According to The Guardian, Northern Ireland just had its largest Pride event ever this weekend with ‘several thousand’ revellers coming out to show solidarity with the NI gays & pals.
The huge turnout seems to be attributable to the decent NI folk wishing to show how little they think of MP Iris Robinson’s rather backward view of homosexuality. Recently she has come under attack from all sides for asserting that homosexuality is ‘disgusting, loathsome, nauseating, wicked and vile’. She also claimed that homosexuality is comparable to child abuse, telling the Belfast Telegraph: “I cannot think of anything more sickening than a child being abused. It is comparable to the act of homosexuality. I think they are all comparable. I feel totally repulsed by both.”
Anyway, the pictures of the event look great and first hands tales from the day suggest that a lot of fun was had.
Belfast was once considered the most homophobic place in Europe, but events like Pride should help change that.
In the meantime, I’d like to direct Iris and her fans to a rather good post on Leviticus. Yes, it makes a mockery of the prescriptions of the Old Testament, but it’s a pretty good illustration of how self-respecting Christians really shouldn’t rely on literal interpretations on the Bible. It’s dodgy territory, guys, and not even proper theologians go there anymore.
No can has mansex liek has ladysex. (hehe) Taht iz teh ghey. (Leviticus 18:22)
Yes, the LOLcat Bible translation is underway…