Christian Leader Will Host Rally to Condemn LGBTQ People "Destroying" America | Beth Stoneburner | Friendly Atheist | Patheos

  

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Christian Leader Will Host Rally to Condemn LGBTQ People "Destroying" America | Beth Stoneburner | Friendly Atheist | Patheos
The leader of the Promise Keepers still thinks marriage equality is ruining America.

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By Beth Stoneburner April 28, 2021

Ken Harrison, leader of the "Promise Keepers," a Christian Nationalist group for men, is organizing a rally this summer. But the focus will not be on Jesus. It'll be on combatting the LGBTQ agenda that's apparently going to "destroy" the American identity.

He explained all of this to Steve Bannon during a recent interview:


Ken Harrison of the 'Promise Keepers' says he is organizing a rally of "80,000 christian men" this July in Dallas Cowboys' stadium, to fight against the LBGTQ agenda to "destroy the identity of the American people." pic.twitter.com/76d9G3UbPy
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) April 26, 2021


One of the things they're doing to make their agenda happen is they're destroying the identity of the American people. And if they can get Christians — especially Christian men — to sit down, be silent and be passive, then they can be effective, and it's working.
I mean, Christian men are not standing up for what's right. I mean, you think about how quickly we went from homosexual marriage to, now, men putting on dresses and being called women and playing on women's basketball teams… Where are the Christian men?

The same people who routinely mock the WNBA want you to know they're doing everything in their power to rescue women's basketball. And the same people who have accumulated so much power over the past few decades want you to know they're being silenced. And the same people currently attacking trans people want you to know they still haven't figured out how to deal with same-sex marriage.

(By the way, being transgender and cross-dressing are not the same thing. His bigotry, like all bigotry, is rooted in ignorance.)

And besides that, even if Christian men were to stop being "silent" and "passive" — which they aren't — how would that stop anyone from being gay or trans?

Even Christians who more or less share Harrison's theology about LGBTQ people should be concerned by the way he conflates salvation with the culture wars. This is what Christian Nationalism is: It's not about Christianity, Jesus, or building any kind of "kingdom" on Earth. It's not about patriotism; just ask those who rioted at the Capitol in January. It's about maintaining a system that oppresses certain minorities who don't look, act, or think like Harrison. It should be condemned by decent Christians everywhere.

There's no American "identity" worth salvaging if it means perpetuating Harrison's bigotry.


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JBB
PhD Principal
1  seeder  JBB    3 weeks ago

Is it any wonder that the once Grand Old Party of Abraham Lincoln is now known merely as the gop?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @1    3 weeks ago

Now the gqp.

 
 
 
Tacos!
Professor Expert
1.2  Tacos!  replied to  JBB @1    3 weeks ago

How is the GOP part of this story?

 
 
 
MrFrost
PhD Principal
1.2.1  MrFrost  replied to  Tacos! @1.2    3 weeks ago

How is the GOP part of this story?

Caitlyn Jenner... 

 
 
 
Drakkonis
Senior Guide
1.2.2  Drakkonis  replied to  MrFrost @1.2.1    3 weeks ago
Caitlyn Jenner... 

I didn't know he was in Promise Keepers.

 
 
 
MrFrost
PhD Principal
1.2.3  MrFrost  replied to  Drakkonis @1.2.2    3 weeks ago

He is a republican. 

 
 
 
Drakkonis
Senior Guide
1.2.4  Drakkonis  replied to  MrFrost @1.2.3    3 weeks ago

How does that connect him to the story about Promise Keepers? 

 
 
 
MrFrost
PhD Principal
1.2.5  MrFrost  replied to  Drakkonis @1.2.4    3 weeks ago

Start at the top of the thread and read down. I was responding to someone. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.3  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1    3 weeks ago

it IS a wonder that you managed to involve the GOP when your own article doesn't say shit about the GOP.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
2  Kavika     3 weeks ago

He and his organization will destroy American, not the LBGTQ community.

 
 
 
JBB
PhD Principal
2.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Kavika @2    3 weeks ago

LGTB People are in the fabric of American families!

Attacks on LGTB people are attacks on our families.

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
3  Gordy327    3 weeks ago

Another "loving" christian, eh?

 
 
 
JBB
PhD Principal
3.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Gordy327 @3    3 weeks ago

We are all God's children except same sex families?

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
3.1.1  Gordy327  replied to  JBB @3.1    3 weeks ago

Apparently, some people seem to think that.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
4  Ozzwald    3 weeks ago

So, will this rally look something like this?

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JBB
PhD Principal
4.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Ozzwald @4    3 weeks ago

Is that a scene from Trump's 2020 gop convention?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
4.1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  JBB @4.1    3 weeks ago

Is that a scene from Trump's 2020 gop convention?

Don't be silly, that was Mar-a-Lago last weekend.

This one was from the 2020 GOP convention.... 

