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06 August 2003 @ 12:46 am
*shaking with rage*  
Take that literally...and be warned that I was swearing up a storm in real life just a few minutes ago and I haven't calmed down yet.

August 4 Collegian opinion page (you need a PDF viewer to read the letters)

Judging from the current music, it should be obvious as to which editorial has put me in such a state. How the hell can someone be so gleefully and blatantly bigoted against a segment of the population that hasn't done a damn thing to hurt him? How can they shove people into an underclass based on a harmless aspect of the very fabric of their being? How the FUCK can they spread attitudes that induce troubled gay and bisexual people to commit suicide because asswads like this sincerely think they're subhuman?

I mean, really...you'd think that by the time you got to be a senior at a large university, you'd have run into at least one person who wasn't 100% straight. (Hell, many people who identify as heterosexual have had a bisexual thought every now and then.) Even if you didn't get to know them, you could still observe that they're just another person, not a festering boil on the butt of society. Then again, someone who is this rabidly anti-gay has their head rammed so far up said butt that I doubt they could tell if their shoelaces were crooked. But of course they could...they wouldn't want those eeeeevil homo shoes to trip them and crack their swelled head on the sidewalk, would they?

(not making much sense, not caring, need sleep, bye)
 
 
Current Mood: livid
Current Music: Chumbawamba - Homophobia
 
 
 
Englebert Slaptyback: (patpat)drjayphd on August 6th, 2003 05:59 am (UTC)
I think dubbing that guy an asshat would be doing an injustice to the rest of the asshats out there. If Bush actually rammed through this bill, it'd get overturned like THAT. And the talk of a Constitutional amendment? I think it's just to give us a laugh. I say let that guy be, and leave it to other people to tear him new ones. I'm sure someone will.
The Heavy Metal Matador: frylockrydain on August 6th, 2003 12:30 pm (UTC)
True, that was an ignorant letter as well, but I should have clarified that the one that pissed me off was written by Glen Kozubal, who sounds disturbingly like a certain totalitarian German leader from the first half of the twentieth century.

You're correct about people tearing them both new ones, though. ^_^ There's a rebuttal in today's Collegian (which is posted online after midnight, which is how I got to read it when I wrote that post, which is where I saw the reference to these letters in the first place). I'm betting there will be more on the printed version of the opinion page, but that hasn't gone up yet.
(Anonymous) on August 6th, 2003 01:38 pm (UTC)
separation of church and state
The letter writer may have gotten one thing right—lots of people are against gay marriage. And I'd also agree that what the controversy over gay marriage—and acceptance of homosexuality in general—comes down to is separation of church and state. The letter writer is using a standard argument from the cannon of the Religious Right, about the supposed non-existance of the separation of church and state. I guess I'd better move my copy of Why The Religious Right Is Wrong About Separation Of Church And State (http://www.au.org/whythereligiousrightiswrong/) further up in my reading queue.