May 12, 2000
4:30 PM   Subscribe

A concerned Vermont parent wrote an interesting letter to the editor regarding the gay rights conflict.
posted by faisal (5 comments total)
Damned nice catch. As I noted on my 'log, I disagree with her on only one point:

> You use religion to abdicate your responsibility to be thinking human beings.

No, they use religion to cover up their inability to be thinking human beings.
posted by baylink at 5:30 PM on May 12, 2000

It ties in with the current debate in Britain on the repeal of Section 28 (the clause preventing schools from "promoting" homosexuality in sex education lessons) which has brought out some of the nastiest bigotry in the press. Boy George was on a TV discussion programme with a Scottish millionaire who's campaigning to keep the clause: his comments are well worth a look.
On Wednesday Boy George told MPs and ministers at the House of Commons about the prejudices he had encountered as a child. He told them: "I had five brothers and I was brought up drinking the same water and being fed the same doctrine as my brothers, but somehow I turned out to be a fabulous homosexual."
posted by holgate at 8:16 PM on May 12, 2000

"A Fabulous Homosexual"?

My, what an interesting way of putting that. Is that a queer thing, or a *British* queer thing? :-)
posted by baylink at 9:00 AM on May 13, 2000

We already know that you don't understand the difference between "self-incrimination" and "privacy"; so when you use the terms "queer" and "British queer", I worry.

For whatever that's worth.

posted by anhedonia at 9:26 AM on May 13, 2000

Excellent letter.

It's about time we took back the "moral high ground" from the small-minded pricks who've claimed it as theirs since the public debate began.
posted by Mars Saxman at 10:24 AM on May 14, 2000

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