Richard Land, head of the Southern Baptist Convention, knows a thing or two about love, and he’s here to tell us that he loves gays enough to let us know that, based on his out-of-date, poor interpretation of the English translation of his chosen faith book, we are an abomination. Forget for a moment that having an out-of-date, poor interpretation of the English translation of a chosen faith book doesn’t give anyone authority to tell anyone anything, because we’re talking about how much Richard Land loves us:
Land added that the Religious Right’s opponents are pawns of Satan who need deliverance: “We do need to pray for our enemies, those that oppose us, because they’re victims. Our enemy is the Devil, our enemy is that old lion that walks about seeking whom he may devour and who is the god of this age and the prince of the power of the air and he has these people in their thrall.”
The same goes for gay rights advocates who criticized the charity World Vision for reversing its policy on married gay employees, he said.
“It’s not that we hate gays, it’s that we love scripture and love gays enough to tell them what the truth is,” Land said. “And the truth is that God does not condone same-sex sexual relations, period. They are an abomination to him and if we really love these people we are going to tell them the truth.”