Steve Simon says God made gays [VIDEO]

Categories: GLBT

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Rep. Steve Simon.
DFL Rep. Steve Simon had a very simple question during committee hearings on the anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment steamrolling its way through the GOP-controlled Minnesota Legislature.

"How many more gay people does God have to create before we ask ourselves if he wants them around?" he asked.

The House Civil Law Committee gave him his answer with a 10-7 party-line vote lines that moved Minnesota one step closer to writing discrimination into its Constitution.

Simon later told WCCO-AM's Michele Tafyoa that his comments were totally spontaneous. [LISTEN]. The video has gone viral on YouTube and Gawker

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miketierney7
miketierney7

Someone needs to explain why religion is even an issue when it comes to individual rights? It makes no sense to include god or anyone else in defining our rights. These come from the Constitution and Bill of Rights, not the bible or koran or any other book of superstitions.

I believe it was Jack Baker that, when interviewed was asked when he became a homosexual. After a moment he replied "When did you become a heterosexual?". Regardless of the debate on whether it is genetic or not, we are all entitled to the same rights and benefits.

Please get your god out of the discussion and speak to the Constitution.

Bob Thompson
Bob Thompson

God did create everyone, regardless of who they are. However, he did not create homosexuality, that's for sure. If Mr. Simon does not know that, I would not trust him to know anything about God. He is very seriously mistaken. God is holy. He does not create sin. Homosexuality is sinful.

Xr37
Xr37

Thank "god" we have a man like you to point out the "sins" of others. If only we could all be like you and live your "sin-free" life. If so, there wouldn't be a need for heaven, we'd already be there. Thank you so much you beautiful, holy, perfect, man. Oh wait. MY religion says god didn't create ignorant judgmental douchebags, thats for sure. god is holy. He does not create sin. Being an ignorant judgmental douchebag is a sin.

bobinmn
bobinmn

"I am not like him" is how a people commonly understand themselves. Saints aren't saints until they're around sinners. Likewise, a hypocrite can't explicitly assert his own virtues -- that would indicate a proud and boastful nature. But whether you like it or not, when when you call others sinful you present yourself as the standard against which to compare them. So when you point at gays you declare that you're straight without actually saying "I'm straight". Nifty, huh? It's a twofer. You not only get the satisfaction of accusing others, you declare yourself to be good.

Bigpoppa0711
Bigpoppa0711

Yes God did create the gays, but He did not create them gay. God also created the drunk, the adulterer, the drug addict, but he did not make them that way. He created man in His own image, that is who they are, sin made them what they are. Every one who is entrapped in any kind of sin has opened a door that has allowed that sin to reign in their life. James 1:13- Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

ELCHOQUE
ELCHOQUE

There are too many ignorant people out there who say that being gay is a "CHOICE". Well, when they say that to me, I come right back with "Just when did you look in the mirror & say to yourself, "I CHOOSE TO BE HETEROSEXUAL"? Does anyone have a "CHOICE" to be 6 feet tall, white, brown, blue or brown eyes, etc etc? Absolutely not. And, why would anyone make the "CHOICE" to be gay & have almost the whole world of ignorant people HATE THEM?!?!

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Really Steve? Actually Steve, God kinda calls for the destruction of the "wicked".

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 - "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."

Leviticus 18:22 - "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable."

Leviticus 20:13 - "If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads."

Romans 1:26-27 - "Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion."

See Demarats count on their constituents to remain uneducated. Hoping they stay In the dark while always pledging a unholy alliance fueled by ignorance. Read the bible people! Don't allow dumbasses like Steve to manipulate through blatant lies.

I sure Steve is trying to secure his special place.Special place in Hell that is...

Is their any wonder why the Demarat party is loosing constituents in greater Minnesota?I will be sending this video to all my democrat friends who attend church every week with a simple message stating: See what YOUR leaders are doing to your chances of salvation?

bobinmn
bobinmn

... neither will the rich get into Heaven. Jesus himself, not Paul, says so.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Well, It’s not clear whether this means “rich” relative to one’s close neighbors or relative to everyone in Somalia. Then there are many Christians in the West who won’t go to heaven including YOU cause you are a "rich greedy bastard" when in comparison to those in Somalia.

By that standard, even our welfare recipients in Minnesota Doom to a eternity of hell...

J Mat
J Mat

I don't know the exact quote but it goes something like, "Judge not lest ye be judged."

minnesnapolis
minnesnapolis

Kirk the Conservative Jerk,

You can pick and choose all the lines of the Bible you want to apply to our daily lives.

I'd be happy to supply a tiny fraction of the verses that we pick and choose to not apply to our daily lives.

Aside from that, which interpretation of the Bible do I need to read? To take the all the Bible's stories literally and make them directly applicable to today is folly. The context and times that the Bible were brought forth in are important.

Christ's message was one of love, not discrimination and hate. God will challenge you to use your intellect and what you've learned about the Christian faith in the life you lead. Your every interaction and daily routine does not have some directly applicable story in the Bible. God wants you to think, 'How would God expect my faith to apply to this situation?'

