April 7, 2015 10:30 am -


Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson, who said, “Discrimination is given to us by God,” told me that gays are not a creation of God because “God doesn’t make mistakes.”

Peterson explained why he is defending discrimination and calling it “a hallmark of freedom.” When Alan asked Rev. Peterson if he is okay with segregation and with black people being forced to sit in the back of a movie theater, Rev. Peterson quickly negated his stance: “No, I’m not fine with that.”

Later, Rev. Peterson addressed whether or not being gay is a choice. “God didn’t make them that way. God doesn’t make mistakes,” Peterson exclaimed. “There is no proof at all that men and women are born homosexual.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

53 responses to Jesse Lee Peterson: God Didn’t Make Gays, Because ‘God Doesn’t Make Mistakes’

  1. Larry Schmitt April 7th, 2015 at 10:37 am

    I will resist the obvious comeback, “He made you, didn’t he?”

    • Roctuna April 7th, 2015 at 10:40 am

      Don’t resist, let ‘er rip. Got any more?

    • bluejayray April 7th, 2015 at 11:14 am

      Thanks–I was sitting on my hands trying not to say that.

  2. anothertoothpick April 7th, 2015 at 11:03 am

    But it turns out god does make mistakes. He gave us this clown.

    • Larry Schmitt April 7th, 2015 at 11:25 am

      No, I think we have Texas to thank for him.

      • fancypants April 7th, 2015 at 11:22 pm

        that’s GWBs spin
        he’s actually from…

        • red-diaper-baby 1942 April 8th, 2015 at 8:50 am

          I love it!

        • Larry Schmitt April 8th, 2015 at 8:58 am

          But Texas is where he got his “qualifications” to be president.

          • fancypants April 8th, 2015 at 11:35 pm

            I thought its where gwb met cheney ? or should I say that’s where cheny’s pals first took gwb for a ride and bankrupted him. the story gets confusing from here…

      • red-diaper-baby 1942 April 8th, 2015 at 8:50 am

        I think Texas may have been another “mistake”. Or perhaps he was still experimenting when he made it, trying to figure out what he was doing.

        • Larry Schmitt April 8th, 2015 at 8:58 am

          You can’t blame god for Texas, it’s completely man-made. Created by the Mexicans, and stolen by the Americans.

  3. bluejayray April 7th, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Look in the mirror. Did your god give racist assholes the right to discriminate against you?
    It IS in the buybull–mark of Cain and all that.

    • cleos_mom April 8th, 2015 at 9:33 am

      That was the mark of a murderer. The rationalization for racism comes from the Noah story.

  4. alpacadaddy April 7th, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Every time I read statements like those from the esteemed pastor I am reminded just how far our species has left to go to reach the level of ‘intelligent life form’!

    • rg9rts April 7th, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      and stop bruising our knuckles

  5. FatRat April 7th, 2015 at 11:21 am

    I’m a follower of the Reverend Dave Foley and God does indeed make the Gays!

  6. Foundryman April 7th, 2015 at 11:23 am

    If god doesn’t make mistakes, then why are we inundated with conservative republicans?

    • Larry Schmitt April 7th, 2015 at 11:23 am

      God didn’t make them. They are self-made men.

      • mea_mark April 7th, 2015 at 12:12 pm

        Sacks of flesh filled with hate and greed.

      • rg9rts April 7th, 2015 at 12:29 pm


        • Larry Schmitt April 7th, 2015 at 12:31 pm

          My apologies.

          • rg9rts April 7th, 2015 at 12:31 pm

            Saint Phyllis give you a nod

        • jasperjava April 7th, 2015 at 5:41 pm

          Men and their Stepford wives.

    • Jack E Raynbeau April 7th, 2015 at 11:25 pm


  7. rg9rts April 7th, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Well Jesse YOU are the first failure

  8. rocker April 7th, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Wow… Just wow

  9. tracey marie April 7th, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    according to his beliefs and bigotry, the devil made him

  10. Bunya April 7th, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    He has it wrong. It’s:
    “you’re beautiful in your way
    ’cause God makes no mistakes
    You’re on the right track, baby
    You were born this way”
    – Lady Gaga

  11. labman57 April 7th, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Peterson’s comments are both sad and amusing … on multiple levels.

  12. Halou April 7th, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    JLP’s god didn’t make anything, his god is a hateful destroyer god.

  13. Jake April 7th, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    God doesn’t make mistakes because god is a character in a fairy tale. He’s not real – its a children’s story you idiot.

  14. Clint Batterton April 7th, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Of course, for about 100 years now, the mental health community has said that being gay is not a choice, and is pretty much immutable. When “Exodus International” folded, they admitted that they had been 99.9% unsuccessful in changing anybody’s sexual orientation. So yes, God did make them that way, and He doesn’t make mistakes. So it’s the Bible verses that are wrong, which is not a problem, since we disregard so much of it already, because this is the 21st Century, not the Bronze Age. We don’t stone disobedient children to death, practice slavery, polygamy or concubinage, follow inexplicable dietary restrictions or subjugate women. We are OK with wearing clothing made of more than one fiber, we don’t make menstruating women stay in a tent in the back yard because they are “unclean” or force rape victims to marry their rapists.

  15. Chris April 7th, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Where’d they find this lightweight? Logic escapes blowhards like this.

  16. mrbigstuff April 7th, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Why do so called Christians think they know what’s right for everyone else picking and chooseing from a book Written in Greek thousand of years ago by men?

