Well, there are more amazing attempt to make Pennsylvania a theocracy. Thanks to a friend of mine bringing this to my attention, we now can report on Christians wanting to block free speech because their god will feel bad. Not much of a god if us puny humans can bother a supposedly omniscient, omnipotent and omnibenevolent being.
State Rep. Brian Sims tried to speak about the recent SCOTUS decision finding the DOMA nonsense unconstitutional. Some Christians tried to stop him from daring mentioning that success because they were….welll, let’s allow Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (oft mentioned here in this blog as a wannabee theocrat and only TrueChristian ever) speak in his own words:
“”I did not believe that as a member of that body that I should allow someone to make comments such as he was preparing to make that ultimately were just open rebellion against what the word of God has said, what God has said, and just open rebellion against God’s law,”
It took some digging for news organizations to find out it was Metcalfe, because the spokesman for the Republican caucus refused to admit who it was when directly questioned; he chose to lie by omission. Unsurprisingly, bullies like Metcalfe are cowards at heard and are afraid of actually defending his actions. So, it’s up to Rep. Metcalfe to defend his poor impotent god because it evidently can’t do anything itself, just like any imaginary being. I guess we’ve come a long way from where this god can actually do something. I seem to recall lots of direct god smiting happening in the Bible if someone was in “open rebellion” of this god, but just like miracles, divine smiting has failed to happen now that we aren’t a superstitious and credulous population.
Funny how Daryl isn’t making the same arguments when someone mentions divorce in Pennsylvania. Again, we see one more Christian being a hypocrite, only attacking someone if they ignore the parts of the bible that the Christian finds important. But if this god’s law is something that the Christian doesn’t want to follow, then why they are utterly silent.
We should see Rep. Metcalfe demanding that Pennsylvania should not support eating pork. We should see him insist that raped women in PA should be forced to marry their rapists and we should see him insisting that divorce should never be allowed in the Commonwealth, but we don’t.
Tsk, Daryl. You want to claim you speak for your god and know what it “really” meant as laws to be enforced. But I know Christians who don’t agree with you at all and who are sure that this god has no problem with homosexuality. Your actions are attempts to silence them too and try to declare that only your version of Christianity is the only “right” one. All without any evidence at all. Hmmm, Rep. Metcalfe, will you meet me on the steps of the state capitol, any day of your choice, and show me that your god is for you and only you? Surely, your god will light a match for you if you just hold it out. That would be much simpler than lighting a whole water-drenched altar for Elijah. But I suspect your faith about that is about as firm as your interest in following all of this supposed god’s laws. You pitiful little hypocrite.
Hopefully, every Pennsylvanian, including Christians, will speak out against Rep. Metcalfe attempt to claim to be the only TrueChristian. If they don’t, they are complicit with him in his lies, hate and willful ignorance.
Postscript – It seems that not all Republicans are wannabee theocrats and general twits like Metcalfe. Read how decent people behave here: http://www.keystonepolitics.com/2013/06/daryl-metcalfe-is-obviously-an-authority-on-gods-law/ It’s very nice that some apologized to Rep. Sims. Now they need to decry Metcalfe strongly and in public.
PPS: Well looky here! Rep. Metcalfe has something in common with a “great world leader”, Vladdy Putin: http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-world/20130630/EU-Russia-Gay-Rights/ “Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a measure that stigmatizes gay people and bans giving children any information about homosexuality.”