While most conservatives have a stereotype of gays and lesbians as being among the minorities that try to achieve power through their status as victims, this overlooks the reality that being second-class citizens who often are ostracized from their own families — which does NOT happen to racial, religious and ethnic minorities, because, come on, did Rev. Al Sharpton ever agonize for one second about how his family would treat him if they found out he is black? — is such an all-encompassing exclusion that it pushes gays and lesbians not only to be entrepreneurs but also to create for themselves various communities of inclusion, including spiritual and religious communities.
Well, well, well — the spirit of inclusion at gay and lesbian churches and synagogues is now attracting — who’da thunk it? — straight people.
I had a sneaking suspicion that once we went from LGBT to include LGBTQ that we really were about to come full circle and become the LGBTQS community:
LGBT: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual
LGBTQ: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, questioning
LGBTQS: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, questioning, straight.
A commenter on the post at the Drudge Report led me to GodHatesShrimp.com, which led me to a fascinating page at ReligiousTolerance.org that goes into detail about the meanings of the Greek words commonly translated in the New Testament as attacking homosexuality and suggests that St. Paul’s real target was sex slavery.