Florida Lieutenant Governor Tweets that the Gays Deserved to be Killed

  • Suetonius

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    Jun 12, 2016 6:18 PM GMT
    A "reap what you sow" tweet from Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick that went out hours after approximately 50 people were killed at a Florida LGBT nightclub has been deleted amid backlash.

    At precisely 7 a.m. Sunday Dan Patrick tweeted a photo with the words of Galatians 6:7. The verse reads, "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows."
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    Jun 12, 2016 6:21 PM GMT
    Suetonius saidA "reap what you sow" tweet from Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick that went out hours after approximately 50 people were killed at a Florida LGBT nightclub has been deleted amid backlash.

    At precisely 7 a.m. Sunday Dan Patrick tweeted a photo with the words of Galatians 6:7. The verse reads, "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows."


    No, Mr. Patrick, we reap what bigoted ignoramuses like you sew: fear, ignorance, anti-Christian intolerance. 153 people have just paid the price for the garbage you spew.
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    Jun 12, 2016 8:19 PM GMT

    Maybe we should just force the christian terrorist state of Texas into secession instead of trying to police them?


    Texas Lt Gov. Dan Patrick Must Resign Over Anti-LGBT Tweets in Wake of Club Shooting
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shawn-lawrence-otto/texas-lt-gov-dan-patrick_b_10429290.html


    Late Sunday morning, after online criticism continued to grow, Patrick removed the posts, and a spokesman told the Texas Tribune that they had been pre-scheduled. That does not make it any better. Elected officials are there to represent everyone, impartially. Posts that seem to condone hatred of any constituency group should not be made by an elected official at any time, because they create an atmosphere of intolerance of fellow Americans that in turn can lead to violence.


    People like Dan Patrick who encourage or in any way condone mass murder of fellow Americans they dislike or disagree with, however obliquely, are unAmerican and should not be in any position of authority in any state or community. This issue is not left or right, Republican or Democrat. It is about fundamentalists of any religion—Christian or Muslim—imposing their views on others. This is America. We are better and bigger than that.

    Mike Huckabee, Ralph Reed, and other prominent endorsers of Patrick must publicly retract their support for his political future, or they will be condoning the same sort of assault on core American values and on fellow Americans.


    This expression belongs only to brutal fascist thugs no better than Nazis, who wrap themselves in a group righteousness as they seek to deny, demean, destroy, and eject anyone not part of their authoritarian ideology, in this case, LGBT Americans. That’s why they deny science they dislike as well. Because it doesn’t support their authoritarian agenda.

    This sort of thinking must be condemned and rooted out and exposed and excoriated as unAmerican for the good of the country. It is emphatically not anything close to the values America was founded upon. America’s founders did not found the nation as a Christian nation; they founded it on the fundamental Enlightenment principles of science, drawn from Thomas Jeffersons “trinity of three greatest men”: Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon, and John Locke, scientists and natural philosophers, who all believed that if anyone can discover the truth of something for one’s self using the tools and principles of science and reason, no religious authority and no monarch had any greater right to govern us that we have to govern ourselves.

    It is time for a new Government in the State of Texas, and for Dan Patrick to resign


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    Jun 12, 2016 8:22 PM GMT
    Nothing wrong with freedom of speech, every person has the right of their own opinion, at the same time religion shouldn't be protected in any way, that means all the protections based on religion should be lifted, it's only fair
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    Jun 12, 2016 8:23 PM GMT
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  • Esoj

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    Jun 13, 2016 12:29 PM GMT
    Shouldn't the Title be corrected to Texas Lt. Governor?
  • NealJohn

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    Jun 13, 2016 1:45 PM GMT
    Trump is the answer . He cares nothing about religion or political correctness. Make your vote count
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    Jun 13, 2016 1:51 PM GMT
    It's been reported in several outlets that the tweet was not in reference to the Orlando shooting. "Regarding this morning's scripture posting on social media, be assured that the post was not done in response to last night's tragedy," the statement said. "The post was designed and scheduled last Thursday...We regret the unfortunate timing of these posts and ask everyone to join us in praying for the people of Orlando in this awful time." For what it's worth.
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    Jun 13, 2016 2:10 PM GMT
    NealJohn said
    Trump is the answer problem . He cares nothing about religion anyone but himself or political correctness acumen. Make your vote count
    HILLARY!

