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Mike Adams is a nasty piece of work

Mike Adams must really hate the “It gets better” campaign, which is trying to give gay kids some hope, rather than letting them die of despair. Being Mike Adams, though, the only way he can deal with it is by lying. So he writes an essay in which he describes eight heterosexual kids who were hounded into suicide by homosexuals, just for parities sake, I guess.

Only he didn’t. All eight cases are based on true events of young Republican nitwits getting slapped down for anti-homosexual bigotry…but the part where Adams says “and then they killed themselves”? Total fabrication. In every case, without exception, the poor ‘victim’ lashed out to sue someone, instead.

It’s repugnant. It attempts to reverse the arrow of victimhood, making the bullies out to be oppressed and blaming the dead for their situation. It’s exactly what you’d expect of a christofascist thug with no moral compass at all. It’s Mike Adams.

At the very end of his eight lies, he ‘fesses up and manages to make it even worse.

These eight cases are all true except for one thing: The Christians who were bullied by gays and gay activists are all still alive. Not a single one has committed suicide. That is because they have centered their lives around Jesus Christ, rather than their sexual identity. And no amount of bullying can change my mind about that.

Please wrap your head around this unfortunate fact: Christians are the overwhelming majority. These eight people were not in circumstances at all similar to the gay kids who were isolated, alone, incessantly treated as filth, and bullied until they surrendered. Those kids were also not necessarily atheists — they were mostly brought up to believe in this Jesus fable, and it is a lie to pretend that gays are automatically non-religious (it’s rather a shame that they aren’t—we’d be rather closer to the goal of a godless majority if suddenly all who reject that callous, judgmental conservative Christianity really were atheists).

It seems that centering your life around Jesus Christ makes you a litigious, arrogant jerk, so maybe that isn’t the best strategy for surviving Christian thuggery. I think the It gets better project is a better model for a moral life; I’d rather see people center their lives around hope than around damnation and death.