Fine. Althouse is right. But I stand behind the title of this post.
Going through the comments on Althouse's post, I see this:
Nice job, Professor, of describing the Christian perspective on homosexuality as it usually is and always ought to be. Thank you.Ha. A comment criticizing an individual for lumping "all" people from one group together uses that individual to criticize and lump all people from another group together. Is there any thinking going on?
By "Christian fundamentalists" it sounds like Bazelon thinks she means all denominational and non-denominational Christians who have not embraced active homosexuality as heriditary or congenital and a preferred quality for clergyhood. Is there any thinking going on among the journalistic left?
This one's good:
Thank you so much. I am a Christian, and in a very blue area even admitting you go to church is seen by some as an "I'm a hateful homophobe" sign. Thank you for articulating what many Christians cannot, Ann!Oh, boo hoo.
Poor Christians! Always being misjudged. Spare me the persecution complex. I don't know of anyone who's killed himself after being bullied for being Christian. Do you?
You know what? I'd like to hear more from the "good" Christians. If they called out the "bad" ones--the ones who've perverted the faith and who preach hate (and I don't mean calling gays "sinners," I mean pure, unadulterated hate speech)-- more often, maybe they wouldn't be lumped in with them and be misjudged?
Obnoxious gay people misrepresent me all the time and I call them out on it every chance I get. Why can't true Christians do the same to their misguided fellow Christians?
You don't get to complain about being stereotyped if you aren't doing anything to inform people that the stereotype is wrong. Sorry.