Peter FitzSimons - Intolerant Bigot - by Ben R Davis

There’s only one Person the pirate from Neutral Bay despises more than the Queen of the Commonwealth, and that’s the King of the Universe who was born in a manger. Anyone daring to respectfully repeat His Words will be the target of Pirate Pete’s unbridled condemnation and vilification. Margaret Court and Israel Folau have been the criminals he’s persecuted relentlessly with his right to hate speech. Their crimes? They had the audacity to suggest God’s design for marriage was exclusive and that rebellion against God is likely to result in His judgement.

“Is it not a tad presumptuous as to try and push that on the rest of us?” he wrote about Folau – in seeming complete ignorance of the overt effort he was making to push his beliefs on the rest of us. He uses words like “ingrained homophobia” and “homophobic gibberish” to openly deride 2,000 years of the Christian sexual ethic of sex being exclusively between a married man and woman for life to the exclusion of all others.

FitzSimons explained to tennis great Todd Woodbridge he believed it was his “duty” to tell the greatest tennis player ever, Margaret Court, now a minister of religion doing untold good in her city and whose job it is to advocate the blessing of Biblical principles, “…On this stuff, you’re just so out of kilter, you’re wrong.”

Inseparable from his own ingrained, Christophobic gibberish, the bombastic buccaneer pours scorn on the words of Jesus Christ Who pointed the world to God’s design from the beginning for marriage.

“Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” – Matthew 19:4-6

This is of supreme relevance because Captain Christophobe insists over and over again that people like Margaret Court and Israel Folau and every other Christian past and present on the planet who take Jesus at His Word are not just seeing things from a different perspective to him, but utterly contemptible, nasty & hateful people.

The tragic irony is two-fold: firstly, that it is he who is just so out of kilter by mistaking the preaching of Gospel of Jesus Christ as a message of hate and not hope; and secondly, that he epitomises in his own character everything he claims to condemn in Bible-believing Christians.

Pirate Pete would have us believe that when Jesus explained His reason for being born on Christmas day He didn’t get past John 3:16-17 and stopped with, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

But Jesus went on.

“He who believes in Him [God’s Son] is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”

That would seem to explain the extreme reactions to the light FitzSimons displays frequently. He hates it, and everyone reflecting it.

Peter FitzSimons believes it is wrong for someone to publicly disagree with his beliefs about marriage and sexuality; that to do so is not an exercise in honesty or civility, but evidence of hateful prejudice and bigoted phobia. Hmmm.

Bandana boy appears to take too few moments of self-reflection in the light.


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