Damned Christians & well intentioned straight people
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You know it doesn't matter if Sodom and Gomorrah was a story about incivility to strangers, homosexuality or some other ancient tribal notion of immoral behavior.
I can't help but laugh at Andrew Sullivan when he wonders why non-religious conservatives enact anti-gay laws. And I can't help but smile with a mixture of appreciation and compassion and when a straight person tries to defend my sexuality to a Baptist moron. I do appreciate it but, you know, your next project might as well be building a ladder to the moon.
I didn't choose to love other guys. But I've been a happy queer for a long, long time.
Nothing will persuade the sadder sort of heterosexual that I'm not deficient, damaged or unlucky. I don't care. I bet I've had a happier sex life. Nothing will convince a Bible-slapper that I'm not a pervert that his little black book doesn't tell him that I'm going to slide straight down into damnation.
Attempts at dialogue are purposeless. You aren't going to wise up the born-again. You can't. Their brains are insulated by something thicker than calcium.
It isn't an issue of gibberish theology. It is a matter of pragmatic politics. Outvote them or it is lost.
I don't give a damn what they think. For gay men like myself it is a matter of being able to leave my spouse (whatever they call him) my property, to be able to visit him in the hospital without lying and claiming to be a genetic relative.