Originally Posted by MCstudent
I'm one of the reasons SAFE came about, lol... I mean, it was the Equality Ride visit in '07 that made me start thinking and realize that this is a civil rights issues, despite what the southern baptist convention and my school's administration would like students here to believe.... And thats apparently a dangerous train of thought haha.
And if you don't mind me saying so, this train of thought reveals a mind that is thinking for itself, and not just regurgitating the party line. I admire that, especially when I remember those at my own school who spoke out and bucked the system. I can remember at least two cases where teachers who questioned things- they were in the bibilcal studies department- were shown the door.
One simply didn't question.
Hopefully, matters have changed somewhat, though frankly, I have my doubts about that. I guess it depends on the school. And some schools, I would think, are - as it were- trapped in amber
Now. I'm mixing my metaphors, but trains are hard to stop once they get going. And there is some hope in that, right?
Lastly, you inadvertently point out something which I consider profound. And that is this: once you take belief
out of the picture, it really is about civil rights. Religious belief, it seems to me, is rather beside the point: either we all
have human and civil rights, or the terms mean nothing.
As it is, criminals have more rights than most living gay persons. And what does that say? That we are treated as worse than criminals. And when did it become a crime to love someone of the same sex?