brynndragon: (Poly Geek)
I feel no need to add a link to John C. Wright's screed against Syfy's acknowledgment that maybe they should have some gay characters in their shows/movies who are, y'know, people; I'd far rather link to this line-by-line response that will prevent my friend's blood pressure from blowing the tops of their heads off (no guarantee for the sanctity of your keyboards from whatever you are drinking, however). However, I do feel the need to link to fine responses, which range from an Open letter from an Elder of Sodom, a highly erudite examination of ethics and morality, to a short but freakin' hilarious point-and-laugh-at-the-stupid post (don't miss the comments!), to this observation of the relevance of Leviticus to not only Southern Baptists and other Protestants but Catholics like JCW. If you've seen any other fine posts on the subject, feel free to add links in the comments.

ETA: His wife (L. Jagi Lamplighter) is now known for derailing a Worldcon panel on diversity. They're two of a kind. . .
brynndragon: (Poly Geek)
I feel no need to add a link to John C. Wright's screed against Syfy's acknowledgment that maybe they should have some gay characters in their shows/movies who are, y'know, people; I'd far rather link to this line-by-line response that will prevent my friend's blood pressure from blowing the tops of their heads off (no guarantee for the sanctity of your keyboards from whatever you are drinking, however). However, I do feel the need to link to fine responses, which range from an Open letter from an Elder of Sodom, a highly erudite examination of ethics and morality, to a short but freakin' hilarious point-and-laugh-at-the-stupid post (don't miss the comments!), to this observation of the relevance of Leviticus to not only Southern Baptists and other Protestants but Catholics like JCW. If you've seen any other fine posts on the subject, feel free to add links in the comments.

ETA: His wife (L. Jagi Lamplighter) is now known for derailing a Worldcon panel on diversity. They're two of a kind. . .
brynndragon: (A Very Spider Xmas)
It was not my journal, so I did not go off on the person who felt sorry for the California Supreme Court judges because they were going to get vitriolic hatemail for "doing the right thing", namely upholding Prop 8. But this is my journal, so here I can say what I would not say there.

You are concerned for those who might receive bad words on a piece of paper because of the decision made today. But what about those people who can not support their loved ones in sickness and in health, in life and even in death? What about the people whose families can now be torn apart because they did not make the deadline cast in lots last November? What about the man who will not sleep restfully not in anticipation of backlash but in the knowledge that the state constitution he vowed to uphold has been irrevocably damaged and he couldn't stop it? Rest assured, he will receive hatemail as well for having the audacity to suggest that the majority can not be allowed the tyrannize the minority, as proclaimed in the Equal Protection Clause of the California constitution. In fact, hatemail and vitriol were inevitable; those who support your view are no more virtuous than anyone else. But by ruling to uphold Prop 8 they also ensured great suffering for tens of thousands of their fellow Californians. I would hope they'd lose more sleep over that than over anything the mailman might bring to their door.

Yes, I know that was far too polite a response to such asshattery. But a string of expletives makes for boring reading. Thankfully the sentiment has already been spoken far more eloquently than I would have been capable of mustering.
brynndragon: (A Very Spider Xmas)
It was not my journal, so I did not go off on the person who felt sorry for the California Supreme Court judges because they were going to get vitriolic hatemail for "doing the right thing", namely upholding Prop 8. But this is my journal, so here I can say what I would not say there.

You are concerned for those who might receive bad words on a piece of paper because of the decision made today. But what about those people who can not support their loved ones in sickness and in health, in life and even in death? What about the people whose families can now be torn apart because they did not make the deadline cast in lots last November? What about the man who will not sleep restfully not in anticipation of backlash but in the knowledge that the state constitution he vowed to uphold has been irrevocably damaged and he couldn't stop it? Rest assured, he will receive hatemail as well for having the audacity to suggest that the majority can not be allowed the tyrannize the minority, as proclaimed in the Equal Protection Clause of the California constitution. In fact, hatemail and vitriol were inevitable; those who support your view are no more virtuous than anyone else. But by ruling to uphold Prop 8 they also ensured great suffering for tens of thousands of their fellow Californians. I would hope they'd lose more sleep over that than over anything the mailman might bring to their door.

Yes, I know that was far too polite a response to such asshattery. But a string of expletives makes for boring reading. Thankfully the sentiment has already been spoken far more eloquently than I would have been capable of mustering.
brynndragon: (tye-dye)
Go Maine!

New Hampshire, it's your turn.
brynndragon: (tye-dye)
Go Maine!

New Hampshire, it's your turn.
brynndragon: (Thulsa Doom)
As the glorious leader of Brynnistan it is my duty to inform you that today is National Closet Comes Out of You Day. Those of you who are in a place where the wonder of Brynnistan's Freedom of Sexual Choice Act[1] is by a dream, my heart goes out to you. Unlike Iran, we most assuredly have gay people in Brynnistan, as well as heterosexual people, bisexual people such as the glorious leader herself, and people who like to make fun of our little sexual pigeon-holes. It is traditional in Brynnistan to celebrate this holiday by getting rid of all the cruft that has accumulated in our closet since last Closet Coming Out of You Day and swapping summer clothes for winter ones. When the cruft is tossed, the traditional cry of "Out of myself!" is uttered. This demonstrates the freedom we have to pick and choose what is in the closets of Brynnistan, rather than being forced to place your sexuality in there (where it so readily absorbs the odor of mothballs). May those who exist in places less free soon join our annual ritual of cleaning closets on this day, an act both symbolic and practical!

[1] Whereby being monosexual of either variety is expressly *not* grounds for either banning or banning-and-haiku (the great Tools of Discipline that create peace and order in this glorious nation), even though I am biseuxal myself. Such is my great magnanimity.
brynndragon: (Thulsa Doom)
As the glorious leader of Brynnistan it is my duty to inform you that today is National Closet Comes Out of You Day. Those of you who are in a place where the wonder of Brynnistan's Freedom of Sexual Choice Act[1] is by a dream, my heart goes out to you. Unlike Iran, we most assuredly have gay people in Brynnistan, as well as heterosexual people, bisexual people such as the glorious leader herself, and people who like to make fun of our little sexual pigeon-holes. It is traditional in Brynnistan to celebrate this holiday by getting rid of all the cruft that has accumulated in our closet since last Closet Coming Out of You Day and swapping summer clothes for winter ones. When the cruft is tossed, the traditional cry of "Out of myself!" is uttered. This demonstrates the freedom we have to pick and choose what is in the closets of Brynnistan, rather than being forced to place your sexuality in there (where it so readily absorbs the odor of mothballs). May those who exist in places less free soon join our annual ritual of cleaning closets on this day, an act both symbolic and practical!

[1] Whereby being monosexual of either variety is expressly *not* grounds for either banning or banning-and-haiku (the great Tools of Discipline that create peace and order in this glorious nation), even though I am biseuxal myself. Such is my great magnanimity.

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