John the Baptist Was Killed for Fighting Gay Marriage
At least, that’s what Pete Baklinski implies in an article over at Life Site News:
A Christian man was executed during the night by a high-profile ruler after making an uncompromising defense of real marriage. The Christian, who was renowned for his holiness, had told the ruler in public that his relationship with his partner was “against the law” of God. The Christian’s words enraged the ruler’s partner who successfully plotted to have him permanently silenced. John the Baptist was first imprisoned before he was beheaded. The Catholic Church honors him today, August 29, as a martyr and saint. While John’s death happened a little less than 2,000 years ago, his heroic stance for real marriage is more pertinent today than ever before.
Of course, the “ruler’s partner” was a woman, the wife of the King’s brother, so the story really has nothing to do with men marrying men or women marrying women at all. If anything, it ought to be a rallying cry to make marrying your brother’s wife illegal in every state. Funny how you don’t hear him making THAT argument.
Christians Should Be Able to Discriminate against Gays Because Michael Sam
Somehow in Bryan Fischer’s mind, the fact that the St. Louis Rams cut Michael sam from the team means that “Christian” wedding vendors should be allowed to discriminate against same-sex couples. he tweeted:
“Homophobia alert: Rams discriminate against homosexual player. Rams refuse to do business with a homosexual because his conduct falls short of their deeply held standards. If Rams can discriminate against a homosexual because his behavior doesn’t measure up, so can bakers and photographers.”
What Fischer fails to mention is that Sam’s “conduct” was his playing ability on the field as measured against the other players on the team, and had absolutely nothing to do with his being gay. Which is entirely different from turning away a same-sex couple BECAUSE they are gay. But these subtleties often escape these folks’ grasp.