At least I am according to Gordon Klingenschmitt. Last month, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that a photography studio’s refusal to photograph a same-sex wedding was unconstitutional. In response, Klingenschmitt (aka “Mr. Chaps”) said that Romans 1:32* should be printed out by Christian business owners on the back of their business cards. Oh, and those pesky gay people wanting photos from said Christian business? They should have Romans 1:32 printed on the back of all their photos. What a swell guy Mr. Chaps is, to advocate for killing people bc their sexuality differs from his. Nevermind that my being gay doesn’t affect him in any way, shape, or form. Like many bigots he uses the Bible as a tool to justify his desire to oppress LGBT people. He, like so many bigoted Christians, are never consistent. On the one hand, they’d have us believe that the Bible is so important and that following the tenets therein is of utmost importance. I wonder if he follows all the other Biblical commandments, or if he is just cherry picking which rules to follow. Nah, he’d never do that.
* Romans 1:32–
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Why anyone would want to worship or follow a deity that calls for the death of people for their sexuality is beyond me. Being gay harms no one. This is one of the problems with divine morality. It’s a form of morality that is divorced from human interactions. Instead of deciding on how moral an action is based on the potential harm done to others, divinely inspired morality is just irrational rules from on high.