Thursday, April 11, 2019

#2171: Keith Roberts

A.k.a. GodsWordIsLaw

Keith Roberts is a raging, maniacal, religiously fanatic bigot known by the handle @GodsWordIsLaw (and, it seems, @GodsLandGodsLaw), though his Twitter account seems to be suspended at present. He was also the founder of the organization Christians for a Moral America and, for a few months in 2012/2013, generally known as perhaps the most homophobic and hateful lunatic on Twitter, especially in the wake of getting into a spat with Ricky Gervais after writing “Thank God for Christopher Hitchens’ death” the day after Hitchens died and subsequently telling Gervais that “Atheism is poison, may God have mercy on your soul before he dropkicks you into HELL” (no, he doesn’t seem to understand the concept of mercy; it’s not the only concept he doesn’t grasp). And when George Michael had to cancel some concerts due to pneumonia, Roberts claimed that “[a]pparently George Michael has AIDS. Figures since he’s a homosexual and it goes with the territory. Another sodomite bites the dust?” and encouraged his supporters to “[p]ray for George Michael’s demise. He has chosen a satanic lifestyle and must meet an appropriate end”. In general, Roberts has expressed concerns with a political environment that is supportive of gay rights: “We have an OBLIGATION to the general public to make sure homosexuality is recriminalized. Sodomy is destroying the health care system.” He would also engage with critics, offering nuggets of insight like “What a whiny old queer you are. You’ll be six feet under soon (AIDS) so hopefully we wont have to put up with it much longer.”

Here is Roberts arguing that atheists die sooner than Christians.

Diagnosis: A minor character, but a pretty deranged one. He’s been quiet for a while, so maybe he has come to his senses? We’ll include him nonetheless.

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