Anti-gay Christians distribute ‘abhorrent’ cartoon strip



By Alexander Lawrie

FURIOUS Scots have blasted an evangelical group for distributing a booklet to encourage hatred towards homosexuals.

The cartoon-strip leaflet, entitled Birds and Bees, is being handed out in cafes, churches and youth clubs in Dunfermline, Fife.

It features two gay characters called Larry and Charles who are introduced to a class full of schoolkids and are depicted throughout with demons crawling over them.

And in it homosexuals are compared to the people of the kingdoms of Sodom and Gomorrah – cities that were destroyed by God for their inhabitant’s sins.

The chairman of a Fife-based gay support group has condemned the anonymously distributed booklet as “abhorrent”.

And a local councillor has joined the condemnation by claiming the cartoon book is “encouraging a form of hatred in the community”.

It is being handed out by a group calling themselves the American Evangelist Christian Company, and there are thought to be around 10,000 copies of the publication in circulation in and around the Fife town.

Throughout the cartoon storyline – which is obviously designed to attract children’s interest – the two homosexual characters are demonized for their lifestyle.

The schoolkids in the cartoon strip are told by a Christian classmate that “God hates homosexuality” and warns us in the Bible to stay away from it.

In the cartoon strip, the homosexual characters are accused of brainwashing the schoolchildren about their gay lifestyle.

One little boy is chastised by his teacher for using the word “queer” while one school girl regales her classmates of Sodom and Gomorrah.

The children are then told that they will be “saved” if they follow the Bible’s teachings and the school girl is quoted as saying: “Satan wants to destroy us kids. But God still says being gay is an abomination.

“If anyone tries to make you gay – stay away from them.”


Graham Whyte, chair of the Fife Free Lesbian and Gay Society believes the non-PC booklet encourages hatred towards gays.

He said: “People aren’t born hateful of other people – they are taught that. And this is a clear example of a group trying to teach small children to hate other people. I think that’s abhorrent.

“I think people pit Christianity against ordinary gay people’s values and that’s wrong. Many people are members of both communities.

“It’s certainly not healthy for children to get such a distorted unbalanced view. I look in the mirror and I don’t see a wee devil sitting at the top of my head.

“So while we can ignore a leaflet like this as irrelevant it needs to be known that this is not mainstream thinking by enlightened reasonable people.”

Councillor Liz Mogg, a former headteacher believes the offensive cartoon strip is encouraging hatred towards the local homosexual community, and believes children should be protected from reading the booklet.

She said: “I imagine any headteacher who would look at that would put it in the bim immediately.

“It’s only encouraging a form of hatred in the community.

“It’s important to prevent this getting to children in the 11-14 age group – a lot of them might not be sure of their own sexuality let alone anything else, and to have this sort of thing thrown at them makes things worse,”

“Bullies will find any reason to make someone else’s life a misery just by calling tham a name, whether it’s warranted or not.

“I think children have quite enough to deal with without the fear of eternal damnation and brimstone.”

The definition of a hate crime adopted by the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland is “any crime where the perpetrators prejudice against any identifiable group of people is a factor in determining who is victimised”.

A Fife police spokesperson said: “We received no complaints about this matter and can therefore make no further comment.”


  1. “Christian” fundamentalists have several of these “wonderful” pamphlets targeting not only gays, but Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Mormons, 7th Day Adventists, etc. etc. Fundamentalists are equal-opportunity bigots. If you care to check out what some of these pamphlets look like, they’re all available on-line (see link below). Unfortunately, the fundamentalists publish millions of these per year in several languages for distribution to the rest of us. I wish our modern-day Pharisees would put as much effort into solving hunger and homelessness. But like the Pharisees of old, these sad little people should be pittied for all the anger, fear and hatred they project on others.


  2. The comic is actually correct. It seems like homosexuals take things to thier heart. They were so quiet back in the dy why do they have to come out now and pouison our children. Just because you love someone , does not give you a right to be wiht him. If i loved doing cocaine, you think i should marry it? Gays can be saved by the Lord, he loves them jsut as much as everbody else, but can gays have the courage not to practice sex with each other. And the Christianity is not a hatred religion, you ignorant people proabbly haven’t picked up the bible and actually read it. It is a whole diffrent world in there then many think and belive. Most Christians don’t even know what thier bible is saying, they jsut do what thier preacher tells them to do, and thats totally wrong, christianity is about your realtionshop with God, and if your gay, will talk to him about it, he will defnitly help you out. If you look back in history, and just regular ethics class, you’ll see its not right to breed like that. Its as wrong as breeding a donkey and a horse to make a mule. At least they made somehitng, all gay people do is make stress and cause havoc and confusions in young children’s lives. Just keep your shit a secret alright.

