Today I saw the adorable clip above in which this standard heartland church cheers itself hoarse because a couple toddlers have learned to sing "Ain't No Homos Gonna Make It To Heaven." Sad, but not shocking. Hating queers is par for the course, the course as demonstrated consistently and incontrovertibly throughout the brutal 2,000-year reich that has been Christianity's stain upon our planet.
I went to the gay-hating toddler Church's website, and beneath the frantic disclaimer I found a quite well-written little "About" paragraph with some commendably pretty language. This set off alarms immediately, since the overlapping subset of "Christians" and "good writers" in the 21st century is, not coincidentally, microscopic-- Annie Dillard was about it, and she finally renounced.
Ya hate to assume the worst, but one thing everyone who's ever had dealings with Bible freaks knows is that they're compulsively, fundamentally dishonest. The louder they holler about Jesus, the more treacherous they're sure to be. As usual, Bill Burroughs said it best:
"If you're doing business with a religious son-of-a-bitch, get it in writing. His word isn't worth shit, not with the good lord telling him to fuck you on the deal."
Morality, in the sense of personal ethics, is meaningless to Christians; they have no personal virtues, which is why they embrace a mumbo-jumbo doctrine that tells them God's In Control. It's all of a piece. Since the Bible is a bunch of ridiculous garbage and they claim it's infallible, their endemic dishonesty, though sad, is not shocking. Like everything else in the massively hierarchical mind-slavery that is "Faith," the problems start at the top.
Anyway, I googled one felicitous phrase, "the kind of contagious Christianity," and, well, see for yourself. Click the link, go on!
Look at those results. Page through them: hundreds, literally hundreds of churches whose "about" pages use the same plagiarized boilerplate.
Sad. Sad that these people who are supposedly so moved by faith as to make it the center of their existence, who claim to be teachers, who ask others to come listen to them yammer on all morning long, are too lazy to even bother articulating the supposed faith that moves them.
Too lazy, too cynical, too dumb. Far easier to copy-and-paste someone else's sentiments. Why not? The sheep in the pews won't know. Read out your plagiarized sermon and pass the collection plate; another hard day's work for the Fishers of Men. Copy, Paste and Praise the lord!
Sad... but not shocking. People who think for themselves don't make very good Christians.