Originally posted by jd140
People will act the way they want.
You don't want people to look down on you for being who you are, but you are oppose to people for being who they are.
Some people don't like gays, thats life.
Lets say someone is a mass murderer, is it wrong for people to oppose "who he is"? There does have to be an understanding of right and wrong.
It's like the victims (gays in this example) saying "Don't shoot us, we just want to live as we want", then the shooter says "Well I'm just
trying to live as I want and I just happen to want to shoot you. Please don't infringe on my rights and please don't try to change me".
So the argument doesn't really fly. The murderer needs to back off and change "who he is", not the victim.
Another thing I don't understand. Why can't people openly hate blacks and jews, or women? For those that do hate gay to whatever extent, how come
you don't seem to "allow" others to hate those other groups? Even in society, we can't say we hate women, blacks, jews, without being attacked
horribly and you basically get cast out of society. If you're famous and say anything like that, you've screwed yourself. I don't think these
people that dislike gay would really "allow" people to hate them if they were black or a woman. I don't think they'd let it fly if 20% of the
population hated them, so it just seems hypocritical.
We really are pretty primitive though, we really haven't progressed past slavery era thought. Even in the 60's I think it was, 2 guys were caught
having sex in Texas in their own house after cops came in and had to fight a court battle. This is the stupidity we're facing today from some people
and society. Same stupidity as slavery, making illegal interracial marriage and on it goes.
What a great distraction though. While our country is falling apart we have people on the anti-marriage side putting so much emphasis and importance
on this. The 2000 and 2004 elections were basically won because of Bush's anti-gay stance.
And later, VP Dick Cheney goes on to openly support gay marriage since his daughter is gay!!!! They don't CARE about gay rights because they are
smart. They only used it as a tool to win votes. The rich and famous have much bigger things to worry about, which people don't seem to get.
Which brings up the fact that people that are opposed to gay marriage just don't have anyone they love that is gay. If you had a brother, sister,
daughter, son ect. that was gay that you loved and wanted to be happy, you'd want them to be able to marry if they wanted to, since that's how love
works. Or heaven forbid God made you gay when he was writting out your life before your birth, then you'd really be hoping for equality. Or if you
were born black during the days of slavery. Any racist would be fixed if they were born into that race.
Basically, people wouldn't debate this with a loved one that was gay so really it seems like its a love
problem. People that can only love
their own immediate family/friends, and don't work on loving all
people is the problem. That is what Christianity is, loving others even
those who you don't know.
[edit on 12-7-2009 by ghaleon12]