Thursday, December 4, 2014

What I Wouldn't Give for Jacob Marley's Ghost

Pastor Steven Anderson went giddily viral this week.  Preaching on the eve of World AIDS Day, the leader of Tempe's Faithful Word Baptist Church declared that gays are "filled with disease because of the judgement of God."

Anderson sermonized that "if you executed the homos like God recommends, you wouldn't have all this AIDS running rampant."  With this Leviticus-inspired "cure," said Anderson, "we can have an AIDS-free world by Christmas."

It's that time of year when THEY come out.  You know, the ones whose hearts are two sizes too small.

Enter an organization called Planting Peace, which has experience with Grinches, having created the rainbow-colored Equality House across from Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church.  Planting Peace intends to raise money to help people with HIV/AIDS.  For every donation, Planting Peace will send a lump of coal to Anderson.

All the coal will be delivered to his Arizona church on Christmas Eve.  Ah yes, Christmas Eve, when Ebenezer Scrooge's tale takes place.  Ebenezer Scrooge, the Grinch, Steven Anderson.  They're the miserable Christmas trinity.

The first two, however, were redeemed.  Since it's making him famous, I don't see Anderson parting with his vitriol.  At least, not until he gets a heavenly visitor or is outed.  Either will do.