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Radio host, pastor insult senator’s Christianity
WHO-AM radio host Steve Deace spent an hour of his show Thursday questioning the faith of Democratic state Sen. Matt McCoy, Iowa’s only openly gay legislator.
Deace and his pastor, Bob Deever of Grace West Church in West Des Moines, said that McCoy calling himself a Christian is a “statement of ignorance.”
“It’s best not to let those lies go unchallenged,” Deace said.
During a recent roundtable discussion on same-sex marriage organized by The Des Moines Register, McCoy said that ultimately the issue is about fairness, a principal in line with his Christian beliefs.
“I am a Christian and I like to talk about the fact that I think Christians can disagree about this subject,” he said. “One particular view should not dominate another religious view on this issue.”
McCoy is an active member of Plymouth Congregational Church in Des Moines.
Deever said McCoy has developed a God in his mind to allow him to do the things he wants to do, and because he is openly gay McCoy can’t be a Christian.
“You’re going to have to determine what you’re going to believe: your self deception and what you think it is or God’s truth and what he says it is,” he said.
Deace then hearkened longingly for the days when a homosexual could not “live this way without any sort of societal retribution for them.”
“Those days are long gone, and we live in an era where the homosexual lobby basically lived at the legislature this year,” he said.