Monday, October 15, 2007


I don't like it when things or people are inconsistent. I just read this in The Week.

"Residents of a gay retirement community in New Mexico are organizing to prevent an influx of heterosexuals. The 13-acre RainbowVision community outside Santa Fe has historically been about 80 percent homosexual, but with half of the 120 units currently vacant, a resident council is lobbying management not to allow in too many straight tenants. "It does not matter how friendly they are," said Roger Bergstrom, 77, who shares a condo with partner Barry Baltzley. "It's not what we came here for."

Can you imagine if one non-sexuality based community in America decided to not allow one homesexual couple into their community? The ACLU and gay rights groups would be suing and it would be on every news channel in the world. I don't think that homosexuals should be kept out of communities, but why in the world should homosexuals be allowed to be prejudiced and keep out heterosexuals. Just be consistent.


Billy Chia said...

Do you have a link to the full article? I couldn't find it on The Week Daily's website.

Melissa Brosch said...

I agree...Inconsistency is frustrating across the board. I see it everywhere. The issue of "Tolerance" (to everyone but the intolerant), Women in ministry etc. Its amazing how we can become so easily unaware of the implications of our actions.

Eric Wakeling said...

that was the full article billy. it was in the "Only in America" section. It's just a short blurb section.

be_a_Mary said...

Yes, inconsistency is annoying.

I also think this speaks to wanting to live in a community where they fit, where they don't feel different, where they don't worry about what outsiders will say, where they are finally in the majority. They can be apart of all sorts of homosexual groups and circles, but actually LIVING in a community where you are not the 'gay couple down the street' is probably hugely desirous.

Eric Wakeling said...

That's a good point Karen. Don't get me wrong. I totally understand why homosexuals would want to live in a safe community and I'm sure that they feel horribly discriminated against. I hate that inconsistency too. The inconsistency of Christians who love other sinners, but hate these ones.