Bigot of the Week: December 2, Christians for a Moral America

2 Dec

Bigot of the Week

This week’s truly vile BWA recipient proves once again that many people don’t understand the word “Christian.” After the announcement that singer George Michael was hospitalized for pneumonia, a represetative of the group Christians for a Moral America posted a series of tweets encouraging people to pray for his death. Really? This is behavior modelled after Jesus Christ? Who would Jesus hate, after all?  What a lovely group of KKKristians these people are.

The group’s website (click if you dare) features a horrific picture of Michael and a series of outright lies. The story uses the word “deathbed” in its title; while his situation was grave, neither the doctors nor his family characterized it in this way. In fact, he seems to be recovering well. I guess those prayers just didn’t work. The website also maintains that pneumonia is a “symptom of AIDS” which is medically misleading at best and manages to ignore the millions of people who get one disease without the other.

Let us all hope for the best for George Michael, and condemn the hatemongering of groups that attack a man while he’s down.

4 Responses to “Bigot of the Week: December 2, Christians for a Moral America”

  1. themagnificentsomething December 2, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

    Absolutely disgusting.

    People misinterpret the word Christianity everyday. They obviously replace it for hatred.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt December 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

      Yes, it is disgusting and exceedingly sad. You have a great blog. Thanks for visiting mine.

  2. Jay December 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    According to HuffPo this ‘group’ is composed of one guy named Keith. I can understand why he raised your ire, Michael, but he appears to be a simple attention-craving troll.

    It is perhaps a close call, but feeding trolls is a tricky business. I suspect he’ll get a thrill out of winning the BWA and garnering more page-views, so I’d lean toward ignoring him.

    • rhulshofschmidt December 2, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

      Not sure I fully agree, Jay. It’s clear that the tweets are from one creepy nutjob, but the overall organization looks to be larger than that and at least tacitly supportive of what “Keith” did. It’s true that feeding trolls is a risky business, but if those trolls live under a bridge we have to cross, we need to throw them some toxins.

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