Monday January 11, 2010

E-Mail from Franklin E. Kameny to Peter LaBarbara


You have the whole issue of sin, vis a vis homosexulity, “on the wrong foot”. It is your homophobic God of Leviticus (and of the Bible as a whole) himself (herself? itself? themselves?) who is the sinner because of that homophobia.

Bigotry is sinful, whether it be racism, anti-Semitism, or homophobia.

Your God of Leviticus (and of the whole Bible) is clearly a sinful homophobic bigot. He should repent of his sinful homophobia. He should atone for that sin, And he should seek forgiveness for the pain and suffering which his sinful homophobia has needlessly inflicted upon gay people for the past 4000 years.

It is not homosexulity which is always wrong, immoral, and sinfuol It is homophobia, including the homophobia of your god himself which is wrong, immoral, and sinful. And so your god is a sinner, on this account (I deal with no other issue here)..

Your claim that advancement of the gay agenda would deprive you people of your religious and other rights is flatly untrue. If you disapprove of homosexuality, you will remain free to abstain from involvement with it. That is the proper limit of your freedoms. You do not have a valid right to impose your disapproval upon those of us who disagree with you, as you people endlessly seek to do. Those whose beliefs in a round earth prevail do not in the least deprive the Flat Earthers of their rights to believe and speak as they wish. So with gay rights and you homophobes. You can continue freely to make intellectual and rational fools of yourselves, just as the Flat Earthers continue to do. — and, in your case, un-Americn and anti-American ones as well.

Gay is Good, Godly (for those who so believe), and American. You homophobes are not.

Franklin E. Kameny

Washington, DC