We are Apollo and Dionysus walking in fields of hyacinths and narcissi. We are Gilgamesh building civilisation. We are more man than you will ever be, cocksucker. We fuck men and are fucked by them. We have no fear of being thought unmanly. We, the Elders of Sodom, know that you fear us, and that makes you our bitch, cocksucker.
There is one objective moral truth, we say, if there is any that can truly be considered objective. It is that your prime duty as an adult human being is to use all of the facts and faculties you possess, all of your wisdom, all of your reason and passion, to question your own beliefs with utmost rigour, to exercise your ethical judgement independent of the mores shaped and instilled in you by social forces, to ignore the mob outside and the disquiet within, to trust no authority but your own empathy, and ask yourself: what do I say is ethical?
Sodom is rising, as a bright and morning star. Raise up your eyes to see the glory before you, the eternal city of flames and salt, the city of our naked flesh.
from Hal Duncan, The Protocols of the Elders of Sodom
Hal's blog post was written in response to some bigot posting a homophobic comment on his blog. It's an utterly brilliant demolition of the so-called "moral" and "Christian" response to gay rights. I want to sign the Protocols. The post is very long, but it's well worth reading the whole thing (though I skipped the quotes from the homophobe unless I needed to know the context of Hal's comments).