Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"All Faggots Must Die"

So said a comment on a  Joe.My.God.  post regarding the failed DADT cloture vote.  Joe immediately posted the offending IP address (156.33.20.72) and asked his readers to track it down.  Someone did.

The comment originated from Atlanta, Georgia, from the office of an United States Senator.  It is unclear at this point whether it came from the office of Sen Saxby Chambliss or Sen Johnny Isakson (both Republicans), as they apparently share a building.   Jim Galloway at the  Atlanta-Journal Constitution is also looking into the matter.

Such bigotry and hate is entirely unwarranted, especially coming from a Senator's office.  The religious right encourages this kind of hatred with their constant labeling of homosexuality as a sin and their refusal to grant basic human rights to gays.

When are the Christians going to realize that Jesus would stand with gays?

[UPDATE] The comment originated from Chambliss's office. His staff is investigating.

4 comments:

  1. There is also an assumption that Jesus was stright although his behaviour certainly puts this into question if one gave it a moments thought.

    Personally, I do not care if he was gay or straight. The Love of his teachings is all that matters.

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  2. You know, if I wanted to make senator look bad, I might go into his office and leave stupid messages on blogs, making sure not to block the IP address. Just saying.

    Not that a senator or his staff isn't perfectly capable of looking bad all by himself.

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  3. anon - a gay Jesus? Love the thought. Someone should write a book.
    Doug - you're right. The Senator deserves some benefit of doubt, assuming he conducts a full investigation.

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  4. In my college oral seminar class, I wrote a paper on Jeanette Winterson's novel "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit," and I titled the paper "Maybe Things Would Be Different if Jesus Had Been a Lesbian." My professor got a good laugh out of it.

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