I rarely get as angry as I did with this, but i’m pretty much shaking with rage after reading this article in a school paper.
To have someone quote desert age tribal excuses for genocide, with phrasing saying we should be grateful that we are not put to death for being gay. Since Gay marriage is banned and dating can lead to marriage, the writer suggests that dating should be banned since the dating is fruitless.
Apparently the reason why you don’t see too many open gay couples is because they feel intimidated because they are not “normal”. The straight couples feel awkward when they see gay couples simple acts of intimacy, and so yet more reasons why gay dating should be banned.
The paper should not have released this article, it gave it a respect it never deserved and so their lip-service editorial is not worth the electronic ink it was printed on.
Quote leviticus at me and mine for justifying your bigotry and I will not pull back the logical punches. The book is a descriptive coverup of genocidal acts committed by those who wrote the book, in order to justify each act of destruction. I don’t see the people who wrote the book of being worse than their contemporaries. The majority of desert dwelling tribes probably acted in similar ways. But if you look to leviticus for your moral law, you should remember that it was not written as a code of conduct, but instead a manual for excusing acts we now call war crimes.
Colin Johnson, you owe your fellow students an apology for poor judgement, despicable phrasing and atrocious journalism.
Found via Pride in Utah