Friday, June 28, 2013
Bethlehem's False Equality
Presumptive Mayor Bob Donchez was not there. Nor were Council members Jean Belinski, Dave DiGiacinto and Eric Evans. Are they homophobes? All four of them had voted for Bethlehem's Human Relations Ordinance, but I don't think their presence was requested and they were not listed on the Facebook announcementt of this rally.
Thanks to that new Human Relations Ordinance, we know that everyone is equal in Bethlehem. The rally held Wednesday also convinces me that some people are more equal than others. It is OK to express religious intolerance as Karen Dolan did to Catholics and Planning Commissioner Jim Fiorentino did to Mormons, so long as you support gay rights.
This false equality is precisely because I would have voted against that feel good ordinance.