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TAM: Exhibit and TNT are offensive

Letter by Laura L. Grubb, Tacoma on March 19, 2012 at 10:59 am with 11 Comments »
March 19, 2012 12:49 pm

Re: “Disquieting exhibit” (TNT, 3-18).

The exhibit itself is scandalous and your newspaper’s display of the material in the Sunday newspaper was even worse.

I can only guess at your motivation. Was it intended to offend the Christians of Tacoma? Well you succeeded in offending this one.

This appears to be a quest for sensationalism, and I am saddened and dismayed that the newspaper stooped to this level of shameful immorality.

Leave a comment Comments → 11
  1. Just because people are different than you and you may disagree, doesn’t mean that you need to cry about it.

  2. The report that there was a time in the U.S. when homosexual activity was in some way accepted as normal may be true in the arts community where hedonism has long been the religion of choice, but for the average American, it was certainly not the case. This exhibit is just one more effort to validate homosexuality as an accepted norm in a long run of such efforts.

  3. So here is a solution, don’t go to the show.
    Stop trying to force your own brand of ‘morality’, if you can call it that, on others.
    This is still America and we still have certain freedoms. I know you religious types don’t like it and want to change it but, it’s still the law of the land as of today.
    SO, don’t go to TAM and I promise you, you will be safe from all the evil that only you can see.

  4. “This exhibit is just one more effort to validate homosexuality as an accepted norm in a long run of such efforts.”

    So I take it you went to the show?
    If you didn’t then how in the world do you know this?

  5. the arts community where hedonism has long been the religion of choice

    sozo – I’m trying hard to be civil with my response to your post. And, given the mean-spirited, nasty, judgmental, air of superiority that your post indicates, it is a very difficult thing to do. You really seem a rather small and petty person at times.

  6. Your thread drift is a little too much, too soon. Hold back for a few days before getting this off track and onto to Fluke and your personal battles with individual posters that haven’t been resolved on the previous threads…..Please?

  7. Vox_clamantis_in_deserto says:

    Guilty as charged.

    I hereby defer to the expert on “thread drift” and “personal battles with individual posters”, and respectfully take my leave of this thread.

    I’m not worthy to comment on LGBTGABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ art anyway.

  8. surething says:

    Get a life.

  9. Given that I am a member of the arts community bBoy, I would say that maybe you don’t know enough to judge me as thoroughly as you are wont to do. If you do not recognize the reality of what I wrote, you are willfully oblivious. Heck, most folks IN the arts community would probably give a nod to my remark even if they didn’t buy the intentional exaggeration.

    How good of you to remain civil by the way. You are a fine and upstanding citizen.

  10. sozo – I can only form my opinions of you based upon what you write here.

  11. Hedonism is a valid subject for art, because it is prevalent in our society. I think sozo would be surprised to meet gay families and see that they are no more hedonistic than the rest of our culture. I would be willing to bet that at 2 a.m. any Sunday morning you would find about the same percentage of gays at home with their families and children tucked away resting to get ready to go to church or to family outings as straight people, and the same percentage in bars dancing and drinking the late night away, looking for companionship or whatever.

    I generally take the philosophy definition that hedonism is the ethical doctrine holding that only what is pleasant or has pleasant consequences is intrinsically good.

    Many of the pieces in the exhibit are not about hedonism at all, but about pain and struggle, hurt and rejection. Sozo should approve of that since apparently her Lutheran background is what makes her think rejection of pleasure is her religion.

    I know that some people like sozo think that good only comes through pain and resisting evil rather than searching for good. Luther’s example of renouncing wordly pleasure is one way to seek peace, but not the only way. She finds no good in gay families living in peace and equality, only evil.

    I tend to think that the struggle through pain and against evil can bring good, too, but, please, everything in moderation, including hedonism or puritanism.

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