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My Response to Your Inaugural Speech, Mr. President

Michael2502 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 11:11 PM
"If we agreed with you, sir, that there is no moral or social distinction between homosexuality and heterosexuality and that homosexuality was innate and immutable, we too would champion this cause." What difference does it make whether homosexuality is innate and immutable? If there is a moral or social distinction between homosexuality and heterosexuality, in terms of behavior, then that distinction remains regardless of where the drive to act out such behavior originates. Lev 18 doesn't say of men lying with men as with women, "It is abomination, but only if the desire to do this thing comes from a twisted mind rather than a innate, immutable defect in a person's sexual orientation."
David3036 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 11:31 PM
The late Rev. William Sloane Coffin wrote, "In reality, there are no biblical literalists, only SELECTIVE literalists. By abolishing slavery and ordaining women, millions of Protestants have gone far beyond biblical literalism. It's time we did the same for homophobia."
David3036 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 11:27 PM
If you don't stop quoting Leviticus, we're going to have to take away your reading glasses (Lev. 21:20), your shellfish (Lev. 11:10), your hair clippers (Lev. 19:27) and your cotton-polyester blend clothing (Lev. 19:19).

Our only other alternative is to gather the whole town together to stone you (Lev. 24:10-16).

The president declared it. A pastor prayed it. And woe betide those who differ with this new reality announced at yesterday’s presidential inauguration: Gay is now an official social category as defined and tangible as black or white. Put another way, romantic attraction and sexual desire are now viewed as being as innate and immutable as skin color.

Make no mistake about it. Another significant step was taken yesterday at the inauguration, and what was once associated with the extremist views of radical gay activists is now as American as apple pie. As expressed in the closing prayer of Episcopal...