RC: The following guest article is the fourth in a series of articles written by Captain Charles Tuttle, US Army (Retired) the owner of The Many Lies of Mike Zullo and Carl Gallups Facebook page: (Part I , Part II , and Part III were published previously.)
Why Lyin’ Carl Gallups may be the worst birther in the world.
Capt. Charles Tuttle, MD, US Army (Ret)
Part IV-Carl’s Hatred
I promise you that I will get to Lyin’ Carl’s birther practices in more detail in the next article. But as I write about Carl, I remember even more of what a despicable human being he is. I have had an issue with fundamental, evangelical, preachers since I was in my teens. They prey on the gullible, weak minded and scared in exactly the same way religious cults do. In particular, I have a special distaste for people who combine religion and politics as a means to deprive other people of their rights under the Constitution. I freely admit that I believe that if hell exits, there is a special place reserved for such people. I have no doubt whatsoever that if hell exists, Carl is going there regardless of his subjective belief that he has been “saved”.
The United States is a secular nation. Period. End of Story. It is not subject to debate. Religion has no place in government and this is documented well by the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. If there is one thing that liberals, conservatives, moderates and libertarians should agree on is all citizens of this country are, or should be, entitled to equal rights under the law. This is a very simple concept and one that is guaranteed by the United States Constitution. Unfortunately, the religious right, whether you call them the Tea Party, the John Birch Society, the Moral Majority or the right wing nut jobs are dead set against that simple concept. Although they give lip service to the idea of limiting government intrusion into people’s lives, this is true only to the extent that it affects them and people who are like them. This is the logical extension of Carl’s perverted version of the Golden Rule (Love thy neighbors if they neighbors are like thyself). It is also consistent with people treating the Constitution just as they treat the Bible—picking and choosing only those portions of that are important to them or support their position.
Gallups very vocally espouses his contempt for homosexuals. Recently, I heard him refer to them as Sodomites. As this is America, he has the right to his opinions and his words, no matter how contemptible they may be. But Gallups goes further and seeks to interject himself into the political discourse and wants to deny his fellow citizens the rights he enjoys based on their sexual orientation on religious bases. This is directly contrary to the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution. But perhaps more importantly, this appears to be an evil attempt to maintain the position that homosexual practices are sinful.
As most people who study the Bible are aware, every condemnation of homosexuality is in the Old Testament. Although Gallups, and other like minded people, want to profess that this is the worst “sin in the world” (after all it was called an abomination in the Old Testament). In fact, people who cross these people in chat rooms, blogs, Facebook, etc., are likely to be called names that are related to their manhood. Apparently, this is the worst thing that they can say about anyone, at least in their opinion. Personally, even accepting the Bible at face value, god may perceive homosexual conduct as sinful but apparently not bad enough to be included in the Ten Commandments. In fact, based on biblical text, it is no worse than eating lobster.
In fact, there are many things that are considered sinful in the Old Testament that were condoned by the New Testament. I have heard people even say that the New Testament supersedes the Old Testament, apparently because they did not want to be put to death for watching Notre Dame play football. Of course, they are picking and choosing those portions of the Bible that allow them to act as they see fit and condemn anyone who does not agree with them or live life in a manner consistent with their world views. But even there, Gallups is worse because he is scared to death that if same sex marriages are legal, he loses certain arguments.
According to the Bible, all sex outside of the confines of a marriage is sinful. Therefore, if two people of the same sex are allowed to marry, the sex between them is not sinful. Ergo, Gallups works to inject his religious views into the political arena or lose his biblical argument. All them he would be left with hatred that cannot be justified by the Bible.
And when Gallups says that marriage has always been defined as between one man and one woman, he is lying to you. There are many cultures that have practiced polygamy for centuries and is mentioned prominently in the Bible without condemnation. See Genesis 4:19, Genesis 26:34; Genesis 28:6-9, Genesis 16:3, Genesis 21:1-13, Genesis 25:1, Genesis 25:6, Exodus 2:21; Exodus 18:1-6, Numbers 12:1 among others. I am not saying that the Bible condones homosexual marriage, but I am saying that Gallups is lying about the definition of marriage. But as will be seen in the next part, Gallups lies about just about everything. And while sex between those of the same sex may not break the Ten Commandments, bearing false witness does.
END OF PART IV