    • Mark. You are talking about homosexuals like they are some other species, they aren’t. Gay people are just like you and me. Well, less like you due to the fact don’t seem to be able to widen your mind to see how other people think and what they believe. I think it is disgusting that you compare a gay person to something as harmful as cocaine. You expect people to believe that being gay means that you can’t be nice, you can’t be ethical? Being gay doesn’t define what you believe. What do you think about gay christians? I have read the bible; all of it, even parts that didn’t make sense to me when I was younger. I do know that it is a book full of contradictions to itself. I also know that this was not the writing of God but of people who were around many centuries ago who pieced the bible together. We are supposed to believe that God is all loving when people like you preach and give religion a bad image? You say can gays have the courage to not sleep together, I say can gay people have the courage to do what their heart tells them to. Not worry about what people like you say, people who scare some into thinking that what they are doing is wrong, into thinking they would spend eternity in hell for what they do. “It’s not right to breed like that,” you don’t get to decide what is right or wrong. It is a well known fact that in the victorian times, homosexuality was common among high class men as women were thought of as second class citizens. But here is the point, everyone is equal, it doesn’t matter what race you are, what you gender or sexuality is or what you believe. Are you the sort of person who would rather a child was in an abusive home with a mother and a father than in a happy home with a gay couple? All gay people do is make stress… You shouldn’t call anyone ignorant if you make comments like that. The only stress being gay can make, is when people like you who are too small minded to think of the big picture, look past your own prejudice views, cause trouble for them. Being gay is not something to be ashamed of. I am not gay. I am not a christian. I don’t think that being gay is wrong and I know that not all cristians agree with you; I have friends who are gay, friends who are christin and friends who are both. I treat them all the same because they deserve to be treated all the same. As I am not too sure you will have sat and read all of this post because I feel I my have ranter a little much, I will shorten my point down to fit in your small mind. There is nothing wrong with being gay, people like you make me sick.

  3. oh and Stephan, why would they help to poor and the homeless. DOn’t you understand that we get our help through God, our job is to spread the gospel, which means the good news, it means that jesus Christ died for your sins, which means you can be many times forgiven. It’s not the old testament anymore, theres no more sacrifice we have to do anymore, not through Jesus Christ, we can pray “telepathically” and be as perfect as making a sacrafice. Don’t mention stuff that you don’t even know, you sound ignorant talking about it like that. And then all the others agreeing with you making it a truth. Right? because two lies make a truth, it looks like thats where your standards come from.

  4. Hi Everyone,
    I would like to respond to the above comments, even though I’m a bit late…..

    All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.

    “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him…but sin will be judged.

    Matthew 5:22…. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell.
    Matthew 10:28….And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
    Luke 12:4 ….Fear God, who has the power to kill people and then throw them into hell.
    Romans 11:22….Notice how God is both kind and severe. He is severe to those who disobeyed, but kind to you as you continue to trust in His kindness. But if you stop trusting, you also will be cut off. [There are many mores references to hell in the Bible – it is a very real place where the soul & spirit of man will suffer forever and forever. Think about that, is sin in your life for 50, 60 or 70yrs worth spending eternity in hell for? I think not. Jesus is the only way-entrance-gate-doorway into heaven.Yes, hell is a very real place, and if you do not believe so, you are being horribly deceived. You will regret it for eternity.

    Romans 1: 18
    But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. 19 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. 20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
    21 Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. 22 Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. 23 And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles.
    24 So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. 25 They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen. 26 That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. 27 And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved. 28 Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done.

    GOD LOVES ALL MANKIND INCLUDING HOMOSEXUALS….let us be kind to one another as God instructs. We Christians will never win a soul into the Kingdom of God through anger and hatred. That’s not God’s way. When we are filled with the HOLY Spirit of God then He enables us to walk in God’s kind of Love. We love the sinner, but not the sin. All sin is sin, we should all examine ourselves and work out our own salvation in fear and trembling lest WE miss out on heaven.

