Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hate-Filled Chicken Sandwiches?

A Kansas City News station posted a question on FB asking who would be boycotting Chick-fil-a for their recent public controversy. What followed was a long list of hideous replies all spoken in the name of God and the Bible and a lot of people just missing the point.
My amazing friend,Jessica, left a comment that was just too good to leave on that one FB page, so I stole it and I'm posting it here!
I don't think it matters if you're gay or straight. It's a human issue. I'm so proud of you, Jesh!!
"To ACTIVELY support organizations who want to strip the rights of other human beings is completely unjust. I will not support an organization who wants to exclude LGBT people from civil liberties such as job protection, hospital visitation, inheritance rights, adoptions, and marriage. I don't judge Christians for what they believe. I don't judge straight people for THEIR relationships. This is exactly what Christians do, they judge people who are not like themselves and use a holier than thou attitude. I can't believe some of the things I'm reading on this post. I absolutely cannot believe that some of you are SO backwards. And yes, NOW I'm judging you, because truthfully, you make me sick. I am a PROUD, OUT, gay woman and I'm HUMAN. SHAME on you for judging me and my life. And for the record, it is NOT a choice. How many gays do you think would be gay if they knew they had to put up with the likes of many of you? Not very many."
To be clear to all my friends...if you choose to continue to eat at Chick-fil-a either because you support their views or simply love their delicious chicken sandwiches, I won't judge you.  I fully support your right to believe whatever you want and eat where ever and whatever you want!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Reading Emma

Often said to be Jane Austen's most perfect novel, Emma" is also the perfect read - with a very imperfect - but loveable - heroine...Beautiful, clever and rich, Emma Woodhouse thinks she knows best. She only wants to help others arrange things as she thinks they should be done, and, convinced she's just not destined to find true love herself, she believes she must instead devote herself to playing Cupid for others. But absolutely nothing goes to plan - and in the process, Emma has a lot of learning to do: about others, but most of all about herself...

Discussion question 1:  Jane Austen famously said that Emma was a heroine whom no one but her will much like.  What do you think of Emma?  Do you like her?

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