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Virginia Christians Starve Themselves Over Gay Marriage

The Family Foundation has announced that it intends to embark on a hunger strike against marriage equality from Aug. 27 through Oct. 5.

For those counting, that's 40 days.

The Virginia-based conservative Christian organization is calling the fast "40 Days of Prayer, Fasting and Repentance for Marriage."

According to a statement released on the group's website:

Our state and nation are mired in a morass of confusion and post-modern thinking that does not believe in absolutes nor that any truth can even be known. Nowhere is this more evident than in the current debate raging about what constitutes marriage. Pagan philosophies, a secular humanist education establishment and an entertainment industry that is absolutely determined in pushing the envelope on decency and morality have all combined to turn this great land into a country that our forefathers could not even begin to recognize.

On April 11, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring stated his belief that same-sex couples should have the same right to marry as interracial couples, and gave his support to uphold a Federal court ruling that declared Virginia's gay marriage ban unconstitutional.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the arguments on May 13. On that same day, The Family Foundation intends to conduct a "Stand & Pray" outside the Richmond Courthouse, according to its website.

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  1. Tim posted on 04/24/2014 05:42 PM
    Since when does being a Christian mean being anti-gay? I am a Christian and I'm not anti-gay. More and more Christian churches it seems are supporting gay marriage. I read about one almost every week. This is all about a non-profit organization trying to make money off the misery of gay people. These "Family Foundation" members are just posturing for the poor, misguided people who donate to their non profit organization. That way donors will continue to send money in so the Family Foundation executives can continue to make obscene paychecks off the misery of gay people. It's called "hate for pay".
    1. Ex-Executive posted on 04/25/2014 05:23 AM
      @Tim Then it is the responsibility and yes, the moral obligation of Moderate Religionists to be the front line soldiers in this war. We don't hear you in the public debate yelling as loudly as the Fundamentalists, so Atheists and Agnostics are left with the job. You guys really need to help with this, vocally and loudly, so that the pendulum doesn't swing too far.
    2. Mox posted on 04/25/2014 11:47 AM
      @Tim Since when? Since fucking when? Since the Bible's creation, my friend: Leviticus 20:13

      And if you're going to say that "Oh, the Old Testmanet doesn't apply, durr hurr", I'm sorry, but Jesus himself said it applies: Matthew 5:17

      If your not an anti-gay christian, then you're a hypocrite.
  2. Amy posted on 04/24/2014 06:23 PM
    Is that Josh from 19 Kids and Counting?

    I'm Christian and certainly not anti-gay. I believe people should be able to love who they want to love. I don't think Christians should preach hate no matter who it is against. I really don't think that it's good for one's soul to hate and preach hate so much. As long as no one is hurting anyone else, leave them alone to live their lives how they want to just as they leave you alone and let you live your life the way you want to. Do onto others. :) preach love not hate.
    1. Mox posted on 04/25/2014 11:49 AM
      @Amy "I'm Christian and certainly not anti-gay."
      Then you're a hypocrite. Leviticus 20:13.

      Old Testament doesn't apply, you say? Matthew 5:17
    2. Erik posted on 04/25/2014 03:16 PM
      @Amy Amy, i think our friend Mox is a closeted homosexual. In my experience, those who hold such strong views tend to have some weird self loathing thing going on.

