posted on Dec, 23 2010 @ 11:17 PM
So wait, let me get this right....
I have friends and/or family that spoil the heck out their kids, turning them into little monsters. I disagree with it, and I'll NEVER watch their
kids for them, and can only take their children in small doses....but I still consider them friends.
I have friends that drive like raving lunatics on their motorcycles. I disagree with it. I think it's irresponsible.....but I still consider them
I have friends that are about liberal as one can get. Can't talk politics with them, and I don't want to....but I still consider them friends.
I have friends that are about as conservative as one can get. Can't talk politics with them either, and I don't want to...but I still consider them
I have friends of every religious faith you can imagine, even though I have no intentions to convert to any of them. Some things I agree with, others
I don't...but I consider them friends.
I can hate the stench of war and still be an honorable veteran and love my troops and my country. It's OK to stand up and fight for something you
believe in. I have friends that are anti-military, yet somehow we manage to be friends. That says a lot about both of us.
And finally, I have friends that are gay and lesbian....it's their life, not mine. I have no intentions of airing my "opinions" to them, and
frankly, my opinions are nobody's business. I don't have to like or agree with homosexuality in order to find commonality and a reason to love them
beyond what they choose to do with their bodies.
Your assertion is that we cannot possibly be a friend to someone without supporting them all the way, and I disagree, for the all reasons (and more)
that I outlined above. As a straight person, I'm tired of the "all or nothing" mentality from angry gays everywhere, as if it's an ultimatum.
Stop telling me what I feel or don't feel, or what I should or should not feel.
People need to understand that there's a paradox that will never be reconciled.....that of major religions all over the world, and the idea that a
sexual preference can be ranked up there with other minority groups, worthy of their own rights. It's not a country. It's not a skin color. It's
not a gender. It's a sexual behavior, that has, for all intents and purposes been linked overwhelmingly to emotional traumas, learned behaviors, or
something the mother experienced while her baby was still in the womb. The religious majority will NEVER agree with homosexuals that it is natural
and not a "choice", or least something that can't be cured in some way, and you cannot force them to come to your side of the table by calling them
names, accusing them of prejudice, bigotry, and anything other number of derogatory terms I hear and see often. They also have a right to their
belief systems - let's not forget that rights go both ways. So the fact that they are as tolerant as they have been, speaks a lot for them,
considering that everything about homosexuality goes against the creative laws of God. Homosexuality is anti-creation, by it's very nature.