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Focus On The Family Opposes ENDA October 5, 2007

Posted by truthspew in Citizenlin.org, Focus on the Family, Stuart Shepard.
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Here we have Stuart Shepard of Citizenlink.org explaining why ENDA legislation is discriminatory towards churches. He’s using a classic slippery slope argument here since churches/religions are excepted out of the ENDA proposal.

My mom’s side of the family were Sheppards from the Midwest. And this guy bares an uncanny resemblance to my maternal grandfather. I hope to hell we’re not related because if we are I’m going to have to punch his lights out for being such a homophobic asshole.

Anyhow, here’s their video.

And here’s my response video which I strongly doubt they’ll ‘approve’. After all, the fact that they moderate comments tells me they’ll only post opinions that agree with them. I’m probably guilty of the same thing here when a comment is just so egregious that I have to deny it. But I think I’ve torpedoed one comment the entire time I’ve been blogging so I’m not to worried there.

Anyhow I didn’t once swear at them in this video. Surprising since I did it all unscripted. I’ll transcribe it for those who can’t understand a Rhode Island accent.

Transcription follows:

Ok this is in response to Focus on the Families video against the Employment Non Discrimination Act.

I need to say something here. It’s not a special sub-class of people. These folks don’t recognize that majority should not necessarily rule ok. You are to protect the rights of the minority.

That’s why congress was designed the way it was, unfortunately that’s been subverted over time but we can get that back if we make some basic changes.

I am sick and tired of fundamentalist Christians telling me that I don’t deserve the same rights they do. That’s what I’m getting at here. Just because I’m gay it means that I can’t have a job where I’m protected basically from being fired because I’m gay? Fortunately I live in a state where that is already the reality (ENDA) and know what, the churches haven’t had a problem.

And to be perfectly honest I would love to see Christians or at least those who call themselves Christians because your attitudes are anything but Christian. I would like to see you driven back into the woodwork where you belong. You do not belong in public, you do not belong putting your absolutely disgusting videos on YouTube.

And that’s all I’ll say to you now.