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!