More whining about how persecuted they are because we won't always allow them to be hateful wrenches. (Yes, this was my blog post at WOTF in my final count-down month)
Consider this quote:
"Clearly a determined effort is afoot, in cultural bastions controlled by the left, to anathematize traditional views of sexual morality, particularly opposition to same-sex marriage, as the expression of "hate" that cannot be tolerated in a decent civil society. "
Read that carefully, it came from an article
decrying prosecution of schools and others who were in fact, being quite hateful to gays and lesbians. Basically, the insistence on the part of homophobic Christians is the same as we hear all the time from the religious right: "If you don't allow us to shove OUR religion down YOUR throats, you are persecuting US.
They go on to complain that they are being called "Taliban" for supporting traditional marriage, and they object to their continued opposition to equal rights for persons of all sexual persuasions being called "hate speech". They claim us nasty liberals are "marginalizing" and "anathemizing them. Pot meet kettle, folks! How can you rant and rave about this happening to you in the name of "reason" when you do the same thing to homosexuals in the name of your faith?
If you dislike being called theocrats, understand that trying to make the secular law of the country match your religious rules might have something to do with it.
If you dislike being compared to the Taliban, recognize that insisting your particular brand of religion should be treated with softer kid gloves than anyone else's makes you sound like whiny brats at best, and yes, the Taliban at worst.It is extreme Christian exceptionalism that you INSIST you should be able to ACT in public on every precept of your religion while denying others the same privilege based on their faith----whether that be in the Great Spaghetti Monster, Reason, Shiva, Mohammed, Buddha, or Kybele the Great Mother.
You are not being persecuted. You are being asked to live in a SECULAR society without acting like spoilt two year olds. Get the fuck over yourselves!