      Now, Mox, if you're not actually dealing with your own homosexual feelings then since you follow the bible so closely I hope you burned your wife to death if she was not a virgin when you married. Leviticus also advises as such. If not, can you please clearly state your criteria for deciding when and when not to follow the teachings of the bible as I'd really like to understand this.
  3. Mike posted on 04/24/2014 08:57 PM
    Yes, because the straights have done such a fine job with marriage. Also God never created the institution of marriage. Its man made. I love how the christians think they know the ways and mind of God. It's laughable. Knock yourselves out .
    1. Peter posted on 04/26/2014 03:28 AM
      @Mike Of course marriage is man-made. So is God.
  4. Heather posted on 04/24/2014 09:56 PM
    I support this hunger strike. I encourage them to remain steadfast and abstain from all food and water for the full forty days. Longer, if necessary.
    1. Tim posted on 04/25/2014 07:19 AM
      @Heather Until those morons all die!
    2. JoHn posted on 04/25/2014 09:32 AM
      @Heather Maybe they could just hold their breath until they turn blue...
  5. Stephen Dimmick posted on 04/24/2014 10:39 PM
    I shall send a donation to the Virginia LGBT center in lieu of sending flowers to their funerals.
  6. BUr posted on 04/24/2014 11:01 PM
    Natural selection at its finest
  7. Rai posted on 04/25/2014 01:34 AM
    More like people of Hate. They should be ashamed to call themselves Christians.
    1. Mox posted on 04/25/2014 11:50 AM
      @Rai True. They should've stone the gays >_>
      Leviticus 20:13
  8. Patrick Greene posted on 04/25/2014 02:09 AM
    Dear Victoria,
    My name is Patrick Greene and I am 65 years old. After reading the article about your hunger strike I decided to stage a hunger strike of my own. It will be in honor of your hunger strike and I will donate all the money I get to the American Mental Health Society.
    1. SB posted on 04/26/2014 01:17 PM
      @Patrick Greene Yeap.... Please do so and i shall support you, well hoping that you'd die due to hunger. You're 65, you hardly have much exciting things to do in life anyways, so why not just die (painfully) and one less burden on earth. :3 Gosh, we need more people like you , overpopulation is ruining the earth. And while you're at your hunger strike, why not stop drinking as well.... will speed up your march to the grave. :* Thanks Granny ! Love you lots. :3
  9. John posted on 04/25/2014 04:14 AM
    That's just SO sweet! I'll bring over an empty casserole dish.
  10. Tyco Brown posted on 04/25/2014 04:44 AM
    Hunger strike? More like a diet.

    When exactly did Jesus preach about hating gays?
    1. Mox posted on 04/25/2014 11:51 AM
      @Tyco Brown Jesus said that the old laws should still apply: Matthew 5:17
      The old laws clearly state that gay men should be killed: Leviticus 20:13
  11. Delbert posted on 04/25/2014 05:24 AM
    I wonder how many of the Fasters have a divorce or two under their belt.
    1. peter posted on 04/26/2014 04:37 PM
      @Delbert 4 out of 5 divorced christians believe marriage is sacred
  12. Robyn Schwartz posted on 04/25/2014 05:47 AM
    I see JOhn Boy Duggar front and center, he could stand to shed a few lbs, a hunger strike is cheaper than hitting the gym!
  13. Robert Sanders posted on 04/25/2014 06:07 AM
    Sounds like they are taking the Cool-aid approach. Except they are killing themselves much slower.
  14. Ashley posted on 04/25/2014 06:23 AM
    Hmm... a whole lot a hunger strike is gonna do... idiots. The world is changing time to grow and change with it
  15. Lee posted on 04/25/2014 06:50 AM
    Why no hunger strikes over Tatoos? Or eating shellfish? Both are mentioned in Leviticus as a sin, moreso than homosexuality? Maybe its not as satisfying for a Christian to persecute a prawn? And a motorcycle gang would probably fight back a Tad more violently than the gay community. They're all a bunch of hypocrites. I would imagine the fasting will have exceptions, like cake.
    1. Kimberly posted on 04/25/2014 07:46 AM
      @Lee "Maybe its not as satisfying for a Christian to persecute a prawn?" PRICELESS. I don't think these people have the mental fortitude to go on a ten day juice fast for Jesus, let alone starve forty days.
    2. John Hedtke posted on 04/25/2014 02:57 PM
      @Lee Prawn persecution! Oh, Lee, you win the Internet for today!!

