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Louisiana Pastor Puts Up Anti-Gay Sign After Lesbian Couple Move In Next Door

Louisiana Pastor Puts Up Anti-Gay Sign After Lesbian Couple Move In Next Door

Oh those crazy (and I mean fucking insane) KKK-ristians!

Pastor Rex Cornwell, of the Bossier Church of Christ in Bossier, Louisiana showed his loving KKK-ristan nature when he put up a handmade anti-LGBT sign on his front lawn. Why did he put up such a hateful sign? He learned that his neighbors – two women he’d previously been friendly with when he thought they were just roommates – were actually a married, same-sex lesbian couple.

The sign features a hand painted rainbow flag with a ‘Stop’/’No entry’ sign overlaying it, along with the wording: “God forbids homosexuality, so should we.”

Lynda Slimer one of the women involved posted to Facebook page after seeing the sign for the first time:

“This is the sign that my wife and I and our 2 daughters came home to today. This is a sign filled with hate and biblical mistranslations that is meant to make my family and I scared and uncomfortable in our own home.

This is the sign we come home to in the yard of the Pastor who lives across from us, whose church website states “Everyone is welcome”. We’ve lived here a year, I’ve baked them cookies, invited them into our home and introduced them to our family.

They have waved to us as they come and go and we have talked about the weather. They’ve told us if we ever need anything to just come knock on their door. All thrown out the window because they realized that we are wives and not roommates. This is not a representation of God. Jesus would not do this.”

After reading Lynda’s Facebook post other neighbors and members of the community held an impromptu peaceful protest in front of Pastor Cornwell’s house. Two dozen people showed up and held up rainbow signs saying ‘Love is Love’, ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ and other messages.

Pastor Cornwell was unmoved.

In an interview he told told CBS affiliate KLFY:

“Homosexuality is condemned. It’s an anathema that means something horrible. We’re just simply taking a stand against the homosexual movement as well as other kinds of sins. So what we do is we’re going to pray for them. We’ll show them the kind of love that Jesus showed, but we can’t back down either. So we have a responsibility to stand up [for] the word of God.”

Shortly after the report on KLFY News Pastor Cornwell put up a second sign on the lawn in front of his house that says ‘Smile at the camera’, put there to dissuade REAL Christians from taking down his hateful sign.

Extremist Religious Exorcist Rev. Tom Brown Helps El Paso Texas Repeal Same Sex Partner and Domestic Partner Benefits.

The city of El Paso, TX has become the fist city to take a step backwards into the closet by repealing same sex and domestic partnership benefits to city government employees which voters did by a 55-45 margin in a city referendum on Tuesday. (As if they should really have a say in the matter in the first place.)
The El Paso City Council voted last year to offer health benefits for unmarried partners of municipal workers. The policy took effect in 2010. “We wanted to say we are open and welcoming to everyone, and we take you as you are,” city Rep. Susie Byrd said.

As soon as council members approved the measure, some religious groups began trying to repeal it. They gathered enough signatures to put the issue on the November ballot. But tried to hide their homophobia by repealing both same sex, and straight domestic partnership benefits but were soon exposed that their initiative was anti-gay.

“I think just about every city would like to do what we’re doing,” said the Rev. Tom Brown, (pictured leftwho I must add is such a crazy rightwing EXTREME Christiomaniac who actually believes in Religious Exorcist style therapy for “curses” and “being gay” helped lead the drive to end the domestic- partner benefits. “I think the values of El Paso are the same as other cities, but it is very hard to pass these things.”

David Thackston was one of almost 39,000 city voters who cast his ballot against medical insurance benefits for unmarried partners of city employees. “Gay couples are not married. They are not family,” he said. “A marriage is between a man and a woman.”

After Tuesday’s vote, public officials said they were concerned the outcome would harm the city’s im

“I don’t think that sends a very good message,” said U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-El Paso.

The vote runs counter to El Paso’s history of leading the way on diversity issues, said city Rep. Beto O’Rourke. In 1962, President Kennedy lauded El Paso for being the first city in the South to desegregate public accommodations. In 1966, Don Haskins’ Texas Western Miners, using only black players against an all-white Kentucky team, won the NCAA basketball championship.

Another elected official said he was worried that Tuesday’s vote would be bad for business.

“It is regressive,” city Rep. Eddie Holguin said. “You have companies that frown upon communities that don’t treat people in a humane manner.”