Some champion of religious intolerance had this to say on a topic on the ACDP Facebook site today and drew my attention:
"Do you even know what the DA stands for? I challenge you to take a look at www.savotersguide.com and see. And please don't accept it at face value, follow up on the footnotes to check if the statements are true. As a Christian, I can't vote for someone who is Pro-Abortion, Pro-Pornography, Pro-Homosexuality, and Anti-God." - Lambertus Petrus Johannes Louw.
Mr Louw was criticizing somebody for saying he would prefer to vote DA than ACDP because of their hateful attitude and policies directed at GLBT. And Mr Louw was clearly stating his position on people's sexuality and ergo his ignorant perception that this somehow indicates GLBT are "anti-god" simply by their birthright. What a fascinating perception - completely off the rails - but fascinating.
I, like many people (religious or not) who are sick and tired of the continued hijacking of religion as a vehicle through which to express hate and intolerance and the opression of others in the body of some creative misinterpretations and outright embellishments - would rather vote for freedom and equality for all than for deception, hate, fundamentalism, fanaticism and theocracy thinly disguised as hollow, false and pious "christian" love.
Clearly they do not even know the meaning of the word - nor the "loving" god whom they claim to follow so blindly. For if they did, then they would put their money where their pie-holes are and live as Christ did, not oppressing anybody, nor badmouthing them, nor trying so hard to strip them of their humanity.
Those who claim to love this god should watch a little movie called "For the Bible Tells Me so" to see the truth behind their own manipulation and ignorance about their own faith, its oft misinterpreted manuals - and gay people - and the cold unchristian hatred with which they treat them.
Religion cannot rule a government wisely or in an unbiased manner. For the sake of equality, justice and peace for everyone, it must not be allowed to. This is exactly why I will vote DA - and will continue to urge as many people as I can to do so as well.
"God doesn't belong in government - He belongs in the hearts of the people who want Him there." - me