Before I begin my rant tonight, which is actually meant for tomorrow (I’m handing in my homework early), I would like to thank fullbodytransplant for my very first comment from a person I do not know. Visit his blog. Very interesting stuff. Love the banana. I’ve seen this blog slowly grow from 3 views a day then jump to 31 and on average I get about 15 views a day now. Not bad for my second week. But anyway, about gay being the new black:
For the longest time I thought of blacks as the only minority. We’ve all been drilled about the struggles of African-Americans in this country from slavery to civil rights and now we have a black president. We’ve come a long way. Racism does still exist but I believe it is a generational prejudice and the current generation coming up now will be able to just about squeeze it out of existence. Of course it will never completely die but I am confident that when my generation reaches 50 or 60 years of age it will be in its last throes.
Tolerance of homosexuality on the other hand may not be on the way out. Unfortunately the hard right wing of the Republican party, especially those damn evangelicals and even Catholics for that matter, seem to have had a meeting and decided that since they can’t openly hate black people anymore they need another group to demonize. Gays apparently seemed like fair game.
This election brought with it propositions in four states to make gay marriage illegal. The verbiage used on the ballots and in advertising confused voters and I believe that at least prop 8 in California wouldn’t have passed had the issue not been so confusing. And by the way do you know who funded just about all the advertising promoting prop 8? The Mormons. The people who believe their magic undees protect them from things like demons and bullets thought it would be a good use of their time to stop gay people from getting married. Forget teaching love, forgiveness, and not to judge your fellow man- the gays trumped all that. Its sickening to me that a state would amend its constitution to take away the rights of certain citizens. A constitution, state or federal, should only be changed to give more freedoms to all citizens.
It really disgusts me that the people behind this crap are the people who are supposed to be teaching love. But religious nuts are stupid. I’m prejudiced against bible thumpers. Sorry, but if you think evolution is wrong and the development of life on earth is better explained by simply saying “God did it” (which is creationism in a nutshell) then you should get a handicap sticker for your car- because you’re retarded.
Fun fact: when a species begins to overpopulate an area it either dies because food or water supplies diminish or turns gay. Yes, there are gay animals. Its natural, normal, and nothing to be ashamed of. No matter what Bill O’Crazy says there is no homosexual agenda. I was born straight. I can watch the gay/lesbian channel all day and still be straight at the end of the day. How about gays who watch straight TV (which is basically all TV) all day? Do they get influenced by the straight agenda? Apparently not. Because it was never a choice. Gays are people just like you and me and because they are facing such prejudice these days I think Gay is the new black.