With apologies to Paul McCartney. Oh Pastor(?) Foster, what are we going to do with you? Here we have the newly "unashamed' ex-gay Pastor(?) ominously warning that: if you live by a lie, you will die by it......a rather crude paraphrasing of the more apt "Live by the sword, die by the sword" adage. The problem, of course, lies in the fact that, well, it's a lie.....at least the tweet is.
To understand this tweet, you have to understanding the self-hatred that went into it. You see, Pastor(?) Foster is an ex-gay man.....or, if you believe he's no longer gay, a heterosexual. Naturally, when you point out that rather glaring logic, people like Foster play victim and claim they're being discriminated against. How that can be is beyond us....when has a heterosexual ever been attacked, spat on, beaten or murdered for just being straight. That's right: NONE.
What makes this tweet so disingenuous is the premise that being gay is, somehow, a lie. Gays don't exist, just sinners and people who choose to sin.....bitch please. Foster doesn't want to be gay and pretends to be straight by suppressing his own nature.....fine by us, do as you wish. And, truth be told, if that's where it ended, we doubt anyone would argue but, that's not where it ends. No, we are treated to tweets like this and others, in which gays, lesbians and other sexual minorities are told they are living a lie, a sinful life. Well, we have news for the Pastor(?) and others like him: if we are living a lie, then all we can say is: it's a great lie. Denial is something people like Foster embrace this false premise as their way of justifying there own self-loathing......sad really; because, if they just accepted who they were without the guilt that is foisted upon them by the Church, Mosque or Synagogue, they'd be much happier.
It's just so sad.
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