First of all, I'm not anti-gay. I've had gay friends. I've got absolutely no qualms, claims or reason to care about anyones' sexuality.
So I don't.
Secondly, I understand America's conservatives do have a problem with homosexuality.
(And here, I use the word "conservative" as a catch all term for those who object to homosexuality on moral grounds, which of course, are the only
I just don't care to subscribe to what I consider to be illogical, extra-personal concerns for baseless fears.
So I don't.
Thirdly, I can appreciate and do applaud the fact that there seems to be a boisterous "pro gay" media movement taking place in America right now.
States continue to improve the rights of gay couples, homosexual high school students have started "coming out" more frequently, gay celebrities and
tv programmes are everywhere. In short, it's easier to be gay now than it was, even twenty years ago. I'm happy for the gays, they should be able to
get married, etc. Whatever...
(And remember my second point, I understand that there is still resistance, and it is still tough to be young and gay. But let's face it, it's tough
just being young.)
So, I get it, there's a buzz around because there deserves to be a buzz around.
My problem is, what is above top secret about it?
Unless you're gay because you were abducted by aliens, or you were a sex slave to elite at Bohemian Grove, or your gay relative says there's a
conspiracy to promote homosexuality to sell more beauty products, I think it deserves to be belowtopsecret, at best.
Just because a story becomes a meme doesn't mean it belongs on ATS.
Just because it's in the news, doesn't make it breaking news, fit for ATS.
Obviously people care to discuss these matters, it's the topic of the current #1 thread. I can tell by the number of comments the mods have had to
delete that it has been heated, (read: stupid.) Neither of the two threads offered more than a link to a video that lead to trolls being edited and
support in a line or two.
But who cares?
We are fiddling while Rome burns.
C'mon ATS, wake up, look around.
edit on 1-12-2011 by briantaylor because: me correct spiilling mistakez