Tuesday, June 28, 2005

I see bad people.

"AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals, it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals." -Rev. Jerry Falwell, 1993

At JewSchool, Moby has posted a photo of two people making a mockery of themselves, and our religion.

Though the sign they hold is not incorrect about the substance of Leviticus 20:13, the moral of the story is not so clear as they claim. AIDS is a punishment for homosexual behavior? So why do so many straights suffer?

Moreover, the idea that epidemics are divine punishments is a slippery slope. The Black Plauge killed millions. What for? Homosexulaity? Robbery? Late library books? And what about the influenza pandemic of 1917? Why'd God send that?