Apr. 3rd, 2005
The Pope may have passed, but I'm sure many will be comforted to know that the effects of all his teachings will be felt for many years to come.

Unfortunately, it will be in the way of hate crimes, and continued persecution of gays and women, as bigots will undoubtedly continue to use his words as justification for their actions, in the same way religious leaders twist and pervert the Bible to justify their own hate mongering.

I may feel mildly sorry that a man has passed, however, I will neither mourn nor pay reverence.

So while the orgy of mourners continue to fill my TV screen as you grieve the passing of your spiritual leader, understand and know that I will be paying my respects to Matthew Shepard, Sakia Gunn, Brandon Teena, Juana Vega, Danny Overstreet, Gwen Araujo, Barry Winchell, Daniel Fetty, Fred Martinez, Eddie Garzon, Jacob Orosco, Bill Clayton, Bobby Griffith, and the countless other gay men and women whose lives were ended short by anti-gay intolerance and hatred, fueled by the papacy.

May they rest in peace.
Mood: indignant
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E&Jasondnb_blues on April 4th, 2005 - 04:48 pm
rip matthew shepard .

i started a gsa at my high school . every october we make a big a deal out of the laramie insedent . and we have succeeded in informing the entire school with HELL OF yellow arm bands that we distribute to everyone , 300 baloons and ginat signs that are two stories high and wide . it is great . and we show the documentary in our school theatre . we have succeeded at my school to spread equality . it so cool how far my school has gone . you should see my school . everyone is hella cool and alot of more gay people are coming out of the closet now . anyways , im rambling . and the bell rang , so i gata get to my next class .

mattew shepard . hes the man ...

and so are you ...! ha ...
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eviltickles on April 4th, 2005 - 05:38 pm
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Teenage Dreamweedonranger on April 5th, 2005 - 01:49 am
you always seem to find the right things to say

i really admire your endless support for the gay community
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Brianprofidious on April 6th, 2005 - 11:45 pm
As a former Catholic, I feel no guilt in completely agreeing with you. Fact is, I am gay and being Catholic is no longer a true option for me. So why the hell should I bow to the death of a man who so blatantly rejected me from my birth religion. Good subject man.
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(Anonymous) on September 3rd, 2005 - 12:52 am
Thanks for remembering Eddie Garzon. On the 4th anniversary of his death, I have blogged about it here:

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