  16. Jennie posted on 04/25/2014 07:04 AM
    "I'm so MAD, I'm gonna stomp my foot, cross my arms, sit right here and hold my breath until you stop giving other people the same rights I enjoy, simply because I don't agree with them!" Screw freedom, these people WANT, are begging for a totalitarian state ruled by the church, but only if it's their church, because your church is WRONG. So sick and tired of people screaming that they are being oppressed because people they don't like are being given the same rights as them!
  17. Tom C. posted on 04/25/2014 07:12 AM
    This fasting ritual is an outgrowth of a kind of thinking that certain brains do NOT have the capacity to get beyond. Railing at them, arguing with them, can't grow them bigger brains. They are part of our human ecosystem, and always will be. What is needed is a recognition of their natural configuration, compassion for this, and artful action to ensure they don't hurt others from their level of relative ignorance. Some will grow beyond this black/white cognitive capacity, and some wont. We will always have these kind among us, cuz all of us, even the broadest minds here passed thru that stage at one point. We are likely to have the largest influence by claiming our maturity and acting from it.
    1. Ramon posted on 04/25/2014 09:18 AM
      @Tom C. Perfectly stated,Tom C.!!!
  18. Jim posted on 04/25/2014 08:29 AM
    So these right-wing evangelical crusaders want promote marriage as it is in the Bible? Then strip away the woman's rights, make her the man's property and give him total domination and control over her, even over her life, and you will have re-created marriage of the Bible. This is a group of morons and tunnel-visioned fundamentalist religionists with highly paid lobbyists who are putting on a show for publicity.
    1. David posted on 04/25/2014 09:29 AM
      @Jim Note that chubby little Dugger, have you not seen 19 kids and counting, the woman is for cooking, and babies.
    2. Wendy posted on 04/29/2014 02:07 AM
      @Jim Problem is that they would love to do all that. But I agree with your assessment of their mentality.
  19. William posted on 04/25/2014 08:32 AM
    It is unbelievable just how pathetic these brainwashed cultists are. The greatest curse to mankind is religion. All throughout history every single war ever fought (to one degree or another) was due to some cockamamie religious belief. I am convinced that for mankind to really advance, religious genocide will be necessary.
  20. Mike Hughes posted on 04/25/2014 08:39 AM
    Oh good lord. Get a freaking grip people... be christian and live your life by whatever archaic set of rules you want to but please, PUHLEEZE STOP trying to make everyone else follow your rules!!! If you don't like same gender marriages - DON'T HAVE ONE! It affects YOUR life in ZERO ways! This is EXACTLY why people hate religion.
  21. TaoTzu posted on 04/25/2014 08:46 AM
    Christians, You believe yourselves so holy, you believe yourselves so justified, you believe yourselves so much better than others. This will be your downfall for you have no love in your hearts for humanity. Jesus would hold out his hand with a smile on his face as he grabbed all of those who you persecute and lead them past you to the head of the line of those he would most want to be next to. Those of you who profess your holiness and righteousness will also be the ones who shall miss the uplifting. The Lord our God expresses unto you that there will be those among you whose hearts will not lead them to the Kingdom of Heaven but will be cast out to the bowels of Hell. Let your deeds be the way to Heaven not your mouth nor your thoughts that have been tempted from those who would lead you toward damnation. Awaken to find that there is no place for those who show no mercy or show no heart of forgiveness.
    1. Mox posted on 04/25/2014 11:53 AM
      @TaoTzu Actually, Jesus would've killed them. He said that the old laws should still apply(Matthew 5:17), and the old laws say that gay men should be killed(Leviticus 20:13).

  22. Erma Gerd posted on 04/25/2014 08:49 AM
    So Smugger Duggar's going to do without Chik Fil A? Not a chance in hell.. Smug, pompous jerk. Or was he just there for the photo-op because Duggar that he is, he never passes up an anti-gay cause with cameras.. Josh looking extra smug and douchey there..
    1. Nicole posted on 04/25/2014 05:29 PM
      @Erma Gerd And the Duggars STILL haven't given a statement about why they're still following sexual deviants like Bill Gothard and Doug Phillips.
  23. Stop acting like a spoiled brat posted on 04/25/2014 08:58 AM
    Seriously if you want to starve yourself over equal rights, Grow up!! Stop throwing such a childish temper tantrum!!! If you are that narrow minded and hateful that you will starve yourself over someone having the same rights as you, You need to be treated like a child!
  24. Mike Miller posted on 04/25/2014 09:01 AM
    Given that Virgina is 26th in the nation for a good thing. Life and society will continue to advance while they help bring down the obesity rate. Look to the upside people.
  25. L.J. Rhodes posted on 04/25/2014 09:11 AM
    I'm curious to see if they actually have the kind of conviction and faith in their religion that they claim to. Any of them who haven't died within the first few weeks of this strike will have proven themselves to be hypocrites/liars.
  26. Mike Hughes posted on 04/25/2014 09:11 AM
    And OF COURSE that dimwit Josh Duggar is right out front with that same goofy ass look on his face. The only thing good about this is he could stand to lose some weight...
  27. tonybudz posted on 04/25/2014 09:19 AM
    The first gay hotdog stand placed right across the street from this event is going to make a small fortune during this event.
  28. Flexdoc posted on 04/25/2014 09:19 AM
    All grandstanding and drama. Trust me they'll eat.
  29. flexdoc posted on 04/25/2014 09:49 AM
    The sign says Aug 27th to Oct 5th. Why those dates? Do they have a family birthday on the 6th? A vacation to Europe planned? We don't want to disturb their perfect Christian lives longer than needed. Why not till they die?
    1. Josh posted on 04/25/2014 10:16 AM
      @flexdoc I am sure like all other dates they have some Pagan importance - yes that is sarcasm,,,[smile]
    2. Turandot29 posted on 06/22/2014 05:54 PM
      @flexdoc They are postponing it until August 27 so these Christo-fascists can bulk up before their fast.

