Thursday, August 27, 2009
Make It Stop!
Sometimes the bigots of this world say such stupid things that I think my head might explode. Take, for example, this quote from a lawyer representing the hate-group called Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH). Discussing a discrimination lawsuit against a hotel for denying them use of their facilities, Jason Craddock stated, "We don't want corporate America to continue in its belief that it's OK to discriminate against unpopular points of view." Wait a moment while I stop banging my head on my desk.... Okay, THEY, the AFTAH, do not want to be discriminated against because of their unpopular points of view regardless of the turmoil (anti-AFTAH picketing disrupting the wedding celebration scheduled for the same night and the bad publicity for the hotel) their fund-raising event would encourage. Yet, it is clear from their website that one of their goals is to "identify corporations that promote homosexuality through policies and donations to activist organizations." For what purpose? Harassment? Ridicule? Boycotts?
Listen up, Christianist Bigots, you can't have it both ways (no pun intended). You want corporate America to stop supporting non-discrimination (or else?) and you want them to support your hateful and evil discrimination. You would not complain if that very same hotel denied accommodations to folks they suspected of being gay. WTF?
Unfortunately, the so-called Americans for Truth have two major issues clouding any chance of rational thought. They are obsessed with the belief that Christianity is being persecuted by every person, religious organization, or corporation that adopts non-discrimination views. And, as Christianist they are adament that God has called them to take action against LGBT organizations and anyone that supports them. So, believing that they are acting in the name of God, they won't and can't compromise. They glory in martydom and purport to be fulfilling God's will on Earth. Martyrs and zealots. Folks like these cannot be reasoned with.......
Again, from James Craddock, "We simply want to send a message that it might be easier to discriminate against a small Christian group, but it's no less acceptable."
Oh, my aching head.
H/T to Joe.My.God.