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Andy Gipson Won’t Apologize For Suggesting Gays Should Be Put To Death

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Andy Gipson, the Mississippi state lawmaker who made his position on homosexuality very clear on a May 10th Facebook post, refuses to apologize for calling for the death of gays.

According to Huffington Post, on May 10th, Gipson cited Leviticus 20:13 in a Facebook post, which states:

“If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.”

Toweleroad reports that the state representative’s post said:

“Been a lot of press on Obama’s opinion on “homosexual marriage.” The only opinion that counts is God’s: see Romans 1:26-28 and Leviticus 20:13. Anyway you slice it, it is sin. Not to mention horrific social policy.”

In response, thousands have signed a petition for Andy Gipson to apologize to the LGBT community. Instead, Huffington Post reports that he responded by saying:

“To be clear, I want the world to know that I do not, cannot, and will not apologize for the inspired truth of God’s Word. It is one thing that will never ‘change. Anyone who knows me knows I also believe that all people are created in God’s image, and that all people are loved by God, so much so that He gave us the truth of His Word which convicts us of the reality and guilt of our sin, and He gave us His Son Jesus who paid the full penalty for all our sins, by His grace through our faith in Him as we repent of our sin. John 3:16. It is this message that I preach every Sunday. I sincerely pray God will reach someone through this message.”

Many people on Facebook have supported his comment, as well as his refusal to apologize for it. One of his supporters, Ted W. Cole even wrote:

“I stand with you my friend. … GOD is in control … no place for Gays.”

According to Huffington Post, UnityMS flagged the post, then responded by saying:

“Mr. Gipson needs to realize he represents all of his constituents. He should not cherry-pick which constituents he wants to work for. He should also realize his positions are neither popular nor Republican. LGBT individuals, couples, and families help pay Gipson’s salary. It’s important that he remember that.”

Do you think Andy Gipson should apologize for his statement condoning killing gays?

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17 Responses to “Andy Gipson Won’t Apologize For Suggesting Gays Should Be Put To Death”

  1. Mike Freeman

    Religious insanity is the greatest danger to the world today. Note how is Christian Fundamentalist homophobic views are the same as Muslim Fundamentalist and Sharia Law.

  2. Darren Hughes

    The great thing about time is that it is on the side of progressivism. I believe the recent increase in volume from the super religious to be the start of their dying kicks. They see their looming decline and are acting defensively.

    The country is more liberal than it was in 1900, which was more liberal than 100 years before that, not because each person became more liberal as they lived their lives, but because as the conservatives die off they are replaced by a more liberal population due to our progressivism.

    I take great satisfaction that whenever this guy finally goes to his grave, he sees a world that he doesn't recognize, respect, nor want to be a part of. It brings joy to my heart that people like this know they've failed as they approach a time when their consciousness no longer litters this Universe!

  3. Todd Pritchett

    1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

    2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

    3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness – Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

    4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord – Lev.1:9. The problem is, my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

    5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath.Exodus 35:2. clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?

    6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination – Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there 'degrees' of abomination?

    7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle- room here?

    8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?

    9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

    10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

  4. Mike Freeman

    I hope that you are right Darren but the Roman Catholic Church, for example, is a very powerful multi dollar political and business empire that is still abusing young boys in your country yet not one pervert priest has been prosecuted. It is the most powerful "Church" in the world! Things will only change by revolution. As soon as one goes to his grave there will be another to replace him because they are insane. This guy above lives in Ireland a land of priests and is probably a Catholic!

  5. Darren Hughes

    Don't worry about Keith, he's my buddy trying to push my buttons. I think he may have been diddled by a priest too though!!

  6. Christian Devonport McGowan

    Yet another republican wiping his ass with the first amendment then using it as a shield.

  7. Anna Red

    Worst thing is, this is the second ridiculous over relgious rambling on gay people I've seen today. Some people are a danger to society, it's a wonder they're allowed to breed.

  8. Robert McCann

    I don't care if he apologizes or not. I think the State of Mississippi should send Mr. Gipson on an extended cultural exchange detail to Northern Nigeria in order to share his views of Almighty God and the "inspired Truth of His Words" with the locals. Note to the State: Don't be surprised if the detail ends rather abruptly and unexpectedly, forcing you to hold a special by-election in Rep Gipson's district.

  9. Robert McCann

    I don't care if he apologizes or not. I think the State of Mississippi should send Mr. Gipson on an extended cultural exchange detail to Northern Nigeria in order to share his views of Almighty God and the "inspired Truth of His Words" with the locals. Note to the State: Don't be surprised if the detail ends rather abruptly and unexpectedly, forcing you to hold a special by-election in Rep Gipson's district.

  10. Shelly Liebmann

    I find it puzzling that though one of otherwise good record can lose their political position by others' righteous outrage at a revealed affair, there are those of less service who nonetheless sit their thrones like protected princes when proudly spouting true ethical and moral offense.

  11. Joyce Pearson

    No I do not think he should apologize for telling the truth!

  12. Joyce Pearson

    No I do not think he should apologize for telling the truth!

  13. Harmit Tamber

    Hate to break it to you sweetie, but the only truth the bible holds is being good enough to wipe my ass with. Useless twat.