First thread, so I am not too sure if this is in the right place.
How to start? I am torn on this issue, in that, I can see that there most likely IS an issue with gays and others not getting a fair shake in regards
to employment and positions of power. BUT, having said that, I do not think that anyone
has the right to tell a person that has worked their
backside off, kissed the right behinds, and generally scraped and fought to get a job, that they now have to step down so that someone else can have
their place. This isn't about race, or sexual orientation, it's about fairness. I would feel the same way if it were a latino man telling us that
asian people 'in power' need to step down so that more latinos can have their jobs. Does this article make any sense to anyone?
I have an issue with people promoting division in humanity by espousing a racial concept. You are free to be proud of your heritage, just don't rub
it in other peoples faces. To me, there is no such thing as a 'Black Man' or a 'White Man', there are just HU-mans. People talk about 'race' as
if all the various people of color are all from different planets. It seems like there is alot more focus on skin color since our current president
got elected, but I wonder if anyone has stopped to think about the fact that we all bleed the same color? 'A rose by any other name...' am I right?
As for the topic, I feel that making one person give up their job/livelihood so another can have it, based not on qualification, but on sexual
orientation or 'race' (and I use that term loosely), is absurd in the extreme. Giving someone a job simply because they are gay or 'non-white' is
ridiculous and shouldn't be tolerated. In fact, it should be exposed as the bigoted concept that it is. Such policies do nothing to promote harmony
and do everything to place sexual preference and 'race' in the forefront of people's minds. Things that should be a non-issue in my mind.
(visit the link for the full news article)
Edited for spelling and clarity.
[edit on 24-9-2009 by Chronogoblin]
Edited to link to news source
[edit on 25-9-2009 by dbates]