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The Mississippi state lawmaker who cited a Bible passage on Facebook calling for gay men to be "put to death" has taken to the social networking site again to refuse to apologize for the remark.

Rep. Andy Gipson (R-Braxton) went on Facebook Friday to say that although he has been receiving emails and calls from around the country about his citation of Leviticus 20:13, as well as Romans 1:26-28, in a May 10 Facebook post on President Barack Obama's endorsement of gay marriage, he will not say he's sorry. The emails have come in response to a petition calling on the lawmaker to issue an apology and to meet with LGBT groups in Mississippi.

"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,'" Gipson wrote. "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."

Gipson is a Baptist minister and a business lawyer when not serving in the Legislature. He notes in his official state biography that his family are "of the Christian faith, and are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention."

Mississippi State Rep. Andy Gipson (R), Huffington Post 75 Comments [5/26/2012 3:20:17 AM]
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Ah, the southern states. The lands of spite and anti-intellectualism.

5/26/2012 10:29:08 AM


Why do Americans keep electing religious nuts to positions of power? The kind of people who hide behind the Bible to disguise their own bigotry?
@Brendan: I always feel uncomfortable when you talk like that, it seems over the top. I almost feel like saying, why don't you move to Europe if you love it so much, but I think I'd sound like one of the idiots on the internet who regularly tell me to move to Cuba or something.
Be a proud secular American! You have a constitution which explicitly separates church and state. You have freedom of speech guaranteed. Be glad of that and stay put and remind your fellow countrymen of these things!

5/26/2012 11:18:31 AM


I think this Baptist nutbar's angling to become the new head of Westboro Baptist..

5/26/2012 11:26:11 AM

I don't want an apology. And don't patronize me by telling me that you have "gay friends".

5/26/2012 11:47:30 AM


I also believe that all people are created in God's image

Considering that homosexuality is as old as humanity itself, God must be bi. He makes rainbows, doesn't he?

This guy confirms what I wrote about Mississippi on this site just a few days ago:

"Mississippi, America's hell hole. No thank you.

How can one tell that Mississippi's so bad? Because it makes both Louisiana and Arkansas look good, or at least half way decent."

5/26/2012 12:55:16 PM

Old Viking

Southern Baptist, eh? Well I'll be darned.

5/26/2012 1:12:36 PM


@OhJohnNo: Christianity has taken cognitive dissonance and transformed it into an art form.

5/26/2012 2:06:41 PM


1406966 Spuki, much of the Kirk/Spock slash fiction was written by women
Mind you a couple of women I knew did an Uhura/Memory Alpha creature story ...

/edit for sense

5/26/2012 2:08:00 PM


"...Gipson is a Baptist minister and a business lawyer when not serving in the Legislature."

-- So the Theocracy is already here!

@ Farpadokly

Your comment re Brendan R, I can well understand hius frustration. The Consitution of the USA has already been breached by the religious right, Neoconism, the Baby Bush Administration etc, etc. Just bear Prop 8 in mind. Lots of religious money pouured into achieving a political end. Need I say more.

5/26/2012 4:32:57 PM


Hmmmm..you claim to be a follower of Jesus, and yet here you are letting the Old Testament, which is NOT the book of Jesus, dictate your thoughts. Methinks that counts as worshiping a non-Christian religion. So, by your own accord, you should be put to death.

5/26/2012 4:53:22 PM

Sagan's Ghost

Once again proving that the term 'baptist minister' is a synonym for 'imbecile'. Ladies and gentlemen, this is weapons grade idiocy.

5/26/2012 7:31:30 PM


Because calling for a genocide on one's own constituents is a surefire way to get reelected!


5/26/2012 9:37:37 PM

Fawful has seen God has a vagina on top of his penis

"Gipson is a Baptist minister and a business lawyer when not serving in the Legislature."

This is why my country is better than the U.S.A.: we actually have an article in our constitution that explicitly prohibits people from serving in politics if they are active members (read: preachers, pastors, etc.) of a religious organization.

