Christian conservative Matt Barber said
in a column over the weekend that he's honored to be a “hater”
called by God to tell gays HIV is punishment for the sin of
Barber, an outspoken opponent of gay
rights, dismissed criticism of his anti-gay rhetoric by saying that
he was doing God's work on Earth.
“The wages of sin is death,” Barber
wrote. “Yet in today's upside-down world it is we who are
disingenuously accused of 'hate' – those of us who remain
compassionate and bold enough to warn our fellow human beings of the
spiritual, emotional and, yes, even the physical death that comes as
a natural consequence of unnatural behaviors.”
“Homosexual conduct is always sin.
It always has been. It always will be. It is never good, healthy,
normal or natural.”
“I'm honored to say that I'm one of
those 'haters' called by God to sound the alarm,” he added.