posted on Nov, 12 2008 @ 11:06 AM
This is not a surprise, but it is a travesty. Unfortunately, I expect it to be the first of many.
I earned long ago that if I hit someone, they will (try to) hit me back. It wasn't in math class or history class; it was on the playground. I can't
count the number of times I saw an accidental push turn into a slap, then into a blow, then into more blows, and finally into two kids rolling around
on the ground, locked in what to them was mortal combat, with a teacher required to separate them. In later years in school, I saw the fighting
continue after school, and in many cases, someone was hurt pretty bad.
All that could have been avoided with a simple, quick, heartfelt "sorry dude, really" statement at the first. I learned that lesson pretty quickly,
but others seemed to have a much harder time with it.
That's what we have here. The 'right to marry' agenda came to light. It gained so much fervor that voters approved CA Prop 22 in (over?)response.
Then supporters of gay marriage took Prop 22 to the CA courts and demanded that it be struck down. It was, as unconstitutional. The voters then
amended the Constitution of CA under Prop 8. Now the next step is supposedly to have that struck down as well by a judge. The problem is that that
cannot happen according to law.
No one is going to back down, no one is going to retreat. The only avenue left to the opposition to Prop 8 is violence and anger, and such requires a
common enemy. As expected, such is against this nebulous enemy called 'Christianity'. So they harass an old lady and stomp on her cross. (BTW, the
video did not load for me; I am going by the comments I have seen on this thread.)
New gauntlet thrown down: gay rights vs. Christianity. Now we have a new, harder line drawn in the sand. If you aren't against Prop 8
unconditionally, you must be one of those evil Christians, and we hate your cross, we hate your Savior, and you should be stripped of your right to
speak! If you are for Prop 8, you must hate everything that is good and decent in the world and want to imbibe our children with your evil ways.
Nope, neither side will budge. Forget that they might be doing harm to someone else; what's important is that they get their way. Today we hear of an
old lady being taunted and having her personal property damaged, tomorrow we will hear of open hostility toward gays. A week from now someone will try
to burn down a church. A week more and a group of gays will be found shot to death. Another month and riots will be happening across the state. Look
ahead of you, people! It's not hard to see! It's been happening since grammar school, and that is a lot more recent for most of you than it is for
Violence is not the answer, and I don't really care about your cause anymore. I don't care about your equal rights or your sob stories about the
poor guy who couldn't get in to see his significant other in the hospital. I used to care, but you have forced me to look to bigger things: the very
foundation of society.
Please, please, I beg of you, especially the gay rights side, but also the Prop 8 supporters, do not destroy everything you hold dear. Do not go down
this road of hatred you both claim to abhor.
And I also warn both sides: If you choose to create a war, leave it behind when you are in my presence. Be very, very happy that was not my mother
being harassed. I'm on neither side, and I do not play physical games such as these.