October 29, 2003
Cuss and discuss
One apparent result of the Andrew Sullivan fracas was that I found myself on the blogroll of Ex-Gay Watch, whose title is self-explanatory. It includes a post about a disturbing story of a kid who was expelled from a Christian school after telling a teacher in confidence that he was gay. (Josh Claybourn also did a snarkily succint post on the subject, in whose comments I expressed my own views on it.)
There's also an interesting post at Whimsical Revolution that touches on the whole Christianity/homosexuality thing, in the context of how Christians should look at Jewish law.
Posted by Camassia at October 29, 2003 06:24 PM
As someone who faced a similar situation twenty five years ago, I've lived in the hope that the world would be a better place for the next generation. Clearly, it isn't. Gay kids are still killing themselves over the hatred they learn in Christian schools (http://www.lgcsc.org/robkirkland/).
I have no way of stopping it.
Actually, Ex-Gay Watch found Camassia via Noli Irritare Leones and Pax Nortona, which in turn were found via Sed Contra.
I like Camassia for its thoughtful, analytical, nonideological discussions about .
As for the school that outed and expelled the closeted gay Christian kid: I think private institutions should be entitled to establish discriminatory membership policies, provided those policies are loud and clear.
But I don't believe they should be permitted to discriminate arbitrarily or to violate promises of confidentiality. And I believe blackmail is inappropriate as a means of recruitment for ex-gay ministries. Unfortunately, the major ex-gay groups are doing little to discourage such tactics.
Sorry, my link vanished. I said I like Camassia for its thoughtful, nonideological discussions of faith and social justice.
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