Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mississippi Lawmaker Denies He Endorsed Gays Being Put To Death...But He Did

Rep. Gipson may want a man with
unit "this big"
This all started when Miss. GOP State Representative Andy Gipson posted on his Facebook page in response to President Obama's endorsement of gay marriage.  


Via LGBTQNation.com:
“Been a lot of press on Obama’s opinion on ‘homosexual marriage,’” Gipson wrote (screenshots here).
“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.”
Leviticus 20:13, an Old Testament Bible passage, reads:
“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.”

So, as expected, the shit hit the fan and Rep. Gipson was called out on his incitement of violence against the LBGTQ community.  


What's his response?  He claims he “never publicly or privately called for the killing of any people.”


“I believe all people are created in the image of God and I stand firmly for the sanctity of all human life. All people are entitled to the protection of the laws of our nation and state protecting human life,” Gipson said in his statement.
“Any reasonable person who reads the actual post can see that both scriptures were cited only for the proposition that same-sex marriage is morally objectionable — sin. I believe this reflects the values of the vast majority of Mississippians and the people of District 77 whom I represent.”
Here's the catch.  His initial response to the outrage was 
“I do not, cannot, and will not apologize for the inspired truth of God’s Word.
If he believes the bible is "the inspired truth of God's word" then he endorses the entire scripture.  He is advocating for the murder of gays and lesbians.  That bible verse is clear.  He endorsed the verse and when called on it he tried to walk it back.  It's too late for that.  The world has seen his true colors.  

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