Mean people suck, especially when they use the Bible to justify bigotry. According Care2, a disabled homosexual couple was kicked out of a public pool in Hazard, Ky because staff said gay people were not allowed to swim there. According to the article
Shirlyn Perkins, Mending Hearts’ Executive Director, told the Kentucky Equality Federation that “Pavilion staff immediately entered the pool area and asked my clients and their staff to leave the Pavilion.”
“My clients, whom already feel ridiculed and different, left the city-owned facility crying and embarrassed for trying to participate in ‘normal’ activities that everyday ‘normal’ people do,” Perkins said of the incident.
Homophobia is bigotry, and there’s nothing Christian-like about excluding people who have done nothing wrong. Jesus came to Earth to love, heal and forgive — not condemn. But the folks in Hazard need to be accountable for this injustice. I urge you to speak up by signing this petition at Change.org.
- Outrage – Two Gay Men Ejected From Kentucky Public Pool (the17thman.typepad.com)
- Disabled Gay People Can’t Swim in Kentucky Public Pools (redbeardedoctopus.wordpress.com)
- Disabled Gay Couple Kicked Out Of Kentucky Pool (perezhilton.com)