This is an awesome illustration as to why the church should stay separated from the state. Gay men were ejected from a government-funded pool in Hazard, KY simply because the Bible (naturally) gave the maintenance worker the authority to kick them out.
The Kentucky Equality Federation reports:
"The Pavilion staff immediately entered the pool area and asked my clients and their staff to leave the Pavilion," stated Shirlyn Perkins, Executive Director of The Pavilion. "My staff asked The Pavilion staff why they were being asked to leave, and they were informed that 'gay people' weren't allowed to swim there. My staff told this man that what he was trying to do was discrimination. The man stated that what he was doing was in the Bible and he could do it. My staff continued to argue with this man, but was ultimately forced to leave. My clients, whom already feel ridiculed and different, left the city owned facility crying and embarrassed for trying to participate in 'normal' activities that everyday 'normal' people do."What is this world coming to? It is 2011.
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