by Scoobie Davis
When I was preparing for my post that addressed the outing of David Dreier, just out of curiosity, I wrote the Christian Science Church and asked them what their position was on homosexuality. Here is part of their reply:
It's important to know that the Church offers encouragement to everyone on their
spiritual journey as they strive to learn more about God. And the Church
lovingly encourages everyone to daily strive to fulfill that divine directive to
love God with all our heart and our neighbor as ourselves as Jesus taught and
showed us how to do. This all inclusive spiritual love embraces, uplifts,
comforts, and guides every one of us.
The Church doesn't take an official position on homosexuality. Instead, every
individual is encouraged to find their own perspective on all social, political,
and personal issues through their own spiritual searching and discovery.
A good place to start would be the very foundation on which this church and its
teachings are based -- the book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
While Mary Baker Eddy doesn't specifically refer to homosexuality, the practical
ideas in this book speak to the heart and thought of each reader giving fresh
insight on any topic.
Sounds reasonable to me. Doug Ireland has more on Dreier. The more I think about it, the better I feel about not being the person who outed Dreier. Like I have said, a person's personal life is none of my business. While I realize that Dreier's voting record isn't particularly gay-friendly, it wasn't as if the guy was a fire-breathing homophobe on the House floor either.
One more note on Dreier: local talk radio dorks John and Ken want to make Dreier a "human political sacrifice" because of Dreier softness on immigration. It would be so fucking cool if they succeeded. These two tools were part of the reason (a small part) we had the Schwarzenegger power grab in California. I hate these two for many reasons. Here are a few:
1. As I mentioned earlier, John and Ken are total tools. They make all white guys look like dweebs.
2. I can't tell them apart because they're both so bland.
3. They oppose illegal immigration yet they're posterboys for allowing in as many nonwhite people to counterbalance their lame whitebread asses.
Disclosure: Back when I crashed the Oscars, I appeared on the John and Ken show. It was rather uneventful. One of them was on vacation, I don't remember because, as I pointed out, I can't tell them apart.