When Hemant Mehta (Friendly Atheist) posted this video from FaithandEquality, I found myself thinking that it deserves to be seen by as many people as possible. Yes, it is difficult to watch because of the disgusting nature of the bigotry it contains, but it is an important testament to the nature of Christian hate. The video is a compilation of clips from Christian pastors discussing homosexuality.
As Hemant suggested, the suicide rate among LGBT youth is far too high. It is difficult to imagine that there is no connection between the hateful attitudes expressed in this video and how LGBT youth feel about themselves. In many parts of the U.S., these kids are surrounded by parents, teachers, and peers who believe this stuff, in large part because it is coming from the pulpit.
It is a good thing that the views expressed in this video are not shared by all Christians. However, I think we can agree that they are shared by far too many. And this needs to change.
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