RawStory- Georgia church came under fire following the mass shooting of LGBT people at an Orlando night club after the pastor refused to take down a sign claiming that “Satan made gays and transgender.”
WXIA reported over the weekend that residents of Buford were concerned that The Back to the Bible Holiness Church was dividing the community with its sign, which reads “God created man and woman. Satan made gays and transgender.”
Pastor Bobby Wright explained to WXIA that he was not concerned about the sign stirring up hatred following the Orlando shootings.
“I haven’t cursed anyone. I haven’t called anyone a name,” Wright told the station. “I’m a voice for the community.”
He also insisted that LGBT people would be welcomed at his church.
“The church is open for service,” he said. “They’re invited in.”
Can we get a round of applause for the 'Back To The Bible Holiness Church'? It might be up made up of intolerable assholes, but they are intolerable assholes that know exactly what religion is all about. Ignoring the outside world - and the homophobic mass murders that are taking place in it - to continue promoting their hate filled messages? Picking and choosing limited phrases from a million year old book originally written in some biblical language that is only loosely translatable? Ignoring the rest of it's contents that support acceptance, understanding, and individuality? Refusing to give in to the idea that altering the definitions of right and wrong over the course of centuries is actually beneficial to society? Devout cult-like Christianity, ladies and gentleman! That's what it's all about! Grasping at the slimmest of straws just because you are afraid of change and have a phobia of the unknown. That's basically all it means to have faith...as long you ignore every word of it's definition.
The members of the podunk house of worship might be terrible people, but they are great advocates for their obsolete system of beliefs. Who claimed they are a divisive entity? Pastor Wright said it himself. If those Satan whisperers want to come learn the Lord's teaching then his doors are open...as long as they agree to change the entirety of their lifestyle and start deriving pleasure from post-marital sexual encounters with the opposite sex first. Seems like a pretty small price to pay to practice theology at such a comprehensive and inclusive chapel if you ask me.