I posted this earlier on another thread, but I felt that it deserved a thread of it's own. Hopefully those who are opposed to homosexuals and
homosexuality will take a moment to contemplate these words before posting the same old tired arguments and hateful rhetoric the next time someone
posts another 'Gays in the news' thread.
My first point is to those who have a problem with homosexuals exchanging signs of affection in public, be it holding hands or a simple innocent kiss.
While I agree that making out in public is unacceptable by anyone
, simple exchanges of affection, like those commonly exchanged by
heterosexual couples should be.
For those who object to it because your children might see it, eventually they will be exposed to it, and probably when you are not around. You are
also missing a golden opportunity to teach your child(ren) something very valuable. If it comes up, simply tell your child(ren), "Well, some people
like girls and some people like boys, just like some people are one religion and others belong to a different religion. Some people are black and
others are white or asian or latino. Some people like rock music and some people like country music. Everybody is different, just like snow flakes.
No two people are exactly alike, they are all different, special and unique, just like you!
" Not only have you simply explained the
situation, but you have begun to instill in your child(ren) their own individuality and that they need not conform to the will of others. Perhaps
they will remember this important message when their peers try to coerse them into trying drugs or when they are pressured into having sex before they
To those who object to homosexual behavior due to their religious beliefs (mainly Christians as I've seen you in the religious threads), I would
remind you that Jesus gave you only two commandments:
Mark 12; verses 29-31
29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy
God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31 And the second is
like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
I would also add:
Luke 6: 37
37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven
All words atributed to Jesus himself. If you are truly a Christian, then these words out trump any others from the Bible, as you should have a
to follow the words spoken by Jesus himself before all others in the Bible.
To those who wish to legislate us away, remember that this country was founded on the rights and freedoms of the individual, not only that of the
majority. Do you remember these words?
The Declaration of Independence
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable
rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
No one in the Gay Rights Movement is asking for special rights, just equal rights
. Each and every citizen should have exactly
rights as every other citizen.
For those who oppose gay marriage, you are right, marriage is not a right, nor is it a privilege. As far as the state is concerned, it is a legal
contract between two consenting adults. If it were not a legal contract, it would not require a lawyer and a judge to get out of it. Every citizen
should have the right to enter into a contract that is allowed to be entered into by other citizens. I have a tee-shirt that sums this up perfectly:
"Don't like Gay Marriage? Don't marry one!"
For those who 'just don't like it', then don't look! There used to be this concept in this country before the advent of mass media, it was called
minding your own business
! Again, I state that overt sexual displays are completely inappropriate in public, regardless
orientation, but simple harmless displays of affection are not in this category.
For those who like to ass-U-me (remember the saying?) that all homosexuals are the 'in your face' prissy queens that are usually portrayed in the
mass media, I hate to inform you that most of us are not. There are extremists in every group, but to assume (again, that word) that we are all just
like the stereotype is a false assumption. We do not all own feather boas, listen to disco and show tunes (I LOATHE both forms of music!) and prance
around in 6 inch pumps!
For those who think that homosexuality is a sexual deviance, or a mental disorder, those with the education
in the field do not agree. I think
they are far more qualified to make that determination than you are. Being gay isn't just about sex. It's about who you love and want to build a
life with. In fact, I know quite a few older gay couples who have been together for decades, deeply love each other, have built a life together and
rarely have sex. This is just the same as heterosexual couples, as we get older the sex drive slows down to a crawl. If it were only a sexual
deviance, then they would no longer stay together. You want to make us different, but except for the choice of partners, we are the same. Maybe
that's what scares you so much.
For those who wish we would just go back into the closet, I'm afraid I have some very bad news for you! NEVER GONNA HAPPEN!
There is no
turning back now. We're here, we're Queer, and we're not going anywhere! If you want the Gay Rights Movement to end, then there is a simple
solution, just give us our equal rights! Otherwise you have two choices: Like it, or die HATING it!!!
Here's a list of Famous Homosexuals throughout history.
I leave you with just one more thing to mull over:
Paul McCartney & Wings: Live & Let Die (Main Theme for James Bond movie of the same name)
When you were young and your heart was an open book
You used to say life and let life
(you know you did, you know you did, you know you did)
But in this ever changing world in which we live in
Makes you give in and cry
Say live and let die