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Daily Roundup: The homophobes are right

However homophobic he may be, I have to agree with boxer Bernard Hopkins:

It's hard to argue with the man when your average Ultimate Fighting Championship match looks like this:

It's unnerving to find oneself agreeing with homophobes.  Remember the
Florida man who campaigned against a transgender rights bill because it
would lead to men invading women's bathrooms?  Turns out he was right!

And, of course, there's a lot of buzz surrounding the Catholic Church's surprise welcome to conservative Anglicans but I'll admit I'm delighted.  It's a marketing miracle!  Once all the misogynist, homophobic Anglicans are assimilated into the Pope's collective, the Anglican Church can then move on in peace — treating women as equals and welcoming gays and lesbians into their congregations — while the Catholic Church will be free to continue shrieking against the modern world like in this loathsome screed from Catholic League president Bill Donohue

As always, the brilliant John Shelby Spong has the right idea but Donohue does have this entirely accurate bit:

"The culture war is up for grabs. The good news is that religious
conservatives continue to breed like rabbits, while secular saboteurs
have shut down: they're too busy walking their dogs, going to
bathhouses and aborting their kids. Time, it seems, is on the side of
the angels."

That's right — legs in the air, ladies!  You've got babies to churn out!  But just for the record, while I've visited bathhouses and walk my dog daily, I've never aborted a kid (I thought that would've been obvious, Bill!) and I do fear that he's right — it's hard for two gay men and a terrier to compete with Jon and Kate Plus Eight. 

Fortunately though, even if I can see the point of view of homophobic boxers and priests, I'll always have The Globe and Mail's Margaret Wente (and her ridiculous new book cover) to disagree with!


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