Are We Morally Reprehensible or Fools?
Pretend President Bush announced on Fox News that gays and lesbians should leave the USA. He was introducing laws into Congress that were harsher than Iran’s. The New York Time’s Editorial Page was full of praise for the new “clean” America.
The gays and lesbians of Canada and Europe, of South America and Asia responded on all their blogs instantly!
Our brothers and sisters in the international lgbt movement … debated religion. they even got really riled up! About religious issues.
And then the blog went on to other issues.
How would we feel? I wonder?
But then I went to the websites for Amnesty International, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) and the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA). I saw nothing on any of those websites about the Gambian ultimatum or threats.
So I went back to the websites in the first blog posting and the comments. They all look legitimate. Real enough for me to have emailed my Senators and Congressman and sent out an email to local activists and my family.
Take another look for yourself:
But Amnesty International? IGLHRC? ILGA? It does make me wonder now.
But what REALLY bother me is that here at Pam’s, the knowledge of an international outrage, where gay men would be beheaded and lesbians would be beaten to death with wooden clubs, such knowledge gave way to theological debate instead of Internet activism. That is morally bankrupt to me. It really bothers me.
OK, let me beat you to the punch “Sweetie, get off the cross, someone else needs the wood!”
I can laugh at myself too … I know in my old age I am taking things a bit too seriously these days.
But really folks. Doesn’t it give anyone else a moment’s pause?