That's the long and short of it. There has been homosexuality in man and animals in general since creation. It's a part of nature. Why do you hate part of what God has created? Those with homosexuality as part of their nature deserve your love just as much.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Personally, I don't hate anyone. I find Bisexual women erotic, and men whom poke each other in the ass hysterical. I mean, the thought of that action is truly funny right.

"Christ's message was one of love, not discrimination and hate."Ya, but God's word was, and no where does it say Jesus's word circumvents God's word.See, Babylon reflected the attitude of Satan who wanted to be like God and wanted to be higher then God and so he was cast out of Heaven. Jesus also called himself "the morning star" where as earlier in the bible this term was a term used to describe "Lucifer" also called the "morning star".

As far as ignoring any part of the Bible and not applying these passages to your life. Here is a message from one of Jesus’s Twelve Apostles

Matthew 5: 17-19“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."

Kinda sounds like God's word in always law.

Don't get me wrong, I had ham for Christmas and Easter. We know what the Bible says about that...

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Now I know why I love you so much Kirk, you remind me of my good friend Senator Larry Craig. I have such fond memories of sitting in his office watching an endless loop of gay male erotica. He would watch those fellows having their fun for hours and hours, the whole time Senator Craig would be giggling hysterically. He also found it truly funny. Then Larry would turn to me and in a very solemn voice say "We have to get them gays, that's what Jesus would want. I wish I could enjoy their ass poking action with a giggle and a smile for the rest of my life but Jesus really really really hates 'em. Now excuse me Michele, I have to go use the men's room." Then he'd be gone for an hour or so. I wonder what he was doing? Anyway. Nothing shows how the Republicans and the Tea Party love small government better than the small amount of government we want to put into your bedroom.

zerofor
zerofor

So why all your belly-aching, then?

Mike W.
Mike W.

Despite Rep Simon's out-of-the-park question, for those opposed to gay rights, a gay person is not "created" by God, but corrupted by evil. Therefore the existence of gay people is not a sign of God's will, but of evil's influence. It is a start break point between those of faith who fall on different sides of this issue. And like so many issues based on religious dogma, it has little chance of being solved through rational discourse.

Mike W.
Mike W.

Apparently people cannot read around here. I am the brother of a gay man who has a faith that is deep and abiding. I am a huge supporter of gay rights. The point I was trying to make--highlighted by my praise for Rep. Simon's question--was that those OPPOSED to gay rights will never accept this line of reasoning since they (not me!) believe that gay people are "touched by evil".

Zerofor, you are correct that our rights come from laws not religion.

The rest of you, please re-read my original post and update your comments, some of which were pretty harsh and un-necessary, as you see fit.

J Mat
J Mat

"It has little chance of being solved through rational discourse"

No shit...with someone like you on the other side. What a jerk.

Jaxhsieh
Jaxhsieh

you clearly have never met a gay person, and have no idea what it means, in general, to have fellow human beings. i cannot believe you lot think that one's ability to love (the same love that you feel for anyone) is "corruption by evil." and yes, it's the same love. be comfortable with it, because you are going to be spit upon by the future generations for your bigotry just like the slavemasters of yesteryear are looked down upon by us. if you don't think Black people should drink from a different water fountain, then you really need to start rethinking your view on homosexuals.

zerofor
zerofor

God has nothing to do with this anyway. Our rights come from our laws, not our religion.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Once again the liberal bias in the lamestream media shines through. You praise this guy yet I'm somehow mocked for my awesome Holocaust/taxes connection? That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. What can us Tea Party Republicans do? No matter what we accomplish the lamestream media won't give us any respect. This weekend while Obama was busy wasting our tax dollars killing Osama Bin Laden the Republicans were busy accomplishing something truly heroic. What takes more bravery? Killing one old man or taking on violent extremist gays in Minnesota? The choice is clear in 2012 people. Will you choose Osama murderers or will you stand with me and the rest of the Tea Party Republicans in getting the gays? The choice is simple unless you are a complete idiot.

Aaron
Aaron

Hey fake Bachmann, you misspelled your first name.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Hey fake Aaaron, you misspelled your first name too. I also doubt you are actually a frog puppet so why are you lying to the American people? I'm the real Michelle Bachmann, you actually think the lamestream media would spell my name correctly? You need to wake up. I can tell you are a far left islamofacist atheist Democrat that is trying to destroy America. A real Tea Party Republican would know the media is never right about anything.

J Mat
J Mat

If that really is you then you no longer have any support from me. You are a pathetic, angry and sad woman!

Brent Haugen
Brent Haugen

I attended the hearing and heard Steve Simon first hand. All I can say is that there are defining moments in everyone's life--this was one for him. He was honest, sincere and truly understands why the marriage amendment bill should not go through. He was the only speaker that received applause throughout the whole session.

Jgolo09
Jgolo09

Really, is everyone there who applauded this man supporters of gay marriage? How can people (intelligent I hope) give applause to someone who is saying that "God created gay people?" Unbelievable!!!

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