reply to post by jfj123
I didn't read all the posts in this thread, in fact, as you can see I am responding to yours which is the OP.
Gay men and women need a reality check, as does the far right, imo. It's so easy to get angry and screech at the idea that someone is going to see
gay marriage as a downward spiral to pedophilia.
I'd urge people not to get angry and look at this for what it is (propaganda of the worst kind = hatred), but I know that not all would see it this
way. It's unfortunate, but it is the way it goes. You will have "liberals" screaming and you will have "conservatives" screaming. The higher
powers have mercy on these misguided souls, as neither of them are right because they fail to see the reality outside of their one-sided reality
I'm perhaps the harshest, yet most lenient critic of propaganda of this kind, as I have personally seen ideas via u2u's that I have shared with
members today that made me think "outside the box." A brief background, I have worked with, and reported for, the most far "left" pro-gay rights
proponents in the field.
*If you're not capable of forming your own viewpoint, please read no further, as it will intensify your viewpoint at the detriment of another...*
Pat Robertson, and also people like Shawn Gaylord, Martha Langmuir, et al I have viewpoints that are unfortunately dissimilar yet equal in the idea
that they all work for the cause that is the opposite of the other.
I used to believe that one or the other (or both) were fighting for a "middle ground" that we could eventually reach through bickering back and
forth. Unfortunately, after becoming more aware of the situation that we are put in as Americans specifically, yet as humans nationwide, is that once
again we are forced to take a side.
A very important idea was put out earlier in a thread by Jsobecky, on why can't there be a "civil union" that takes the place of marriage for a gay
Why? Because that would make sense. It would alleviate the problematic debate of a few decades in one quick political maneuver. Yet that would kill
off monetary assets on either side that are proponents of such changes.
Wow do I wish it wasn't this way, but seeing both sides of this, and trying to remain on the outside while existing in life through the inside makes
me very angry. Civil unions, equal in rights to marriage, will finish it off.
And to all the non-gay supporters of this "marriage," why on earth would we want to be a party to something that has oppressed homosexuals
for so long. While I would like to believe that marriage can exist outside the religious institution, I don't believe it currently can. Can it be
about the equal rights, and start from somewhere? Your cause for equal rights with this marriage deal are keeping the rest of us that just want