Thoughts on Reactions I Get From the Hate Angle
I’ve pondered this question again and again in making a stand for marriage, life, family and freedom. When people disagree with me on freedom, it’s usually a logical argument. Yes I think taxes should be limited, no I don’t like socialism…etc. But when I get to talking about marriage, people INEVITABLY throw out the “bigot” card, straight from the hate angle. Here’s one I got from someone yesterday called
“Those that are doing the threatening dont believe they are doing anything wrong…history does repeat itself. We make a stand against those who hate. You say you dont and yet you stand there in arms in support of something that screams HATE!!! “I hate the fact that you’re Happy and I dont want to see it…” You were not afraid to make a stand against your fellow men and women born with equal rights now were you? Wait!!! You must truly believe that not all men and women are created equal for you to make such a stand…you should have went to the hearing. Support what you believe. Dont be a coward. Dont throw your punch and run to hide. Hate is Strong but LOVE conquers ALL.”
Where is the logic?? Why is there no logic? Now, my regular readers know that there’s not a hateful bone in my body. I’m not an emotional person. I don’t call names, make personal judgments of people or anything like “hate.” I simply disagree.
Sheer blind emotion devoid of fact. I don’t get it.
Today I read page 36 of “The Marketing of Evil”….you know, the book that deserves one blog post per page it’s so good? (It’s times like this that I wish I’d bought the dang thing instead of just borrowed it from Rita so I could mark it all up for future reference. No worries Rita! I don’t have any markers involved….yet…)
David Kupelian laid it out in an interesting way. He says:
“It’s not about rights. It’s about redefining truth and censoring all criticism so that militant homosexuals can be comfortable in their “lifestyle” without having to be disturbed by reality.
Remember, all of us—homosexuals included—have a conscience (that other-dimensional standard that God has tucked away inside each of us) that causes us inner conflict when we’re doing the wrong thing . But if we tumble into the grip of dark forces, we don’t understand and then start to defend our obsessions and compulsions, we inevitably come to regard our conscience as an enemy. And although we may be somewhat successful in drowning out that inner warning bell, what happens when this same rejected conscience factor appears in another person and gets too close to us for comfort? We feel threatened.
Therefore, we feel compelled to silence the “voice of conscience”—not just the one inside of us, but the one in other people, which tends to revive our own conscience with which we’re at war. This means we can’t tolerate dissent. We simply can’t stand it. It makes us want to scream.
To the homosexual living in denial , then, even a loving offer of help from, say, a Christian ex-gay ministry or “reparative therapy” counselor (to help overcome homosexual addiction) fells like the most vile, abusive hatred. In fact, it’s real love—which we misinterpret as hatred and “bigotry” simply because it causes us to confront a truth that is not welcome in us.”
Many of you have come across the same reactions from people you know, or have met throughout this marriage debate. What do you think of Kupelian’s thought?