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Mississippi Conservative Calls For Putting Gay People To Death On Facebook Page

7:49 pm - 05/19/2012
Republicans have been furiously attacking the LGBT community ever since President Obama announced his support of marriage equality for same-sex couples. Some Republicans have taken their criticism to the extreme. In Mississippi, GOP state Rep. Andy Gipson posted a message on his Facebook page which calls for putting gays and lesbians to death.

On May 10, Gipson made the following post:

“Been a lot of press on Obama’s opinion on “homosexual marriage.” The only opinion that counts is God’s: see Romans 1:26-28 and Leviticus 20:13. Anyway you slice it, it is sin. Not to mention horrific social policy.”

Later on in the thread, Gipson posts a comment about how homosexuality is “unnatural” and causes “disease.”

According to Leviticus 20:13, “If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.”


By referring to this Bible verse on his Facebook page, Gipson is in fact, calling for killing homosexuals. And he isn’t apologizing for it either.

After receiving an email petition from UnityMS calling for him to apologize, Gipson responded on Friday by posting the following message on Facebook:

“To be clear, I want the world to know that I do not, cannot, and will not apologize for the inspired truth of God’s Word. It is one thing that will never “change.” Anyone who knows me knows I also believe that all people are created in God’s image, and that all people are loved by God, so much so that He gave us the truth of His Word which convicts us of the reality and guilt of our sin, and He gave us His Son Jesus who paid the full penalty for all our sins, by His grace through our faith in Him as we repent of our sin. John 3:16. It is this message that I preach every Sunday. I sincerely pray God will reach someone through this message.”

As of Saturday, Gipson seems to have removed his offensive posts, but has not apologized. You can view his page here.

Gipson, like many other Republicans, puts Biblical law over Constitutional law. And as a state Representative, that’s a clear violation of separation of church and state and a failure to uphold the oath of office. You know, that oath in which politicians swear to defend the Constitution. The only lawful document that matters in America is the Constitution, but Republicans like Gipson want to light it on fire and pretend the Bible is the law of this country. It’s a dangerous view that would destroy freedom, liberty, and every other American value protected by the Constitution.

Openly calling for the deaths of American citizens because they happen to be gay is an egregious offense that should force Gipson to resign his position. Because it is clear that he is unable to adhere to Constitutional values such as equality and personal liberty.


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executivehpfan 19th-May-2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
BRB, spamming his wall with quotes from Jed Bartlet.
emofordino 19th-May-2012 10:25 pm (UTC)
DO IT DO IT DO ITTTTTT! pleeeeeeease!
theoryofwar 19th-May-2012 10:02 pm (UTC)
He sounds like a pleasant guy.

I don't get this shit. How can anyone be so hateful?

So, when one of his kids comes out, is he going to kill them?

Edited at 2012-05-19 10:03 pm (UTC)
ellieet 19th-May-2012 10:04 pm (UTC)
"Horrific social policy..."

HORRIFIC? O_O Seriously, what the hell. That's just cruel.
evewithanapple 19th-May-2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
How many idiot facebook stories are we going to get today?
kseda 19th-May-2012 10:11 pm (UTC)
Maybe we could have a weekly "dumb shit people said on facebook" roundup post. Concentrate the fail that way.
bowtomecha 19th-May-2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
“If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable."

So men shouldn't put their penises into other men's vaginas? Okay then.
zombieroadtrip 19th-May-2012 10:55 pm (UTC)
Let's not go here.
anolinde 19th-May-2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
“To be clear, I want the world to know that I do not, cannot, and will not apologize for the inspired truth of God’s Word. It is one thing that will never “change.” Anyone who knows me knows I also believe that all people are created in God’s image, and that all people are loved by God, so much so that He gave us the truth of His Word which convicts us of the reality and guilt of our sin, and He gave us His Son Jesus who paid the full penalty for all our sins, by His grace through our faith in Him as we repent of our sin. John 3:16. It is this message that I preach every Sunday. I sincerely pray God will reach someone through this message.”

I'm sorry; but when people talk like this, I can't take them seriously.
shorofsky 20th-May-2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
Completely agree with you. It sounds so rehearsed and fake. I've never met anyone who truly lived their lives the way they talk about the Lord and Jesus, etc. Actually, that's not true, my brother in law's family is Mormon and they give a lot to charity and they are involved in all kinds of charities, not to mention they're wonderfully loving and giving people. But just straight up christians who spout junk like that as an answer to calls for death should just SD&STFU.
kalikahuntress 19th-May-2012 10:45 pm (UTC)
How can these freaks talk about Jesus and still quote the Old testament? It makes no sense.
Fuck this guy, he better lose his job.
shorofsky 20th-May-2012 03:05 pm (UTC)
I know! That's my least favorite thing about so many fellow Christians. If you're going to claim to follow the msg of Jesus, you should probably understand that the way he did his business was an updated version of the fire and brimstone Old Testament peppered with some love and peace talk. Jesus never did call for the death of any homosexual person and he would most likely not have condoned anything of the sort, if you read the Gospels. This just comes down to people being assholes, I guess.
umi_mikazuki 19th-May-2012 10:53 pm (UTC)
When you quote Leviticus as god’s law and say they are rules we must follow because they are what god or Jesus wants us to do, what you are really saying, as a Christian, is that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross was invalid. He died in vain because you believe we are still beholden to the old laws. That is what you, a self-professed good Christian, are saying to your god and his son, that their plan for your salvation wasn’t good enough for you.

I'm quite fond of this response.
amyura 20th-May-2012 12:25 am (UTC)
EXACTLY! Even Saint Paul, himself rather a homophobic misogynistic asshole, said as much.

Also, if you're quoting Leviticus as a rulebook for life, you'd damn well better be a fully practicing Orthodox Jew, because they're really the only community coming close to fulfilling all of those laws. I'm willing to bet this guy like bacon and shrimp and polyester just fine.
friedgold_x 19th-May-2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
I am such a fan of social networking in general. Then sometimes I remember it just gives a platform for fucking idiots to spout their bullshit and it makes me sad.
zombieroadtrip 19th-May-2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
I'm ready to enact a new policy on elected officials. A simple quiz, one question long:

"Do you believe your personal religious beliefs should impact public policy?"

Whoever answers 'yes' doesn't get to run, and has to sit in on a high school government class for a semester.
walkwithheroes 19th-May-2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
Yup. I second that. I'm so angry with the way political figures always say they are Christian and then go on to try and push their religious beliefs on public policies.
cher_arlequin 19th-May-2012 11:04 pm (UTC)
You're not the only one who can cite Bible verses, Gipson. Ever hear of Matthew 22:21?
oudeteron 19th-May-2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
I wish these fuckers would just get a different hobby already. Hearing this over and over and over and over (and over) has transcended every level of pathetic by now. Why be so fixated on a segment of the population you hate? Is that what gives ~meaning to your life or...?
redqueenmeg 19th-May-2012 11:16 pm (UTC)
coraki 20th-May-2012 01:09 am (UTC)
saves*
aviv_b 19th-May-2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
JFC - it's a trifecta of fail from Hatebook today. I can see why their shares went for such a high price - cause if you want to reach the bigoted, neanderthal, douche-nozzle market, its right there waiting for your Creationist Museum, faith healing service, magic pieces of the cross, etc, advertisement.
spiffynamehere 20th-May-2012 03:34 am (UTC)
OH gods, I have been to the Creationist Museum.
maladaptive 19th-May-2012 11:30 pm (UTC)
Thou shalt not murder. THE END.

G'lawd why is this so hard for some people.
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