Call For Production
Vanessa posted about this abomination:
While headlines are popping up everywhere about how Miss Beverly Hills Lauren Ashley opposes same-sex marriage, where are the headlines about her contention that God thinks gays should be put to death? Here’s one (content may be upsetting):
“The Bible says that marriage is between a man and a woman,” Ashley told FOX News. “In Leviticus it says, ‘If man lies with mankind as he would lie with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death and their blood shall be upon them.’ The Bible is pretty black and white.”
Oh, and there’s more:
“I feel like God himself created mankind and he loves everyone, and he has the best for everyone…If he says that having sex with someone of your same gender is going to bring death upon you, that’s a pretty stern warning, and he knows more than we do about life.”
But she adds to Fox News that she has lots of gay friends and “there’s no hate between [her] and anyone.” So since she has gay friends, it’s okay to think they should die for their sins! Unreal.
I’ll just omit all the obvious stuff here — Leviticus and shellfish and all the other forgotten abominations, the absence of any reference to gay sex or relationships in Jesus’ ministry, all that. I also want to skip past the emptiness of “some of my best friends are …” which is not a defense even if true.
I don’t think it’s true. I just want to call bullshit right at the most superficial level. I think whatever GLBT folks she knows, if they are out at all, they don’t know what she really thinks of them.
I think she is unable to actually produce any openly gay, lesbian or bi friends who will call themselves her friend in print or on broadcast media after what she said. I don’t think she can prove she actually has any gay, lesbian or bi friends who know her views, and any she had will turn their backs on her now that they know her views.
I think she’s just lying, and I call bullshit. Ashley, if you’re telling the truth, produce one. Show us what friend will stand by you even though you believe his, her or zir life is riddled with mortal sin.
[Edited to Add: I didn't know when I wrote this that Dan Savage said almost word for word the same thing on Olbermann: "I would like to see her [gay] friends produces, for the cameras, to give a quote too.”]