Those of you unfortunate enough to follow me on twitter may have seen my incoherant rant about a former friend. We were close in high school but haven’t really been in touch since. She is now married with children and her husband is using facebook to spread his homophobic, transphobic beliefs. I don’t know about my former friend, her facebook profile is private.
This guy, who is now married to my ex close friend, believes I am a danger to children. I am what is wrong with today’s world. I am evil. I am going to hell.
Simply because I am attracted to people regardless of their gender.
I am bisexual and I am not a risk to children. I am not causing the world to go to pieces. I am not evil. I may be going to hell, who knows, but I don’t want to go to a heaven which denies people’s sexuality.
Like many people, this guy uses the bible to justify his attitudes. Which is crap. And President Bartlet articulates it much better than I can:
Transcript (taken from Wiki Quotes so may not be 100% spot on)
- Bartlet: I like your show. I like how you call homosexuality an abomination.
- Dr. Jenna Jacobs: I don’t say homosexuality is an abomination, Mr. President. The Bible does.
- President Josiah Bartlet: Yes it does. Leviticus.
- Dr. Jenna Jacobs: 18:22.
- President Josiah Bartlet: Chapter and verse. I wanted to ask you a couple of questions while I have you here. I’m interested in selling my youngest daughter into slavery as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. She’s a Georgetown sophomore, speaks fluent Italian, always cleared the table when it was her turn. What would a good price for her be? While thinking about that, can I ask another?
- My Chief of Staff Leo McGarry insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly says he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself or is it okay to call the police?
- Here’s one that’s really important because we’ve got a lot of sports fans in this town: touching the skin of a dead pig makes one unclean. Leviticus 11:7. If they promise to wear gloves, can the Washington Redskins still play football? Can Notre Dame? Can West Point?
- Does the whole town really have to be together to stone my brother John for planting different crops side by side?
- Can I burn my mother in a small family gathering for wearing garments made from two different threads? Think about those questions, would you?
- One last thing: while you may be mistaking this for your monthly meeting of the Ignorant Tight-Ass Club, in this building, when the President stands, nobody sits.
- [Dr. Jenna Jacobs stands]
Side note: I do take issue with the “when the President stands, nobody sits” part of this… not all of us can stand…