A homosexual activist group calling itself “Angry Queers” claimed responsibility for smashing nine windows in a church known for teaching traditional sexual morality early Tuesday morning.
“Upon arriving at the church, we discovered nine separate windows had been smashed in with rocks, including two beautiful 100-year-old stained glass windows,” wrote Tim Smith, pastor of the Portland campus of Mars Hill Church. “We estimate the damage to be several thousand dollars.”
The vandals sent an e-mail to local television station KOIN-TV stating they took the action, because “Mars Hill is notoriously anti-gay and anti-woman.”
This article about a beer-swilling rugby player turned hairdresser is a nice illustration of the fact that people don’t just ‘happen to be’ much of anything. Gender, race, and sexual orientation are non-accidentally associated with whole suites of character traits.
Update: there’s an interesting documentary about him on YouTube.
The Atlantic has an article up about the burgeoning asexual community. It seems they want to change assumptions about sexuality—in particular, they want people to stop assuming that people are sexual, I guess. Becasue otherwise you’ll have tragic situations like the one David Jay found himself in:
“For a couple of years I just assumed that I was broken,” he says.
You don’t say.
Anyway, obviously nobody cares about asexuality, and everyone assumes that asexuals are damaged, and both for good reason. Note, though, that if the stats provided are correct, about one percent of the population is asexual. That’s not so different from the size of the gay population (about 2%). And yet everyone cares about homosexuality, and no one dares suggest that gays are damaged.