July 14, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) — There has been no shortage of anti-Christian rhetoric from various media outlets in the fallout from the Supreme Court decision decreeing homosexual “marriage” across the country.
“Too many Christians, not enough lions,” a derisive reference capitalizing on the Christians martyred in ancient Rome, was also how one LGBT activist responded to Catholic Vote's (CV) pro-marriage “Not Alone” video, according to CV President Brian Burch.
Released the day of the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, the CV video logged more than 1.3 million views in the first 10 days.
“Seeing the power of our message, LGBT activists have now mounted a massive campaign to mock, ridicule, and shame us,” Burch wrote to supporters. “They have used every curse word (and more) to attack us personally. They threatened our staff with phone calls. And now some are openly calling for the persecution of Christians.”
Defaming of Christians, and Christ, continued over at The Huffington Post, where a column by Jules Suzdaltsev titled “Was Jesus Gay?” was picked up July 8.
“After the Supreme Court's historic ruling on gay marriage,” the column began, “it seemed like all the proudly homophobic Christians came out of the woodwork to talk about how much they still hate gay people.”
“As a straight Jew, the homophobia amongst Jesus's followers has always struck me as a bit of a surprise,” Suzdaltsev wrote. “Worshipping at the feet of a ripped, hung man, seems at least a little homoerotic.”
The piece went on to make derogatory comments about the crucified Lord and conservatives.
The original July 6 article came from the website Vice, where the author interviewed openly homosexual pastor Bob Shore-Goss, first asking whether Shore-Goss thought Jesus Christ was gay.
“I would hope he is. I would project that he is,” Shore-Goss responded. “For my own spirituality, I would love to jump into bed with Jesus. At the very least, Jesus was queer.”
The piece then endeavored to present biblical evidence of Jesus's homosexuality, including asserting that St. Paul was a closeted homosexual.
“Yes, it is harsh being labeled a bigot,” he wrote, addressing the young adults in the video. “But you brought that on yourself.”
The anti-conservative website Media Matters complained on June 29 about NPR, The New York Times, USA Today, and CNN booking representatives of the Family Research Council (FRC) on their programs to comment on Obergefell v. Hodges, calling FRC an “extreme anti-gay hate group” with a “track record of dishonesty.”
Responding to the Supreme Court ruling that same day, a Raw Story report by Valerie Tarico stated that the Bible endorses polygamy, sexual slavery, and coerced marriage, and also said that Christians citing biblical morality for not supporting homosexual “marriage” were ignorant of the Bible's actual contents and simply opposed to change.
“Many who call themselves Bible believers are simply, congenitally conservative – meaning change-resistant,” Tarico wrote. “What really concerns them is protecting the status quo, an ancient hierarchy with privileged majority-culture straight males at the top, which they justify by invoking ancient texts.”
In his June 30 entry titled “2 Ways Homophobes Will Cope with Post-Obergefell America” for The Good Men Project, website columnist Matthew Rozsa predicted “symbolic acts of defiance from the dying fragments of the anti-gay marriage movement” and warned that “[m]ore than ever, anti-LGBT activists are going to paint themselves as the victims.”
Rozsa pointed to a National Review editorial as an example of marriage supporters crying victim, ridiculing it for its mention of the spread of homosexual and gender ideology into U.S. education and for making “suffering stigma for holding intolerant views seem like a form of oppression.”
“Just as open proponents of segregation eventually became a fringe element in American society, so too are opponents of marriage equality eventually going to fade into political irrelevance,” Rozsa wrote. “Until that happens, though, this is the show we can expect.”
Rozsa was not alone in articulating hope that pro-marriage Christians will become marginalized now that homosexual “marriage” has been legally mandated across the U.S.
Liberal political commentator and open lesbian Sally Kohn called at The Daily Beast for ostracizing marriage supporters.
“Will anti-gay Christians be politically and socially ostracized? I sure hope so,” Kohn stated. “To those who remain in the fringe minority stubbornly mired in hatred and the dark rationalizations of the past, please try to lose gracefully. You are not being exiled. The world is simply moving on without you.”