Monday, June 04, 2007

God Hates Fags

I've been meaning to write about this for a long time, but wanted to make sure I had enough information to make an intelligent post. I'm glad I spent the extra time, because I think I would've been duped.

I'm sure the title has caught your attention, as this is a much debated topic and saying "God hates fags" is sure to raise a few eyebrows. Anyone who makes a statement like that needs to be ready for some controversy.

That's what I was thinking when I first came across the site, In my browser (Firefox), this website's title shows up as, "God Hates Fags! Love Gods Way!" Two exclamatory statements that were sure to keep me reading.

The site goes on to explain how they are trying to help homosexuals who are looking for a "way out." Further exploration of the site reveals that "Christian youth expert" Donnie Davies has developed a program: C.H.O.P.S- "Changing Homosexuals into Ordinary People." Donnie is a recovering homosexual who says,
Follow me and together we'll C.H.O.P.S away the Gay.

At this point, I started thinking that this site cannot be serious. I mean really, "CHOPS away the Gay?"

I found a link to a music video from Donnie Davies' band, "Evening Service." The name of the song is, "God Hates Fags." (video here) Not to be crude, but the video itself seemed pretty gay to me. I couldn't tell if he was serious or not. I was quite suspicious.

On the band's web page, I found the following quote:
Donnie clearly believes that "God Hates Fags" but he is also careful to mention that God hates everybody else too.

Now, I was fairly confident that this had to be a joke. That's when I found the picture that destroyed any doubts I had about this being a serious program. This page is from the Evening Service "Info" tab. It's a disturbing image of Donnie Davies wrestling with Satan, attempting to "Save you from Homo-Rock Bands." At first I laughed at this picture, but now I'm not sure what to think. For now, I wanted to warn you about the picture in case you might be offended. So, here's the link to that page.

I've come to the conclusion that this must be some kind of joke website that was set up to mock "super-conservative-Christian" rhetoric. The fact that I actually believed this could be real (and maybe it is?) is what scares me the most. If it is a joke, does that make it any less offensive? Are you even offended? Why or why not?

I guess I'm still trying to figure out exactly what I think about it and just wanted to see if anyone else had an opinion on the matter.


Midgetqueen said...

The dude must've added some stuff to the site to make it even funnier than last time I was there. It's gotta be a joke and I LOL'd hard.

I guess I can understand why some people could be offended by it, but I have a sick sense of humor and it's just so over-the-top that giving the site and video any indignation would be giving it too much credit, IMO.

Joshua said...

What I thought was hilarious was the list of Bands to watch out for:

The Village People
Eagles of Death Metal
The Grateful Dead (drugs too)
Marilyn Manson (dark gay)
Frank Sinatra
Elton John(really gay)

And then, the list of Safe Music:

Cyndi Lauper
Michael W. Smith
Cheap Trick

Arthur said...

midgetqueen- Nice name. I wasn't really offended either, but I'd definitely be curious to hear from someone who was. If you watch their "behind the scenes" video, the end of it is quite disturbing. Not offensive, just made me want to go hop in a shower and curl into the fetal position.

Josh- Man, I totally forgot to mention the bands list. Dangit! Thanks for bringing it up. That was like one of the better pages on the site.

Chief Tim said...

I think my concern is who would be bold enough to post all of that? Obviously, there has been quite a bit of effort put into it. sheesh, but I do agree with Rab about the band list. hilarious.