3 responses

  1. Smith
    October 27, 2012

    Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy and appreciate these historical posts. They are very interesting and educational.

    They also raise an interesting question in my mind: there were many overt, rabid displays of homophobia by very influential people as late as the 1980s. Today, homophobes who hold prominent positions in the media, in business or in government couch their positions very differently. But back then, editors in chief, prominent writers, academics, community leaders, etc. said the most disgusting things about gay people. And they are still around, probably saying as little as possible and hoping everyone will simply forget.

    I’d love to see BTB do follow-up with some of these people. I’d love to hear what they have to say for themselves today, especially those liberal homophobes, who now have to contend with a world that has changed. It would be a way to record for history the final chapter in many of these controversies. If you ever decide that you want to pursue something like this, I can suggest a few candidates.

  2. I love Leviticus
    October 31, 2012

    Joseph Epstein knew what he was talking about. “smoke it, swallow it, eat it, wallow in it, screw it, kick it, stomp it to death, and never mind what ‘it’ is” definitely is the attitude of a large section of the “gay community.”

    Epstein of course is absolutely right that it is a bad thing for children to become homosexual. There is no reason why he should have apologized for saying that, or why Harper’s should have apologized for publishing his piece.

    The gay activist thugs who tried to interfere with freedom of speech, and to force Harper’s to publish pro-gay propaganda, are the ones who should be apologizing.

  3. Priya Lynn
    November 1, 2012

    Leviticus gayness harms no one so it is moral and not a bad thing for children to be.

    You confuse the right of freedom of speech with the non-existant right to be free from criticism. Harper should apologize for slandering innocent people and Harper’s should have apologized for printing a piece devoid of truth intended solely to promote animosity.

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