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.