Originally published on Dreamwidth MAR. 10TH, 2006 09:58 AM.
I’m gonna have to send that man fudge. An open letter to Donna Reddick reads, in part:
They’re so panicked at the thought that somebody accidentally might treat gay people like people. They run around Chicken Little-like, screaming, ‘Th’ homosex’shals is comin’! Th’ homosex’shals is comin’!” Meantime, people are ignorant in Appalachia, strung out in Miami, starving in Niger, sex slaves in India, mass-murdered in Darfur. Where is the Christian outrage about that?
Well worth reading in its entirety.
I’m embarrassed about my own response to the man, however.
I was intrigued by your response to Professor Pitts, and, as always, delighted by your prose. But I’d like you to update your response to her invocation of Sodom and Gomorrah. In my experience, people always get that one wrong.
Ezekiel 16:49 (New International Version)
New International Version (NIV)
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49 ” ‘Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.
As you can see, Ezekiel was wholly unconcerned about the sexual sins (which, from my personal reading, involved rape and assault rather than loving nonstandard consensual adult intimacy), and far more concerned about their welfare philosophy.
Which, so far as I can make out, matches fairly strongly to that of the current and the past several Republican administrations.
I’ve been calling President Bush a Sodomite for some time, on this basis.
*bangs head* Reddick! Her name is Reddick! His name is Pitts!