A friend of mine asked how come I was getting so mindfucked with theology while working on a script advocating gay marriage. He said it was purely a civil rights issue and mentioned something about my godless heart burning in hell but I was too busy thinking about gay honeymoons to respond properly.
But now I hope to convince him, and you, that it is impossible to defend the persecution of homosexuality – which is exactly what you are doing by denying gay folk equal rights – without explaining WHY two sets of the same genitals can’t rub up against each other.
There are the dangerous thugs in every town who just hate for the sake of it; then there’s the honest folk who admit that the very thought disgusts and appalls them; but what really gets me is when the law of God is invoked – and by that I mean biblical scripture being interpreted to back up one’s existing petty bigotry – being that HE hates fags so WE dutifully must BURN them or hate the SIN but not the sinner – or something inbetween.
I recently started a conversation in the comment section of the above YouTube video. Upon reading I hope at least it begins to demonstrate my point: that it is impossible to debate with belief, and that belief is the only barrier to equality. Blocking same-sex marriage makes subhumans of homosexuals, and this is a dangerous standard because while in this country discrimination can be very cruel but rarely lethal, in other countries gay men and women are regularly murdered brutally and with impunity.
The views expressed below thankfully do not reflect the majority of Christendom – we know it is always the fundamentalists that are the most vocal – but although the Church of England may be a Kinder Egg version of Catholicism, still scripture chokes the laws and policies of this country with a banner reading: “You’d Better Not Hurt Our Feelings!”
My new buddy kept editing his posts and responding in a non-linear fashion so the comments didn’t nest properly, hence the dodgy mash-up I’ve had to make. At the time I thought we’d have comedy gold but he went silent and jumped onto another poor wretch with his Obama-Antichrist rant. Here’s the link to the video if you feel like spending half an hour in the mental asylum of this man’s mind.
Surely none of us are strangers to the internet, so we know full well that lunatics like this are ten a penny, but there’s still that small nagging thought – What if I’m wrong? What if xxxODIUMxxx is right? Was I wrong to believe Sagan, Attenborough and Dawkins?
What do YOU think?
The origins of the mention of blood in Tyrannosaur bones can be found in this article.
My brain hurts now. If you read this far I salute you; remind me I owe you a beer next time I see you.