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Richard Land: Gay activists seek full-blown ‘sexual paganization of society’

Monday, September 26, 2011

Richard Land

Over the weekend, the Liberty Counsel’s Rena Lindevaldsen was a guest on “Richard Land Live!” where she and Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, discussed her new book chronicling the case involving her client, ex-gay kidnapper Lisa Miller.

During the program, Land warned that gay rights activists seek to “reduce [Christians] to the level of the Ku Klux Klan” so that they will be ostracized by society and went on to assert that gays are “recruiting” children, which is a form a child abuse, while claiming that homosexuality is “incomprehensible.”

In the end, Land claimed, gays really just want to destroy the institution of marriage in order to bring about the “full-blown paganization” of America:

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22 more reader comments:

  1. What’s so wrong with Paganization? Maybe that’s what America needs.

    Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 3:29pm
  2. Whatever. Homophobes will drown in their melted brains. -.-

    Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 3:32pm
  3. I mean most Pagans believe in freedom and acceptance of different cultures, if we had more a diverse acceptance of other cultures, maybe people wouldn’t be so quick to judge.

    Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 3:33pm
  4. I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.

    Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 3:33pm
  5. WTH?????

    Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 3:34pm
  6. eeew. he is jealous anyone else is getting any. he should work out… yech. maybe get help.

    Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 3:34pm
  7. I think guys like him could use a little more ‘sexual paganization’ in their lives.

    Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 3:38pm
  8. Sounds hot! I’m in!:)

    Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 3:39pm
  9. My sexy homoerotic Paganism brings all the politicians to the yard.

    Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 3:43pm
  10. If you hate people because of their sexual orientation, you are a bigot. If you think they should have different (read “less”) rights than you, you are a bigot. If you think that the rest of us don’t notice that when you try to protest equal rights for them as ” special” rights, you are a whiny, clueless bigot. We’ve noticed now, and we’re starting to stand up for our LGBT brothers, sisters, children, friends, etc against your centuries of bullying. If being called out as a bigot makes you fell uncomfortable, good…and you brought up the KKK, not me…but if the hood fits, Mr. Land…

    Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 4:21pm
  11. I would like to reassure Richard Land that for Straight (i.e. heterosexual) couples, absolutely NOTHING is happening to the institution of marriage. Most people are Straight, always have been and always will be, and they will continue to date, get engaged, marry, and build lives and families together as they always have. None of that is going to change when Gay couples are allowed to do the same.

    The marriage equality movement is simply an acknowledgment that Gay people exist, that we are just a deserving of love, commitment, and happiness as our Straight counterparts, and that there is simply no Constitutional justification for denying law-abiding, taxpaying Gay couples the same legal benefits that Straight couples have always taken for granted.

    This has nothing to do with parenting, since couples do not have to marry to have children, nor is the ability or even desire to have children a prerequisite for obtaining and marriage license. It has nothing to do with religion, since the United States is not a theocracy, and churches will still be able to deny wedding ceremonies to anyone they want. Churches will not be “forced” to marry Gay couples any more than they are forced to marry Muslim couples, and anyway, none of the legal benefits of marriage come from the church, they come from our secular government.

    Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 4:23pm
  12. Homosexual Clubs?

    Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 4:53pm
  13. What a complete and utter load of crap.

    Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 4:55pm
  14. While I do happen to be bisexual and Pagan, this argument drives me batshit.

    Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 5:15pm
  15. Okay:

    1) guys, I think they’re on to us…

    2) if you want xtians to not be compared to the KKK, STOP ACTING LIKE KKK!

    3) No one is talking about lowering the age of consent.

    4) gay men participate is “the health dangerous stuff”? Health dangerous? Really? Reaaally?

    5) for someone who constantly throws around the word “liberty”, he’s not too fond of personal freedom

    6) the “sexual paganization of America”? BRING. IT. ON.

    Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 5:48pm
  16. And I’d like to note that the country with the lowest age of consent is (drumroll please)…. The Vatican with age of consent at 12 (sad trombone noise). But queers are the problem… suuure we are.

    Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 5:50pm
  17. It is actually Christians who are pushing more and more people away from the church. Non-rightwing people who actually read and check facts, are getting fed up with this kind of trash. It’s not gay people who are marginalizing Christianity, it’s just common sense Christians are starting to avoid organized religion and their vitriol. People aren’t losing their faith in God, they are just realizing the message carriers have strayed far from grace. These so called people of God are sinking their own ship.

    Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 6:28pm
  18. Okay. Who ratted us out? ;)

    Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 8:09pm
  19. “The marriage equality movement is simply an acknowledgment that Gay people exist….” Homophobic bigots don’t want us to exist. If we have to exist, homophobic bigots won’t acknowledge it. Homophobic bigots want us invisible and in the closet just like they’ve been used to for thousands of years. Being “out” and being real human beings scares the shit out of homophobic bigots.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 9:57am
  20. If Mr. Land believes what he said, he’s exhibiting classic symptoms of paranoia. Paranoia often precedes social change: Disaster and ruin will overtake the nation if women are allowed to vote; the South will suffer widespread bloodshed and anarchy if the slaves are freed; the extinction of the white race is assured if interracial marriage is allowed. Now we can add Mr. Land’s statements to the list of “never-happened, never-will” fantasies: The “full-blown paganization” of America is assured if the “radical homosexual agenda” prevails.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 7:10pm
  21. I’m a queer pagan and I’m working for the sexual paganization of society! Hes right lol

    Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 8:45pm
  22. Seriously Mr. Land you just MAY want to see a psychiatrist or something. However I think you just need someone to be the enemy which would mean you’re not insane but just evil, vicious.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 12:33pm