    The Bible instructs us to discern the signs of the times and Jesus is coming back very soon for a holy, spotless group of people called the Church. Those who love Him and are living a life of purity and holiness in an ongoing relationship with Him will be taken to be with Jesus. Even Christians could be left behind, so let’s awake from our sin and slumber people and serve the Holy God who created heaven and earth.

    ROMANS 3:23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard

    ROMANS 10:9-10 9 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. 11 As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in Him will never be disgraced.”

    Dear Lord Jesus
    I admit that I am a sinner and need a Saviour. I repent of all my sins and turn from them. I believe that You are the Son of God and that You died on the Cross for me so that I could spend eternity with You. Please come into my heart and life right now and be my Lord and Saviour.
    If you have said this prayer in faith, run out and buy yourself a Bible, perhaps the “New Living Bible” is a good translation for beginners. Start reading the gospels. Find a genuine Bible-Believing Spirit-filled Christian Church and attend regularly. You will grow in the things of the Lord and Jesus will turn your life around totally. The condition is, of course, if you are willing and obedient.

    God Bless you all.

    • “THE BIBLE IS GOD’S WRITTEN WORD TO US: 2 Timothy 3:16”

      The bible is christianity’s percieved holy book and nothing more. Presenting the christian bible as the last word to all humanity is arrogance to the nth degree and very typicly christian. Your belief in your god is an article of faith and not a universal truth. Your christian faith is responsible for some of humanity’s most evil atrocities. Your day in the sun is ebbing, your influence and control of humanity at an end. You have burned at the steak, impeded science, controled and abused humanity long enough. Keep your religion in your churches and out of our schools and government. Your puny god is at last chained and impotent by a reasoning species.

      “True freedom will exist when the last king has been strangled with the entrails of the last priest” Robbespiere

      “I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ” Mohandas Gandhi

      • The prophets of the Bible stated over 3000 times, in various ways, that they were giving or writing God’s own word to man: the Scriptures. And several other non-Biblical writings around the world are also claimed as being “sacred,” or holy scripture from God, such as the Quran. However, such claims are much easier to make, than it is to show that any of these writings measure up to the unique qualities of the Bible (the 66-book Judeo-Christian Scriptures).
        So, how did the Hebrew people know that the message of an alleged prophet was a genuine prophecy from God? We find the answer in the 5th book of the Bible: Deuteronomy 18:22 says, “If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.”
        —So, any so-called “prophet” who spoke on his own, without God’s authority, was rejected because he was actually a false prophet. The ability to accurately predict events of human history was God’s “test” to distinguish true from false prophets. Not only that, if the people caught up with such a presumptuous “prophet”, he was to be stoned to death (Deuteronomy 13:1-11). This weeded out false prophets in Israel, and made presumptuous prophecy a fearful prospect. As a result, only the prophecies of true prophets are contained in the Bible. Some portions of their writings are predictions, which accurately foretell human deeds in history. —A few examples follow:
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  5. The problem with all religous people is their accepatance of faith as a vehicle to understand the world. This applies to jews, muslims, christians, hindus, scientologists etc. As such reason is not something that is not applied and arguing or should i rather say trying to reason with them is pointless. There will always be a scripture that containts all the truth and thats it (see above for example), and either you accept it or you’re evil/ have demons crawling all over you.
    So either you can use your brain and think critically, reasonably or keep it in a faith haze and just accept. Your choice.

  6. In response to the above, this is exactly what GOD [ELOHIM, the Creator of heaven and earth] wants us to do. Use our faith in Him and His Word [The Holy Bible] as a vehicle to understand the world, navigate our way through it, and find our way back to Him (to spend eternity with Him). Only a loving God provides the way back to Him. [Like any road map, you have to follow the instructions given].

    Only the Jews and Christians serve the same God, ELOHIM.
    He is God, the Father of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and has clearly instructed mankind to have no other gods/idols before Him.

    And God will not be mocked. At the end of all time, everything will pan out exactly as He said it would. Many, many prophecies of the Bible have already come to pass.

    The Bible says, He is Light….separation from Him will be in a place of utter darkness. Heaven is a beautiful place where there is no pain and suffering; the exact opposite is where God’s enemies will spend eternity. If you are not standing with Him, you have taken your place against Him as His enemy. We exercise our free will to accept God.