    There, corrected
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    Jun 13, 2016 2:24 PM GMT
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    It's been reported in several outlets that the tweet was not in reference to the Orlando shooting. "Regarding this morning's scripture posting on social media, be assured that the post was not done in response to last night's tragedy," the statement said. "The post was designed and scheduled last Thursday...We regret the unfortunate timing of these posts and ask everyone to join us in praying for the people of Orlando in this awful time." For what it's worth.

    Problem was, it was sent out at 7AM Sunday morning, exactly when the story and extent of the carnage was just breaking. That's an odd time to release a personal tweet, if it was really composed on Thursday. Why not release it Thursday?

    And who does that? Are these robo-tweets? Plus early Sunday morning is a strange time for a political figure to send out a tweet. Perhaps he can claim he wanted to target the Sunday church goers. After all, this Lt. Governor has effectively said he only represents Christians who believe as he does. Jews and all others need not apply.

    Yet if he gets the benefit of the doubt, how insensitive the timing is. Did not he or anyone on his staff consider the implications of the reference? Or maybe they didn't care.
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    Jun 13, 2016 2:44 PM GMT
    location, location, location
    thank the baby jesus i live in an accepting city. on vacation; holding hands with my husband in NYC theater district we were hassled a couple of times. I forget everyone wants to quote a 3,500 year old book and or be the genetic scientist.


    former wanta be republican president Mitt Romney was quoted; 'Trump will be like trickle down racism'.
    reference:
    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/mitt-romney-donald-trump-trickle-down-racism-224209

    Mitt is an unlikely source but his words worth considering if your the big gold star gay man.
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    woodfordr said
    It's been reported in several outlets that the tweet was not in reference to the Orlando shooting. "Regarding this morning's scripture posting on social media, be assured that the post was not done in response to last night's tragedy," the statement said. "The post was designed and scheduled last Thursday...We regret the unfortunate timing of these posts " For what it's worth.

    Problem was, it was sent out at 7AM Sunday morning, exactly when the story and extent of the carnage was just breaking. That's an odd time to release a personal tweet, if it was really composed on Thursday. Why not release it Thursday?

    And who does that? Are these robo-tweets? Plus early Sunday morning is a strange time for a political figure to send out a tweet. Perhaps he can claim he wanted to target the Sunday church goers. After all, this Lt. Governor has effectively said he only represents Christians who believe as he does. Jews and all others need not apply.

    It was an unintentional tweet - a complete accident.

    Yeah.

    Right.

    Bush; Perry; this cretin - that's the nature of Texas.

    Yet if he gets the benefit of the doubt, how insensitive the timing is. Did not he or anyone on his staff consider the implications of the reference? Or maybe they didn't care.
  • Nhlakz

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    Jun 13, 2016 5:29 PM GMT
    with the whole thing thats happened over the weekend..i love how "REAL AMERICANS".hv responded to the violence on twitter and on the ground by donated blood and gays being allowed to do so...#ORLando killing
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    Jun 13, 2016 5:32 PM GMT
    Here is more clarification from his site. Its up for individuals to decide what to believe. Personally, I'd rather believe his explanation and would rather not believe that he was rejoicing in the killings of innocent people:

    My Facebook Statement Regarding This Morning’s Bible Verse Post
    This morning, as every Sunday morning for the past several years, we post a verse from scripture. Those posts are chosen in advance and scheduled in advance. As noted to the media earlier, the post from Galatians, that received many hateful comments, was put on the schedule Thursday. Our scripture was not posted in reaction to the shooting.

    I’m actually on an island. The Internet is slow. I first heard of the news late this morning from a reporter. However, the time lag has given me an opportunity to reflect on this tragedy, your comments, our war on terrorism, our divided nation and God’s word for all of us.

    The verse has nothing to do with God’s judgement on any one person or a specific group of people. If some chose to read into it what they wanted they either have never read Galatians Chapter 6 or have misread it.

