You should read this even though I didn't write it
Because it needs to be read.
Today's awesome rant comes not from me as it turns out, but from Swaim over at Cracked, commenting on Orson Scott Card's newest statement effectively calling for rebellion against the government (note: this is one of those things, like the administration in the run-up to the Iraq war, where he never says "go shoot the president"--just hints that it's an inevitability if things don't change. Uh huh. Same diff').

Why? Oh, well that's easy: for the great crime of attempting to legalise gay marriage (sorry--marriage between "individuals [who] suffer from sex-role dysfunctions" and "suffer from tragic genetic mixups"). Apparently, the gay is coming, and it's going to get us all.

I don't have anything else to say here. Just go read it, because he's willing to say things that people in the mainstream press don't seem to have the stones to, even though it's sorely needed. And he's right, every word of it. Perhaps the best invective:

What would Jesus do? If you can answer that question with anything other than “shower the world with endless love and understanding, then flip a wicked ollie on a flaming skateboard,” then you and I have a very different understanding of the man.

So get with fucking program and stop masking your own personal homophobia as a religious issue. It’s not. It’s a nothing issue that shouldn’t even be a question, and yet has been allowed to dominate the political landscape at a time when thousands of deaths around the world are crying out to be addressed.

You’ve spent your life imagining diverse races and cultures, and doing a hell of a good job. Yet your inability to imagine true love manifesting between two members of the same sex almost classifies you as retarded in my mind. It’s not even a moral issue. You’re just an idiot to me.

— Michael Swaim
08/11/2008


Word.

-Alex
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