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Friday, June 5, 2009

To Know Us Is To Love Us

Posted by on Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 11:30 AM

A recent Gallup poll found that a majority of people who know a gay or lesbian person support marriage equality. The religious right is now advising its followers to avoid knowing gays and lesbians.


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Apparently they know they're losing too.
Posted by shabadoo on June 5, 2009 at 11:42 AM · Report this
Vince 2
I geuss this falls under the whole "love thy neighbor" line of crap.
Posted by Vince on June 5, 2009 at 11:42 AM · Report this
I KNEW those "all are welcome" signs at fundy churches were a sham!
Posted by Kalakalot on June 5, 2009 at 11:43 AM · Report this
meowmeowkitty 4
Posted by meowmeowkitty on June 5, 2009 at 11:55 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 6
Yeah, it's a lot easier for them to hate a scare groom or a picture of a random drag queen than it is to hate a real, live, person who has the same feelings they do.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on June 5, 2009 at 12:01 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 7
If they stop knowing GLBT people I wonder if they'll next stop knowing latinos, blacks etc....?

I mean this really could be a good thing to get rid of these nutjobs!
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on June 5, 2009 at 12:03 PM · Report this
Rob in Baltimore 9
The wacky Christians are becoming more and more like the Landover Baptist Church parody. Their motto is, "Where the worthwhile worship, unsaved unwelcome."…
Posted by Rob in Baltimore on June 5, 2009 at 12:06 PM · Report this
MPG 10

Isn't the first major sign of an abusive relationship when someone tells you what friends you can and cannot have?
Posted by MPG on June 5, 2009 at 12:10 PM · Report this
Tina 11
Oh dear, you dont think this will drive a wedge between the Religious Right and those lovly missionary folk from Mars Hill Church do you??? Cause that would just be too fuckin sad wouldn't it?
Posted by Tina on June 5, 2009 at 12:19 PM · Report this
So much for the "I have lots of gay friends" homophobia defense.
Posted by hillside_hoyden on June 5, 2009 at 12:20 PM · Report this
michael strangeways 14
So, does this mean the religious right will stop watching tv and films, listening to music, cease attending live theater, refrain from getting haircuts/styles, and not eat out in nice restaurants? 'cause we dominate in ALL those fields of endeavor...
Posted by michael strangeways on June 5, 2009 at 12:22 PM · Report this
Well, if that's what makes a good Christian, then I guess Jesus was a REALLY bad Christian!
Posted by caliclimbergrl on June 5, 2009 at 12:22 PM · Report this
Rob in Baltimore 16
They use Dick Cheney and his daughter as an example. Should parents reject their own children for the sake of remaining anti-gay? I know that would be know problem for the likes of Lovechild. I doubt her child would survive coming out to her, but in general, with normal people.
Posted by Rob in Baltimore on June 5, 2009 at 12:29 PM · Report this
Baconcat 17
Oh god, does this mean we'll have to go visit MHC to hug people and introduce ourselves? Should we bring cookies? How about "hot lemonade"? It's my signature drink: 1 part lemon juice, 1 part simple syrup, 4 parts hot water. Mix, let cool a little (but not too much) and drink like tea.

I can probably hug 2 or 3 chripsters at a time, especially if they are wearing skinny jeans.
Posted by Baconcat on June 5, 2009 at 12:30 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 18
@17, I'm going to testify before the congergation about the miricle of Eros Lube and how it makes my cock feel soooooo good when jacking off or fucking some guys ass!

Praise Jesus!!!
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on June 5, 2009 at 12:39 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 19
@ 16, I think that they would advise just that.
Posted by Matt from Denver on June 5, 2009 at 12:46 PM · Report this
Julie in Eugene 20
I'd love to see this survey split into three parts. Do not personally know someone, Personally know but are not related to someone, and Related to someone. Would just be interesting to see how much more in favor of gay marriage people who have a gay child, sibling, aunt/uncle, etc. are.
Posted by Julie in Eugene on June 5, 2009 at 12:51 PM · Report this
You may never convince those looking to avoid LGBT folks and their allies, but you can talk to those who haven't met us yet. The ACLU of Washington is asking people to pledge to talk to three people about equality for gay and lesbian families. The link is here: It's something that everyone can do to help move equality forward.
Posted by Brian from Pittsburgh on June 5, 2009 at 1:48 PM · Report this
kim in portland 22
I'ts much easier to demonize an idea than an actual person. Sadly, there are some with exactly the attitude of 'avoid knowing', and those who will disown their own family member.
Posted by kim in portland on June 5, 2009 at 1:55 PM · Report this
I know a lot of college-age queers who claim to be out, but when you ask it's more like halfway-out. Their father doesn't know, their extended family doesn't know, their boss and coworkers don't know, their religious high-school friends don't know, etc. And it makes me sad for precisely this reason. I understand being afraid of losing people, but there's a very good reason to "come out, come out wherever you are."
Posted by lymerae on June 5, 2009 at 2:00 PM · Report this
snoozn 24
The crazy guy's article about gay-avoidance included this quote:
"Since sin always has consequences (i.e. death) we must oppose sinful behaviors in ourselves, our families, our churches and in our culture."
Ummmm, isn't death more like the consequence of life? I mean, if death comes instantly after the sin, then homosexuality is not a sin. If the consequence of death comes anywhere from 1 second to 100 years after the sin, then why the Hell did God think this was any kind of meaningful consequence?
Okay, I'm sure he's talking about the eternal after-life thing. Do they really even believe that? Must be nice to have such lovely delusions.
Posted by snoozn on June 5, 2009 at 2:19 PM · Report this
john t 25
Christ knew how important it was to avoid sullying His reputation by hanging out with sinners, lowlifes, and bachelors. These good Christians are just following His example.
Posted by john t on June 5, 2009 at 3:08 PM · Report this
reverend dr dj riz 26
loveschild ?.. loveschild ..?..
nope.. STILL not working for her..
Posted by reverend dr dj riz on June 5, 2009 at 3:57 PM · Report this
treacle 27
Acquiring sin by osmosis.
Its a contagious disease, you know!
Just like hatred and intolerance!
Avoid them all to stay pure!!!
Posted by treacle on June 5, 2009 at 4:35 PM · Report this
Wait, I thought you were not supposed to hang out with the bad kids because you can catch The Gay. Now they are trying to say that it will make you support gay marriage too?
Posted by Reg on June 5, 2009 at 4:54 PM · Report this
Geni 29
Avoid knowing? You mean in the Biblical sense?
Posted by Geni on June 5, 2009 at 5:37 PM · Report this
It's not a majority of those who know gays and lesbians - it is a majority of those who know OUT gays and lesbians. Those who know closeted gays and lesbians are almost 100% of the population.
Posted by Limey Rick on June 5, 2009 at 8:12 PM · Report this
Lets see, I have gay friends and my aunt and two of my cousins are gay. I love them very much, but I still feel that marriage is between a man and a woman.
Posted by CeCilios Woman on June 6, 2009 at 10:38 PM · Report this

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