Ah Mississippi. It seems like only last week we were discussing Mississippi having just outlawed slavery 148 years late, and being the last state on the list to pass the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. And then, what do you know – a black gay man who was running for mayor of a Mississippi town, Marco McMillian, is found brutally murdered, but the suspect, Lawrence Reed, says he had to do it because, you see, the gay guy hit on him.
Oh the number of men who would be dead if they were beaten to death every time they hit on a woman.
A teacher of special needs children in Indiana is speaking out with other Christian parents and students by demanding LGBT kids be banned from a Sullivan High School prom. When asked, teacher Diana Medley responded to a reporter that she believes gay people have no purpose in life, and agrees that anti-gay parents and students should create a separate, “traditional” prom that would ban gay students from attending. Sullivan High School itself is allowing all students to the official prom, but these militant anti-gay Christians are trying to get students to attend their prom instead of the school’s official prom.
Obviously I think that the Boy Scouts should allow gay members. I mean, the fact that they don’t is insane. I mean, they won’t let their members be gay–or openly gay anyway–but they’re letting them wear neckerchiefs and green short shorts?
The vast majority of Evangelical Christians (72%) believe “the gay and lesbian community is the most active group trying to remove Christian values from the country.” This stands in steep contrast to the rest of the country. Only one in three Americans (31%) overall, regardless of faith, believe gays are trying to remove Christian values from the country. By comparison, just 16 percent of non-Christians believe gays are trying to remove Christian values from the country, and only 42 percent of non-evangelical Christians hold that belief.