I am so disgusted right now. I am sad, angry, and ashamed of the human race. I feel like Picard trying to fight off The Borg. I want to bang my head against the desk in sheer frustration.
History is repeating itself. It pains me to know that there are people whom I call friends who actually believe that NC did the right thing yesterday in passing Amendment One, which effectively slams the door on gay marriage, as well as leaving many other “non-traditional” families out in the cold. Using your religious beliefs to restrict the rights of others is not only lame, it’s dangerous, hateful, and just plain inhumane.
Listen, I grew up in a fundamentalist Pentacostal household. My father was a minister for many years. I’ve read The Bible. But really, if you want to take your cues from a 2000 (or anywhere between 1500 and 3500) year old book of laws, well, fuck me gently with a chainsaw, Heather, we’re all screwed. Our diets and clothing practices alone are going to send us to “Hell”, not to mention the fact that we’ve outlawed slavery and sex-trafficking. Oh, yeah, and guys? If you’ve gone to the barber lately, kiss your ass goodbye. The whole planet is fucked.
My point is not to bash your beliefs; it is to get you to just consider thinking about things differently. Our country keeps going back and forth on the issue of Separation of Church & State - and it's causing too many problems. Either our government is secular, or it's not, and it can't seem to make up it's mind, which is allowing all manner of discriminatory practices to take place in the meantime. Whatever happened to "Love your neighbors as yourselves"?