That's right, God doesn't like 'them.' So, after 6,000 years, or 4.5 billion years, He was going to enact the Final Solution.
On May 21 God was meant to begin by torturing almost every man, woman and child on the planet for five months, before He eventually killed us all. Who knew He hated those reruns of Will and Grace that much?
Camping's claims were contemptible, of course, and toxic bigotry too, but every now and then it's instructive to have a good long look at the kind of people who loudly profess their Christian love whilst simultaneously blackguarding just about everyone in the nation.
Why is it, I wonder, that we continually find that elderly white men, the people least likely to be affected by gay marriage or abortion questions, are always the group most insuperably opposed to them? What's that about?
In May 2011, for the first time in Gallup's tracking of the issue, a majority of Americans (53%) believe same-sex marriage should be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages.
That's a remarkable shift. The nine-point increase in support for same-sex marriage is the largest ever year-to-year shift yet measured over this time period by the polling organization.
No wonder Camping and his disgusted followers were getting ready for the next world. Increasingly, they can't bear the realities of this one.
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