Sunday, April 11, 2010
The Homophobia Bus and the Gay Boy's Life
I just found out that a Christianist group has decided to pull this billboard off the sides of buses in Toronto.
A large, electric-blue banner featuring an oddly tattooed youth and the question: “Does God care if I'm gay?” has been voluntarily removed by the Christian group behind the campaign after a flood of public complaints
Which is just as well eh? Because one...I'd hate to have to walk to work in the rain. But I'd rather do that than ride on a homophobia bus, and besides my mum told me never to trust a guy with tattoos on his neck. Scary.
Two...I don't care what any imaginary Big Baboona has to say about me...
“Refusing to know God, they soon didn’t know how to be human either—women didn’t know how to be women, men didn’t know how to be men. Sexually confused, they abused and defiled one another, women with women, men with men—all lust, no love. And then they paid for it, oh, how they paid for it—emptied of God and love, godless and loveless wretches.”
Because if anyone wrote that nonsense today they'd give them anti-depressants. And tell them NO they can't bring their goats into the house... or keep their wives in the barn.
Or cover up child abuse.
Which reminds me.... if I had my own bus. And I could put what I want on the side of it.
This would be my message...
Because the truth will set us free eh?
And if the bigots think their Big Baboona should worry about us instead of their churchy perverts, they're not just krazy, they're EVIL.
Because we choose life over death, love over hate.
Because when you're gay, free and proud.
A gay boy's life is a wonderful thing.
And even in a frozen land.
Life is just a BLAST....
P.S. Jonsi is an Icelandic artist who sings in English so his American boyfriend can understand what he says. Because when I say we are warriors of love, and so much better than the bigots, I really mean it.