Mississippi GOP legislator and Baptist minister Andy Gipson is playing the “victim card” after the backlash he is now recieving Gipson posted on his Facebook page anti-gay comments after President Obama came out in support of gay marriage.
Gipson posted on his Facebook page (which has convently been diabled now) that:
“Been a lot of press on Obama’s opinion on “homosexual marriage.” The only opinion that counts is God’s: see Romans 1:26-28 and Leviticus 20:13. Anyway you slice it, it is sin. Not to mention horrific social policy”
Of course Leviticus 20:13 is the infamous “kill gays” passage that many anti-gay extremist use:
If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads
Shortly after Gipson’s post a petition was posted on Change.org called “Resign Andy Gipson,” and asked him to meet with LGBT groups and apologize.
“Your recent posts on Facebook in opposition to Gay Marriage are derogatory, harmful, judgmental and outright threatening to the LGBT population. Quoting scripture in the Bible that condones murdering homosexuals is a blatant act of harm and prejudice.”
But Gipson refused to meet, apologize or back down stating that he “Will not apologize for the inspired truth of God’s word.” and now is “claiming” that he had received threats by phone and email, as well as a death threat against his family, which he reported to authorities.
“I have never publicly or privately called for the killing of any people,” Gipson said in the statement. “I believe all people are created in the image of God and I stand firmly for the sanctity of all human life. Any reasonable person who reads the actual post can see that both scriptures were cited only for the proposition the same-sex marriage is morally objectionable”
It should be noted that 60% of the Mississippi GOP still doesn’t support mixed-race marriage and that any “reasonable person” would never use a quote about gays being ” put to death”