Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Play Nice

I think it's time we all agreed to stop picking on homosexuals.

I don't care if you aren't gay. I don't care if you think the idea of two men or two women having sex is "icky." I don't care if you need someone to put down in order to make yourself feel better. Making the lives of gay people miserable just because they are gay is wrong, it's getting old, and it's time to move on.

Personally, I blame the right wing for this recent spate of gay bashing. Now, I know some of you are going to say "but there are gay Republicans." Yes, I know, and I think that if they looked into their hearts they could find a way to change and become Democrats, but I am not talking about them. I am talking about the right wing nutjobs. You know, the ones who say they want smaller government, but then want government to trample all over the personal rights of everyone. The ones who don't want to help poor mothers, but want to make damn sure two men can't share a last name and a Brooklyn condo. I don't know why, but this election season they have a hard on for the gays.

There's Christine O'Donnell. And Carl Paladino. And Rand Paul. Yeah, I am going to stop naming high profile, tea party backed candidates because I'm pretty sure that if you can think of one, they have something against gays. Honestly, I am kind of shocked Rich Iott hasn't tried to defend his Nazi costumes by saying at least he wasn't dressing up in drag.

The question is, why the gay anger? Do these people honestly think that allowing gay people to publicly declare love for each other, and enter into binding personal contracts will bring down civilization? Or is it just a show in an election year when everything is shitty, everyone is to blame, and no one wants to take responsibility. I have my opinion. I'll let you choose yours.

Whatever the reason though, can't we just agree to stop making it so obvious, and so harsh. Look, there are still people in the world who think women should be traded like cattle, and that people of color are direct descendants of Cain. They keep their crazy hate to themselves though, because other people let them know those opinions are not welcomed in polite society. I think it's time we make the gay bashers join them.

Okay?

No, really. Okay?

17 comments:

Ash said...

sometimes i prefer gay people over straight ones. dont hate!

Jules said...

I find it disgusting that people treat ANYBODY else in this manner! But this SERIOUSLY has to stop!

And I thought we had somehow made progress on that front...... *pshhh* what do I know?!

Lynne said...

Clap! Clap! Clap! again. Maybe YOU should run for office.

Hippo Brigade said...

Okay.
You know what's sad, is I live in a very white republican pocket of California (Aka:orange county) and I have neighbors and friends that think gay people should go to a special school to make them not gay anymore. I even went to high school with a guy who is flaming, and he came out to his very right-winged parents, and they made him go back in the closet! Who does that?!

Get over it people!

Midwestern Mama Holly said...

The heart loves who the heart loves. There is no rhyme or reason.. and that is the beauty of love. Regardless if you gay, straight, bi, pan or whatever..... its better to have a world filled with love. Gay couples wont bring down civilization, but all this hatred will. And if we cant agree on this subject, then as adults we need to agree to *respectfully* disagree and get on with the business of living!

JenS said...

Here ye, here ye!! I'm so with you on this, it's not funny. That our society allows and even furthers this discrimination just pisses me off.

BugginWord said...

I'm right behind you, dahhhling, flying a rainbow flag and shouting.

The Tame One said...

*Ding, ding, ding* I've found a woman with a brain and a heart! ♥

Little Girl Big Glasses said...

This makes me want to french kiss you. Even more than normal.

Daniel said...

Yeah, I'll agree with you on this. Besides, didn't Paladino have himself a lady mistress at one point there? The man doesn't have a leg to stand on when it comes to passing judgments.

Kim said...

The things I hear from some "Christians" every day would make your head explode. It's hard to believe that these people have actually evolved to walking upright.

Riot Kitty said...

Amen! As for why the anger...most of the time, it's people who haven't come out yet. Statistically, this is true.

Missed Periods said...

I hear you. I can't even believe someone's sexuality is an issue.

lifeisacrapshoot said...

I watched the movie version of The Laramie Project this past weekend (Thanksgving weekend here in the Great White North), and I fucking bawled. It was terrible. It made me think about how I accidentally outted a dear friend in high school (she's still my friend, LUCKILY) and how I don't think I could survive if I heard that anyone had been harrassing her. How is it possible to hate someone for who they love?

Deidra said...

I agree that people who just want to spew hate should keep it to themselves.

Jody said...

I don't understand how people who consider themselves good, honest people can allow themselves such hatred against something that has nothing at all to do with them.

Well said. I fear for this world sometime and the legacies we are leaving to our children.

Waiting Lisa said...

Unfortunately they've decided this hate can win them elections so they're running with it. It's sick.