Australia has some rad politicians too!

Ok, so we can’t have the same appreciation of having scientific genius present in our government as Italy, but maybe would could have some politicians who aren’t so afraid of losing the vote of religious fundamentalists that they’ll shoot them down in a ball of flame like Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd:

Added Rudd: “Sit your bigoted ass down.”

It drives me nuts every time somebody presents a clear argument and only gets “We believe the bible” in response.

And also, Rudd’s argument wasn’t even that good.  So what if homosexuality is a choice a person makes (it’s not)?  People choose to pierce their ears and we let them marry.  People choose to do all sorts of “unnatural” things and we don’t stop consenting adults from marrying on account of them.  You never hear someone say “The bible doesn’t say anything about video games, so a couple that enjoys doing this unnatural thing and chooses to do it together shouldn’t be allowed to marry.”  By placing arbitrary standards on who can get married, we are essentially saying that a person is only allowed to be attracted by the same things as those who make the laws, and not for any good reason.

So a couple of dudes enjoys spending time together touching the other person’s penis.  This has no more of an impact on their relationship than the sodomy their straight next door neighbors engage in.  Pleasure is pleasure.  Stop acting like pleasure between two consenting adults in a way that’s unappealing to you is grounds for inequality whether they choose their desires or not (they don’t).

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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.