Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Set the Cup Down and Slowly Walk Away

A Starbucks at Baylor University has stopped using cups bearing a quote from gay author Armistead Maupin. The quote reads, "My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it for so long. I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too damn short."

Baylor spokesman Larry Brumley explained the removal this way, "I think they were trying to be sensitive. Obviously, Baylor is a Baptist-affiliated institution, and Baptists as a denomination have been pretty outspoken on the record about the denomination's views about the homosexual lifestyle." In other words, the bigoted Baylor Baptists don't tolerate even talking about homosexuality, at least not in a manner that condemns its practioners to eternal hellfire.

I guess that the people at Baylor have time to worry about small things like what it says on coffee cups is a sign that they've resolved that other unpleasantness that had beset the campus.
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