of little children during the day.”

The newsletter drew attention to the presence of police officers and teachers at the parade, suggesting this was inappropriate. “There were two floats representing teachers unions: the NAWT [sic; NASUWT] and the NUT. As the NUT passed the witness, one of their number taunted the Christians over a loudspeaker. He kept repeating: ‘We teach your children.’ One wonders just how many Christians who send their children to state schools are bothered by this. Well they ought to be!”

Ukip has been attempting to stress its openness to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members despite its opposition to same-sex marriage and controversies over homophobic comments made by some associated with the party.

A Ukip spokesman described the Christian Soldiers group as “authorised but not official”, adding: “They do not represent the party or its policies. This leaflet was recently brought to our attention. Authorised groups are not allowed to invent Ukip policy and we do not consider that this leaflet is of an acceptable standard to be associated with the Ukip brand.”

Peter Tatchell, a leading gay rights campaigner, called on the party to go further and discipline those involved in the homophobic remarks. “These intolerant, inflammatory views are very similar to those expressed by the British National Party,” he said. “These opinions are not isolated and they are being repeated by Ukip members all over the country.”

Elizabeth Biddulph, a leading member of Christian Soldiers of Ukip, stood by the group’s decision to publish the article, which she said objected to the way some teachers on the pride march had shouted at Christian protesters. …

She added that the newsletter had a disclaimer on the back making clear that its views should not be taken as those of Ukip and the party had not previously objected to any of its newsletters. Meanwhile, a Ukip general election candidate has quit in relation to an internet posting that referred to gay people as “perverts” and “paedophiles”.

Donald Grewar apologised for his “foolishness” after it was reported that he backed a post about same-sex marriage on the BNP website and another post by the English Defence League calling for “no surrender to militant Islam or political correctness”.

Actress Ellen Page against British government honouring homophobe


This video about Northern Ireland says about itself:

25 January 2009

A brief history of homophobia and the DUP.

From “Save Ulster from Sodomy” in the 70’s to the Iris Robinson debacle of 2008. (made before the sex/finance scandal of 2010).

From daily The Independent in Britain:

Ellen Page tweets ‘F*** that’ over Queen’s decision to award Maurice Mills – who blamed Hurricane Katrina on homosexuals – with MBE

Hollywood actress shows disgust over Mills’ inclusion in New Year Honours list

Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith

Tuesday 06 January 2015

The New Year Honours list, in which the Queen recognises the achievements and services of extraordinary people across the UK, is covered extensively in the British press but is a subject that rarely makes a splash across the pond.

But the Queen’s decision to award Maurice Mills, the Northern Ireland politician who reportedly blamed Hurricane Katrina on the LGBT community and claimed that Aids is the result of the “filthy practice of sodomy,” has reached Hollywood since his anti-gay comments came to light and Ellen Page has voiced her anger.

@EllenPage

“The Queen honored a politician who blamed Hurricane Katrina & AIDS on LGBT people: http://bit.ly/1Br4WPe” fuck that
3:05 PM – 5 Jan 2015

The Oscar nominated actress, who came out while giving a speech at a packed conference for LGBT teenagers in Las Vegas last year, tweeted a link to a Vice article about the honour bestowed upon Mills with a picture of the Queen and the words “F*** that”.

Mills, a Democratic Unionist Party councillor for Ballymena, is a “committed born again Christian” and has been awarded the MBE for his services to local Government.

He reportedly blamed the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, which killed 1,300 people, on divine revenge for the annual LGBT New Orleans festival called Southern Decadence, claiming: “Sure this is a warning to nations where such wickedness is increasingly promoted and practised.”

Mills has also reportedly blamed gay people for Aids, claiming: “This abominable and filthy practice of sodomy has resulted in the great continent of Africa being riddled with Aids.”

Page has taken to Twitter before to shame those who speak out against LBGT rights, and in March last year addressed a message to a pastor who had contacted her about her sexuality.

She tweeted: “Being gay isn’t a belief. My soul isn’t struggling and I don’t want the arms of the Heavenly Father around me. A girl’s arms? Yes.”

Read more:

Page shames pastor who offered salvation for being gay

Maurice Mills, who blamed Aids on ‘filthy sodomy’, awarded MBE

Moore and Page banned from filming lesbian scenes in school

Homophobic politician honoured by British government


This video says about itself:

SO GAY. Short documentary to help prevent homophobic bullying in young people. Combats youth suicide.

From daily The Independent in Britain:

New Year Honours: DUP politician Maurice Mills who blamed Hurricane Katrina on gay people is awarded MBE by Queen

The born-again Christian called homosexuality ‘wickedness’ and that the deadly storm was God’s punishment

Adam Whitnall

Thursday 01 January 2015

A politician in Northern Ireland who reportedly blamed Hurricane Katrina on gay people and said Aids was the result of the “filthy practice of sodomy” has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year honours list.

