View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

God is a "homophobic bigot"; President Obama is proud

“Your God of Leviticus (and of the whole Bible) is clearly a sinful homophobic bigot. He should repent of his sinful homophobia. He should atone for that sin. And he should seek forgiveness for the pain and suffering which his sinful homophobia has needlessly inflicted upon gay people for the past 4000 years. ... It is not homosexuality which is always wrong, immoral, and sinful. It is homophobia, including the homophobia of your god himself which is wrong, immoral, and sinful. And so your god is a sinner….”

-- Homosexual activist Frank Kameny - October 13, 2009, in a letter to Peter LaBarbera

“We are proud of you, Frank, and we are grateful to you for your leadership.”

-- President Obama to Kameny, June 29, 2009, in a "gay pride month" speech.

2 Comments:

Blogger The Dutchman said...

Wait Wait!

The letter to Peter LaBarbera was dated October 13, 2009, four months after President Obama's June 29, 2009 remarks.

How can Obama be responsible for what Kameny hasn't said yet?

6:57 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

I didn't say Obama was responsible for his remark. But Kameny was an outspoken advocate for years, and Obama found him praise-worthy.

Perhaps Obama will now do a "Rev. Wright" and disown another man he praised because that man has become a political liability.

7:18 PM  

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