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October 07, 2002

Gay Scandal at Liberty University???

Gay Scandal at Liberty University???

A report of a scandal involving a pastor and students at Liberty University has surfaced on the net, and yes, I do realize that it comes from the National Enquirer. Perhaps it is not true, but it did get me thinking about the topic. I have to admit that part of me smiled when I read it, and almost wished it were true. This is not to suggest that I like reading stories well-suited for gay porn or for religious figures to be toppled, but Falwell is a little different.

For so long Jerry Falwell has preached that homosexuality is a sin, the message being that we can be kind to gay people, but they will inevitably burn for eternity for this choice in lifestyle. Part of me wishes Falwell would have to worry about cleaning up his own backyard instead of trying to tackle the gay issues of the world. If this story were true, he would have bigger problems to worry about than Tinky Winky.

Falwell’s stance on homosexuality is that it is a sin and that we should love the sinner but not the sin. If I was gay, I would be inclined to tell Falwell to kiss my flaming ass!!! Perhaps now I have also unintentionally offended the gay population. I would think that homosexuals would not care to be loved by him or the religious right who adhere to the same beliefs. People are so quick to point to others and say, “This is a sin,” as if they are free of problems and somehow better than those whom they criticize.

I am not gay and do not assume that I know what it is like to be attacked by Falwell or the religious right, but the God I believe in loves ALL people, not just some of us, and I expect, if allowed to join heaven (for which I have quite a lot to apologize for first), that I will be sitting amongst those who were gay here on Earth. The only difference being that up there they will not have to lie about who they are in order to avoid harassment and prejudice. I will not be putting a rainbow sticker on my car anytime soon, nor will I pick up a flag and march in the next parade, but I do get tired of hearing in the same breath how we are supposed to love our gay neighbor yet view him/her as a sinner traveling quickly on the highway to hell.

Yes, I smiled when I read the story (true or not) that Falwell is having to deal with this crisis at his university. I imagine somewhere little Tinky Winky was also laughing his ass off.

Posted by Woundwort at October 7, 2002 11:36 AM | TrackBack
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