May 25, 2008

Fired Up

There’s a show on FX that I watch sometimes called “30 Days”. It’s a reality show that has people live a different lifestyle for 30 days. (A guy who lost his job to outsourcing moved to India for a month… a border patrol dude lived with a family of illegal Mexican immigrants, etc.)

The episode I just watched had a college-age guy from rural Michigan move to San Francisco for 30 days to live with a gay roommate.

Mr. Rural Michigan had served in the army, and was all preachy about homosexuality being a sin. Despite the best efforts of his gay roommate, gay co-workers and gay pastor (!) in San Fran, he spent most of the episode making circular arguments about why homosexuality is so terribly sinful. Mostly— he quoted the bible a lot. Ex: when the gay pastor asked him how he could serve in the military and kill people (straight up murder) and not interpret that as a sin, Mr. Rural Michigan could only turn red and babble out some incoherent back-peddling.

So basically, throughout this entire episode, I grew to hate this kid. I recognized his point of view, appreciated that he wasn’t out and out (no pun intended) hateful and cruel— but he was just an idiot and it made me angry.

That was all until the last 5 minutes of the show when he was wearing…. *drumroll*… a goddamn CMU T-shirt!

You can spew all the ignorant white trash bullshit you want about “God Hates Fags” or whatever. I think it’s ridiculous— but it’s your right. Go ahead and knock yourself out (please).

But for the love of god, don’t do it in my school’s logo.

Let’s be honest… nobody really believes that you went to college anyway.

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