Friday, March 14, 2003

I was reminded viscerally the other night of how much I cannot bear piety. A student of mine was giving a presentation on gay parenting, in which she quoted the American Pediatric Association as saying that children raised by same-sex parents were more likely to act on their homoerotic impulses (so?) and also that "homosexuals were more violent" (say what?). Then she quoted the bible saying that homosexual union was against nature. Another student said to her, you don't really believe everything the bible says, do you? With an indescribably smug smile, the presenting student replied,"yes. I believe."

How to describe the rage and annoyance I had to suppress at that moment?

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