Saturday, April 02, 2005

Legacy of Homophobia

Thank you, John Gallagher, for saying what nobody else seems to want to say about the vigorous homophobia of this pope. Thanks to his efforts, the world feels comfortable vilifying gay people as selfish and immoral. We need to remember a time before him, when it seemed as if the world might really become a kinder and more tolerant place, and institutions such as the Catholic church seemed almost ready to acknowledge the centuries of service performed by gay men and lesbians in its ranks. Thanks its the perpetuation of homophobia and sex-phobia, we have a culture of emotionally-thwarted pedophiles and secret coverups instead. What a great legacy.

On a brighter note, now that Terry Schiavo and the pope have died, we can all get back to watching the Michael Jackson trial.

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