A flood of venom and vitriol via the Internet has hit a Christian rapper who expressed through his music his biblical objections to homosexuality and same-sex relationships.
It hasn’t been pretty.
“DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE!!!!!!!!!!!” wrote one commenter who signed as “Vrad Trowell.”
The rapper, Bizzle, whose real name is Mark Felder, was responding to a rap by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis that promotes and glorifies same-sex marriage.
The website is called LTTB, for Let the Tolerance Begin. (Editor's note: Beware of profane language in the comments.)
But there isn't any. Tolerance, that is.
"I seriously hope someone kills this man, and everyone who liked this video too," wrote Simon Peschar. "There is no room on this earth for evil disgusting intolerant homophobic demons, they are vermon (sic) that need to eradicated."
That very attitude was the target of Bizzle's rap, which said: "It's funny how the media portrays things. They really pushing hard for this gay thing. And it's so wicked how they manipulate things. Can't even disagree without them making it a hate thing."
Bizzle uses the same music as Macklemore's "Same Love" but different lyrics.
Macklemore raps: "The right-wing conservatives think it's a decision. And you can be cured with some treatment and religion. Man-made rewiring of a predisposition. Playing God, aw nah here we go, America the brave still fears what we don't know."
Bizzle's message is: "It angers you, if I compare you to a pedophile, Cuz' he sick, right? And you're better how? Man I ain't choose this. You think he chose that? But, I was born this. Well, prove he wasn't born that."
While Bizzle said he's received considerable support, the comments on LTTB.com all seem to be negative.
Among them: "It causes me pain just thinking about how stupid you are," wrote Muhummed Brucelee.
Most of the comments could not be quoted in full because of their language.
"F--- you. you mad? go whine to your imaginary friend 'jesus' you ignorant a-- bigot," contributed "Duane Dogsdayout."
"Are you f---ing kidding? Gay is the new black? F--- you Bizzle you are a f---ing joke. And God is not really sorry. Grow up," wrote Wrath D.
Ranted "migogc": "this was f---ing dumb like no, you f---ing idiot. gay do get burned and hung. publicly lynched. 1st off, go to Russia. and so on this is ignorant as f---."
And from Jorge Alberto Hernandez: "Preach all you want but don't try to keep people from doing that they want. Cause the (sic) might not believe in what you believe, they're not forcing you to turn gay. And if you're afraid of shot that goes on in the world, kill yourself. Cause I don't see your God doing s--t to change anything."
"Please, go and kill yourself, seriously. Your god is ashamed of YOU!," said Diego Hernandez Ramirez.
From Will M: "F--- you Bizzle you are a lame, sh---y rapper who is preaching shear (sic) ignorance."
Cody added: "hail satan."
"Someone kill this idiot please," said Jamie Khan.
"I can't wait to see you and the rest of your kind in hell," said Joseph.
"Hope you burn in hell," said Powzer19.
In an interview with KHOU-TV in Houston, Bizzle said: "The people who proclaim tolerance need to be tolerant. I think people need to give us room to love them instead of disagreeing."
He says in his rap: "You were never oppressed, the devil was a liar. The only thing oppressed was yo sexual desire. Keeping yo' desires oppressed is so lame to you."
He continues: "Nobody wants to repent of they evil. So, we all try justifying it, And you say it's about rights, but you lying tho. Domestic partnerships gave you rights a long time ago. God created marriage, when he did, he defined it tho'. So why is it you want we He created, but deny Him tho? It's not wicked enough, switching the definition? You want it done by a Christian in a church he worships in?"
He concludes: "We were all born in sin, But Christ died for your sin, You can be born again (Praise God for forgiveness), We were all born in sin, But Christ died so we can be born again."
See Bizzle's video: