Dan Savage column exposes religion’s “hidden” homophobia

Link to: Savage Love by Dan Savage – Columns – Savage Love – Dan Savage – The Stranger, Seattle’s Only Newspaper.


Dan Savage


I loved this post of Dan Savage’s in his column Savage Love (which appears in Seattle’s The Stranger). It brings to light something I’ve long felt – that “believers” are somehow given a free ride in this country, even if their religion holds tenets that have real-time negative consequences for groups of people. For instance, the Bible, which condemns gay people in certain areas (along with a host of just about anything else you can imagine) is the text basis for a number of faiths (Judaism, Catholicism, Protestant Christianity of various kinds).

It used to be a given that “everyone is entitled to their beliefs” and that because we have freedom of religion in this country, that somehow you couldn’t criticize these beliefs, even if they resulted in bigotry, bullying, discrimination, murder, etc.

Well, I just don’t buy that. This is a country of laws, not religion. You have to man-up or woman-up and own what your religion holds so dear, and stop hiding behind the veil of First Amendment rights. And if you are a card-carrying Christian or Christianist or Jew who goes by this book, then you are open season. Your beliefs cause real harm to real people, and I’m going to make you responsible for that.

If you don’t like that, change your fucking religion.


~ by jimarnoldla on October 15, 2010.

2 Responses to “Dan Savage column exposes religion’s “hidden” homophobia”

  1. Sweet!!! Totally love this post!!
    I agree so many ‘Christians’ have a martyr complex now a days.

  2. Absolutey!

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