Derp comes in many forms. Politicians spew derp in the form of lies, conservative pages post derp to keep their fans engaged, and meatheads like Joe the Plumber and Chuck Norris just don’t know any better.
Today’s daily derp is one of my favorite kinds: Derp from the extremist Christian right.
Pastor David H Grisham from the Facebook page Repent Amarillo thinks that gay rights activists can be equated to the Ku Klux Klan, and posted a ten-point note on just why people who want equal rights for everyone are just like people who think white people should rule the world based solely on genetics.
Derp indeed. Here are the Pastor’s ten points, along with a short response from the world of logic and reason, a place Pastor Grisham has obviously never visited.
GAY RIGHTS = KU KLUX KLAN ( 10 POINTS OF SIMILARITY)
By Pastor David H Grisham
1. Both homosexual rights activists and the Ku Klux Klan try to portray themselves as helpful and as mainstream as apple pie. But behind the scenes, the members of both are extraordinarily radical and extremist in their views and behavior.
True. The KKK tends to enjoy things like dragging people behind pickup trucks and scaring people to the point that they leave their homes while gay rights activists enjoy peaceful assembly, colorful parades and equality for everyone. Basically the same things.
2. The Ku Klux Klan tried to portray whites as the victims of black aggression. Homosexual activists try to portray gays as victims of aggressive homophobic bigots.
Again, exactly the same. The KKK responded to the ‘black aggression’ by lynching black people and fighting for segregation while gay rights activists responded by demanding justice for people like Matt Shepard.
3. The Ku Klux Klan potrayed[sic] itself as the protector of white culture and the champion of white rights. Homosexual rights activists portray themselves as the protector of gay culture and the champion of gay rights.
While this guy portrays himself the champion of Christian values while he tramples the dignity of other people in Jesus’ name.
4. The Ku KLUX KLAN used these baseless claims of victimization to further changes in the law that were claimed on the surface to protect white rights but were, in actuality, a deceptive campaign to suppress blacks. The gay rights movement uses baseless claims of victimization to further changes in the law that are claimed to protect gay rights but are, in actuality, a deceptive campaign to suppress Christians.
Get over yourself, Pastor. The law has nothing to do with your religion. I suggest you read the first amendment. You are now claiming that Christians are just as persecuted in America because gay people want to get married as blacks who were denied citizenship, voting rights and in many cases the right to breathe because of the color of their skin.
5. The Ku Klux Klan held marches and rallies. The gay rights activists hold marches and rallies and call them “Gay Pride” events.
The church down the street holds bake sales and calls them bake sales. The car dealership on the corner is having a President’s Day sale, and I’m fairly certain you can save 15% on your car insurance by switching to Geico.
6. The Ku Klux Klan reserved its greatest contempt for white “traitors” who did not support their cause. Gay rights activists reserve their greatest contempt for “gay traitors” who do not support their cause or make claims that homosexuality is reversible.
The KKK considered white people who wouldn’t discriminate and murder with great prejudice traitors while the gay community would love bigots like you to accept science. Yes, once again, exactly the same.
7. The Ku Klux Klan used threats and intimidation to silence its adversaries. The gay rights movement uses threats and intimidation to silence its adversaries.
60 men on horses carrying torches and lighting giant crosses on fire on peoples’ front lawns are nowhere near as intimidating as 100,000 people carrying rainbow flags and chanting for equality. Let’s just be real here.
8. The Ku Klux Klan boycotted businesses that did not conform to its demands. The gay rights movement uses boycotts against businesses that do not conform to its demands.
The KKK threw bricks through their windows and set buildings ablaze for allowing black people to sit at the lunch counter. The gay rights community asked that you find an alternate source for chicken nuggets and posted a really good recipe online. The similarities are getting more staggering by the minute.
9. The Ku Klux Klan was violent. The gay rights movement is violent. If you don’t believe me on this one then go preach the Gospel at a gay pride event. You will see for yourself.
The KKK killed people, maimed people, and advocates for the extermination or enslavement of an entire race. Gay people don’t like it when you preach the gospel, because there is nothing in any of the 4 books that tell the story of Christ that indicates he gave a rats ass about homosexuality. FYI being told to F*ck off isn’t violent, it’s a request.
10. The Ku Klux Klan was born out of the violence of war (Civil War). The gay pride movement was born out of the violence of riots (Stonewall Riots)
The KKK was born of a bunch of racist douchebag sore losers who couldn’t accept that their country and the world was evolving after a war that left a million Americans dead. The Stonewall Riots lasted a few days in 1969 because gay people were tired of being harassed by the NYPD.
As you can see Pastor Dave is a complete lunatic who doesn’t seem to understand anything from the book he holds dear but a few passages. He most likely has a giant Leviticus 18:22 poster to salivate over on his bedroom wall.
Pastor Dave doesn’t quite get that his extremism and refusal to be a reasonable human being makes him a very dangerous individual.
It’s OK, though. Only Islam causes people harm. Fox News said so.