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A friend of Daniel Rodriguez, Marcel Gelmi, spoke to local news after the attack, and said that Mr. Price had blown a kiss at Rodriguez and “propositioned” him, thus justifying the brutal attack. According to Gelmi, Price should not have complained. Gelmi, told the reporter “I mean, I don’t want no man blowing me a kiss, either. I mean, things happen. I’ve been beat up like that too, but you don’t see me on the news and my family crying and this and that. Wounds heal.”
What apparently never heals is stupidity. Marcel Gelmi proudly showed off one of his many tattoos to the reporter, and the moment was captured forever on film. On his right upper arm, Marcel Gelmi has this passage from Leviticus: “Thou shall not lie with a male as one does with a woman. It is an abomination.” So, now that we all know Marcel Gelmi hates the LGBT community, let’s take a look at something else Gelmi might want to read in the book of Leviticus. From the New International Version of the bible:
“Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD.”
Well, that’s awkward.
Marcel Gelmi once again brings logical people to the conclusion that fundamentalists and professional haters are clueless when it comes to the bible. For God’s sake (literally), to TATTOO something from the book of Leviticus that contains a law forbidding you to have TATTOOS?
Fundies cling to the bizarre notion that parts of the bible are to be taken literally (things that encourage them to hate) while others parts are interpretive (things that make them think). For those of you who missed it, I wrote an article for Mad Mike’s about the fact that the bible, in numerous places, speaks to life beginning when you take your first breath. OH NO, they cried, that’s interpretive.
Fundies cherry pick the bible. It’s becoming more and more obvious, the more rational people call them out and ask questions, or write articles, or make videos. We want to have one person, one fundamentalist, one evangelical, someone, explain to us why you all are so hung up on gay people, but you’re wearing polyester, don’t honor the Sabbath and haven’t stoned an adulterer lately.
To Marcel Gelmi, I say, dude, seriously. Could you have made yourself look any more ridiculous? Tattooing a passage from the book in the bible that forbids you from having tattoos? I bet there are a TON of men, and women, who scream while frothing at the mouth about the evils of homosexuality, using Leviticus 18:22, while showing off their latest Confederate flag tattoo.
Do they really not get it? And if they do get it, why can’t they explain it to the rest of us? Why is Leviticus 18:22 the only thing in the bible any of them take literally? Help the poor? Screw that. Love thy neighbor? Screw that, too. Don’t get a tattoo. Life begins with the first breath. Honor the Sabbath. Sell all you have and follow Jesus. INTERPRETIVE! Gays are bad. LITERAL!
Explain it me, please. Tell me how it’s perfectly all right for fundies to be hypocrites of epic proportions. Tell me why every fundamentalist and evangelical doesn’t have a red tent in the backyard. Share the wisdom that allows right wing Christians to ignore practically everything in their own holy book but a few passages that seem to justify their own hate and bigotry. I want someone to clear up the mystery of cherry picking the bible.
Next, we’ll delve into the story of Ham, Noah’s naughty son who saw Noah nude and was cursed by God! (The Klan loves the story of Ham.)
Lord, protect me from your followers. Please.
Thanks to The Advocate for information on Marcel Gelmi and yes, the bible, for the Leviticus passages.