Well let's take a look at HOMOPHOBE-IN-CHIEF, PHIL ARMS (Houston Minister). Phil Arms reaches millions of television viewers across the country every week through his on-air ministry. Claiming to preach God's Word, Arms is infecting a new generation of children with his brand of homo-hatred.
Now Arms routinely protests that he hates homosexuality, not homosexuals. To me, that's a distinction without a difference, akin to saying you hate black skin, not blacks, or you hate Judaism, not Jews.
Arms began one of his radio talk shows with a disclaimer: "I have no personal ax to grind with the homosexuals, or the axe murders, or the serial killers, or any other individual group of sinners." It's as if Arms can't think of gay people without thinking of homicide. Murderers, of course, are judged and sentenced, sometimes executed for their behavior. When Arms puts gays on the same plane with homicidal maniacs, what image of homosexuals do you suppose stays with his viewers????
There's a continuum of homophobia that stretches from the downtown YMCA's recent decision to grant membership discounts only to heterosexual couples, to Jessie Helms' ranting about "disgusting homosexual practices," to Phil Arms' proposal for a quarantine of gays and AIDS sufferers, to the decision of an Aldine High School student to pass a bullet through the soft brain tissue of Michael Burzinski. The kid who murdered Burzinski told police, as he pulled the trigger, he felt "like a judge." Ironically, he was right. He was executing a judgement about gays that had been drilled into him all his life -- drilled into him by people like Phil Arms, who condemn ax murderers and serial killers and gays in the same breath, but who, it is said, don't really hate homosexuals.
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