    Some wanted the post pulled down and others did not. Let me be clear, I didn’t pull down the FB post & tweet because God’s word is wrong. His word is never wrong. Taking down his word would be like tearing a page from the Bible because we didn’t like what God was telling us. I took it down to stop the hateful comments and the misinformation being spread of God’s message to all of us- straight or gay.

    God’s message to all of us in the world is that of love and forgiveness – not hate. Jesus was clear that the only way to the Father was through him.

    We are all sinners, straight or gay, and we all fall short of heaven and eternal life unless we accept Christ as our Savior. He died on the cross for all of us. Let me repeat that. He loves us all and died for all of our sins.

    In the public policy arena there are differences of opinion from many viewpoints. Too often there is hate surrounding those differences. Whether it’s political parties, Presidential politics, or one of the many policy issues being debated today, our country is becoming more divided every day.

    The hateful comments today following my post of a simple scripture verse, totally unrelated to the terrible killings last night, that were directed at me and God’s word, is another example of that hate. I pray these divisions will end.

    Just as we saw the nation come together after 911 we need to come together again after the largest mass shooting in our history.

    If some insist on hate speech as a response, that is their decision, not mine. The enemy is ISIS, not each other. We must come together to fight them. ISIS believes in the killing of gays. America does not and Christians do not. Let’s focus on the real enemy.

    For those who have never read Galatians 6, here are the first ten verses. Only those who choose hate speech can suggest God’s word was directed at them. It was directed to the church of Galatia as Paul was talking to early Christians about moving from the law of Moses to the new Christian church.

    Today God’s message is directed to ALL of us.

    Bear One Another’s Burdens
    6 Brothers,1 if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4 But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. 5 For each will have to bear his own load.
    6 Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. 7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

    Dan Patrick
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    Jun 14, 2016 2:15 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    NealJohn said
    Trump is the answer problem . He cares nothing about religion anyone but himself or political correctness acumen. Make your vote count
    HILLARY!

    There, corrected
    Yeah vote Hillary if you want the same weak attempt to thwart terrorism as her boss Obama which is nothing, as a matter of fact they have allowed it to grow stronger and on a larger scale than it was before his administration( remember ISIS is a jv team) they can't even call it what it is radical terrorism-political correctness has ruined this country, America and Americans are in real danger. How many more must die before they get that through their thick skulls-call it what it is pathetic liberals! Stand Up Stand Strong and send these sons of bitches to Hell where they belong!
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    Jun 14, 2016 2:55 AM GMT
    dreamcock said
    Art_Deco said
    NealJohn said
    Trump is the answer problem . He cares nothing about religion anyone but himself or political correctness acumen. Make your vote count
    HILLARY!

    There, corrected
    Yeah vote Hillary if you want the same weak attempt to thwart terrorism as her boss Obama which is nothing, as a matter of fact they have allowed it to grow stronger and on a larger scale than it was before his administration( remember ISIS is a jv team) they can't even call it what it is radical terrorism-political correctness has ruined this country, America and Americans are in real danger. How many more must die before they get that through their thick skulls-call it what it is pathetic liberals! Stand Up Stand Strong and send these sons of bitches to Hell where they belong!

    ummm... Republican President GW Bush had 7 years to take out Osama bin Laden, and never did. President Obama killed him during his first term. And Obama's killed more Islamic terrorists than Bush ever did.

    I think you need to go back and revisit your wacky Right Wing narrative. And perhaps cork the bottle. icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 14, 2016 3:41 AM GMT
    And the guy was born in New York. All the people who hate gays and Muslims must be creaming their shorts. This is their Christmas.
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    Jun 14, 2016 3:51 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    dreamcock said
    Art_Deco said
    NealJohn said
    Trump is the answer problem . He cares nothing about religion anyone but himself or political correctness acumen. Make your vote count
    HILLARY!

