Feminist Atheists

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  • Grinning Cat

    Supposedly there are polls showing conservative Christian "pro-lifers" people who oppose abortion, but who'd be in favor of aborting an embryo if it were certain to become a person who was gay.

    (But being gay "is a choice"!! Yet another layer of doublethink.)

    (Anyone have a reference or a rebuttal? My google-fu isn't up to the task, getting swamped in articles about attitudes about abortion and gay marriage.)

  • Joseph P

    Yeah, I've heard several Christian voices say something to that effect about gay embryos ... or at least ask each other the question.  I'm pretty sure that most if not all of them were being what they consider to be funny, though.

    After all, the narrative of fundamentalists tends to be that no one is born gay but that it's the result of sin or perhaps demon possession.  I've seen Pentecostals play at casting out gay demons, and the person pretend to be straight after that.  I suspect that the demon can more easily find its way back in, though, since it knows the window in the back that doesn't latch properly.

    ... err, which I didn't mean as an anal sex joke when I typed that, but I'll just leave it.  (yes, I'm aware that lots of gay guys aren't into anal sex, but the 12 year-old in the back of my head latched onto it anyway)

    They have support for their view from the Bible, after all:

    26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

    Romans 1:26-27

  • Bertold Brautigan

    Joseph - I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one with a twelve-year-old in the back of my head. (H/T to The Who - But he only comes out when I drinks my gin.)