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Homophobia!

I’d heard over the past few days about the prom being canceled somewhere in Mississippi because some girl wanted to take another girl to the annual rite of passage held in high schools every year.  I really didn’t think much about it.  That was until today.  I ran out of cigarettes and on my way to the store when radio host Michael Baisden played a clip of a phone call he received earlier in the day.  The gist of the conversation was something like this.   Caller:  The prom should be canceled because homosexuals are sick and diseased and need to be treated.  We, as Christians need to point out that this behavior is wrong.  Michael Baisden:  So as a Christian you have the right to judge people.  Caller:  Of course we do.  At that point I turned the radio off because I couldn’t tell that judgmental Christian to shut the fuck up.

I am on record for supporting gay rights.  As I’ve often said, what two consenting adults do is their business.  I don’t know what the age of consent is in Mississippi but that is hardly the point.  What great harm to society can happen if two girls decide to go to a dance together?  In the never ending argument of being gay is a choice or being gay is hardwired in gay men and woman I come down on the side of the latter.  No straight man wakes up in the morning thinking that he wants to go out and suck some dick.  The only exception may be if you’re a member of Congress.  And what is really troubling  for me that it is not only applicable to Republicans.

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Constance McMillen to have the prom reinstated.  I hope that they are successful in their efforts.  In trying to punish one student, the school ends up punishing the entire student body, both gay and straight.  To deny an entire student body of their senior prom is akin to interring all Muslims in this country simply because we are at war in Iraq and Afghanistan.  And this can all be attributed to one biblical passage in the BuyBull saying that if a man lays with another man then he should be killed.  That evil book also says that if a woman is not a virgin at the time of her marriage she should be stoned to death.  I haven’t read anything about non-virgins being stoned to death in my 46 years of life.

The bottom line is this… We face far more greater problems in this country than what people do in their bedrooms.  And those who are obsessed with what other people do in their bedrooms need serious counseling.  You won’t see me marching down the street in gay rights parades but you also won’t see me denigrating people for who they are.  I think the stats prove that 10% of the population is gay.  Last time I checked, God doesn’t have a wife.  Does He spend all of his time masturbating?  Or does he get down with Allah or Yahweh?

It’s only a fucking prom people!  Get over it!

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Torture Memos!

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 Let’s not be to harsh on President Obama and his releasing of the torture memos that has former members of the Bush Administration making plans to flee to Costa Rica.  Had Obama not released the memos, he would have been compelled by a federal judge to do so anyway.  This all stems from a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in 2003 under the Freedom of Information Act.  It has taken six years for these memos to be released.  Click the link to read the actual memos.

Every Republican talking head, Dickless Cheney in particular, are now running around like Chicken Little screaming that we are less safe for making information available to the public that was already widely known.  Cheney is even calling for the C.I.A. to make available memos that confirm that Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (torture) actually provided us with actionable intelligence.  According to the Washington Post

When CIA officials subjected their first high-value captive, Abu Zubaida, to waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods, they were convinced that they had in their custody an al-Qaeda leader who knew details of operations yet to be unleashed, and they were facing increasing pressure from the White House to get those secrets out of him.

The methods succeeded in breaking him, and the stories he told of al-Qaeda terrorism plots sent CIA officers around the globe chasing leads.

In the end, though, not a single significant plot was foiled as a result of Abu Zubaida’s tortured confessions, according to former senior government officials who closely followed the interrogations. Nearly all of the leads attained through the harsh measures quickly evaporated, while most of the useful information from Abu Zubaida — chiefly names of al-Qaeda members and associates — was obtained before waterboarding was introduced, they said.

 What is equally disturbing is that the C.I.A. has destroyed over 90 video tapes, some of which included the use of torture that were also requested by the ACLU.  You can bet your ass that shit rolls downhill and by the time this stinking ball comes to a stop there are going to be quite a few people with new numbers.  Prison numbers that is.  Torture must never be a tool of the United States Government.  It undermines the moral authority of the United States.  Not to mention it flies in the face of Christian sensibilities.

Unfortunately,  Americans are almost equally split on the use of torture.  See the latest poll numbers here!  For another interesting take on the torture issue, check out the lastest blog by Fakename.

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