Kirk, you know that I respect you. I know where you’re coming from. I understand your frustration. However, I have to disagree most vehemently with the degree of your anger and the manner in which you express it.
This thread is only the latest example.
Kirk, you’re not helping. As a matter of fact, you set us back every time you post in a thread involving homosexuality or religion. Your irrational mission to paint every single Southern Baptist with that mile-wide brush does nothing but make you look like a total kook and make the cause of better relations between straight (especially religious straight) folks and queer folks fall back a step or five.
First of all, it’s hypocritical. I’m sorry, Kirk, but I have to call it as I see it. There is absolutely no difference between happyheathen implying that all active Catholics are enablers of child molestation and you condemning all Southern Baptists as evil homophobic gaybashers. The Southern Baptists are possibly the most diverse single denomination in the US, despite the Convention’s attempts at conformity. No sect that includes Bill Clinton and Oral Roberts can possibly be monolithic.
Secondly, you turn a lot of straight folks who aren’t SB off when you go on your raging tangents. Let me repeat a phrase I’ve written to you before: “No minority has ever won their rights or equality by themselves.” Public opinion has to be turned our way. It’s all well and good to sit back and say “We don’t need the breeders! The Supreme Court has to give us our Constitutional rights!” But it often doesn’t happen that way. It took 100 years before the SCOTUS actually required the states to treat African-Americans as equal to whites. Plessy v Ferguson was a Supreme Court decision. Dred Scott was a Supreme Court decision. The SCOTUS is not guaranteed to rule in our favor without a national atmosphere of acceptance.
Third, it makes you look like a reactionary nutcase. I know you’re not. I’ve spoken to you offboard more than once. You are not a nutcase other than on this one subject. But if that one subject is 90% of what you post, and you sound like a nutcase every time you post on that subject, guess what? People who don’t AIM you or e-mail you are going to think you’re a nutcase. And they’ll be justified in doing so under the evidence they have.
Fourth, you’ve already been banned (under two incarnations) from one message board. I’m guessing (but I’m no expert and not privy to moderator/admin decisions) that you’re probably darn close to being banned here. And banning here is pretty much permanent, because they won’t just wink at you when you come back under a different name. They will check up when you start to show your signature posting style and they will ban you again. Lock, stock, and barrel. And they will continue to do so for as long as you continue to try to sneak in under the aliases.
We live in a society (sorry…had to get the Seinfeld ref in). You can’t just shoot off your mouth (or fingers) without being called on it, especially when your rants are a) non-factual, b) insulting (in the inappropriate forum, and c) (ignore Opal).
Please, Kirk. Consider the fact that I’m almost certain that 98% of the gay posters here look at your posts in threads like the above and cringe. You’re out of line. Please moderate your tone…