Polimicks

Leftist commentary from a mouthy bitch

Calling a Homophobic Bigot a Bigot, is not the same as Calling a Gay Man “Faggot.”

It was either this or the middle finger again.

So, I got involved with a little dust up in a friend’s Facebook the other day.

(No!  Not you, surely!)

Anyway, he posted about this Christian group who, upon hearing that singer George Michael is reportedly ill, called for their followers to pray for a long and painful death for the “sodomite.”  No, I’m not linking.  You can Google it if you really want to give them traffic.  One of the people responding to my friend (who happens to be gay) said she was sick of all the name-calling on both sides.

This particular fight requires a couple of different arguments.

Argument the first:  It is not bigoted to call bigots bigots.  Both sides are not “name-calling.”  When you refer to homosexuals as “faeces eating turd burgling sodomites,” a direct quote I might add, calling you a hateful, homophobic asshole is not name-calling:  It is descriptive.  It is accurate.  It is  honestly rather mild, compared to some of the words percolating around my cranky little brainpan right now.  If someone sees me holding hands with another woman and decides to call me “Dyke!” it is not bigoted of me to yell, “Homophobic Douchebag!”*

Argument the second:  If you are a Christian who doesn’t think there’s anything particularly Christian about being a homophobic toolbox, but you say nothing against these homophobic assheads, you are complicit with your silence.  By not speaking out you are allowing them, and a lot of us non-Christian folks, to infer approval of their words and actions.  Seriously.  I have a lot of really awesome Christian friends who will be the first, when confronted with homophobic assholes like this to have a metaphorical “moneylenders in the temple” moment.

See, that’s the thing, this guy that all ya’ll are so fond of quoting, didn’t just say “Turn the other cheek.”  He also kicked some serious ass.

Christianity is YOUR movement.  If you don’t want those loudmouthed, bigoted, misogynistic, racist assholes being the voice of your religion/movement, then you need to speak up.

Either that, or shut up when we call them what they are: hateful, sad, pathetic, mean-spirited, bigoted assholes.

You can’t say “All Christians aren’t like that,” to us when we call them on their shit, if you’re not saying it also to THEM.

*And yes, sometimes there are times when you can have teachable moments and use the patented Jay Smooth method of “that you thing you said is homophobic.”  But let’s face it, when someone is at the “faeces eating turd-burgling sodomite” stage of homophobia, teachable moments are not happening, and all you can do is heap the scorn and derision them that they deserve for being a failure as a human being. 

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This entry was posted on November 30, 2011 by in Bullying, Featured Articles, LGBTQI Issues, Media, Morality, Religion.

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