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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 74 Comments [5/26/2012 3:20:17 AM]
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Ultimately the United States has a government that is self-described as "of the people, by the people, for the people," hence for a repeatedly elected official to proscribe the death penalty under religious grounds:
either the system is badly flawed or there is something fundamentally wrong with the people.

5/27/2012 5:56:27 PM

Godlesspanther

OK -- so Gibson will not apologize for that.

Fine.

Christianity is bullshit.

The Bible is bullshit.

Andy Gibson is a bigoted fuck-tard.

I will not apologize for that.

5/27/2012 7:11:33 PM

Sagan's Ghost

Mississippi? I can hear the banjos from here!

5/27/2012 7:26:40 PM

SpukiKitty

@Thrutch

Guy x Guy slashfic, Yaoi & Shonen-ai are all big with the ladies! I agree.

I, for one, have slashed:

Roger & Syd ('SYDGER')


Joel & Mike ('JOIKE')


YOU MAY KILL ME, NOW!

5/28/2012 6:34:19 AM

Brendan Rizzo

If we're going to continue the discussion we had earlier (and I can't find anywhere else to put this) I should point out that I have tried to find good, legitimate sources that say America is great. However, every single article on the subject I have found, without exception, misses the point entirely. The only sources that say America is still great are conservatives. That would be one thing, but the smugness exuded by these articles has only reconfirmed my belief that the country is doomed. Every last one, when talking about the "greatness" of the USA, either pretends that it is the only free country in the world or, when comparing it to European countries, implies that Europeans hate freedom and support al Qaeda -- accusations which Europeans point to in order to prove the ignorance and arrogance of Americans. Our own media prove the stereotype correct. Ipse dixit. These patently false claims are a sure sign that defenders of America are grasping at straws. When pressed to give American accomplishments, these articles never provide anything after WWII -- because there are no good American accomplishments after then. Everything following was a failure. Never do these articles ever mention America's penchant for warmongering, religious fundamentalism, and Gilded Age-style economics -- all of which are practically nonexistent in the rest of the free world -- the very countries which these articles disparage without cause. So because there are no pro-US sources which aren't biased or hopelessly inaccurate, I think that Xotan and Headache are right.

5/28/2012 9:13:58 AM

SpukiKitty

Agreed on most counts, Brendan. We don't deny that the U.S. is a land of warmongering, jingoistic blowhards & ignorant sheep. Blind jingoism makes me barf, too. We just think you're going overboard into Headache levels of displeasure.

That said, I respect your opinion. You are allowed to have that opinion. We have no right to badmouth you for your opinion, we just think the "Headachey" nature of your posts get, well headache-inducing.

Heck, even I sometimes have moments where I just want to throw up my hands & move to Canada. I may still make tracks for Canada even if America isn't doomed, just in case.

If Obama's reelected & the voting trend goes Blue, then I'll see some hope. However, if the reverse happens then I'll KNOW it's 100% fixed & it's "Game Over" for the country.

5/28/2012 9:26:23 AM

JSS

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...

But yeah, my god thinks gay people should all die.

5/28/2012 11:03:30 AM

whatever

@SpukiKitty
"If Obama's reelected & the voting trend goes Blue, then I'll see some hope. However, if the reverse happens then I'll KNOW it's 100% fixed & it's "Game Over" for the country."

People have said that at every election since the beginning. Thousands of people said it when Obama was elected. But the pendulum keeps swinging. Things get bad, then they improve... a swing repeated until doomsday...

5/28/2012 12:00:37 PM

TheJebusFire

[...and that all people are loved by God...]

Except gay people, who all deserve to die.

5/28/2012 12:07:52 PM

SpukiKitty

@whatever

True true. I agree.

5/28/2012 12:16:24 PM

Brendan Rizzo

@ whatever:

How come it's only America which has these massive pendulum swings? Whenever the other democratic countries appear to be heading to the right, they always rebound before the right-wingers can do any permanent damage. In America, however, every single social reform between Roosevelt and Carter has been overturned by now, and there is no sign of a swing back. Even if there were, it would probably take another thirty years for the acts of the ultraconservatives to be undone and then another thirty for America to finally reach the standards of the rest of the free world. By that time, who knows what sort of bad things could happen?

5/28/2012 1:38:23 PM

whatever

@Brendan Rizzo
The bigger the country, the slower the pendulum swings.

It appears that the political activists are more intent on moving things their chosen direction than actually looking where they are going.

5/28/2012 3:37:44 PM

Brendan Rizzo

@ whatever:

So am I right to say that major change won't happen in my lifetime, or not?

5/28/2012 5:22:46 PM

whatever

@Brendan Rizzo
Hard to say. I suspect it will. The progressive elements of society won't just stand back and let the conservatives squash everything. Certain states seem more held back than others.

But I suspect you'd rather live over here in the UK or another EU country! I have another friend in America who wants to leave because of this political conservatism and fundiness, and he lives in Wisconsin!

5/29/2012 2:25:35 AM

Mister Spak

" He notes in his official state biography that his family are "of the Christian faith, and are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention."

These are the people who declared civil rights for niggers was against the word of god.

Remember how that turned out? You anti marriage campaign will will end the same way.

5/29/2012 5:36:06 AM

Doubting Thomas

It's not his fault. He just happens to follow an intolerant, superstitious religion.

5/29/2012 7:30:53 AM

Ryushikaze

@Whatever's friend and Rizzo:

If the progressives leave the country, then it will be doomed. Instead of US progressives moving out, we need to start getting as many Canadian and European progressives moving IN as we can to disrupt the right wing attempt to rule through sheer numbers.

If you/ your friend hate the direction the country's gone in, start doing shit about it. Stick it in people's craws. Be loud and noisy and make yourself heard.
I live in NC. Amendment one is a piece of shit and shouldn't have passed. It did. That doesn't mean the fight for basic decency is forever lost. It means we keep fighting.

5/29/2012 8:53:25 AM

SpukiKitty

@Ryushikaze

I agree, strength in numbers. Makes sense.

@Mister Spak
You forgot the quotation marks around the N-Bomb again. If you're gonna be ironic, use quotes, otherwise you're using the slur straight even though you don't mean to. *sigh*

5/29/2012 1:38:16 PM

whatever

@Ryushikaze
"If the progressives leave the country, then it will be doomed. Instead of US progressives moving out, we need to start getting as many Canadian and European progressives moving IN as we can to disrupt the right wing attempt to rule through sheer numbers.

If you/ your friend hate the direction the country's gone in, start doing shit about it. Stick it in people's craws. Be loud and noisy and make yourself heard.
I live in NC. Amendment one is a piece of shit and shouldn't have passed. It did. That doesn't mean the fight for basic decency is forever lost. It means we keep fighting."

I can just imagine the US conservatives' reaction to a bunch of foreigners coming in and telling them what to do in their own country.

5/30/2012 5:58:05 AM

Quantum Mechanic

Leviticus?
Seriously?

Who elects these idiots?

Oh wait, it's Mississippi.

10/3/2012 12:05:35 PM



i am trying to send a email concerning my brother

11/30/2012 5:12:14 PM

xyz

There is this wonderful thing called "separation of church and state". I don't know much about law, but I do know that religion has no place in it.

11/30/2012 5:27:36 PM

Justanotheratheist

If all people are loved by God, and if old Andy here is a servant of God, then Andy should love ALL people, too.

But, of course, hypocrisy is the twin sister of religion. This moron just proves it, again.

11/30/2012 10:47:36 PM

mythbuster43

Ah, Mississippi, the state that was segregating its citizens by race as recently as the mid-1960s.

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