    2 Peter 3:3 sums it up this way…

    Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. 4 They will say, “What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.”

    5 They deliberately forget that God made the heavens by the word of His command, and He brought the earth out from the water and surrounded it with water. 6 Then He used the water to destroy the ancient world with a mighty flood. 7 And by the same word, the present heavens and earth have been stored up for fire. They are being kept for the day of judgment, when ungodly people will be destroyed.

    8 But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. 9 The Lord isn’t really being slow about His promise, as some people think. No, He is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment.

    11 Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live, 12 looking forward to the day of God and hurrying it along. On that day, He will set the heavens on fire, and the elements will melt away in the flames. 13 But we are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth He has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness.

    14 And so, dear friends, while you are waiting for these things to happen, make every effort to be found living peaceful lives that are pure and blameless in his sight

    Comment by: Goodnews Messenger

  7. Hi unpopular,

    To qoute your words:-

    “This applies to jews, muslims, christians, hindus, scientologists etc. As such reason is something that is not applied and arguing or should i rather say trying to reason with them is pointless. So either you can use your brain and think critically, reasonably or keep it in a faith haze and just accept. Your choice.”

    When you knock out all of the above people you are left with only a very few people whom you would consider to be critical thinkers.

    You remind me of a story about a lady who was listening to the radio and heard them announce that some nutter was driving down the freeway the wrong way and that all drivers should be extremely careful. She quickly phoned her husband who was using the same freeway to warn him. Joe she said, watch out, someone is driving down the wrong side of the highway.
    It’s not just one driver, he replied, there are hundreds of them going the wrong way!

    In this instance I think that I will believe the majority of people, and leave you to be critical.


    [Meaning: Nobody is more deaf than the person who decides he does not want to listen. Often used in reference to prejudice and intolerance].

    There appears to be more prejudice and intolerance in the world today against those who wish to do the right thing and live clean, wholesome lives. For example just mention the word porn, perversion, booze & drugs and immediately you have a crowd of friends. Is there anybody else out there who can hear/ see that we’re in a big black downward spiral?

    Agree with Cheryl, we do need a Saviour and His name is JESUS.

  9. just wanto to say, some people talk about not beeing informed but don’t even try to research what a religion is, basicly is a way to control masses of people, and the “Holy books” of the religion weren’t made by god’s, they were written by man that were insane and claming to be posessed and earing god’s words. by the way the heaven and hell concepts were made by people to control children so that they would beave like the parents wanted to, and the concept of hell would be totaly wrong, it wouldn’t be hot it would be cold waistland of agony, cause cold can burn youre skin, you will feel loney despered and would be in agony from pain, and not in miami having a sun bath, besids love is what gives a warm fealing, cousines and security of not being alone.

  10. I feel so sorry for not only the LGBT community that this is being targetted towards, but all of the proggressive Christians who will undoubtedly be labelled as bigots for this. Why must fundamentalists screw everything up, it’s not about what the Bible says, it’s about what your heart says and how you interpret the Bible based on that.

  11. It is so typical that it is an American evangelical group doing this. I am in Canada and can see American style Christianity at work on a daily basis. Some comfort can be taken in the fact that so many of them get caught with their pants down (literally) that they reduce the effect some of their more sinister bretheren have on their society in general. Customs Canada would have stopped this at the border as “hate literature” and the group barred from entry. Don’t kid yourselves into thinking that people like this wouldn’t rule as Christian Mullahs if they ever achieved real power. Tory, Whig or Labour, Canadians scratch their heads and chuckle at American Christianity because if you can’t laugh at it, it can depress you. Thankfully each new generation in America is less and less inclined to be this extreme in their beliefs.

  12. You know Kerry my mother used to say “be carefull and listen to the guy talking about others. If you listen closely you will learn more about the guy doing the talking than the guy being talked about”. Remember Jimmy Swaggart and all the railing he did about “whores and pornography” Remember Ted haggard and all the righteous indignation about homosexuals? It may be that it is you who needs the salvation. Another quote from my mother concerned the door to door style Christians. Whenever they came up our very long driveway she would say “mercifull Lord in heaven help us……it’s a preacher!. She would then tell them “I have six boys to civilise, feed, clothe and keep out of prison….make it snappy” Why is it that there is a “type” of Christian that damns the rest of us to hell if we don’t fall into step with the overtly righteous? What is it in your own soul you need to absolve?

