Christian right opposes girls in sports but wants gays imprisoned
Fundamentalist Christianity is very intolerant. Indeed, some of them are intolerant of girls or women playing competative sports. I was not aware of this until very recently, but I can't say I am the least bit surprised. A Christian fundamentalist named Scott Jonas wrote about Christian girls/women competing in sports, "Yes, it is not good. I propose that sports greatly hinders the development of godly, Biblical, feminine character."
While not all on the Christian right-wing would agree with him, I expect quite a number would, especially those who quote biblical passages against women having any role in churches.
Now the Christian right-wing doesn't only detest equality and liberty for women, they do so for gays. But I am sure you are well aware of that. But did you know that many of them support imprisonment and even execution for gays? Not just by Christians in Uganda, but even here in the U.S. Pastors Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner believe so.
Buehner on his radio show with Swanson stated about homosexuality, "God's law is law, God has the authority, he gives his authority to civil magistrates to execute his law; this is outside, against and opposed to God's law."
The law of the bible calls for gays to be executed. This is the verse that those on the Christian right-wing usually recite in their opposition to gay rights, but they often leave out the part about putting gays to death, because even they realize that such language serves to alienate the average American from their homophobia.
The Christian right-wing is not about the people being the choice on how our government and laws our structured but their supposed god in the sky. They are no less theocrats then the mullahs of Iran who hold the people of Iran hostage. If men like Swanson or Buehner had power, you would not want to be gay, atheist or a feminist.
A school principal in Louisville, Kentucky, named Bryce Hibbard stated about his teaching of creationism (or how they term it, intelligent design) in public high schools, “I taught biology for 20 years in this state and didn’t know that if evolution is part of the curriculum, that I could have been teaching creation,” Hibbard said. “I thought I was sneaky if I had the kids … present it. So it was presented in my classroom by the kids, but I could have been doing it and didn’t know that.”
This was in regards to the promotion of Christianity in public schools by Christian teachers/adminstrators at a Christian educators conference. These men and women believe they can abuse their authority to teach their religious beliefs to the children of people like me, godless humanists. Oh by the way, Hibbard is wrong, you can't teach creationism or intelligent design in public schools, but you still can teach, actual science.