posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 03:21 PM
A message left on a Senator's voicemail suggests a new alternative to tolerance - target practice.
Here's the actual message :
"We gotta stop these queers. There's no question in everybody's mind that this cannot go through. Uh, we, we...this is getting ridiculous. We
gotta..we gotta stop this..there's no such thing as queer marriages..we gotta stop it..in fact, no, i think we should have an amendment put on the
ballot, a referendum, uh, maybe we should have an open season on those people and just let 'em know how we really think. Okay? Bye."
It scares the $&*@! out of me that there actually are people out there that think like this. I don't see how anyone can live with that much hate in
their hearts. Where's that irrational fear coming from? If anything, Gays have much more to be afraid of than "conservatives" - Especially when
it comes to attitudes like that one. We're outnumbered, even if we include straight people that support us, we're still outnumbered . . . which
makes no sense to me, seeing as how we're all just a few degrees of separation from a "queer"
- No matter how homophobic or anti-gay someone
is, they at least know, or are related to a homosexual somewhere down the line.
Is the quote above what most "really think" ? Is that the kind of attitude that is prevalant in today's society? Are my friends and family just
being polite to my face, and then think/talk about me like that behind my back? That's something I don't think I'll ever really know - which is
why I'm pretty much a hermit now. I never know what Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner is going to be like - Am I going to be the black-sheep for not
showing up and disappointing Grandma, or am I going to be the black-sheep for being "The Queer that showed up and ruined Christmas" ?
Either way I'm going to be the Black-sheep (Dang, I wish I'd 'chosen' different when they were passing out sexual orientations. . . Idiot!)
I'm just curious, I want to gauge the public opinion of fellow ATSers. I'm getting sick of being nervous about showing up at family
functions/friend's parties - or feeling guilty because I didn't go. Let me know what your opinions are about the queer members of the family
showing up at functions. This could really help me in my confusion over whether or not to go to Christmas Dinner - My boyfriend won't go with me,
but he doesn't mind if I go. I just hate having to show up by myself, and navigating through the Family that does know, and the family that doesn't
know - Remembering who I can tell the truth to and who I have to lie to to maintain "family harmony" - all those unanswerable questions "So, when
are you finally going to get a girlfriend? - When are you gonna bring a date to Christmas Dinner? - When are you going to tell the rest of these fools
that you're queer?"
Is it worth the fight? - or should I just give up, put on a giant Bull's-eye, go sit in the woods and wait for hunting season to come?