The main premise of his sermon is that there has been a spike of HIV cases among black homosexual men because they are sinners. In other words, he is saying that those people who contract HIV are only getting what they deserve.
How absolutely Pat Robertsonian of him. If Westboro was a Catholic Church instead of a Baptist one, McIlheran would probably be applying for membership.
But to further his egregiousness, McIlheran just doesn't know when to stop and includes this:
... Most churches decry drunkenness, and isn’t that awfully mean? (Don’t even get me started on how many churches cruelly try suppressing any expression of drunkenness by offering AA chapters meeting space down in the basement hall!)Considering that Alcohol Abuse (and Drug Abuse, for that matter) are considered to be mental illnesses, isn't it being particularly inappropriate to be condemning it?
No, in fact, it isn’t mean to say drunkenness is wrong, or lying or gluttony or any of the rest. It is kind if you believe, as churches do, that sin does real and lasting damage to the sinner.
It makes you wonder what McIlheran does during his free time. I'd hate to think he takes field trips to the local hospital and patrol the cancer ward telling people that they are sinners.