    • burqa April 8th, 2015 at 11:51 pm


  17. viva_democracy April 7th, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Someone please send this man a Lady Gaga album.

  18. fancypants April 7th, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    ok I see who’s coaching the reverend


    Peterson also established an annual “National Day of Repudiation of Jesse Jackson” event, which lasted from 1999 to 2004, and which was held outside Jackson’s offices in Los Angeles.[6][7] Peterson is a friend of Sean Hannity’s and is a frequent guest on his TV show

  19. Kuni Leml April 8th, 2015 at 7:29 am

    I would give these self-proclaimed, but fake, Christians the benefit of the doubt if they refused to serve every abomination in the Bible.

    These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, A lying tongue . . . A false witness who speaks lies . . . And one who sows discord among brethren.

    For example, if they refused to serve anyone who peddles the canards (a false witness & a lying tongue) that Ayn Rand/Reagan/Thatcher Trickle Down/Supply Side Satanomics pays for itself and/or that it does not murder the middle class; then I would give them benefit of the doubt.

    If they refused to serve anyone who peddles the canard of alleged American Exceptionalism (a proud look & a false witness & a lying tongue); then I would give them benefit of the doubt.

    If they refused to serve anyone who peddles the canard that being gay is a lifestyle choice (a false witness & a lying tongue & sowing discord among brethren); then I would give them benefit of the doubt.

    If they refused to serve anyone who peddles the canard that “Evolution is just a theory” (a false witness & a lying tongue & sowing discord among brethren); then I would give them benefit of the doubt.

    If they refused to serve anyone who tries to disingenuously obfuscate the fact that Conservatism is as much an ideology as hijacking passenger jets and crashing them into office towers is an ideology (a false witness & a lying tongue & sowing discord among brethren); then I would give them benefit of the doubt.

    The list of those engaging in the real lifestyle choice of being real abomination goes on and on

    Either they discriminate against all abominations, or they have to serve everyone.

  20. Warman1138 April 8th, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Smoke and mirrors, the GOP must always have an enemy to detract from their own culpability and failings. An enemy that doesn’t exist except in their minds and self proclaimed righteousness maintained through zealotry and ignorance, fueled by greed.

  21. bryan April 8th, 2015 at 8:24 am

    A god didn’t make anyone.

  22. TBP100 April 8th, 2015 at 8:30 am

    I wonder what, to name an extreme example, conjoined twins think of the idea that “God doesn’t make mistakes.” Or the parents of children with fatal, painful congenital diseases.

    • John Evans April 8th, 2015 at 10:34 am

      Many evangelicals would tell you that those things are due to Adam and Eve’s ‘fall’.

  23. red-diaper-baby 1942 April 8th, 2015 at 8:44 am

    There’s a logical fallacy in his argument. The only logical conclusion from the syllogism is as follows:
    God doesn’t make mistakes.
    Homosexual people exist.
    Therefore, homosexuality is not a mistake.

    • Guest April 8th, 2015 at 9:48 am

      The other perfectly plausible explanation is that god doesn’t exist. But yes, by the premises of his argument, either god doesn’t exist or homosexuality is not a mistake, and that seems pretty much in line with the fact that despite their constant braying and praying, the anti-LGBT reich wing has failed to prevent same-sex marriage and ever-increasing acceptance of gay people.

  24. jybarz April 8th, 2015 at 10:39 am

    I think God made the biggest mistake with this man.
    Can’t believe he really knows God.
    Just because he’s a religious fanatic, it doesn’t make him an authority on God.
    People like him makes you cringe listening to their BS.

  25. Bj Lincoln April 8th, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Discrimination is wrong and hurts everyone. If you open your doors to the public, you have to serve the entire public. If you use any tax/government money, you can not discriminate against anyone.
    I would be gay even if I never had sex. It is not about sex. I was born a lesbian. I’m fine with that. I am just like everyone else except the gender of the person I am married to. I should not have to live in fear of losing my job or home or not being served in a public place just because I’m gay.

    • illinoisboy1977 April 10th, 2015 at 10:57 am

      I wouldn’t say that all discrimination is wrong. If a man came into my establishment wearing a NAMBLA shirt, proclaiming to be a dyed-in-the-wool pedophile, I’d give him 2 seconds to walk out the door, before I threw him through it. Discrimination, in that case, would be perfectly acceptable.

  26. Max_1 April 8th, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Dear Alan
    Why court bigots?
    Why give them a platform for their hate?
    Why enable their vitriolic discrimination plans?

    Who did Jesus say we should deny to serve?
    The deeply held convictions of Jesus was to serve all…
    Why patronize “christians” that disregard Jesus and do so in his name?

    Que bono?

  27. Max_1 April 8th, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Things Jesus never said:
    … Give me money
    … Stop persecuting me, I’m dying up here
    … Gays

  28. illinoisboy1977 April 10th, 2015 at 10:53 am

    I think that, eventually, the Supreme Court will have to make a final ruling on how the Civil Rights act relates to the LGBT community, if at all. Some states hold businesses to a strict standard of non-discrimination, while others will just say, “the Civil Rights Act doesn’t say anything about orientation” and let their business get away with not baking that gay wedding cake.
    Personally, I’d be happy for the business. Gay money spends just like “straight” money.
    Jesus kept company with murderers, thieves and prostitutes, yet we don’t accuse him of betraying his faith. How would me making you a cake for your gay wedding be a “sin” on my part? Answer: it wouldn’t be.