posted on May, 17 2013 @ 08:41 AM
reply to post by charles1952
I like this post much better, Charles. This is the Charles that I am more familiar with, and the one that I like (even though we tend to disagree).
I know I don't have to tell you that in every "movement" or group of people, there will always be those who just aren't likeable. It's that way with
the population in general. I dread making the civil rights comparison, but I'm going to. During the civil rights protests of the 1960's there were
some people who were a little too angry, a little too much "in your face" -- a little too ... militant. But that didn't mean that the whole movement
was wrong. It was a worthwhile movement, and it needed to happen.
I think the gay rights movement is similar. We need to get this out in the open. We need to think about it - to discuss it. We need to be in a place
where those who aren't victimizing anyone can be treated as equals in our society. That doesn't mean we have to change our personal views - but we
need to get to a place where our personal views stay personal. The laws shouldn't reflect our personal views. The laws need to be fair and equal. And
yes, you will come across some in the gay rights movement who may be a little too militant. But as you said, one shouldn't confuse the individuals
with the movement. And movements aren't evil - especially when they involve legal equality for tax-paying, law abiding, productive citizens.
P.S. I hope your daughter is doing well.
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