Disgusting Protest At Murray, KY

Jim Burroway

December 29th, 2008

Last month, we noted the innovative event sponsored by Murray State University’s Gay-Straight Alliance, in which alliance members performed “live homosexual acts” on campus’s Free Speech Zone. Those “live homosexual acts,” of course, consisted of reading books, chatting, studying, having coffee — that sort of thing.

Of course, things aren’t always that enlightened in that small southwestern Kentucky town. A reader from Murray wrote to me to describe another recent protest taking place in that fair city:

Ours is a small, conservative town, where protests and other forms of “making waves” are discouraged, message aside.  Thus it was all the more disturbing to see this man, his wife (presumably) and his child doing the corner preacher thing.  The center sign in the picture I’m sending you is the truly disturbing part of this whole ordeal.

Just a reminder that anti-gay fire exists everywhere, even places where the movement has made strides and opened minds, and even places where the anti-gay current is typically status quo and not incendiary.

The child in the middle, who looks to be about eight years old, is holding a sign reading “2 gay rights: AIDS and hell.” Gee, it’s a good thing they don’t hate us.

Alex

December 29th, 2008

That is pretty disgusting. And the worst part is that I bet these people actually believe they’re trying to help us.

Rick

December 29th, 2008

Oh my, don’t they look like they’re filled with the love of the Lord?

Joel

December 29th, 2008

i wonder if the ‘gay right: aids’ comes AFTER believing we’ll burn in hell or before it.

The former would just be a classic explain of creationism. Concluding and then using anything that might(even remotely) sustain that.

The later would just be homophobia/bigotry and/or ignorance.

I keep saying.. there are ALOT more of the phelps ideology than are open about it.

Emproph

December 29th, 2008

Where do I sign up to spend an eternity with them?

AlexM

December 29th, 2008

Where do I sign up to spend an eternity with them?

That’s easy, Emproph — just be ultra judgemental of others and don’t actually DO anything to help the poor, sick, and elderly, and you might be seeing them. ;)

David C.

December 29th, 2008

It would be interesting to know the educational background of the members in this family. For instance, has the man ever actually been a student of religion at all?

Jay B.

December 29th, 2008

Shhhh! Listen, do you hear it? Two banjos…

Dave

December 29th, 2008

Jim,

From where did you get this photo, and whom did you quote about it?

Yuki Choe

December 29th, 2008

This is a real fine example of how homosexuals actually bring traditional families closer together… a total contradiction to most fundamentalists’ claims on the destruction of family units…. (><)

GDad

December 30th, 2008

Those signs look like they’ve been used a few times. Darn protestors… can’t even grace us with original work.

Jim Burroway

December 30th, 2008

Dave,

I have the name of the person, who is associated with Murray St., who does not want to be identified. I have verified his identity and his credentials.

Master David Goodmen

June 30th, 2009

Those two need SERIOUS psychotherapy! Someone should recommend a good therapist to help cure their obvious neurosis.

A first-grade teacher could help their spelling, too!

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