Wednesday, April 12, 2006

It's the civil rights struggle of the 21st century!

If someone asked you to name the next, great civil rights struggle in this country, what might you guess?

Illegal immigration? Nope.

Gay marriage? I don't think so.

Abortion rights? Yeah, right.

If the Rev. Rick Scarborough (pictured) is correct, then the next civil rights struggle will center on the right of Christians to be intolerant - in some cases, overtly so - of gays and lesbians. It seems that those of a religious nature are tired of having to be nice to everyone. So, in order to legally exercise their perceived right to bash others, they are taking their fight to the courts. Would these be "activist" courts that the right spends so much of its time speaking out against?

The religious right aims to overturn a broad range of common tolerance programs: diversity training that promotes acceptance of gays and lesbians, speech codes that ban harsh words against homosexuality, anti-discrimination policies that require college clubs to open their membership to all.


The legal argument is straightforward: Policies intended to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination end up discriminating against conservative Christians. Evangelicals have been suspended for wearing anti-gay T-shirts to high school, fired for denouncing Gay Pride Month at work, reprimanded for refusing to attend diversity training. When they protest tolerance codes, they're labeled intolerant.

If this is the crap that the religious right is selling, then I'm not buying. Do these people not realize that they look like utter ignoramuses? They seem to be filled with so much hatred. Is that what organized religion has devolved into?



At 7:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Rev. Rick Scarborough is a total assclown -fake preacher - fanatic - jerry wannabe -


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