Friday, 6 June 2014

God Hates Fags ( apparantly)

A while ago, I used to follow a blog which resembled parts of my own.
It had chickens, and out door things in it
It had humourous videos and chit chat
And it was written in an attractive and witty manner, by someone smart and liberal

Like so many other blogs , it disappeared in the ether , only to return recently with a totally new character. A born again Christian type of character.
Now the phrase " whatever floats your boat" comes to mind
Followed rapidly by " horses for courses"
Bloody hell, I am all for the "  live and let live" ethos
But I did think it a huge shame when suddenly on a blog that I once enjoyed and respected
evangelical and rabid anti gay videos have been unleashed unquestioned into the public domain

Hey ho

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  1. It's not the guy with the apple on his head, is it? Not sure if I want to mention names, in case it is not him. But he's the only one I can think of, whose wit I had always enjoyed but who had suddenly dropped out of blogland a while back.

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    1. Yes it is Iris. My personal belief is that he has undergone a hard time, and has been pounced on by a load of stupid so-called 'Christians'. I don't know what has happened to Chris, but I do know that he has subscribed to people who have no Christian values that I recognise, and amount to nothing more than homophobic, anti-Islam, anti- Hindu, anti everything except nutter American theology bollocks which they say is the real thing.

      Idiots.

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    3. flowerpower11:02 pm

      As an American who is a very observant Greek eastern orthodox I can assure you no ware in my bible does it say to hate anyone for any reason we love our neighbor/friend /relative as they are GOD made us all unfortunately there are whack jobs out there that use region for hate as we all well know and they don't have to be AMERICAN and I have to apologize to my friends sometimes for the whack jobs.

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    4. Hot dignity dog! Well, I hope that he finds his way back to the good natured and witty guy that he seemed to be.

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    5. I wasn't sure if it was some sort of weird joke! I never follow these loony born-again creeps, so if possible I'll scrub him.

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    6. Flowerpower - I was only referring to the two videos which he posted up on his blog, both of which were American whacko ones, which - sad to say - most of them are.

      We in G.B. have our fair share of nutters (some would say more than), but they are not so prolific in the video-making industry as you lot. We have to get our bottled hatred from somewhere, and - sorry to say - your country is the best English-speaking source.

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  2. Why do we call cigarettes fags? always caused a stir when I used to smoke in the states ;)

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    1. Julee: I don't know this for a fact, but I'd guess that cigarettes were called "fags" as a shortened form of "faggot," a small bundle of burning or smoldering sticks. Now, a more interesting question might be, "Why are homosexuals called fags or faggots?"

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  3. Is it possible that this nasty person or group took over the liberal person's blog? Sometimes when people quit blogging, someone manages to take their blog and send out whatever they want to the followers. I always send an email warning to the former writer of the blog and stop following it.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. No unfortunately it was not hijacked

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  4. So this was the exact same person and not the same blog URL? What an extreme change in one's views. Sad. Sad sad indeed...

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  5. There will always be slugs among us. I wouldn't even waste my energy stepping on them.

    I am glad that I never read his/her blog and added one count to his/her stats. Hopefully, it will crawl under a rock and rot away.

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  6. I'm glad I have no idea what blog you mean. I meet plenty of hateful evangelical Christian types in my everyday life here in SC. Of course, nothing like the Westboro Baptist crazies, thank goodness. I wish something could be done about that vile church. Speaking of which, I love the photo in this post! I shared it on Facebook a while back.

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  7. God Hates Fags... well cigarets have been shown to cause cancer so I guess that could be a thing ?
    The photo is great.
    Daughter has run into problems also but at lest no signs yet.

    cheers, parsnip

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  8. I'm late to the party as usual and only just got into reading blogs, here I was thinking everyone was jolly nice, and you just burst my bubble lol. So glad I didn't come across that hateful blog, and so glad I came across your lovely blog with the funniest chicken I've ever seen!

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    1. I don't think it's hateful just rather sad given the bloggers previous form

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  9. When is a fag not a fag. Whatever. Fuck it John we love you and bollocks to them.

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    1. Perfectly said Rachel, Fuck 'em!

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  10. the westboro baptist church arseholes (as pictured above) are h8ful people indeed.

    sorry to hear about the blogger's conversion from love to h8. love is the only answer, not h8. :(

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  11. That is very sad.

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  12. Westboro Baptist is a scourge of the earth.
    I will never understand the hardcore God fearing contingents obsession with homosexuality. What does anyone care what people do in their private lives so long as no one is being hurt in anyway? I also enjoy how they always seem to conveniently ignore the other array of sins listed in Leviticus and Exodus to cherry picked the one(s) they liked. I love it when here in the US a Congress person gets caught cheating and immediately thumps a bible like no ones business.
    What will these hateful, small minded people do if they meet the Creator and he says, "Clearly you missed Jesus's words an you were supposed to be kind to everyone and you mucked it up." No backpedaling there.

