A black, Christian divorced woman said this to me:
“You have missed my point completely Kevin. You don’t have to fight for rights that you already have. But if you should be discriminated because of your homosexuality, I don’t see a problem with that. Why so? Because homosexuality is considered morally offensive to many. Unlike race which involves the color of one’s skin and is morally neutral, the behavior of the gay person isn’t.”
Interesting. She clearly has been hiding under a Rock (that is a pun—she goes to the Rock Church) and has no clue that any rights that the glbt community have in this country have been fought for. She fights against the glbt community and is part of the persecutors who have tried their hardest to get rights taken away. She believes that skin color is morally neutral, therefore discriminating against someone with black skin is wrong. O.k., but there are lots of other things that have been thought to be immoral and now aren’t. The first is skin color. It wasn’t so long ago that many, many people thought black people immoral just because of their skin color, and this was the main reason why whites felt they were biblically entitled to own black people. It wasn’t so long ago that it was immoral for a woman to vote or even have the custody of her children if she got a divorce. Speaking of divorce, it certainly was immoral not too long ago to get a divorce. Clearly this black woman would be fine discriminating against black people, against women and against divorced people, which funny enough is her own description. I suppose you could discriminate against yourself, but I imagine it isn’t pretty. She also conveniently forgets that religion is a behavior—she chooses to be a Christian. If she actually thought about that one, she would probably support discriminating against Christians, not to mention all other religions that she isn’t a part of. If we take this to the end, she really wants everyone discriminated against except of course herself. Thank god we don’t allow a theocracy in this country.
And it is hard to believe that anyone could voice their opinion openly that discrimination against any group of people was acceptable.