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Mississippi GOP Legislator Andy Gipson Plays The Victim Card After Calling For Death To Gays

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”

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  1. You call that Christian?
    Romans I was Paul’s letter to the Romans. These were not Jesus’ words. If you care to state that your are not a Christian, but rather of the Paulian faith, I will continue to feel differently, but will concede the validity of your belief.
    Leviticus is of course, in the Old Testament, written before Jesus’ time. You, like almost everyone, are picking-and-choosing what parts of the Old Testament you wish to cite, but I’ll bet you’re not willing to endorse the OTHER laws of the Old Testament. Examples:
    1: Leviticus 11:7-8-Not allowed to eat pork, etc.
    2: Leviticus 10-11: Eating shellfish is abomination
    3: Leviticus 19:16: Gossip is prohibited
    4: Leviticus 19:27: Prohibits haircust/beard-trimming
    5: Leviticus 19:28: Prohibits tattoos
    6: Leviticus 19:31: Prohibits cunsulting psychics
    7: Corinthians 14:34-35: Prohibits women speaking in church
    8: Exodus 31:14-15: Prohibits working on the Sabbath (death penalty)
    9: Exodus 21:17: Prohibits clildren cursing their parents (death penalty)
    To my knowledge, only one person in history ever deserved the title of “Christ”. These are not HIS words! Selective application of Old Testament laws makes you a bigot. Following Jesus makes you a Christian!

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