      And a 40 days fast will do Josh Duggar a world of good. He's really porked up since he got married.
  30. Flickhead posted on 04/25/2014 09:57 AM
    Hunger strikes don't have cut-off dates. What they're doing can be called either "fasting" or "a diet."
  31. Ted posted on 04/25/2014 10:11 AM
    Now--this whole 40 day fast thing--is this no food or liquid whatsoever or does it include juicing? If it's the latter, I have some fantastic juice recipes that will be healthy and delicious and also make their bowels explode so hard it'll knock the bibles off their nightstands.

    In addition, Jesus supposedly fasted for 40 days and nights in the desert. I, for one, think they should go all the way if they're going to make a point.

    No fasting in the comforts of your own home. I wanna see sunburn, bleary eyes, and dusty ass-cracks!!
  32. Josh Jones posted on 04/25/2014 10:14 AM
    Yes lets celebrate this and do our utmost to encourage other bigots to join in,, sort of like a earth cleans of idiocy.
    This sector of Christianity really does not help people who are genuinely spiritual. If they cant even follow the first rules of love thy neighbor, and do not judge then surely they fail at the first post.
  33. blessurheart posted on 04/25/2014 10:36 AM
    I will be joining them on a 40-day hunger strike against chunky highlights and ill-fitting wool overcoats. Hope I change the world but if I don't I will still accept tax-deductible monetary donations in exchange for your support. All donations will be spent on tailors and hairdressers exclusively for religious extremists. They will look super in their next photo opp!
  34. Mac posted on 04/25/2014 10:39 AM
    "the current debate raging about what constitutes marriage" The debate only rages in your churches. Don't marry 2 men or 2 women in your church, but you have no right as a tax free group to dictate anything to anyone.
  35. Robert posted on 04/25/2014 11:01 AM
    HAHA I LAUGH AT YOUR HUNGER STRIKE!! WHILE YOU GO HUNGRY I'LL BE EATING GAY WEDDING CAKE!! MINE!!! LOL!! And some Christian you are if you can't turn the other cheek like it says to in your book! My marriage will not destroy the world and the only one who can judge me is god, in your bible he says it! YOU DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT TO JUDGE ME OR ANYONE! ONLY GOD CAN!
    1. Rob posted on 04/25/2014 11:04 AM
      @Robert Another thing... If you are so christian that you want to end all gay marriages, when you got married to your wife was she a virgin? NO? Stone her then!! It says in the bible, you have to stone the women and the man who took her virginity. You can't follow some passages and not others to suit your agenda.
  36. chris posted on 04/25/2014 11:08 AM
    So many "christians," so few lions.
  37. Michael Bussee posted on 04/25/2014 11:42 AM
    I like the idea of a counter-demonstration. Surround these people with food trucks -- and donate the proceeds to marriage equality and local food banks.
  38. helena posted on 04/25/2014 12:28 PM
    If you Christians "The ones doing the hunger strike" Are so perfect. GET RID OF DIVORCE, SEX ONLY FOR PROCREATION. Come on now. Really, if you have it so perfect then why are there so many homeless people and children in orphanages , and high numbers of abuse of children by you breeders. STUPID GOD says NOT to judge and here you are doing so. Your the same idiots saying gun rights are in the constitution and so is life liberty and pursuit of happiness. If you want laws for religion start paying taxes. I am so sick of your hate and ignorance. Watch Harvey Milk. Funny thing they have been saying gays will ruin families since the 70's hasn't happened yet! GROW UP! your children only learn HATE from you. I can tell you once they attend college, you will look like the idiot.
  39. Amber posted on 04/25/2014 01:19 PM
    As a LGBT community member and activist, I truly wish for those on either side of this issue to stop all the hate. Yes, you heard me correctly. I said PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES. While I understand the desire to yell back and call each other all sorts of nasty things, the truth is that you can't beat hate with hate. The other unfortunate thing, as proven by 'Mox' is that you can't always beat hate and ignorance with facts. By filling up these message boards and continuing to let these types of events rile us up means they will continue to happen and get press coverage. It seems to me that the best way to respond may be to simply not respond. They are doing this 'fast' to gain attention and therefore we are giving them exactly what they want. Lastly, if they choose to not agree with marriage equality then fine, they are making their statement in a way that affects no one but themselves. They are choosing to do something that actually does not affect anyone but themselves, so why are we trying to stop them? Isn't that the same as us saying gay marriage doesn't affect you so just let us get married? It just sort of seems hypocritical to me that we want to control a small group of peoples actions, when that is exactly what we are trying to stop them from doing to us. This fast won't affect any law, so let them have their beliefs and lets move on.

