...because we are the good guys and we carry the fire.
I often find myself asking the same question: What does it matter to these bible-thumpers if I were to marry another man? Can they not see the dogmatic bullying and hatred that they are embodying is the very same that their “fair” religion received a couple millennia back when it wasn’t a very popular religion? Is the answer as easy as simple homophobia? Is it a question of control? Or is it a case of “one of these things is not like the others” and if you can’t understand it, you destroy it? We’re not monsters out to rape your children, devour your pet dog, and tear down your white picket fence with our fairy wings and cha-cha heels. I can only speak from my own experience, but I want what is fair and what I feel in my heart... and that isn’t to live a life that is a lie only to please the peering eyes of people who are unhappy with their own lives. This isn’t a choice, at least not for me. Why would I choose to be something or someone that is hated by the majority AND IN THE ERA OF AIDS?!?! I’m strong but I’m not that strong AND, in retrospect, most of my strength and will have been derived from the very same ostracism, hatred, and negativity. I have to seriously question the ability for mankind to grow and evolve when such myopic ignorance and fear still permeates our culture and clouds our minds. History is besmudged with hatred: the Spanish Inquisition, the Salem Witch Trials, the Holocaust, McCarthyism, etc., etc. ...and speaking of McCarthyism, I think that homophobia is treated in much the same way; instead of “who’s a red and who isn’t?” it’s now “who’s a faggot?”. Homosexuality isn’t restricted to one race or one nation... and I think the fact that we are everywhere and can be anyone scares the hell out of most people; perhaps, the real reason that there is such a strong, negative reaction to homosexuality is because of this. We can be your son or your daughter or even you. We are terrorists for the bedroom.
I clearly have to watch MSNBC more often. I'm truly amazed by the amount of celebs/well known people standing up against the ridiculousness that is prop 8.With all of this support, we must prevail. We simply must.
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