|While we celebrate the ever-growing popularity and acceptance of gay rights and gay marriage, we cannot forget that there are still a whole lot of bigots out there who can't keep their noses out of other people's sex lives and personal relationships. Sadly, not all of them are runner-up beauty pageant contestants. Many of them are parents who claim to be Christians and are raising their children in this ugly veil of intolerance. Worse, they justify their hatred by the BIBLE. |
Case in point, the cute little children's book: "Girls Marry Boys: A Little Story About a Biblical Truth" by Benjamin Olive, who explains why he wrote this particular book...
Let's take peek inside, shall we? (Since we know how much the Benjamin Olive types are fond of peeking.) Here's a synopsis from the book cover:
The family dog. A yo-yo. Mr. Olive equates same-sex marriage with marrying a plastic toy or an animal. Nice. Hey, Benny -- who did Jesus hate, exactly? Was it just homosexuals? Try as I might I just can never find that part of the New Testament where Jesus talks about all the different groups you're supposed to hate. Sure makes it hard for us non-believers to figure out you "Christians." Maybe if I sent you a Bible and a marker you could highlight that part for me?
In your next book, maybe have little Millie go to Catholic School where she becomes even more confused after a private tutoring session with "Father Simon?" I know! Let's have a series of "Millie" books and a quest to find a perfect mate. After graduation, let's say she's awarded a "Religious Studies" scholarship to Oral Roberts University where her moral values are further molded, shaped, and perfected.
Happy Mother's Day to ALL the Mommies out there, whether married to "Robert" or "Roberta!"