It isn’t unusual these days for some right-wing Christian to say something hateful and then shift the blame to their deity. It isn’t that they hate gays or think that atheists deserve to be tortured for all eternity, they are just the messenger. They are just telling us God’s message.
Isn’t it amazing that there are about a million different religions and that this Christian not only picked or more likely was born into the correct one, but that he or she even has picked or was born into the correct sect of Christianity. They alone have the divine insight to know exactly how God wants his holy book to be interpreted.
Sure, they can point out all the parts of the Bible that say something hateful (okay, maybe not all the parts) to justify their position, but what about all the other Christians who have rationalized a way out of those aspects of the Bible? What about all the even more hateful parts of the Bible that these “messengers” also ignore? I mentioned to one such Christians that the Bible also talks about how to sell your daughter into slavery and yup, you guessed it, he had an excuse.
Of course, the best part of this “God’s Messenger” gambit is the arrogance. They seem to be suggesting that God needs them to be his divine messenger. Mr. All-powerful can’t seem to get his message to all of humankind with any accuracy and needs this Christian to relate his divinely unclear message to the world. Good thing this Christian is around because without him or her, no one would be able to know God’s true message. This person isn’t a messenger at all; he or she is a prophet!