5/26/2012 9:38:33 PM


Isn't there something in the Ten Commandments about not killing people?

Brendan, we have people like this in office too. Not as many or as vocal, but they exist, sadly.

5/26/2012 9:54:28 PM


I can respect him for not apologizing for having a controversial opinion.

However, I can't respect him at all for that asinine, dangerous opinion and nobody who's saying shit like that should be in office anywhere in this country.

5/26/2012 11:47:32 PM


Brendan, this has to stop.
You used to defend America, but always by bashing Europe or Canada and pretending that no freedom would exist if the USA hadn't been somehow powering it for the whole world.
Now you stop bashing Europe, and start bashing America and pretending that the problems it has to deal with are more shameful that anything else found in the world.

Switching from hating some nations to just start hating another is no improvement. I don't know what your issues are, but that doesn't sound healthy.

5/27/2012 4:22:52 AM


'Andy Gipson' is an anagram of 'Pansy Doing'.
This is clearly a sign from God that you should stop being a hypocrite.

5/27/2012 7:04:13 AM


Going for the "it's god's fault I'm a bigoted asshole" defence.

5/27/2012 7:32:12 AM


Yeah. I remember now.

@Brendan Rizzo
Brendan, I like you. I promised never to be snarky at ya but...well...you've turned into Headache. You need a therapist. I don't know what happened that made you switched sides. Ever heard of "shades of grey"? It's not "one or the other/black & white", my friend.

I noticed something. Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I suspect that Brendan Rizzo & Headache are one and the same, a sock-puppeter. Here's how I've arived to this conclusion.
* When Brendan was "Mr. America", he used to spar with "Mr. Anti-America", Headache, a LOT! They were like arch-foes. Brendan was the Liberal version of "America Is Great & Europe Is Stupid" whereas Headache, of course was the reverse.
* Suddenly, Brendan's doing Headache's schtick & HEADACHE HASN'T BEEN SEEN SINCE!
....Things that make you go, "Hmmmmmmmmmmm"....

Some trolls are VERY clever & not anywhere near as obvious...they're really that GOOD at trolling. I suspect that Brendan/Headache is a very committed, very subtile, very ingenious master troll.

5/27/2012 7:32:50 AM


@ Brendan Rizzo:

Brendan, our conservatives here (the UK) are just as vicious and petty as yours. Ours just tend toward social Darwinism rather than religious zealotry.

5/27/2012 7:35:06 AM





5/27/2012 7:41:05 AM

Jeff Weskamp

And now, a message from Spider Jerusalem concerning this Mississippi politician:



5/27/2012 9:56:25 AM


If one goes by the rules and laws in the Old Testament, capital punishment is dealt out for any number of offences.

If one were to investigate a little, I'm sure it would be very, very easy to find something which Andy Gipson has done/does/is doing which the Old Testament considers a capital offence.

So, turn the game around and demand that Andy Gipson be "put to death", and use the Bible as justification for that demand.

Something tells me Andy won't like that.

5/27/2012 11:33:21 AM

Brendan Rizzo

@ SpukiKitty:

If you know how to do so, compare my IP address to Headache's. We are not the same person. I would hate for you to wind up thinking so.

Maybe I do have a bit of a problem when it comes to countries. But no matter how often I am told otherwise, I won't be able to believe America isn't doomed until reactionaries release their hold on the country. That won't happen for decades if it happens at all. At least other countries realize the foolishness of religion. Mine doesn't. Its motto is even a statement of faith, which probably goes against the Constitution. For some reason I think we at FSTDT are fighting a losing battle. Even if we aren't climate change will probably wreck the world before this century is out. Thanks a lot, Republicans.

5/27/2012 3:30:23 PM

Quantum Mechanic

"Thanks a lot, Republicans. "

If we can avoid blowing up all the nukes there will be survivors.

Very few of them will trace their roots to Mississippi.

Getting rid of nukes was Reagan's idea; His best by far in my opinion.

5/27/2012 3:40:11 PM

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