To give some context before you click: the Galations 3:28 Movement contacted Mark in an email. If you're not familiar, G 3:28 is a group of people trying faintly to pretend as if they have any interest in Christ, and manage to take a quote from Saint Paul and twist it into a 'You know what Saint Paul loves? Anal sex and gay marriage!' moment. So one of their representatives fires off this 'teach Christ's REAL message' schtick, and Shea shoots off his reply:
Jesus answered, “Have you not read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 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’?(Matthew 19:4-5)
Nice way to twist scripture, bigot. You know, our side will win. In 40 years Christians will look back on you as a bigoted relic.From "Jesus loves everyone, help us spread Jesus' message!" to "YOU BIGOT, WE WILL BURY YOU!" in the space of one reply. Mark does know how to set people off.
But what's important here isn't 'Mark got them angry'. It's that momentary slipping of the mask, going from 'This is what Christ teaches, spread our message of peace and love, stop the bigotry!' to furious threatening and anger issues.
And that's one of the problem for Anne S and company. They'll never win, because there is no "winning" for them. Pass gay marriage in every nation in the world, force every Church that opposes it to close down, completely outnumber the opponents with proponents... and they will still be the same. Angry, hateful and furious. Fearful of the future, which is never guaranteed. And crucially, no God to trust in, because God terrifies. The best they have is an idol, and theirs is not an idol they can ever really believe in.
Either way, it's all minor stuff. "Mark Shea pisses off someone who deserves it, news at 11."