Tuesday, May 03, 2011

When Will the Christiansts Admit that God Made Some of Us Gay?

As a number of bloggers have reported, a committee of the Minnesota House passed a measure moving forward a proposed ban on same sex marriage. As seems to be increasingly the norm the vote was on a party line basis with the Neanderthals and Christianist elements of the GOP voting for the bill without exception. One bold representative, Steve Simon, asked the question that needs to be asked more and more of the gay-hating factions given the findings of all legitimate medical and mental health associations that sexual orientation is not a choice and is not something changeable: What does it take to make Christianist accept the fact that God made some of us gay - apparently by design? Here's a portion of Simon's statement:
"Ask yourself, if it's true that sex orientation is innate, is God-given, then what does it mean to the moral force of your argument? To put it in the vernacular, what I would ask is, 'How many more people does God have to create before we ask ourselves whether or not God actually wants them around? How many gay people does God have to create before we ask ourselves whether the living of their lives the way they wish as long as they don't harm others is Godly, holy, happy, glorious. thing.' I've answered that for myself. I don't think everyone's answered that for themselves. I'm comfortable with a society and tradition that bends toward justice, fairness, wholeness, openness, compassion..."

* Here's the video of Simon asking the question:

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