Today, Pam Spaulding wrote about Matt Barber and his vicious complaints to Obama’s LGBT-inclusive agenda that went up on whitehouse.gov yesterday. As per usual, Barber twists the words around to promote his hateful, bigoted agenda. I wanted to comment, though, on one specific comment he made:
The radical homosexual agenda and religious and free speech liberties cannot occupy the same space. It’s a zero-sum game.
Now, obviously “homosexual agenda” is a joke. We want equity, protection, and respect. How does that interfere with religious liberty?
The current problem is that we have an LGBT-friendly political administration whose agenda does not correspond with what a lot of people seem to believe. The freedom of speech and freedom of religion are specifically layed out so that they do not interfere or determine the will of the government. In others, the government protecting LGBT people does not have any effect on what a person is allowed to believe or even voice out loud.
Barber continues by saying:
When 1 – 2 percent of the population is granted special rights based on deviant sexual proclivities and changeable sexual behaviors, to the detriment of everyone else, that’s called tyranny of the minority.
These comments clearly convey the way Barber’s beliefs conflict with his ability to understand the nature of sexual orientation, but what he does not explain is this apparent “detriment.” How does protecting people hurt someone else? It doesn’t. They just don’t like it. Well, deal. These are our lives on the line, not just your foolish beliefs.
And “tyranny of the minority” is just the funniest shit I’ve heard all day.
I’ll end with just a friendly reminder to all of the religious fundamentalists out there to try opening a psychology textbook sometime. I know it’s scary—you might learn something—but I would definitely be willing to hold your hand through it if it would help. It’s an open invitation!