Dan, who is gay, writes:
"Yes, it’s a baby, not a prop. My kid isn’t a prop either, but that never stopped right-wingers from attacking me and my boyfriend over our decision to become parents. The fitness of same-sex couples to parent is very much part of the political debate thanks to the GOP and the Christian bigots that make up its lunatic “base.” You’re a Republican, Mary, you worked on both of your father’s campaigns, and you kept your mouth clamped shut while Karl Rove and George Bush ran around the country attacking gay people, gay parents, and our children in 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006. It’s a little late to declare the private choices of gays and lesbians unfit for public debate, Mary."But wait, there's more!
Again, Mary, nice try. You kept your mouth clamped shut when your father needed the political support of assholes like Dobson. And now that your dad is a despised lame-duck VP, dad’s gay-bashing political allies feel free to treat you with the same contempt with which they have long treated other gay and lesbians. And now you cry foul?That's my sentiment exactly.
Sorry, Mary, and fuck you.
FUCK YOU. Fuck you, fuck your dad, fuck your dad's buddy, fuck Dobson, fuck Pat Robertson, fuck Jerry Fallwell, fuck Isaiah Washington. Fuck you all.
Homosexuality isn't a threat to your way of life. I am.
I don't have much, but I have my voice. And I have my vote. And neither will ever be lent to the causes of ignorance and bigotry. You can keep pushing your lies and your fear and your hate, and impressionable minds will listen. But don't think that the same weakness which gains you favor will stand as your greatest defense. Remember, those minds are impressionable. They can be changed.
You may have a few cherry-picked biblical passages (a handful out of thousands) on your side, but I have the will of God on my side. What? You don't think God created homosexuality for a reason?
Well, what do you know? Perhaps Satan created it to tempt man into sin. Isn't that what it says in your book?
Um, no it doesn't. Look it up. In fact, I bet you won't find a reason in your book...but that doesn't mean there isn't one. *1
Let's just face it. You don't like gay people because you think homosexuality is gross. Hey, I understand, trust me. But that doesn't mean that being gay is wrong. That just means that you're straight.
And there's nothing wrong with that either.
So let's make a deal. Churchy, impressionable people whose brain waves are easily influenced by the radio waves should shut the fuck up about homosexuality. You don't know what you're talking about for one, and for another, it gives unscrupulous politicians the notion that they can use you to gain power.
And as we've seen with the Bush-Cheney ticket, that's kind of what happened. Them motherfuckers played you. Played you like a game!
This is how I see it. A world where being gay is no different than being straight. Don't look now, but we're rapidly approaching that world. If gay people want to marry, they will marry. We can not stop them, nor should we. They will want to buy houses together, will want loans and hospital visits. They'll want all the other benefits of being a legal couple, and we should give it to them. Free of charge. No questions asked.
That's part of living in a free society.
If you feel weird around gay people, that's fine. People have certain anxieties about other people all the time. Nerds feel weird around hot chicks, for instance. It's nothing major and it can be overcome.
If you don't want to be gay, great. The species does need its breeders.
If you feel like you might be turning into a gay person, well...be as gay as you can be.
*1 I don't know what it is. I'm just saying...