Townhall.com Iâ€™d like to say that it â€˜isnâ€™t easy being me.â€ But actually it is. The campus left keeps handing me more material to write about in my weekly column. The endless supply of column-worthy madness is fueled by the endless degree of hypocrisy in the name of campus diversity. That isnâ€™t surprising because our campus has not just one but five diversity offices. And it really makes you wonder what these people sit around and do all day while the government is going bankrupt by over-spending your money.
In the case of our LGBTQIA Office, the answer is simple: they investigate and then endorse churches based on their stance on homosexuality. And they print lists of approved gay-friendly churches using official university letter-head. Then they circulate their approved church list on state-owned computers to other state employees who then recommend the approved churches to their students.
On August 8, 2011, our LGBTQIA Office circulated its own list of gay-friendly churches. The taxpayer-funded endorsements went out to the following five churches:
1. St. Judeâ€™s Metropolitan Community Church
19 N. 26th Street, Wilmington, NC 28405
This is not a shocker. St. Judeâ€™s is the gayest church in town. What is shocking, however, is that the church is named after St. Jude who specifically condemned homosexuality is his short New Testament epistle. The St. Jude website says â€œWe believe in Christian social action, confronting the injustice of poverty, racism, homophobia, sexism, class-ism and all the ways we separate ourselves from one another.â€ It is unclear whether their proposed â€œsocial actionâ€ in opposition to â€œhomophobiaâ€ will include trying to kick St. Jude out of the New Testament for uttering hate speech. Hey Jude, donâ€™t make it bad! Itâ€™s genetic, remember?
2. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wilmington
4313 Lake Avenue
Wilmington, N.C. 28403
The Unitarians seem to believe in pretty much everything. Thatâ€™s good news for LGBTQIAs who support gay marriage. But I wonder how they feel about welcoming Muslims who support stoning homosexuals. Is that acceptable to the Universalists? I would think so. Most Universalists I know like to get stoned on a fairly regular basis.
3. Church of the Servant
4925 Oriole Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403
I think Church of the Servant is a pretty bad name for a gay-friendly church. What about Church of the Master? I mean, what if a gay couple is into all those games of dominance and submission? Shouldnâ€™t a truly diverse congregation serve both the dominant and submissive partner?
4. Lutheran Church of Reconciliation
7500 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28411
This is good news for Michele Bachmann â€“ the candidate I support for president. If this church really is open to Ls, Bs, Gs, Ts, Qs, Is, and As then, surely, they will welcome ex gays (Xs), too. And if they welcome ex gays they cannot exclude someone just because they think itâ€™s possible to become an ex gay. I think the Bachmanns have found a new path to reconciliation within the Lutheran Church!
5. First Presbyterian Church
125 South Third Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
I think this really makes perfect sense. Presbyterians are into that whole predestination thing. The gays are into that whole gay gene thing. I think theyâ€™ve found a common thread in deterministic thinking! Well, I guess you could say it was bound to happen.
All kidding aside, the stupidity of this list of recommended churches should be self-evident â€“ even to atheists who get gas when they see a cross near Ground Zero. Even they must admit that the University of North Carolina at Wilmington LGBTQIA Office would never be willing to take the time to come up with a list of churches for people who want to hear the two most important truths about homosexuality:
1) It is unequivocally sinful according to both the Old and New Testaments (remember St. Jude?), and 2) God wants you to avoid homosexuality because He loves you and He knows it will hurt you badly, not to mention end your life prematurely. That is why God gave you free will instead of a gay gene.
Of course, I say that the UNCW LGBTQIA Office would never be willing to come up with such a list. But it wouldnâ€™t hurt to write them and find out (see http://uncw.edu/lgbtqia/). If they refuse, there might be a little problem with the separation of gay church and state. And we might have to add B.S. to alphabet soup of homosexual victimhood. http://townhall.com/columnists/mikeadams/2011/08/15/the_separation_of_gay_church_and_state/page/full/