Gays Going to Hell According to “Expert” Witness in Michigan’s Gay Marriage Trial

I’m going to hell, folk. And so too are unrepentant others who engage in homosexual acts according to Douglas Allen, Canadian economist and expert (*coughs*) witness in Michigan’s gay marriage trial.

I would laugh uncontrollably if I didn’t understand the actual adverse effects such violent, punitive and dogmatic theologizing has on LGBTQ people and others.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Ken Mogill, the attorney representing Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer who happens to be the lesbian couple challenging the ban, asked, “Is it accurate that you believe the consequence of engaging in homosexual acts is a separation from God and eternal damnation. In other words, they’re going to hell?

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Darnell L. Moore is a writer and activist. He is Co-Managing Editor, along with Tamura Lomax and Monica Casper, of The Feminist Wire. He is presently a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University. 

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