How dare you interfere with my &#)@*$^%@*#&^ right to be intolerant?
By Lee Russ
Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 05:10 PM
Ahh, perspective. Great thing to have, horrible thing to warp. And the religious right is indeed in full warp. Forget the rights of gays, what about their right to not be gay? And so it goes.Now we have a straight-faced claim that a Christian has the right to bad mouth homosexuals and homosexuality on her campus.
Ruth Malhotra...says her Christian faith compels her to speak out against homosexuality. But the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she's a senior, bans speech that puts down others because of sexual orientation.
Malhotra sees that as an unacceptable infringement on her right to religious expression. She's demanding that Georgia Tech revoke its tolerance policy.
With her lawsuit, the 22-year-old student joins a growing campaign to force public schools, state colleges and private workplaces to eliminate policies protecting gay and lesbian people from harassment.
The religious right aims to overturn common tolerance programs: diversity training that promotes acceptance of gays and lesbians, speech codes that ban harsh words against homosexuality, and anti-discrimination policies that require college clubs to open membership to all.
The Rev. Rick Scarborough, a leading evangelical, frames the movement as the civil rights struggle of the 21st century.
Ahh, springtime in the asylum. The smell of paranoia roasting on an open fire. The screams of the prisoners as they rotate on the spit. Sharing a glass of hatred with your good friends between classes. The screams of the prisoners as they rotate on the spit.
The longest journey begins with but a single step. I can hate you all I want, on campus or off. You can hate me in return, on campus or off. We have equal rights to dementia and vitriol and application of the Supreme Being's heavenly sword. What no one has a right to is to be left alone, in peace, to study and learn--we must force all disagreements to the surface, all the time, everywhere, and fight them to the death.
The screams of the prisoners as they rotate on the spit.
See, Johnny, just like mommy told you, this is part of your heritage. Listen closely as we walk home. You can hear the screams for many blocks.
Compassionate conservatism: speak softly and carry a big spit.
I'll scream if you'll scream, we'll all scream, for I scream.
How do you like your monster Mr. Weyrich? And you Brother Dobson?