This absolutely vindictive cartoon is courtesy of Liberty Counsel member Matt Barber:
— Matt Barber (@jmattbarber) May 15, 2013
The sad irony is that this is the same guy who had the nerve to pen an "I don't hate you, just your lifestyle" letter last year:
I know from which I speak. I am no better than you. I, too, once lived a lifestyle of sexual sin. Not homosexual sin, but sexual sin nonetheless. As a young man I did not treat God's daughters as He intended and, instead, engaged in a lifestyle of selfish womanizing and fornication.
The wages of sin in my life was death -- spiritual and emotional death. I was on your same path. But by His grace, I was offered and accepted "the free gift of God." I, instead, was saved and given "eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Do I still struggle with sin? Of course. Every day. We all do. We are fallen. We are sinners. Still, Christ's gift to me was forgiveness, redemption and life everlasting. My friend, that gift is available to you as well.
That's all very nice, but Barber really shouldn't be casting judgement on others. What he did by tweeting that awful cartoon is no different from what racists do to African Americans:
Or what anti-Semites do to people of the Jewish faith:
I think Matt Barber needs to stop worrying about gays and read his Bible again. Apparently he is so consumed by thinking about the so-called sin of homosexuality that he seems to have forgotten the one about bearing false witness against one's neighbor.
It's people like Barber, two-faced people who talk about how they have Jesus' love with one face while bashing their neighbor with the other, who do more harm to Christianity. Barber's tweet is something to remember the next time he, Tony Perkins and the rest of the religious right whine to the press about "anti-Christian persecution" by gays.