  13. Ruhlmann, you are entitled to your opinion, but sorry to say, that any mother who does not see the value in listening to God’s Word and leads her children to do the same is very foolish and displays no reverential fear of God. Human opinion amounts to nothing in the end….. “The grass withers, the flower fades, But the Word of our God stands forever”. Jesus Himself said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Words will by no means pass away.”

    All mankind including Christians are sinners in need of a Saviour, but (born-again)Christians have been the wise ones to recognise this and RECEIVE HIM. There have been many Jimmy Swaggarts’ among us and this fact probably won’t change. I do not judge Jimmy Swaggart or anyone else. It is up to each individual not to abuse the ‘grace of God’ and to walk with Him daily.

    If you were travelling down a highway and sign posts along the way were warning that the bridge up ahead had collapsed and was no longer in place; wouldn’t you want to get off the road quickly and warn your friends not to travel that route??

    Basically this is what the born-again Christian is doing…..warning people. (I stress born-again here because having a Christian heritage does not make you a follower of Jesus, it is a personal encounter with Him that does this – see Romans 10:9-10).

    So the born-again Christian has been commissioned by Jesus to share the gospel with all the world, hence the preacher coming to your mother’s house. We present the gospel to people and it is up to each individual to accept/reject God’s plan of salvation. Every person has free choice given to us by God.

    So bear this in mind next time someone presents the gospel to you, they should be doing so with the love of Jesus and without condemnation, however, Jesus did speak a stern Word against sin, so if the Word convicts you don’t shoot the messenger.

    Scripture references

    Luke 12:5 (Jesus speaking)
    But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him!

    2 Timothy 3:16
    All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

    Luke 6:41,42
    And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye? Vs 42 Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye.

    John 3:16-21
    For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.

    Isaiah 40:8
    The grass withers, the flower fades, But the Word of our God stands forever.

    Matthew 24:35
    Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Words will by no means pass away.

    • How very christian of you Kerry to consign my mother to foolery for not caring to listen to door to door Amway style christianity. My mother actually had profound belief in her god and didn’t need or have time to listen to self righteous people who presumed to personally understand the christian gods bible. This “born again” variety christianity is a uniquely American perversion of “god’s word”. It is sad and pathetic to watch “born again” christians bang the drum for their god like an attention seeking toddler. You embarrass your god and yourself Kerry.

  14. Sorry, you’re so offended Ruhlmann, but like I said “don’t shoot the messenger”. What I am saying is out of the Bible. I do not wish to be unkind to you, but Jesus was a straight talker and this offended people too.

    The base line is this: God is a holy God and we have to make a sincere decision to come to Him in faith (and our weaknesses He can turn to strengths, that is, when we are in full submission to His Will) the alternative is very unpleasant i.e. to serve the god of this world – Satan – and spend eternity with him.

    As regards the “born again” variety of Christianity, I am quoting directly out of the KING JAMES VERSION of the Bible and Jesus talks about being “born again”. Therefore it is not a man-made variety of Christianity as you think, but a Jesus kind.

    John 3:3-8

    1 There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”
    3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is BORN AGAIN, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
    4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
    5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

    So I don’t see how I can be embarrassing my God or myself by saying to you Ruhlmann, that the Creator of the universe, GOD, our Saviour Jesus Christ, loves you personally and died for your sins. He longs to have a personal relationship with you.
    He gave you a free will to choose because He is too loving to force submission from you. He wants us all to freely choose to love and serve Him. I hope that you will make a willful commitment to love and serve God with all your heart. It does take courage to turn your back on whatever variety of sin you’re into. All sin is sin and Satan and his hordes of demons oppress mankind, but Jesus came to set us free !

    This is sent with Jesus love and a sincere heart to you Ruhlmann.

    • I suggest you scroll up to my response to Cheryl’s musings to fully understand that it is the very idea of your god which offends me. Our species has evolved beyond primitive notions of gods and devils. It is christianity’s insistence on … enlightening … the rest of the world with their superstitions that I am repulsed by. You can parrot scripture until you are blue in the face, and I’d bet the farm you have that in you, and it won’t amount to a tinkers damn in terms of my beliefs. Your god and his minions have too much blood on their hands to ever be taken seriously again. Only when the last church, synagogue and mosque has been razed or turned into a flea market will our species be truly enobled. I don’t care for your “jesus love” or your “sincere heart”. What would please me is for you and your magic jesus to shut the hell up and go away. Is that straight talking enough for you?

