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Arkansas GOP Lawmaker Has A Facebook Fit About Gay Pride Parade, Makes Total Idiot Of Himself

Apparently if you have a Gay Pride parade in Conway, Arkansas, where State Senator Jason Rapert lives, he is going to go on Facebook and make a complete and total ass of himself.

Conway was celebrating its 12th Annual Gay Pride Parade today, and that really set off this narrow-minded bigot’s ranting. He began his Facebook hatred with this:

“They understand that the lifestyle they are glorifying on our streets is considered sin by every Bible-believing Christian and they use their parade on a day reserved to worship God and reverence the Lord to mock Christians. I object to Mayor Townsell and the Conway City Council continuing to allow people, many of whom do not even live in our community, to parade down our streets on a Sunday and accuse Christians of being ‘bigots’ because they believe the Bible teaches that homosexuality is sin. This is truly one of the most offensive public displays against Christians you will find anywhere in our state and especially offensive because they have specifically chosen Sunday to try and intimidate people who believe in the Word of God.”

Who said he couldn’t believe in the “Word of God” just because of a parade? What about parades on July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other so-called “special occasions?” Don’t those also tend to get in the way of focusing on anything but the parade itself? So it’s on a Sunday. This guy has such a persecution complex that he thinks this was done deliberately. As if anyone is interested in his worthless opinion.

Senator Rapert then decided to offer his thoughts on same-sex marriage. They were, as you might expect, just as vacuous as his first posting:

“I submit that the same-sex marriage agenda that came before the U.S. Supreme Court warrants the same response from all Americans – remind the 9 justices that 96.2% of Americans should not be forced to affirm the confusion of 3.8% who demand our full attention.”

But the majority of American support same-sex marriage, Senator. So I guess that makes you the odd man out in this debate. Well, at least the “odd” part.

Finally, this industrial strength asshat concludes with this:

“It is one thing to proclaim you are a homosexual and demand attention to yourself, but it is quite another for homosexual activists to cross the line and accuse Christians of being ‘bigots’ and that their belief that homosexuality is sin is ‘hate speech.’”

Ah, but you are a bigot, Mr. Rapert. And as for the parade being on Sunday, one person took to Twitter to remind the Senator of a possible reason for that:

“Maybe, just maybe, Sunday happens to be the day the parade would affect local businesses, traffic, etc. the least.”

But of course we can’t expect someone like Jason Rapert to use logic or reason when he’s in the middle of having a conniption fit.

h/t RawStory

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.

 

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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