Bil Browning

For the Love of Christ: Disabled Gay Men Tossed from KY Pool

Filed By Bil Browning | June 15, 2011 11:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Living
Tags: anti-gay discrimination, disabled gay men, Jeebus, Kentucky, The Pavillion

Jesudop.jpgIsn't this what Jeebus told his followers to do? Workers at The Pavillion, a government-funded recreational facility in Hazard, Kentucky, threw two gay men with developmental and intellectual disabilities out of the public pool citing the Bible as the reason.

"We own this place and can tell you to leave if we want to," the couple was told, according to the Kentucky Equality Foundation.

"The Pavilion staff immediately entered the pool area and asked my clients and their staff to leave the Pavilion," Mending Hearts Executive Director Shirlyn Perkins recalled. "My staff asked The Pavilion staff why they were being asked to leave, and they were informed that 'gay people' weren't allowed to swim there."

"My staff told this man that what he was trying to do was discrimination. The man stated that what he was doing was in the Bible and he could do it. My staff continued to argue with this man, but was ultimately forced to leave. My clients, whom already feel ridiculed and different, left the city owned facility crying and embarrassed for trying to participate in 'normal' activities that everyday 'normal' people do," she added.

Feel the love of Jeebus, folks. Feel the love. Just don't try to get baptized or do the backstroke. (imgsrc)

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You know I find it sad in this day and age of education that people still commit hate and violence in the name of religion. If people actually read what they cite then they might realize the context is not what they proclaim.

It is never right to discriminate!

DennisNYC | June 16, 2011 2:17 AM

I read about this in yesterday's Advocate online. I was compelled to leave a comment in response to a comment made by a graceless woman named Grace56. I'll paste them both comments below... first her's and then my reply.

Name: Grace56
6/14/2011 2:56:29 PM

What is not mentioned is the public display of perversion. It doesn't matter that this "couple" is developmentally disabled. In fact that is even more depraved because these too poor men had to be shown or taught this perversion. This is so incredibly evil that I am at a lost of words. That the homosexual lobby are going to demonize the Christians as evil.

6/14/2011 3:43:14PM

Grace56... If the god in which you believe actually existed, no doubt, she would have caused your mother to miscarry, before allowing a cretinous imbecile such as yourself to spew such vile vitriol around this otherwise beautiful world. May you be infested with a thousand crabs and may they eat you alive, until there's nothing left of you but your black heart and your atrophied brain!!!