Miss Beverly Hills Lauren Ashley: God wants gays “put to death”

Looks like we have a new Carrie Prejean on our hands, except not only does this beauty queen oppose same-sex marriage, but promotes the abomination and death of gay people.
While headlines are popping up everywhere about how Miss Beverly Hills Lauren Ashley opposes same-sex marriage, where are the headlines about her contention that God thinks gays should be put to death? Here’s one (content may be upsetting):

“The Bible says that marriage is between a man and a woman,” Ashley told FOX News. “In Leviticus it says, ‘If man lies with mankind as he would lie with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death and their blood shall be upon them.’ The Bible is pretty black and white.

Oh, and there’s more:

“I feel like God himself created mankind and he loves everyone, and he has the best for everyone…If he says that having sex with someone of your same gender is going to bring death upon you, that’s a pretty stern warning, and he knows more than we do about life.”

But she adds to Fox News that she has lots of gay friends and “there’s no hate between [her] and anyone.” So since she has gay friends, it’s okay to think they should die for their sins! Unreal.

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55 Comments

  1. Alessa
    Posted February 25, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    Any argument that she is actually advocating the death of these people is ridiculous and a waste of time. It’s a Christian norm to quote the bible, even if you can’t imagine what the results of those quotes put into action to mean.
    This is a young, religious jesus-loving girl, not a murderer. She wouldn’t be saying this if the choice was right in front of her, a man about to be murdered for being gay, and her staring right into the face of it. It’s stupid to assume that she’s some heartless bitch because she doesn’t believe in gay marriage. She’s dumb and naive, that’s all she is.
    She’s young. She’s naive. She repeats what she’s been told.
    I think the real, terrifying issue here is the fact that the church brainwashes people to the point where they regurgitate quotes without thinking about it and side with them without actually understanding what life would be like if the things they were advocating were a reality of life.

  2. Lydia
    Posted February 25, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    Thank you, Mike, for being someone else making the point that there are many thinking people who identify with a religion and many ways to be religious that do not involve “brainwashing” or sacrificing your ability to think freely and criticize authority. It gets awfully lonely sometimes.
    I used to be an atheist too, btw, although there were always certain Jewish religious customs that I continued to identify with throughout my atheist stage.

  3. BackOfBusEleven
    Posted February 25, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    My point is that I don’t think she cares if anyone does murder gay people. She probably won’t, just based on the fact that most people don’t murder gay people. But someone will.

  4. BackOfBusEleven
    Posted February 25, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    Normally, saying that God wants gays to die isn’t a defensible position. And yet, here we are.

  5. LSG
    Posted February 26, 2010 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    It’s not either/or. She’s young and naive and repeating what she’s told, absolutely.
    AND she is advocating the deaths of people. I’m sorry to keep harping on this, but if she hadn’t wanted to invoke the death penalty she could have quoted Leviticus just a few chapters earlier where it says “a man should not lie with another man, that is despicable.” She went out of her way to quote:
    1. a passage from a book of LAW
    2. that says homosexual men should be put to death
    3. which is not the only biblical passage saying negative things about homosexuality.
    Of course she’s not going to pull a trigger if a gay man is there in front of her — but don’t pretend that words don’t matter. It MATTERS to say that “well, according to God homosexual people should be put to death.” It’s not the same thing as directly killing people, but that doesn’t mean it’s nothing.

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