    A proud lesbian.
    1. rewinn posted on 04/25/2014 08:24 PM
      @Amber I'm content to let sexual minorities decide for themselves what's the best tactic for dealing with their oppressors, and certainly it's a good idea not to feed the trolls.
      However it's hard to strike a balance between not feeding trolls and letting hate speech flourish. Perhaps humor, rather than hatred, is the answer. At least it will give us all a laugh.

      But there are so few "Jesus and the Gays" joke.

      Q: What is the shortest book in the Bible?
      A: The book of Things Jesus Said Against Gays.
  40. Jeremy posted on 04/25/2014 01:49 PM
    @ Mox, you are the reason why the world is against the gays, you and your shove the bible down everyone's throat way of thinking. You sir have no right to quote an outdated manuscript. You and your kind are the reason I won't even go near a church anymore, all you people know how to do is judge and turn stuff around on people, I loved going to church until I realized that the amount of people in the church that were actually good people you could count on 1 hand. As far as I am concerned the bible says love thy neighbor, it also says to remove the log from your own eye before u remove the splinter from someone else's eye, I guess what I am trying to say is keep you and your one minded ness away from the rest of society, I realize we all have opinions but you and your forced opinions is not the way to go, try being nicer maybe, instead of all gays should be stoned, from what I have read you need to be the one being stoned for your closed mind and cold heart.
    1. Mox posted on 04/25/2014 02:09 PM
      @Jeremy DUDE! I'm an atheist!!!
    2. Shawn posted on 04/30/2014 06:46 PM
      @Jeremy Obviously Mox has lost his mind. NUT JOB!
  41. Inis Magrath posted on 04/25/2014 01:50 PM
    Excellent! A hunger strike for 40 days will demonstrate the harsh realities of Darwinian natural selection of these religious zealots. After they pass, I'll nominate them for a Darwin Award!
  42. Ray RedSpider posted on 04/25/2014 02:34 PM
    Let's marry our asses off! And then let's all send these bitches a piece of our wedding cakes so that they're forced to see the deliciousness of our bliss! STARVE, MOTHERFUCKERS, STARVE!!!
  43. Jeremy posted on 04/25/2014 02:43 PM
    @mox, wow since when does an atheist give 2 shits what the bible says, I was a Christian and as far as I am concerned the bible is an outdated rule book, that entirely to many people have been allowed to change the wording in. Ok I am done with this mess, you guys and girls have fun duking it out over who is right and who is wrong. It shouldn't matter who is right or wrong when it comes to marriage all that should matter is that you are happy and u aren't physically hurting anyone, to hell with everybody's opinion.
    1. Mox posted on 04/26/2014 04:54 AM
      @Jeremy All I'm saying is that if you're not an anti-gay christian, you're a hypocrite. And I agree with you, the bible is outdated. But christianity is based on the bible, so christianity is outdated. But people still follow it. ._.
  44. Chrissy posted on 04/25/2014 04:45 PM
    Let them eat hate.
  45. jonib posted on 04/25/2014 04:50 PM
    I love how they are waiting 4 months to start this hunger obviously isn't important enough to cancel their summer plans and I am guessing they think it will take 4 months to find enough homophobes to make an impact.
  46. T Irvin posted on 04/25/2014 05:04 PM
    Maybe they'll starve to death. We'll have less bigots to deal with.
  47. Sig Hewett posted on 04/25/2014 05:33 PM
    I like it, this is a problem that could potentially solve itself.
  48. SLC posted on 04/25/2014 05:39 PM
    Let 'em starve. They are such selfish people when the hunger pangs really start hitting them, they will dash off to their hidden stashes of food to nosh one when the cameras aren't rolling.

