Film and Media Arts
It disheartens me to learn we have professors here at Temple who discriminate against people. While saying that gays have not suffered on the same level which blacks have in America, Reverend Clarence James is enabling this same oppression over a different group of struggling human beings. The “immorality” he speaks of is subjective; civil rights is supposed to allow the same freedoms to everyone who lives in our diverse population. Homosexuality itself has not infringed on the constitutional freedoms of others, and the fact that Reverend James considers gays to be “unnatural” is sad, since this the same kind of label which has been associated with every civil rights movement in American history. Freedom is the real “choice” here: if you are against gay marriage, Reverend, you are welcome to your opinion, but it is simply an opinion and not potential fodder for legislature to take away basic human freedom. Oh, and so you know, I am a heterosexual – just because I support equal rights for homosexuals does not mean I have to be gay.