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In Phil Robertson's Fantasy An 'Atheist Family' Is Raped, Dismembered And Murdered As Punishment: LISTEN


Speaking at the Vero Beach Prayer Breakfast last week, anti-gay Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson shared a fantasy in which an atheist man is punished by having his penis cut off and being forced to watch as his wife is beheaded and his two daughters are raped and killed, reports Right Wing Watch.

In the audio clip, aired by TruNews host Rick Wiles - a man who believes an outbreak of Ebola could solve America's homosexuality "problem" - Robertson said:

“I’ll make a bet with you.

“Two guys break into an atheist’s home. He has a little atheist wife and two little atheist daughters. Two guys break into his home and tie him up in a chair and gag him. And then they take his two daughters in front of him and rape both of them and then shoot them and they take his wife and then decapitate her head off in front of him. And then they can look at him and say, ‘Isn’t it great that I don’t have to worry about being judged? Isn’t it great that there’s nothing wrong with this? There’s no right or wrong, now is it dude?’

“Then you take a sharp knife and take his manhood and hold it in front of him and say, ‘Wouldn’t it be something if this [sic] was something wrong with this? But you’re the one who says there is no God, there’s no right, there’s no wrong, so we’re just having fun. We’re sick in the head, have a nice day.’”

Listen to Robertson’s unhinged speech, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Bob Jones Apologizes for 'Reckless' Statement Calling for Gays to Be Stoned to Death in 1980

JonesBob Jones III, the former president of the private, fundamentalist Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, has issued a public apology for comments made in 1980 calling for gays to be stoned to death.

Jones, who was attending a White House meeting at the time with other fundamentalist pastors to pressure then President Carter to not extend Civil Rights Act provisions to gay Americans, said:

"I'm sure this will be greatly misquoted, but it would not be a bad idea to bring the swift justice today that was brought in Israel's day against murder and rape and homosexuality. I guarantee it would solve the problem post-haste if homosexuals were stoned, if murderers were immediately killed as the Bible commands."

This past week, BJUnity, a support group for LGBT BJU students, delivered a change.org petition to the university calling on Jones to apologize.

Jones, who now serves as the University's cancellor, issued the following statement in response to the petition:

“I take personal ownership of this inflammatory rhetoric. This reckless statement was made in the heat of a political controversy 35 years ago. It is antithetical to my theology and my 50 years of preaching a redeeming Christ, who came into the world not to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

"Upon now reading these long-forgotten words, they seem to me as words belonging to a total stranger -- were my name not attached.

"I cannot erase them, but wish I could, because they do not represent the belief of my heart or the content of my preaching. Neither before, nor since, that event in 1980 have I ever advocated the stoning of sinners.

"The Bible I love, preach and try to practice does not present today the stoning of sinners as God’s way. Its message is the good news that Christ Jesus was condemned on behalf of sinners to rescue all of us from condemnation and judgment by His willing sacrifice, for he was made sin for us that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

"I apologize for the reflection those remarks bring upon Jesus Christ, whom I love; Bob Jones University, which I have loved and served; and my own personal testimony

Reporting on Jones stepping down as BJU president in 2005, The Washington Post noted

Bob III -- known on campus as "Dr. Bob" -- became president in 1971, the year BJU admitted its first black student. But he maintained a ban on interracial dating, writing, "This institution's Bible-based convictions are against interracial dating and marriage." That position cost BJU its tax-exempt status in 1983 and kicked up a political firestorm in 2000 when presidential candidate George W. Bush spoke at the school.

Pat Robertson Advises Mother To Treat Gay Son Like A ‘Drug Addict’ - VIDEO


Former Southern Baptist Minister Pat Robertson answered a question on his 700 Club show from a mother asking Robertson for advice on how she can convert her atheist gay son to Christianity. Robertson advised that she treat her son like a "drug addict," and to not "enable," him in his "lifestyle," yet in the same sentence asked her to tell her son that she and God loves him and that the bond between both of them has not severed.


