by Chris Haire
The Draft Linda Ketner campaign is just a day old and RedState's Erick Erickson is already talking shit.
As you know, some parties are trying to convince Ketner to run in the U.S. Senate race as an independent and an antidote to the Democratic Party's nominee, mystery man Alvin Greene, and the GOP nom, Jim DeMint.
Head on over to Rock Bottom to read Greg Hambrick's post on the Draft Ketner campaign.
But enough about that. Here's what Erickson said about Ketner in an entry titled "Better the Christian Hating Lesbian Than the Black Man":
If the name sounds familiar it is because Ketner ran against Congressman Henry Brown in 2008. Ketner is a lesbian, which is largely inconsequential, except that added to it she openly hates Christians because of Biblical teachings against homosexuality that non-Christ following preachers tend to avoid or lie about. In the South, however, its readily discussed except among Episcopalians.
So instead of going with the black man who the Democratic voters of South Carolina picked to go against DeMint, the Democrats will fall back on the Christian hating lesbian voters have already rejected at the ballot in one of South Carolina’s congressional districts.
Erickson's proof of Ketner's hatred, a previously published op-ed penned by Ketner on an LGBT site:
One of my past girlfriends was Jewish and used to laugh at the contradiction between my unbridled regard for Jesus and my utter disdain for southern Christianity. I’d be carrying on about how embarrassed Christ must be for the actions of those damned Christians and she’d say, “There she goes again, trying to save Christ from the Christians!” I’d really like to make a bumper sticker, “Save Christ from the Christians,” but I don’t want my car keyed.
In April at Passover and Easter time, lots of us went home for family get-togethers and many of us were encouraged to attend churches or synagogues that denigrate us. Beth and I refused to join the rest of the family at Mom’s Sanctimonious Temple of Homophobia and went to a neighboring and supportive church. There was no fight about it because this war had ended and a negotiated peace reached several years ago.
But those damned Christians, they do aggravate the hell out of me and sometimes keep me up at night.
The entire Bible mentions homosexuality maybe seven times (I say maybe because some of the translations have been challenged) … but it mentions greed, quite specifically, over 200 times. So, if you really were a biblical literalist, that would make God’s priorities pretty clear, wouldn’t it? You’d pay 30 times more attention to greed than to us “maybe-mentioned-and not-at-all-by-Jesus or Moses” gays and lesbians?! Right?
If Pat, Fred, Jerry and friends really are led by God’s priorities, shouldn’t they be unleashing hurricanes, terrorism and a giant meteor on the greedy?! Wouldn’t they warn America about those greedy gerts who unashamedly flaunt their perversion and are a menace to this nation? Wouldn’t they attend funerals of the greedy and wave placards, shouting “God Hates The Greedy”? Now, that’s something that might respond to conversion therapy!
Hyperbolic? Well sure. But, sometimes you just gotta laugh!
Hmm. I don't know about you but it seems to me that Ketner is referring to hypcoritical Christians, in particular the variety found in the American South.
Then again, I could be wrong.
But I'm not wrong about one thing: Erick Erickson hates Episcopalians.