A+ commentary George Takei
A+ commentary George Takei
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According to my psychology professor, we do not exist.
According to her, we are wrong for existing.
My professor flat out said this morning that she does not “believe” in bisexuals. She proceeded to say that the only valid and real orientations are heterosexual, and homosexual,and nothing else…
Oh dear English assignment, the things I have waded through for you. Like a torch bearer wading through mud to reach his destination… But, I digress.
Background: I’ve been working on my most recent assignment for my English course. We have to refute an editorial article. The teacher suggested trying local news sites first, as once you get to bigger-name magazines/news outlets, they have professional editorial columnists. Those columns can be harder to refute as they usually have sounder arguments and less logical fallacies (there are exceptions, however.) Anyhow, I’ve been wading (reading) through the cesspool that is our local paper’s Opinion section. Don’t get me wrong, its not all bad, but most of it is glorified name calling between users in the comments combined with an article that was O.K. at best. There are a few gems in the rough, though.
In search of one of these gems, I found this. From the post:
"But as one professing to be a Christian, as he does, I would ask him to carefully review what the Bible has to say about homosexuality, wherein it is plainly and explicitly condemned and forbidden. Mr. Pitts should be warning those in the homosexual lifestyle that such a lifestyle must and can be forsaken, and not be supporting and confirming them in a practice that will cost them their soul."
Excuse me while I sit here with the palm of my hand pressed to my forehead. Now, I’ve heard this argument/variations thereof many times before. I think most of us in the LGTBAQ (and Allies) community have. I still cannot believe how many cling to this argument. Believe that? Well here’s something interesting for those that quote the Bible in their reasons against Gay Marriage/Gay Lifestyle (Info found on RationalWiki as well as many other places.)
List of some of the things prohibited/forbidden by the Bible:
Eating Shellfish (Deuteronomy 14:9-10)
Consuming Pork (Leviticus 11:7-8)
Wearing clothing woven of more than one type of cloth (Leviticus 19:19)
Women speaking in church (1 Corinthians 14:34-35)
So I’m sitting here, laughing quietly to myself, because I realize most of the people that use that very same argument claim that those other portions of the Bible are “outdated” or “not applicable” to them. Wait, who decides that? I must have not gotten that memo…
Regardless of your personal beliefs, this assignment/section of the course really has me thinking. Think of what you say, what you believe, the logic of your beliefs, what you hear…. Don’t be sheeple (sheep-people, following the herd) to whatever the biggest fad currently is.
Found on Pinterest. Definite inspiration. And now that I’m looking closer at it, there is a small watermark from just-smileology.tumblr.com. Will have to check it out. :)
Pete Seeger, the legendary folk musician. I actually hadn’t heard of Mr. Seeger until I started listening to Ani DiFranco. She did a rendition of the classic “Which Side Are You On?” for his 90th birthday. The album rendition features Pete on banjo, which is awesome.