    I see one of these signs "Children do best with a Mom and a Dad" sign (anti same sex marriage protest), and all I want to do is say "Really? Ignored or beaten by my mother, molested and abused by my father. Want to try to tell me that crap again?"

    Children do well with loving parents, regardless of the parents' sexual orientation.
  49. Lowell posted on 04/25/2014 07:24 PM
    Who cares? Better to make a public protest against, oh, say, guns in church or anywhere else one desires, or hunger, or child abuse, or right-wing idiocy in schools, or electing people who don't want government in their lives but think it'd be OK to force women with a certain health issue to undergo vaginal probing against their will ... oh, I forgot. It's Virginia.
  50. Anthony posted on 04/25/2014 10:06 PM
    I'm gay and i approve of this hunger strike!
  51. Stacey posted on 04/26/2014 12:29 AM
    This is the most stupid, spoilt, childish shit I've ever seen.

    Really, it's like a child.

    "Oh I don't like others having equal right mummy it goes against what I like. I'll just hold my breath until you give me my own way!"

    Pathetic and weak. What I've come to expect from a lot of christians really.
  52. Peter posted on 04/26/2014 03:25 AM
    Let them go hungry. It will serve no purpose. Now we are talking a full-on hunger-strike here aren't we? No food at all, just water? Yeah they don't hunger-strike over all the homeless hungry people in their country, over wars, or any really big thing, but do when two people who love each other want the same right they have to marry.
  53. Mox posted on 04/26/2014 04:39 AM
    WOW at all the hate I'm getting. Guys, guys! I'm a frakking atheist! Calm the fuck down!
    1. Mox posted on 04/26/2014 04:42 AM
      @Mox And I am not a troll! I simply respond to people using the 'no true scotsman' fallacy towards anti-gay christians with scripture from their own holy book!
  54. Gordon posted on 04/26/2014 04:55 AM
    Let them starve equality is a human right not a luxury
  55. Michael posted on 04/26/2014 05:28 AM
    America was settled to escape religious persecution. And this is the "land of the free." I am a taxpaying American. I work, and contribute. Therefore I should receive all the benefits of freedom as anyone else. Christians think they're opinion is the only one that matters.

    And I do not see how my marrying the man I love threatens you. You'll spend millions on denying me my right to marry but not help feed the starving of the world.

    And my friend Luigi with his partner adopted three children and were featured on the local news. It's a proven fact that children on the whole excel and do better with gay couples than heterosexual couples.. Also 96% of pedophiles are HETEROSEXUAL. I did my homework.