      • Ouch, such rejection!

        Sorry for you, but you clearly deserve to be going where you’ve made your eternal reservation. You’re rejecting the shed Blood of Jesus Christ, which paid the penalty for your sin.

        Since you claim you have no sin, I ‘consign you to foolery’ as well.
        Psalm 74:22 Arise, O God, plead Your own cause; Remember how the foolish man reproaches You daily.
        Proverbs 9:6 Forsake foolishness and live, And go in the way of understanding.

        May you come to your senses before you leave this earth one day. Jesus is so merciful that even if you call out to Him on your death-bed, He will receive you. Now that’s TRUE LOVE not like the humankind that hurts and rejects.


  15. I scrolled up to Cheryl’s writing above and will duplicate her Salvation Prayer here –

    Dear Lord Jesus

    I admit that I am a sinner and need a Saviour. I repent of all my sins and turn from them. I believe that You are the Son of God and that You died on the Cross for me so that I could spend eternity with You. Please come into my heart and life right now and be my Lord and Saviour. Amen.

    • You put words into my mouth Kerry. I would never be so arrogant as to claim no human shortcomings, or what christians might call sin,I have many. I accept all of my humanity both positive and negative. Daily I commit to improving what I find lacking within myself. It is this very ethic which dissuades me from being critical of others and discourages me from presuming to advise others in matters of which I may know nothing.

      Oh to be a christian and have a handful of biblical quotations at the ready for all of lifes travails. What solace I could take in knowing all the answers to humankind’s suffering. What joy people would take in my sharing of same. Surely this would solve humanities larger issues.

      Thank you for the prayer Kerry, but it is my belief that it holds no more charm than a half naked savage waving a headless chicken around on a full moon to ward off evil spirits. It is my belief that both these behaviours are the same superstitious impulse and are practiced to the same end, for the same fear.

      I don’t begrudge anyone their faith until I am held to account of it, for not believing it. It is the endless proselytizing and resulting judgement that annoys and repulses me. More so it is the concerted effort of christianity to legaly and culturally bind all of any nation’s citizens to it’s daily rituals. Parliament has guaranteed I needn’t prostrate myself to this. Thank reason and human decency for this noble advancement.

      I won’t respond further as I don’t find this humourous anymore. Also it has been my experience that christians always need the last word and this might never end. I wish you nothing but good for all your days Kerry. I hope that all that you may wish for that is worthy come to you without pain or regret. E. J. Ruhlmann.

      • Dear E.J. Ruhlmann

        Thank you for your good wishes. I have a strange sense of loss saying good-bye to you. Our brief interaction hasn’t been an agreeable one, but we do have humanity in common.

        I pray all the mighty blessings upon your life that this lovely Hebrew word ‘Shalom’ contains. Cheerio, Kerry

  16. Kia ora koe Kerry, I use Shalom often and appreciate the gesture. I have lost my temper and been unkind to you and offer sincere and heartfelt apology to you. It is not my nature. It may be that I was offended by the entire cartoon the above example is taken from. It is reminicent of the stereotyped images and claims of the posters published in Nazi Germany. It cannot be defended by any person of reason, decency or even anyone who follows the teachings of the Christ.

    I have a younger brother who is Gay. He is kind and thoughtful, he volunteers fifteen hours a week at a seniors center. He attends church every Sunday and is highly regarded by his congregation (United Church Of Canada). I recall many times as a boy fighting off bullies and defending him as it just isn’t in him to fight. I don’t recall ever seeing him crawling with demons. He is my brother and if he is hurt I am hurt. This cartoon and this whole thread twiggs my defensive impulse where he is concerned.

    Again I apologise for my mean spirited remarks and beg your indulgence.
    Shalom Kerry.

  17. wow it’s too bad that GOD ISN’T REAL AND THE BIBLE WAS AN EXCUSE FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO FIGURE OUT WHY WE WERE HERE AND THE FEAR OF WHAT HAPPENS AFTER DEATH religion has caused so many more problems than it’s solved

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