Bisexuals are the “turd in the punchbowl” says Massachusetts pastor Scott Lively of Abiding Truth Ministries. Lively’s 942 word blog post reveals that the man many believe sparked Uganda‘s “Kill The Gays” bill has absolutely no idea about bisexuality whatsoever. His ignorance and hate are shocking.
First, though, a comment. Lively claims, especially in his autobiography, to have found Jesus Christ, to be a man of God, and calls himself a pastor. “On February 1, 1986 I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ on my knees…” Is it proper for a Christian pastor to call a segment of God’s children the “turd in the punchbowl”? Should he not receive some official rebuke or censure? Should not the Christian right draw a line in the sand and denounce him, at the very least?
That lively is a well-known hate monger and the head of a hate group should give him no less cover, should afford him no less condemnation from his fellow pastors. Indeed, it should give them all the more motivation to denounce him, for he is making their Christianity a mockery.
Lively, whose “turd in the punchbowl” post for some strange reason hit Memeorandum, a popular news aggregator that tends to highlight the most popular news stories of the day, claims that marriage “is a clean and holy institution.” It’s doubtful many married people would describe their marriages as clean. Marriage is far from clean — it’s messy, challenging, hard work, although certainly priceless.
“The next time you’re at a ‘gay’ wedding with political, media or other important pro-gay-marriage celebrities, and one of them gets up with a glass of wedding punch to toast Partner A and Partner B for their courage to ‘be themselves,’ here’s a question to shout out (in a feigned drunken slur) from the back: ‘Hey, Dude, why don’t you support bi-sexual marriage too? Are you some kind of bigot?’”
Regular readers likely know that Scott Lively’s Abiding Truth Ministries is also a certified anti-gay hate group, and the Southern Poverty Law Center has documented Lively’s hate extensively. Lively has also been sued in U.S. federal court for his actions in Uganda.
Lively, who in November announced his candidacy for the governor’s house in Massachusetts, goes on to calculate the necessary components of something he calls — or created — a “bisexual marriage.”
“Think about it,” Lively requests. “A bi-sexual marriage would require an absolute minimum of four people. You’d have same sex partners A and B just like in the ‘gay marriage,’ but you’d also need to have a heterosexual partner for both A and B.”
See? Lively doesn’t understand that people who are bisexual are not automatically polygamists — and rarely are. He writes:
You couldn’t get by with the same heterosexual partner for both A and B since that would mean Partner C wasn’t really a bi-sexual, but a polygamous heterosexual. (And we all know from “gay” activist rhetoric that polygamy can’t be a true sexual orientation. There’s never been a P in LGBT!)
So, for example. Male Bisexual Partner A would be partners with both Male Bisexual Partner B and Female Bisexual Partner C, While Male Bi-Sexual Partner B would be partners with Male Bi-sexual Partner A and Female Bi-Sexual Partner D.
There should have to be some sort of a license required to be an anti-LGBT activist, that requires one to actually have a clue about what they’re against before they embarrass themselves.
Laurel Ramseyer of Pam’s House Blend takes an intelligent, albeit much more generous view than I can:
Mr. Lively believes bisexuality to be synonymous with non-monogamy or polyamory. He is sorely incorrect.
A bisexual person is open to having a relationship with a person regardless of that person’s sex, while a heterosexual person will only have a relationship with a person of the opposite sex and a gay or lesbian person will only have a relationship with a person of their own sex.
Sexual orientation, whether heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian or gay, has nothing to do with the number of concurrent mates a person may wish to have.
Ramseyer is of course absolutely correct, but giving any credence to Lively’s hate is a step I cannot take.
Lively continues counting the number of partners required for a “bisexual marriage,” and gets to eight “and counting.” He concludes:
Is “bi-sexual marriage” really relevant? Of course it is! Bisexuals are a core constituency of the LGBT movement. The other side CAN’T disavow them! They are the 800-lb gorilla in the room. Or, if you will, the “turd” in the punchbowl.
Now, let’s all stop for a moment and remember that Lively is a Christian pastor.
And now let’s all wait for the Christian right to draw a line in the sand and denounce him…
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