The Christian Right’s Counterargument for Bullying Gay Kids
It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in memory of the recent gay suicides. Many of them suffered from homophobic abuse in their schools or in their homes. We want to take a stand to say that we will not tolerate this. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th to remember all the lives of LGBTQ youth that have been lost due to homophobia. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.
The case against Spirit Day and for bullying gay kids, made on the same page by Chrissy Byrd of Macon, Georgia:
To those who say sexual orientation doesn’t matter, the Bible says it does: Leviticus 18:22 “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman [and vice versa]. It is an abomination.” It is a sin and God clearly doesn’t want anyone to defile themselves with such immorality. Abomination means extreme disgust and hatred; which is apparently why these people could not live with themselves. He is the judge though and He sits on the throne to decide for sure their eternity.
What’s your case?