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.
No, really. Okay?