Maurice Mills, the Democratic Unionist Party councillor for Ballymena, is described by the local newspaper as a “committed born-again Christian”.

Listed as “Alderman Maurice Turtle Mills”, the controversial politician has been recognised “for services to local government”.

According to the Guardian, Mills said that Katrina, which killed 1,300 people, was God’s revenge for an annual gay pride event called Southern Decadence.

“The media failed to report that the hurricane occurred just two days prior to the annual homosexual event called the Southern Decadence festival which the previous year had attracted an estimated 125,000 people,” said Mills.

“Surely this is a warning to nations where such wickedness is increasingly promoted and practised.”

The comments prompted gay rights activists to stage a protest in Ballymena in early 2006, as well as demanding that Mills apologise.

But Mills has never retracted the comments, and the DUP resisted calls to condemn them.

“There is a principle at stake here and that is homosexuality is a sin before almighty God,” the councillor said at the time.

“If I were to apologise for my comments then God would have to apologise.”

The Guardian also reported that Mills gay people for Aids, saying: “This abominable and filthy practice of sodomy has resulted in the great continent of Africa being riddled with Aids.”

The Queen just honored a politician who believes Hurricane Katrina was caused by gay people: here.

United States anti-Semitic preacher tricks rabbis


This 6 December 2014 video from the USA is called Pastor Steven Anderson Admits He Hates Gays and They All Should Be Killed

From daily Haaretz in Israel:

Gay-bashing, anti-Semitic U.S. pastor dupes rabbis into appearing in film

Steven Anderson working on film titled ‘Marching to Zion’ that aims to prove Jews are no longer God’s chosen people.

Jan. 1, 2015 | 10:04 AM

A controversial American pastor duped four rabbis, including one who is a Holocaust survivor, into appearing in a film that aims to prove “Jews are no longer God’s chosen people.”

Arizona-based news outlets report that Steven Anderson, who heads the Faith Temple Baptist Church in Tempe, is working on a film titled “Marching to Zion.”

The promotional video for the film says its goal is “to prove that the Jews are no longer God’s chosen people in the New Testament but that we as believers, we as Christians, are God’s chosen people [and] that the modern-day nation of Israel over in the Middle East is a complete fraud.”

Anderson’s church is among the “most hardcore anti-LGBT hate groups,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which says the pastor recently said the U.S. could have an AIDS-free Christmas if all gays are killed, as the Bible demands. He has also previously prayed for President Barack Obama’s death.

Now Anderson has turned his attention to the Jews, according to a blog post on the Phoenix New Times.

“These days, Anderson is all about bashing the Jews on YouTube where he posts hate-filled sermons with such snappy titles as ‘The Jews and Their Lies,’ ‘Jews Are Anti-Christs,’ ‘Christ-Rejecting Jews Are Children of the Devil,’ ‘The Jews Are Our Enemies,’ and the ever-popular, ‘The Jews Killed Jesus,'” writes Stephen Lemons of the New Times.

Anderson has outraged the Jewish community and the Anti-Defamation League with his recent antics – especially tricking four local rabbis into appearing in his film, which has been deemed anti-Semitic.

Anderson allegedly described himself as “an interested layperson” making a documentary about the Jewish faith, Arizona’s Jewish News reported.

“The subterfuge that he used to get these interviews from us is beyond belief,” Rabbi Irwin Wiener told the Jewish News.

Anderson reportedly told the rabbis he was making the documentary for the Public Broadcasting System. “When he used the words PBS to me, it sounded legitimate and I didn’t pursue it any further,” Wiener said.

In a press release on Anderson’s film, the ADL said it was “deeply troubled by the upcoming release of a new ‘documentary’ geared toward Christian audiences that purportedly will focus on ‘the history of the Jews,’ but in fact will likely serve as a tool for denigrating Jews and Judaism.”

“Pastor Steve Anderson’s warped views of Jews and Judaism are a perversion of our faith and people,” said Rabbi David Sandmel, ADL director of Interfaith Affairs. “It is deeply troubling when a pastor uses his pulpit to misinform fellow Christians about the nature of Judaism and to promote hateful anti-Semitic myths.”

This December 2014 video from the USA says about itself:

Pastor Anderson Hates on the Jews

from Voice Media Group

Wacko Tempe preacher Steven Anderson is now in the anti-Semitism business, and has been posting sermons to YouTube with such snappy titles as “The Jews and Their Lies,” “Jews Are Antichrists,” and “Christ-Rejecting Jews Are the Children of the Devil.”

That would be bad enough, but Anderson also recently convinced four local rabbis to participate in his upcoming DVD Marching to Zion, which promises to address the same sick themes. The rabbis, one of whom is a Holocaust survivor, say Anderson was not upfront about his intentions. In this segment from one of Anderson’s live YouTube shows, Anderson admits as much when New Times reporter Stephen Lemons calls in.