    There, corrected
    Yeah vote Hillary if you want the same weak attempt to thwart terrorism as her boss Obama which is nothing, as a matter of fact they have allowed it to grow stronger and on a larger scale than it was before his administration( remember ISIS is a jv team) they can't even call it what it is radical terrorism-political correctness has ruined this country, America and Americans are in real danger. How many more must die before they get that through their thick skulls-call it what it is pathetic liberals! Stand Up Stand Strong and send these sons of bitches to Hell where they belong!

    ummm... Republican President GW Bush had 7 years to take out Osama bin Laden, and never did. President Obama killed him during his first term. And Obama's killed more Islamic terrorists than Bush ever did.

    I think you need to go back and revisit your wacky Right Wing narrative. And perhaps cork the bottle. icon_razz.gif
    Oh please,you actually give Obama credict for Bin Laden's killing.He had nothing to do with that.He just took credit for it.The man has accomplished nada since his ugly ass has been in office.He's a failure and a total loser.He will go down as the worst president in history.The sooner the better when he's out of office.Hilary is another loser. Trump will win,sorry.
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    Jun 14, 2016 4:13 AM GMT
    I don't give a shit what his after-the-fact statement is. His history and the company he keeps tells me all I need to know about how this guy views us. That bible quote preaches doom upon unrepentant sinners. To them, that IS us.

    I'm sure he'll go far in TX politics.

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    Jun 14, 2016 5:27 AM GMT
    woodfordr saidHere is more clarification from his site. Its up for individuals to decide what to believe. Personally, I'd rather believe his explanation and would rather not believe that he was rejoicing in the killings of innocent people:

    My Facebook Statement Regarding This Morning’s Bible Verse Post
    This morning, as every Sunday morning for the past several years, we post a verse from scripture. Those posts are chosen in advance and scheduled in advance. As noted to the media earlier, the post from Galatians, that received many hateful comments, was put on the schedule Thursday. Our scripture was not posted in reaction to the shooting.

    I’m actually on an island. The Internet is slow. I first heard of the news late this morning from a reporter. However, the time lag has given me an opportunity to reflect on this tragedy, your comments, our war on terrorism, our divided nation and God’s word for all of us.

    The verse has nothing to do with God’s judgement on any one person or a specific group of people. If some chose to read into it what they wanted they either have never read Galatians Chapter 6 or have misread it.

    Some wanted the post pulled down and others did not. Let me be clear, I didn’t pull down the FB post & tweet because God’s word is wrong. His word is never wrong. Taking down his word would be like tearing a page from the Bible because we didn’t like what God was telling us. I took it down to stop the hateful comments and the misinformation being spread of God’s message to all of us- straight or gay.

    God’s message to all of us in the world is that of love and forgiveness – not hate. Jesus was clear that the only way to the Father was through him.

    We are all sinners, straight or gay, and we all fall short of heaven and eternal life unless we accept Christ as our Savior. He died on the cross for all of us. Let me repeat that. He loves us all and died for all of our sins.

    In the public policy arena there are differences of opinion from many viewpoints. Too often there is hate surrounding those differences. Whether it’s political parties, Presidential politics, or one of the many policy issues being debated today, our country is becoming more divided every day.

    The hateful comments today following my post of a simple scripture verse, totally unrelated to the terrible killings last night, that were directed at me and God’s word, is another example of that hate. I pray these divisions will end.

    Just as we saw the nation come together after 911 we need to come together again after the largest mass shooting in our history.

    If some insist on hate speech as a response, that is their decision, not mine. The enemy is ISIS, not each other. We must come together to fight them. ISIS believes in the killing of gays. America does not and Christians do not. Let’s focus on the real enemy.

    For those who have never read Galatians 6, here are the first ten verses. Only those who choose hate speech can suggest God’s word was directed at them. It was directed to the church of Galatia as Paul was talking to early Christians about moving from the law of Moses to the new Christian church.

    Today God’s message is directed to ALL of us.

    Bear One Another’s Burdens
    6 Brothers,1 if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4 But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. 5 For each will have to bear his own load.
    6 Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. 7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.Dan Patrick


    Now isn't that just special?

