From our favorite Right Wing Authoritarian, Barry Arrington:
6. A man’s body is designed to be complimentary with a woman’s body and vice versa. All of the confusion about whether same-sex relations are licit would be swept away in an instant if everyone acknowledged this obvious truth.
Is it possible to forgive a man in our modern world for saying such bigoted things? Isn’t Barry just as bad as his white christian forebearers who said that it was obvious that Africans were better off in slavery in America, in the protection of their careful owners? Obvious truth? Hmm, not like christians have a good record with the concept of truth …
Of course it IS NOT OBVIOUS that gendered bodies are “designed” to be “complimentary”. Jayzuz, Barry, talk about assuming your conclusion before you begin your argument.
But given his design delusion, is it possible that Barry could have any genuine question as to “whether same-sex relations are licit”– or is the only possible interpretation of his words that he is pushing his filthy anti-equality propaganda? Even though he must know better. After all, if his
g od Designer did indeed design us, then OBVIOUSLY it designed those of us humans who love/have romantic/sexual attraction to the same gender.
NB: I am not anywhere on the LBGTQ spectrum (well, no more so than the rest of you), so I’m not mad at Barry because he’s harming me personally. But, yeah, anti-gay hate is one of my hot-button issues, and I want to know how much to despise him for this particular example. Do I have to be a better christian than he is, and forgive him for being an arse because there is some relative-innocent interpretation of the nonsense he writes?