Shuck and Jive

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Monday, December 03, 2007

Doug is Outrageous

Doug Hagler who blogs at prog(ressive)nostications was quoted by the reich-wing, neo-con, mouth-breathing, bomb the brown people, IRD. They have a little gem called outrageous quotes of the week. Doug's was the quote of the week back in April. Here is his quote:

"[N]o matter how good [theologian Dr. Robert Gagnon's] arguments are, the conclusions he comes to are patently bigoted, so I reject them regardless of what apparent veracity they may have. Frankly, if Jesus Christ pried open the skies and leaned down into my living room right now and said 'Doug, it is a sin to be homosexual,' I'd say 'Okay Jesus, that makes things simple—I'm not Christian anymore. Now go away.'"

Outrageous? Outrageously good! I said something similar on my blog which the reich wing picked up back in August:

This means that...
  • if even 500 verses of the Bible and
  • if Jesus himself proclaimed on the Mount of Transfiguration and
  • if Jesus appeared to me on my back deck in the glory of his resuscitated corpse and
stated to me as clearly as the four p.m. sun is hot, that homoerotic love is a sin and that if I support gays and lesbians in their relationships I would join them in the fires of hell, I would look him in his piercing eyes and say (if I had the courage of my convictions):

"Fine then. Send me to your hell. You are wrong, Jesus."

Since Doug said it first, he gets to be on the IRD's most outrageous page.

Bishop Desmond Tutu is outrageous as well. He said,

"If God is as they say, homophobic, I wouldn't worship that God."

Are you outrageous?