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    1. I live in the South and work at a bookstore, and I can tell you for a fact it's not just homosexuality they're obsessed with; it's ANY form of sexuality. They can't think and talk and write about it enough. I counted about a dozen titles in our "Christian Life" section the other day about guarding your daughters' virginity and/or keeping your teenage sons from masturbating. I'm not even joking.

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    2. Glad I live along the East coast up North. Such craziness, however, as we all know, has no specific home. Sad to say.

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  13. The God I believe in and love does not hate anyone. I can imagine him shaking his head sadly over this sad person full of hatred for part of God's creation. God bless you, John, for the joy and laughter you bring with YOUR blog...much better than one full of hate

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    1. Well said.
      Jane xxx

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    2. You nailed it Fat Dormouse!
      And, thank God we have blogs like John's to offset all that stupidity and hatred.

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    3. Thank you Dormouse for your thoughtful comment. And here's to you John for your blog that has made me laugh and cry and wish I lived in a little village in Wales

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    4. I dont know what God you mean but its not the True God the God of the Bible of whom David said. Thou dost abhor the bloody and deceitful man. Psalm 5:6

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  14. It's kind of shocking when that happens. Like the American folk singer Michelle Schocked, who devolved into a hate filled rant at a concert in San Francisco of all places.

    Things are improving in so many places that it is sad to see someone regressing to a less tolerant place. He or she must be terribly confused.

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  15. Sadly John, we shall never rid the world of prejudice - I just hope we can rise above any that is directed at us. I send you both my love.

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  16. "If you can't be kind, be quiet". Is the best motto I think!

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  17. Bizarre. I can never understand these born-again Christian types who become total reactionaries overnight. What the hell happens? What are all the anti-gay fanatics so afraid of? Their own homosexuality? Their gay neighbour flirting with them? It's so childish.

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  18. After writing and erasing several things, the only thing I can say is Screw Em.

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  19. It's a shame when people we like disappoint us over something that is none of their business...who cares if people are gay or straight or asexual...I don't understand where the hate comes in...

    As for me, I adore your blog and the spirit you share with us...

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  20. One has a huge gut, crap clothes and hair, the other, beautifully slim and looks cool.

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  21. Disgusting. I won't be visiting that site.

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  22. I would just like to point out that God says that he loves all of us......so the sign is 100% wrong is you have ever read the Bible. And I think the good book also states that we are to love one another. Nowhere does it say to love everyone.......EXCEPT FOR....... (you get my drift) It's just another form of hatred and bigotry, which I think are one and the same. Ignorance and hatred is everywhere, we simply have to rise above it. Cheers!.

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  23. Parts of your own what, John?

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    1. This makes no sense now that the other comment has gone. Well, I thought it was funny, but what do I know - I'm just a poor, misunderstood, mixed up Jewish Christian boy.

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  24. It never fails to amaze me when these self-righteous born-again "Christians" make jackasses out of themselves with their diatribes of hate.

    Half of them are probably jealous of gays, and the other half are closet queens.

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  25. God hates fags?

    In that case why did he create them?

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    1. There, must be several possible answers to that... I can't think of any..... I am grateful to you for the kindness of it

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    2. well said cumbrain

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  26. The unsubscribe button is "king" or even "queen"

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  27. How pathetic must he feel himself to be, to choose to wallow in ignorance and hate when, before, he was intelligent and humourous. And how woefully ignorant and hate-filled, to completely ignore that God is 'supposed' to be love. People are far too busy drawing circles around themselves to exclude anyone or anything different; I'd far rather draw people closer, include and learn from them. Guess that's just the way we smutty-minded cows roll. ;-)

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  28. I don't know what to say. I hadn't visited that person's blog in some time (i think at one time i was a follower, but i've not seen any of his posts come up in my reading list), and am saddened to hear such a change occurred.

    Religious zealots of any stripe tend to be narrow-minded; i'm surprised they can't see it nor how their narrow-mindedness keeps so many others from wanting to join their ranks.

    sigh.

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    1. The sad thing is the fact that I always liked and respected his words before
      He's a nice guy....
      Who now cannot quite accept someone who he used to like and respect

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  29. The depth of ignorance and the hate it can spawn are frightening, especially when being gay is not determined by choice, lack of morals or any defect at all...

    I am so sorry this has happened and that you and other readers must deal with it.

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  30. I can be so naive at times..... I thought it was about cigarettes!

    There's 'nowt so queer as folks!

    Have a great weekend and I hope the weather at least is kind to you all in Wales.

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  31. I wasn't going to comment because I don't think that he deserves a moment of my time but, you and Chris are such kind and caring people ….. what could possibly be wrong with that ?!!!! Love you both and carry on doing what you're doing …. you both make the world a happier place and I thought that was what it was all about !!!! XXXX

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  32. Me, too. What a stunner, not to find chickens.

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  33. John, he must have been in worse shape than I had imagined he was. So sorry to hear this about this particular fellow. I really liked his mind and sense of humour. We would communicate back and forth occasionally. He was in a very vulnerable state and has been taken advantage of. I really hope, and wouldn't be a bit surprised, that he will wake up one and come back to us.

