Gay People Told to Leave Public Venues and/or Follow the Bible
There are people who merely have bigoted views, and there are people who go out of their way to spread their bigoted views “What Would You Do” style.
Of the latter group, I can’t guarantee that they’ll be religious, but I’m pretty sure they aren’t inspired by Cosmos or The God Delusion. Consider two recent cases.
Taylor Campione and Kelsi Culpepper were watching a Twins game in Minneapolis’ Target Stadium. Then the following happened.
Culpepper stopped to go to the restroom and gave Campione a little kiss. Then, Culpepper said a security guard came up to her.
“I saw you kissing that girl, you can’t do that,” the guard said.
Campione told the guard, she could kiss whoever she wanted to, the guard allegedly replied, “Well, we don’t play grab a** here.”
Campione told Culpepper, who then confronted the guard and said, “I don’t understand what’s wrong with kissing my girlfriend.”
They said the guard replied, “Well here in the stadium, we adhere to the 10 Commandments.“
Another similar incident happened at a public pool in Kentucky, when two gay men just wanted to swim.
… they were at first ridiculed then told to leave by the staff at the Pavilion, a public swimming pool funded by tax dollars.
When pressed for a reason for barring them from using the pool, the two men were told that the Bible justified banning gays from sharing public pools.
“My staff asked the Pavilion staff why the men were being asked to leave, and they were informed that ‘gay people’ weren’t allowed to swim here,” Perkins said.
When the pool employee was informed that what he was doing was discrimination and was illegal, he responded that ordering the two men to leave was in the Bible, and so he could do it.
I guess it isn’t too surprising that What Would You Do is so politically correct that they won’t have their actors actually act like typical gay-bashers and refer to the Bible. We as a society only address the symptoms and not the root of the problem.
Posted on June 17, 2011, in Humanism, Politics, Religion and tagged anti-gay bigotry, gay bashing, gay discrimination, homophobia, homosexual kiss, lesbian kiss, Minneapolis, public pool, security guard, Ten Commandments, What Would You Do. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.