The openly gay singer George Michael, after "a few glasses of vino," recently launched attacks on Twitter against a Christian group that prayed for his death while he was ill with life-threatening pneumonia.
Michael fell ill with pneumonia and was taken to AKH Hospital in Vienna, Austria last November. He was attacked by a religious group called Christians For a Moral America, who alleged he was suffering from AIDS and that he deserved to die because he is homosexual.
Michael, on Twitter, called the Christian group a bunch of "c**ks*****g b*****d*." In his Twitter tirade against the group, he said: "Did you know that while I was fighting for my life in Austria there were a bunch of those lovely American 'Christian' organizations, who call themselves 'Christians for a Moral America,' who were actually taking the time to pray for me to die?"
According to Huffington Post, Michael said:
"How very sweet of them, considering how busy they must be on the whole...Now don't get me wrong, I know for a fact that many devout Christians, such as the ones I work, rest and play with on a daily basis, are truly wonderful, kind hearted men and women who take the best parts of that religion and live admirable, generous and loving lives. But in my opinion...there are others who use their twisted interpretations of ancient scriptures as a pathetic excuse to be...wait for it, wait for it...! Totally c**ks*****g b*****d*."
Michael joked, saying that his ranting on Twitter was indication of his good health. He said: "Oh my GOD that felt good. I must be getting BETTER...! Ok, I admit it, I've downed a couple of glasses of vino......life is GREAT ! I'd better go for dinner before I get in any more trouble. Love to you all, may 2012 be the BEST year we've known, not the last, after all x."
According to Pink News, while Michael was in hospital in November, the group's blog posted a message that said: “It’s almost symbolic that just after the 20th anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s death from AIDS that another famous homosexual would succumb to this disease.We pray that George Michael has found salvation through Christ in his last days otherwise he will pay for his unrepentant lifestyle in hell.”
A member of the Christian group named Keith posted messages on Twitter, one of which said: “Apparently George Michael has AIDS. Figures since he’s a homosexual and it goes with the territory. Another sodomite bites the dust?” Yet another member of the group, under the username @godswordislaw, said : “Pray for George Michael’s demise. He has chosen a satanic lifestyle and must meet an appropriate end.”
According to the Christian group, liberals, atheists, gays, Muslims and feminists are the most dangerous anti-American groups.