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Homophobic Florist Barronelle Stutzman Refuses To Pay Settlement, Won't Be 'Judas'

Barronelle Stutzman

Barronelle Stutzman, the homophobic Washington florist who ran afoul of the state's nondiscrimination laws in 2013 because Jesus, is doing everything she can to make herself a martyr on the issue of same-sex marriage. We told you last week that she refused the very generous settlement offer of $2001 to cover fines and court costs saying it would make her like Judas, and it would seem that Stutzman is doubling down on the comparison:

Washington's constitution guarantees us 'freedom of conscience in all matters of religious sentiment.' I cannot sell that precious freedom. You are asking me to walk in the way of a well-known betrayer, one who sold something of infinite worth for 30 pieces of silver. That is something I will not do.

...except that Judas received payment to betray Jesus. Stutzman is being asked to pay a fine for breaking the law.

Stutzman appears to be so involved in her martyr complex that she's "forgotten" the teachings of the deity she's wielding as a cudgel, as Jesus commands his followers to "Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's" and Paul's letter to the Romans instructs to "Render to all what is due them." Driving home Stutzman's tunnel-visioned self-involvement is that she says, without any apparent presence of irony or self-awareness:

Our state would be a better place if we respected each other's differences, and our leaders protected the freedom to have those differences.

Do we really need to point out that non-discrimination laws do that very thing?

Christian Publisher Cancels Book Deal After Evangelical Author Comes Out: VIDEO

Destiny Image, a book publishing company that claims its mission is to make "authors easily accessible to the Christian body around the world," has canceled a book deal with one of its writers after the young author's recent coming out. 22-year-old evangelical Christian Brandan Robertson had signed the book deal with Destiny Image last spring. Last month, he came out as a queer in a Time magazine article.

RobertsonIn a new Time piece published this week, he reveals that the publisher notified him on February 19 of their decision to terminate his forthcoming book about faithNomad: Not-So-Religious Thoughts On Faith, Doubt, and the Journey In Between.

According to the article, Robertson claims that Destiny Image had asked him if he would agree with the publisher's official statement on homosexuality, something he refused to do. That statement reads in part:

“Destiny Image accepts the Holy Scriptures as the infallible word of God and answers all questions concerning life and godliness. We do not condone, encourage, or accept the homosexual lifestyle. Destiny Image renounces this lifestyle as ungodly and completely contrary to the Kingdom of God.”

A rep for the company refused to address Robertson's sexuality and explained that their reason for canceling the book deal was a financial one: "There is much consideration for every book, every author, but the final determination is financial viability."

Since at least last year, Robertson has written about various gay issues, including marriage equality, on his evangelical blog Revangelical.

Watch an interview from 2014 where Robertson has a LGBT faith discussion with author and pastor Rob Bell (who was featured on Oprah's Soul Food Sunday last week talking about his support for gay marriageAFTER THE JUMP...

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Failed Virginia Lt. Governor E. W. Jackson Warns Of Divine Punishment For Gay Marriage: AUDIO

JacksonFailed Virginia Lt. Governor candidate Bishop E.W. Jackson has long since abandoned all pretense of not hating the gays, and is now prognosticating doom from the almighty upon the U.S. if gay marriage isn't stopped. Appearing on the radio show Trunews this last Wednesday, Jackson told host Rick Wiles:

Because of our absolute rebellion against God in this issue [of gay marriage], which is exactly what is happening, because of our absolute rebellion against God, the judgment of God will fall on my beloved country in a way that I don’t desire to see and no American should as a result of the fact that we are literally shaking our fist at God.

While Jackson evidently has no understanding of the definition of "literally", he has a keen understanding of how to set himself up as a soothsayer: predict that some unnamed, unspecified calamity will happen at some point in the future; say that said calamity will be divine punishment for an issue one already takes personal umbrage with; when something terrible does eventually happen - an inevitability as wonderful and terrible things happen all of the time - act as if this were the exact thing you foretold and blame the prepared scapegoat, abandoning all sense of rationality.

God's punishment of the gays has been attributed to virtually everything, from autism to ebola to Hurricane Katrina. Though if things like the survival of the French Quarter during Katrina is any indication, one more prediction can be made: god's wrath has terrible aim.

You can listen to Jackson speak for himself AFTER THE JUMP...

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