    And heterosexual marriage is ridden with infidelity, divorce, dead beat dad's and mother's, domestic violence, child abuse and so much more. And the World does not need more children as if the orphanages aren't full enough.
  56. Tizzy posted on 04/26/2014 06:33 AM
    I am a Christian and i was raised to believe that homosexuality is a sin. Through my life experiences and many friendships with many different types of people I have come to believe that God loves everyone EQUALLY and so should we! I do not feel I am a hypocrite for not being anti gay. No two Christian churches are the same and they have the same base of following the Bible but they do pick and choose what they follow to a point. Nazarene churches feel that dancing is not acceptable, Pentecostal churches do not allow women to wear pants, only skirts and they cannot cut their hair. I think it is silly for people to pick and choose what they want to follow out of the Bible and make up their own rules. How can being gay be wrong when so many people are born that way? If God created them that way then it cannot be wrong! God Himself did not physically write the Bible. He inspired MEN to write it. Men make mistakes, God does not! Christianity is not supposed to be based on hatred but love.
  57. Medussa posted on 04/26/2014 10:12 AM
    Is there any way to find out where exactly this is supposed to happen and contact a local LGBT group?
    A friend of mine had a fantastic idea of how to counter their self imposed wannabe martyrdom, by setting up a food drive for the homeless right across the street.
    The benefits are many:
    - it would show what a little bit of compassion and empathy can actually accomplish, instead of empty grand gestures
    - it would emphasize the difference between faked suffering and actual suffering
    - it would teach a constructive way of dealing with suffering, instead of whining about one's oppression
    - and of course, it would increase the hunger pains of the wanna be martyrs (just trying to help, of course).

    I would love to contact a local LGBT group and see if there's any interest. It would be easy to get donations, if someone was willing to actually organize this.
  58. jesus posted on 04/26/2014 11:07 AM
    All this reading made me hungray.
  59. Alex posted on 04/26/2014 12:04 PM
    I am a homosexual man and I have a thought for those wishing harm and even death to these people- It is impractical, illogical, and imprudent to match intolerance with intolerance. Try not to perpetuate the cycle of hatred and prejudice that they birth.Regardless of one's religious affiliation or lack there of, wishing harm upon another just isn't right. Like Gandhi says; "be the change that you wish to see in the world."
  60. Fred posted on 04/26/2014 12:38 PM
    I'm gay and this is my sin...I'm a Christian Roman Catholic too.
    If I choose to make the sin to love a man it doesn't have to be approved by the church who preach good conduct.
    The church is right to hanger strike for the rights of the Christians to be respected and for the church to keep its vital role.
    It's like in politic it's not with corrupted politician that we lead a good nation. Just a thought!
    1. Mox posted on 04/26/2014 04:34 PM
      @Fred "I'm gay and this is my sin...I'm a Christian Roman Catholic too. "
      Then you're a hypocrite. Leviticus 20:13.

      Old Testament doesn't apply, you say? Matthew 5:17
    2. Melissa D. posted on 04/28/2014 02:05 PM
      @Fred If being gay is wrong, why are there homosexuals in the animal kingdom (e.g., penguins and seagulls)?
  61. Igor Biljus posted on 04/26/2014 01:29 PM
    I would suggest them that if this strike does not workout that they should try with water strike or simple and efficient breathing strike
  62. Damsel in de tech posted on 04/26/2014 02:37 PM
    While the hateful "Christians" are starving themselves, my wife and I will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary and going on about loving and respecting each other, our families and our friends. Living a happy and productive life is the best revenge.
  63. trex posted on 04/26/2014 02:55 PM
    so when did God decide that these people would now stand in for him and do his job? Obviously there is no longer a need for God since these good so called Christians have made it their life's work to stand in judgment of others... I do not think this what god told us our mission on earth would be.. in fact I would be afraid to stand and say I speak for God......they should get down on their knees and pray that god doesn't judge them too harshly for placing themselves above him....
  64. Richard posted on 04/26/2014 06:25 PM
    Who's it going to hurt if they give the gays the same rights as us.............if anything it will hurt them because child support will apply, divorce rights will apply and maintenace will apply and they won't be able to get around it at all............becase after all they asked for this, didn't they now. Give them the rights that we enjoy and suffer by..........this is no place for religion to be influencing our decisions. After all I believe it was the church who first started having sex with OUR little boys.
  65. Dea Lenihan posted on 04/26/2014 06:35 PM
    Sometimes it is hard to believe we are living in the 21st century.

