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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.

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Alex
December 29th, 2008 | LINK

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 | LINK

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

Joel
December 29th, 2008 | LINK

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 | LINK

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

AlexM
December 29th, 2008 | LINK

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 | LINK

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 | LINK

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

Dave
December 29th, 2008 | LINK

Jim,

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

Yuki Choe
December 29th, 2008 | LINK

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 | LINK

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 | LINK

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 | LINK

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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