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Maybe God Is Mad at You, James Dobson

Posted: 12/19/2012 5:44 pm

Enough already. I am gay, and I had nothing to do with those innocent children getting killed in Connecticut. I am gay, and I have gay sex, and I have a gay partner, and I support gay marriage, but none of those facts has contributed one iota to the fact that 20 blameless children were slaughtered last week. So, James Dobson, stop implying that God "has allowed judgment to fall upon us" in the form of a mass killing of innocents because "the institution of marriage is right on the verge of a complete redefinition," and because homosexuality is more accepted in the United States. When others of your ilk blame gays for extreme weather like Hurricane Sandy, I laugh it off, because it is preposterous. But building a link between the Connecticut killings and homosexuality is malicious. I have had my fill of it.

Let us, for one minute, assume that Mr. Dobson is correct and God has allowed children to be slain as retribution for America's permissiveness of homosexuality. If this were true, then God would be pretty stupid, don't you think? I am a teacher, and I know that if your examples are obtuse and incomprehensible, then you are not communicating clearly, and your students will not learn the lesson you are teaching. When people heard about the terrible happenings in Newtown, no one's first thought was, "Oh, I get it! Those children are dead because God is mad at me for wanting homos to marry." No. Instead, people thought about gun control. Mostly, people were staggered by the senselessness of it all. So if God wanted us to make a correlation between the shootings and gay marriage, he was ineffective. Perhaps this is why Mr. Dobson feels the need to speak out. His God is so brainless and incompetent that Dobson feels compelled to paint pictures for the rest of us.

Tell us, Mr. Dobson, where did you get this inside information? Can you explain why homosexuality is the thing that sets God off on a vindictive rampage? (Well, that and abortion, as you repeat often.) Is God not upset about war? Abuse? Slavery? Is he not pissed off that many people ignore a whole bunch of those 10 commandments that he crafted so carefully? I do not recall homosexuality being mentioned on that list, by the way.

You know what? I am a good person, and I would never do anything to intentionally harm another human being, especially a child. If I thought for one second that being gay somehow contributed to the murder of children, I would do everything in my power to end the violence. But I know -- and any levelheaded person knows -- that the fact that I have fallen in love with someone of the same gender has absolutely nothing to do with violence or the deaths of innocent babies. Zero. Nada. Nil. I am not hurting anybody, and I have grown tired of people like James Dobson, members of the reprehensible Focus on the Family, which he founded, and other conservative fanatics suggesting that gay people like me are wrong and harmful.

So, please, Mr. Dobson, get your own house in order and stop passing judgment on the rest of us. Do not exploit tragedy in order to push your personal political agenda. If you are a true Christian, would it not be a better use of your time to help and comfort those poor, suffering families in Newtown? Focus on those families. Stop blaming mine.

 

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