Tuesday, April 28, 2009

HR1913 does not make it a sin to say mean things about queer folk

hey rabid straight blogger people!

you know i love you all and i have no problems with you practicing your libertarian heterosexual lifestyle in the privacy of your own homes. but there's some legislation coming down the pike that makes it a bit of a federal crime to shoot up, beat up, blow up or burn up queer people like me. but you guys keep talkin' about how it's going to make sunday school teachers criminals for teaching that homosexuality is a sin.

there's nothing in the bill that prevents you or your preacher from preaching the good news that you (or they) hold it as a truth in your (or their) hearts that in the fervent exercise of good christian love, god's sending all us queers to burn in eternal torment.

on the off chance that it was even vaguely possible for a regular act of congress to invalidate the first amendment (oh please go read about the supremacy clause and marbury vs. madison.) but assuming that we woke up tomorrow in a world where we ignored article VI of the US constitution and judicial precedent...

there's still the rule of construction. seriously. read the damn'd thing. it says... "Nothing in this Act, or the amendments made by this Act, shall be construed to prohibit any expressive conduct protected from legal prohibition by, or any activities protected by the Constitution."

i know it's hard to stomach this sort of thing since you're constantly getting beaten up for being white, upper middle-class, heterosexual republicans.

but as a personal favor to me, could you please stop spreading the lies? kthxbai!

(and kudos to Ron Scates and John Wright for introducing me to the phrase "libertarian heterosexual lifestyle")

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