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    1. 'that he will wake up one day....

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  34. I do not believe that God hates anyone.
    Have a wonderful, blessed weekend. ♥

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  35. I used to read Chris's blog regularly years ago, and enjoyed it. He was witty and insightful, interested in life around him, kind, warm and funny. (A bit like you, John.) He used to make me laugh. Then his posts started to get a little sad, and shortly after that he just disappeared. What the hell happened to him? Now he's resurfaced. I think the same good kind Chris is still there, but he has been hijacked by god knows who or what. Like Jim, I hope that he will wake up one day.

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  36. PS: I meant to add that I love that photo! Fuck that guy indeed.

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  37. Yikes. I don't know the blog, but it's sad to hear someone's gone to the dark side.
    Great photo.

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  38. Do you take them off your blog roll, or is it like a train wreck, you can t help yourself, you have to look? Strange, weird, and very sad.

    lizzy at gone to the beach

    PS Thanks for hippo update, I was a bit worried when he was offline last week.

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  39. Sorry, John. It always sucks to have hate thrown in your face by people who haven't bothered to know the people they hate. Me, I likes you lots, even if you do talk funny sometimes. XX

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  40. Things change, no doubt. I know my blog changes with every post (thankfully there are not a lot of them :-) ).

    But this is different. What I hate even more is that if it was anti-some-religion or anti-some-race, this would have been stopped and the person put behind bars, at least here in India, at least in theory.

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    1. actually, anti-religious stuff wouldnt be stopped either. As a Christian i have noticed that being violently anti Christian is perfectly acceptable in many places.

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  41. Could it be that he's lost his mind?? I would rather think that than to think that he actually believes that drivel....

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  42. John, I notice that a certain person has not left a comment here; I wonder why!

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  43. My dear John, people (some) will and do disappoint. Doesn't make them bad people. Just different. Not up to scratch of our (possibly elevated) expectations of them.

    Like you I trust and believe in the good in people. Which, occasionally, means that the likes of us come crashing down.

    Other than that, and I do not have the will to google it, I am baffled by what a 'born again Christian" is. I am sure the original Jesus might have something to say on the subject.

    U

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  44. I really don't know how some people live with themselves.....like the guy in the picture.

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  45. Jeez narrow minded people are prats arn't they! (Not a question... just an observation) I love you and your blog, your exploits, your jokes, Chris, the fur babies the chooks and the village in general. I love it there is an Aunt Glad and you are heavily involved in the flower show, the church and are saviour to animals near and far and I love it that you adore scotch eggs so much you blog about them lol. As the sign says F**k that guy and all guys like him.

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  46. Was his blog taken over by SPAM or has he had a "conversion?"

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  47. Thanks for this post. We're grateful to have so many wonderful commenters just as you have (in fact, we share many of them, though I could use some more, need that 500 mark, ha). I love seeing familiar names and faces writing such positive comments.

    It's sad that your blogger friend has 'changed' (and apparently not for the good). Some people just hate themselves so much, they must spread that hate to others.

    From two men here across the pond to two other men there, we send big hugs to you both!

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  48. As a Christian, I believe that it's not for any of us to judge anybody, no matter what might make us comfortable or uncomfortable. God is the only one to judge, and so I think that I will leave it up to him, as he is far better qualified.

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  49. There is no God - enjoy your life any way you want to people.

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  50. So many shit heads so little time....I am so dismayed that people use Blogs and Facebook to spread their own private venom....STOP the religious and political bulls--t and stick to the social bits....You brighten my day and lift me up....and I'm not here to judge anyone.....there's so much more to life isn't there?

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  51. It is not my business who you sleep with...I enjoy your writing and visiting.

    I thought of you and your bulldogs yesterday and giggled. I found a bull dog toy in the shop that wiggles his back end as you push him along.

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  52. The second statement had nothing to do with the first statement. I reread after I posted and thought...Open mouth, insert foot.

    Just letting you know I think of you and your caring for all your animals.

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  53. My blood is boiling...I abhor the hate and hurt yet cannot dismiss it lest it be spread.

    Only the best to and for you, John.

    Leslie in NJ x

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  54. i don' t believe in myths, because they are not true. i do believe in kindness, love and forgiving idiots (some of them anyway), so "screw them and live your fantastic life going gently.

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  55. Oh John this is very sad. Chris was a great blogger. I feel like commenting, "What happened mate?" but that kind of tunnel vision is impossible to counter. I've followed his blog for a few years. The change is astounding and sad. As you say ho hum ...

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  56. Has anyone told him he us an idiot

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  57. Yuck.......what a fool.....
    As my gram used to say...." Little to do....."

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  58. Surely there are better things to dislike people for, like bigotry, racism, sexism; than who you sleep with. I'm so sorry your blog friend has become such an idiot but we all still love you John. :-) xx

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