I like to make lists. If you're a frequent reader of my work, you'll understand. Most often, I enjoy making lists of beneficial and informational things. But sometimes I make lists of bad things; I mean really, really, really bad things. This list embodies that notion. For those atheists living amongst the most ignorant and hateful, yet self-professed as loving, Christians, this will either make your blood boil or drop your jaw in awe.
1. Reverend James David Manning
Reverend James David Manning, leader of the ATLAH World Missionary Church in New York, is a hater of all trades, dishing out his ignorance one sermon at a time. I became familiar with Manning back in March, when he spewed out a litany of insanity pertaining to the gay community. He said:
“The white homo who now lives in the community—and there are a lot of them that moved up here—they brought their restaurants, they brought some of their lifestyle, they brought their Starbucks coffee with them…and like anybody else, they prey on black men, they convert black men.” He also said, “Not only those who live here, but in the office buildings all over New York City and places around America where homosexuals have supervisory positions.” Another dumb-as-hell comment he made goes as, “In the Catholic Church, the homosexual spirit is imminent, it is powerful, but it is also degrading. It seeks out the innocence of young boys and preys upon them where it moves from homosexuality to pedophilia.”
In November, he made an even dumber statement during one of his sermons, where he says,
“Starbucks is a place where these types frequent and a lot of body fluids are exchanged there. But the thing that I was not aware of is that there has been information that has been released… what Starbucks was doing, is they were taking specimens of male semen, and they were putting it in the blends of their lattes. Now, this is the absolute truth."
Yep, he's stupid. And he's only stupid because he apparently fell prey to a satire news article, titled “Semen Found In Starbucks Drinks Nationwide; FDA Currently Investigating.”
Just let that soak in.
2. Pastor Steven L. Anderson
Steven L. Anderson is a pastor at the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona. He's another bigot, calling for the death of homosexuals. In November, during a sermon he stated:
“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. And that, my friend, is the cure for AIDS. It was right there in the Bible all along — and they’re out spending billions of dollars in research and testing. It’s curable — right there. Because if you executed the homos like God recommends, you wouldn’t have all this AIDS running rampant.”
What an asshole.
3. Pastor Donnie Romero
Following in the footsteps of Anderson, Donnie Romero, pastor of Stedfast Baptist Church in Texas, said that all gay people are pedophiles and should be put to death. During a December sermon, he said:
“I'm not going to let any of these dirty faggots inside my church. They are all pedophiles!"
He, too, is an asshole.
4. Pat Robertson
We're all familiar with the stupid things Pat Robertson has said. But recently, he made remarks, completely ignorant of human sexuality and homosexuality, saying:
“You know, those who are homosexual will die out because they don’t reproduce. You know, you have to have heterosexual sex to reproduce. Same thing with that church, it’s doomed, it’s going to die out because it’s the most nonsensical thing I’ve heard in a long time.”
This isn't the stupidest thing he's ever said. He is frequently in front of a camera, and people are paying attention to him. If there is a god, there would be no Pat Robertson.
5. Megan Fox
Megan Fox just recently broke the internet with her fallacy-filled remarks regarding evolution as she made her way through the Field Museum in Chicago. It saddens me to know she only lives minutes from where I do. Perhaps I should keep tabs on her as she makes her way through her close-minded life. In this video, her scientific ignorance appeals to her religious beliefs, which then make her religious beliefs just as silly.
She's willfully ignorant, which makes this video priceless. Watch, if you can endure.
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