Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pastor David Berzins Is A Disappointed Man

It seems that one of Berzins' fellow pastors does not hold with putting LGBT people to death, a fate another right-wing crazed evangelical named Steve Anderson enthusiastically advocates.
The pastor in question asked to have his congregation’s listing removed from Anderson’s church directory, a decision which Pastor David Berzins of Word of Truth Baptist Church condemned as the act of a traitor to his faith, even though the offending clergyman is a personal friend of his.

Here is Berzins in full rhetorical fury:


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  1. That damned book! Whether it's in the hands of Christian, Jewish or Muslim fundamentalists, the Old Testament is a curse.

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    1. It is a curse, Mound, only to those of Bezins' ilk who do not realize the tribal context from which it arose.

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    2. And then there's the mistranslations ... After all, all translation is commentary.

      Why the King James Version, I wonder? It's not the first English version.

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    3. Apparently, the King James Bible is taken by these people as the authentic word of God, for reasons that are not clear to me, UU4077. Anything that has a hint of modernity appears to be looked upon with deep suspicion.

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    4. If only they did proper "Bible study".

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    5. I think they would be very surprised at what they found if they did.

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    6. Anybody who supports killing a person just because he or she is gay is NOT a Christian. This demented preacher is why I despise organized religion. He is despicable and is using his religion as a cover to hide his bigotry, homophobia and discrimination. I also have to wonder if, underneath he has some gender preference issues himself. People who are so enthusiastically anti-gay are often latent homosexuals themselves.

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    7. it is indeed people like Berzins who give organized religion a bad name, Anon. Theirs is a perversion of religion, not an expression of it.

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  2. I wonder Lorne, where all that hatred comes from?

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    1. An excellent question, Pamela. I think it comes from a terrible darkness that has no ability to perceive a transcendent truth. The ultimate reality that I deeply believe in does not discriminate.

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  3. Maybe there's room for compromise here. Instead of stoning LGBT people, perhaps they should simply be forced to sew pink triangles on their clothing. This approach has been used in the past with, apparently, great success.

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    1. An excellent point, Anon. I hope everyone gets and appreciates your allusion.

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