    We do not kill those that commit adultery, have slaves, put people to death that work on Sunday, or stone women to death that are not virgins when they are married. (All listed here found in Leviticus and Deuteronomy)

    These texts are NOT VALID in the present day and certainly should NOT be followed to the letter.
    1. Child of God posted on 04/28/2014 02:03 PM
      @Dea Lenihan Exactly! Christians only follow SOME of the laws of the Bible. You're allowed to choose and change your mind! That's what it means to be a Christian.
  66. labman57 posted on 04/26/2014 08:50 PM
    Another cluster of self-righteous, homophobic Christian conservatives, desperately attempting to be perceived as martyrs.
  67. Charles posted on 04/27/2014 01:16 AM
    It's amazing to me that there are certain things in the bible that are supposedly not allowed, and yet, no reason for that is given. It's simply a sin, that's it. And the fact that the bible cares only about one's general sexuality more that person's innate character within that makes no sense to me. Shame on you! You dumb, arrogant bible thumpers!
    1. wizbang_fl posted on 06/02/2014 12:28 AM
      @Charles The funny thing is the translations from hebrew have altered the meaning over the years. The section all the Xtian wackos are referring to is about the worship of false gods.

      The authors of the bible made an assumption that the reader would be able to remember what the prior chapter was referring to so that things would be kept in context.

      The temple of the false gods had figure heads who sold themselves (thru servitude) to the church. (Think of the PTL folks on TV today)

      The male was considered to be closer to their god than the female. In the case of the religion in question they believed that sexual relations with the figure head was how they joined the religion. (and you were to have it with both the male and female to become a member of their congregation.)

      The statement was to not go and join their false religion. Sections before and after the one the Xtians point out both refer to not worshipping false gods.

      In effect the Xtians who spew this are saying the bible was written this way:

      . Do not worship false gods
      . Do not join a false religion
      . Men are not to have sex with men.
      . Do not worship idols
      . Do not offer sacrifice to false gods

      One of the above doesn't belong in the list. Wonder which one it could be?
  68. Jaime posted on 04/27/2014 07:05 AM
    Doesn't look like there's that many that are over weight, never mind tho cause a cull of self righteous Christians isn't such a bad thing!
  69. t posted on 04/27/2014 09:36 AM
    wouldn't it be funny if some parents ended up dying or losing custody over this absurd moral bigotry? the kicker would be that the kids would be adopted by an islamic interracial gay couple.
  70. Aerixis posted on 04/27/2014 02:53 PM
    What makes those delusional fucktards think that the world will be worse off without them?
  71. kwink posted on 04/27/2014 03:55 PM
    I'll bet our forefathers wouldn't recognize the weaponry we now allow and even insist that people carry around just so they can kill other people. Somehow I'm betting God isn't on your side in this either. So starve yourselves... I'm sure you won't be able to resist food though. Look for manna. That will be your message that God wants you to hate and kill in his name.
  72. BRoM posted on 04/27/2014 04:35 PM
  73. Melissa D. posted on 04/28/2014 01:55 PM
    This reminds me of when I was a kid and would pout by refusing to eat dinner. Well, honey...I ain't your mama, and if you want to go to bed without supper, that's your business. My life goes on!

    Who are you to judge someone else's bliss?
  74. Bruce posted on 04/29/2014 02:50 AM
    Let them die!!!
    If they think this is worth dying for then they definitely deserve it!!!
  75. Frank posted on 04/29/2014 08:13 AM
    Let them starve, uneducated & ignorant!! I love the big post in the back with typo on word "Amendment" (with 2 "mm").
  76. IRA posted on 04/29/2014 09:23 AM
    im going! gonna order pizza and post up in front of them
  77. TalkingPrimate posted on 04/29/2014 10:07 AM
    Good riddance!
  78. Shawn posted on 04/30/2014 06:35 PM
    Of course our forefathers would not recognize our country because it has evolved along with our culture thank goodness. We'll never turn the clock back 200+ years. It is because if iur more enlightened culture that pagan philosophies and secular humanism can have an equal say in our future path. That's a positive move away from those who forget we do not live in a theocracy! Never did if you remember the country was based on religious freedoms which also meant freedom from dictated beliefs. That's why early settlers fled Europe. People so easily forget that.
  79. donald posted on 05/19/2014 05:37 PM
    These fools can starve them selves to death, hopefully. Less hate in the world that way.
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