Of Course! ACLU Blames Orlando on... Conservative Christians?
The ACLU is known for getting things wrong, but this is remarkable.
Also, grossly offensive to the victims of the families. But you know...
You know what is gross - your thoughts and prayers and Islamophobia after you created this anti-queer climate.— Chase Strangio (@Chase Strangio)1465741984.0
Christian conservatives are responsible for the mass shooting at a gay bar in Orlando because they "created this anti-queer climate," according to American Civil Liberties Union attorneys.
"You know what is gross — your thoughts and prayers and Islamophobia after you created this anti-queer climate," ACLU staff attorney Chase Strangio tweeted on Sunday morning.
About 50 people were killed last night by Omar Mateen, a U.S. citizen born to Afghan parents suspected to have "leanings toward extreme Islamic ideologies." The FBI is investigating the attack as a "domestic terror incident."
But Strangio — who "spend[s his] life fighting Christian homophobia while being loved & supported by [his] Muslim family" — and his colleagues connected the shooting back to Christians and Republican politicians who oppose gay marriage. "The Christian Right has introduced 200 anti-LGBT bills in the last six months and people blaming Islam for this," Strangio tweeted. "No."
This should be simple, but since some at the ACLU still seems confused, allow me to reiterate. The terrorist wasn't a Christian, he was a Muslim.
The terrorist didn't pledge his allegiance to the 700 Club, he pledged his allegiance to ISIS.
Christianity isn't the religion that preaches death to homosexuals, Islam is. Christianity also isn't the religion that enacts murder on homosexuals. Islam is. And - now this is important - has been doing this since looooong before Christians felt slightly uncomfortable catering gay weddings or sending their daughter into a bathroom with penises.
To simplify; a gay man may run into a Christian in the United States who refuses to bake him a wedding cake. In any Islamic country, or possibly in non-Islamic countries, he very well may run into a Muslim who murders him. Dead. Murders him dead. See the difference?
Also, those Muslims won't bake your cake. So it's a two-for...