Of course we all have lots of work to do in the trenches, and that work is vitally important. We can’t let our anger distract us from caring for one another.
I seethe with frustration and boil over with anger when people who aren’t working in the trenches shrug off systemic, organized homophobic bigotry — as if it doesn’t matter.
The worst is when people like my friend, a young, progressive physician, tells me that my accusing the Catholic Church is too much for him.
He can’t be “publicly tied” to such radical sentiment.
Condemning homophobia is radical?
That’s codswallop. Unadulterated nonsense. That’s bowing to the absurd notion that religious ideas must be awarded privileged status in public discourse.
I WILL observe that homophobic bigots are assholes on par with KKK members.
And I will not give religious people a pass for their evil behavior.
The leadership of the Roman Catholic Church spreads hateful homophobia every day all over the word. And we queer people suffer terribly in consequence.
That make them assholes. It does. And I will not apologize for making that observation.
I’m sincerely shocked that people who think of themselves as progressives would have a problem with that.
It’s only us queer people who have to suck it up, of course. We’re the only ones set aside as so questionable, so marginal, that it’s OK to disparage and morally condemn us.
My young doctor friend would be shocked (shocked, I tell you) if anyone expressed racist sentiment on par with the vile homophobia the Catholic Church teaches children in school every day.
Faggots are fair game.
Well, fuck the Church, fuck Pope Francis, and fuck the young doctor who used to be my friend.
Pieces of shit.