    And if you believe this crap, could we interest you in buying a bridge in Brooklyn?
  • dreamcock

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    Jun 14, 2016 11:05 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    dreamcock said
    Art_Deco said
    NealJohn said
    Trump is the answer problem . He cares nothing about religion anyone but himself or political correctness acumen. Make your vote count
    HILLARY!

    There, corrected
    Yeah vote Hillary if you want the same weak attempt to thwart terrorism as her boss Obama which is nothing, as a matter of fact they have allowed it to grow stronger and on a larger scale than it was before his administration( remember ISIS is a jv team) they can't even call it what it is radical terrorism-political correctness has ruined this country, America and Americans are in real danger. How many more must die before they get that through their thick skulls-call it what it is pathetic liberals! Stand Up Stand Strong and send these sons of bitches to Hell where they belong!

    ummm... Republican President GW Bush had 7 years to take out Osama bin Laden, and never did. President Obama killed him during his first term. And Obama's killed more Islamic terrorists than Bush ever did.

    I think you need to go back and revisit your wacky Right Wing narrative. And perhaps cork the bottle. icon_razz.gif
    Thats his claim he didnt want to do it he was under pressure so he actually gave in-still hasnt stopped the terror-Bill Clinton had the chance to get him before Bush and i guess he seemed like a jv team to him too-so they grew-why dont u stay in your left wing nut job world and think if your nice to everyone theyll be nice to u thats worked well for this administration hasnt it-stick ur head back in the sand of the left wing and hope your not next!
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    Jun 14, 2016 11:27 AM GMT
    dreamcock said
    ...liberalism is a mental disorder!

    The more dangerous mental disorder is the Right's mania to kill everyone in the world who challenges the US. You ought to expand your international view a little and learn how the rest of the world views the US. It isn't the beneficial "guardian of democracy" image that you Righties try to sell us, or bask in yourselves.

    Rather, they see a dangerous, greedy bully that's too quick to pull the trigger and rape their economies. Why do you think Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, before he'd even had a chance to prove himself as President? It's because he wasn't the warmonger that GW Bush and his pack of neocon Republicans were, the Nobel Peace Prize being the world's collective sigh of relief at the changing of the guard. More a slap in the face of the policies you espouse than recognition of an untried US President.
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    Jun 14, 2016 1:26 PM GMT
    Obama went around the world on an apology tour denigrating the country that he was elected to lead. He's a disgrace to this country .The world views him as a weak ineffectual leader.We need a president who puts America 1st and dems are too worried about pleasing every other country and less about pleasing their own!
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    Jun 14, 2016 2:04 PM GMT
    personal freedom and or freedom of speech is limited. For example; there is no freedom with out respect.
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    Jun 14, 2016 6:07 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    dreamcock said
    Art_Deco said
    NealJohn said
    Trump is the answer problem . He cares nothing about religion anyone but himself or political correctness acumen. Make your vote count
    HILLARY!

    There, corrected
    Yeah vote Hillary if you want the same weak attempt to thwart terrorism as her boss Obama which is nothing, as a matter of fact they have allowed it to grow stronger and on a larger scale than it was before his administration( remember ISIS is a jv team) they can't even call it what it is radical terrorism-political correctness has ruined this country, America and Americans are in real danger. How many more must die before they get that through their thick skulls-call it what it is pathetic liberals! Stand Up Stand Strong and send these sons of bitches to Hell where they belong!

    ummm... Republican President GW Bush had 7 years to take out Osama bin Laden, and never did. President Obama killed him during his first term. And Obama's killed more Islamic terrorists than Bush ever did.

    I think you need to go back and revisit your wacky Right Wing narrative. And perhaps cork the bottle. icon_razz.gif
    You are a damned, stupid fool for wanting the hapless Hillary ho for President. She is totally unfit and unqualified for the White House and it will be more of the same ultra leftist policies of letting in every vagrant from every corner of the world regardless of their political, religious, and ideological views. A Hillary Presidency will be a costly, disastrous failure that will literally destroy this great country. But you ultra leftists don't give a shit about this great country, all you care about are your own single issue, selfish ideologies. You're repugnant as well as a treasonous traitor to the United States of America.icon_evil.gif