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Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.1    3 weeks ago

fake news

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
4.2  pat wilson  replied to  Ozzwald @4    3 weeks ago

Wait, is that men wearing dresses ?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.2.1  Texan1211  replied to  pat wilson @4.2    3 weeks ago

its okay, they are Democrats

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
Professor Expert
5  FLYNAVY1    3 weeks ago

What a cement-head.  These are the types of assholes that are destroying American identity.  Whatever happened to Goldwater Republicans?

 
 
 
evilgenius
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5.1  evilgenius  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @5    3 weeks ago
Whatever happened to Goldwater Republicans?

The Alt+Right populists took over the Tea Party and this is the result. Those more aligned with Goldwater Republicans either turned hard right to keep their seats or got kicked to curb and joined PACs like the Lincoln Project. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
5.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  evilgenius @5.1    3 weeks ago

Which gave us the teabaggers.  They're douchebags as well.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
6  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

I wonder how many mistresses and abortions this scumbag has in his closet.  Or dead prostitutes.  

 
 
 
JBB
PhD Principal
6.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Tessylo @6    3 weeks ago

What is worse for a republican than being caught in bed with a dead lady? Being caught with a live man.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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6.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tessylo @6    3 weeks ago

I am betting that he has put his foot into more than one adjacent bathroom stall.

 
 
 
Phaedrus
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6.2.1  Phaedrus  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.2    3 weeks ago
I am betting that he has put his foot into more than one adjacent bathroom stall.

I was going to say something to the effect of don't these stories usually end up with these assholes being charged with some kind of homosexual solicitation charges...

 
 
 
Tessylo
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7  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

Promise Keepers?  Sounds like a bunch of Nazi skinheads or some sort of white supremacists.  

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
7.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Tessylo @7    3 weeks ago
Sounds like a bunch of Nazi skinheads or some sort of white supremacists.

Same thought process, but they figured "Promise Keepers" was a less obvious name.  Plausible deniability.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
PhD Guide
7.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tessylo @7    3 weeks ago

That is because it is.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
8  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

Ken Harrison, leader of the "Promise Keepers," a Christian Nationalist group for men, is organizing a rally this summer. But the focus will not be on Jesus. It'll be on combatting the LGBTQ agenda that's apparently going to "destroy" the American identity.

Sounds like these macho 'men' are afraid of women too.  

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
8.1  Gordy327  replied to  Tessylo @8    3 weeks ago

Maybe they're "gay" for Jesus? jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
JBB
PhD Principal
8.1.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Gordy327 @8.1    3 weeks ago

Or maybe, they're just crazy about Peter?

 
 
 
MrFrost
PhD Principal
8.1.2  MrFrost  replied to  JBB @8.1.1    3 weeks ago

Or maybe, they're just crazy about Peter?

512

 
 
 
Tacos!
Professor Expert
9  Tacos!    3 weeks ago
One of the things they're doing to make their agenda happen is they're destroying the identity of the American people. And if they can get Christians — especially Christian men — to sit down, be silent and be passive, then they can be effective, and it's working.

Does anyone around a person like this ever step back and question whether or not there is any kind of rational connection in these words? What is wrong with “the identity of the American people?” What does that mean?

I mean, you think about how quickly we went from homosexual marriage to, now, men putting on dresses and being called women and playing on women's basketball teams… Where are the Christian men?…

I’m pretty sure no one is putting on a dress to play basketball. Just saying. I mean, I’m open to a nuanced discussion of transgender men on women’s sports teams, but this is just hysteria.

The gay agenda is largely the same as everyone else’s agenda. Get a good night’s sleep. Eat a nice meal. Make rent. Have friends. Be healthy and happy. I don’t really think there is a gay agenda that prevents anyone - be they bigots or not - from leading the private life they want to lead.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Masters Guide
10  Thrawn 31    3 weeks ago

He is still fighting those inner demons eh? If he just accepted that he is gay I am sure he would feel a lot of weight lift off his shoulders. 

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
PhD Participates
10.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Thrawn 31 @10    3 weeks ago
He is still fighting those inner demons eh?

Like an obese binge eater trying to get fast food, bacon and chocolate cake banned so they won't be tempted...

"Get behind me Satan!...".

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
11  Buzz of the Orient    3 weeks ago

Do the "Promise Keepers" also praise HItler for murdering homosexuals along witih Jews and Gypsies?

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Principal
11.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11    3 weeks ago

Not in public.

 
 
 
lady in black
Professor Participates
12  lady in black    3 weeks ago

These assholes are the ones destroying America.  Disgusting pieces of shit

 
 
 
bbl-1
PhD Quiet
13  bbl-1    3 weeks ago

First off, there is not any such thing as christian leaders.  Jesus has been crucified by the money changers and the only remnant remaining are the grifters. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
13.1  Texan1211  replied to  bbl-1 @13    3 weeks ago

NO Christian leaders???

lmao!!!

 
 
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