Don’t feed the trolls. So I am writing this against my better judgement, really. But I just realised that Councillor David Silvester may have a point!
When I think back to the day I first kissed another girl: Well, it did feel like stars colliding. What if they did? Did entire solar systems blink out of existence that moment? Are we responsible for that? Did we incur the wrath of …
No, wait a moment… You almost had me there, Dave. Nice try but – really: No.
And by the way: The same part of the Scripture that you and yours love to quote against homosexuality bans eating fat (Leviticus 3:17), pork (Leviticus 11:7) – goodbye bacon and eggs – , and explicitly commands against cutting your hair or trimming your beard (Leviticus 19:27) – and judging from your photograph on the BBC’s page you’re at least guilty of the latter two sins, Mr. Silvester.
Another classic is found in Deuteronomy 23:1: „He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord.“ — Best pray then, you’ll never get testicular cancer…
So why are you so sure it’s gay marriage that brought down God’s wrath (allowing for a second a natural disaster can be interpreted as such – which it really can’t, that’s why we call it natural disaster) and not the poor sod who survived cancer and has the audacity to enter the Lord’s temple in defiance of said law? Or your obvious lack of beard? Or your haircut (or the PM’s – in case it’s the head of government (pun intended) that matters)? See how quickly it gets tricky, when you use ancient religious texts to condemn others?
Ah, but what am I doing, arguing with trolls:
„Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose any more. Goodbye.“
(„I feel much better now. I really do.“)
[Quotes from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 – A Space Odyssey and the King James Version]