California's Proposition 8; or, Die Haters
The Obama glow was completely ruined for me by the gay hating. I am so furious I can hardly sit here without screaming and throwing things.
You stupid, stupid assholes.
I guess it's going to take a gay Malcolm X to deal with this crap once and for all. Not that morons aren't afraid of gays as it is--we know they are--but they may need to get really afraid, physically threatened, before they back down and let the civil rights on which our country ostensibly prides itself govern all its citizens. Horribly sad, but perhaps also true.
Because aside from a wholesale abandonment of ancient bullshit superstitions by the general population, I don't see what else can fix this hideous injustice. And let's not kid ourselves: No secular groups are attempting to legislate against gay rights. This is all about the stupid Bible. So we have two elements of these "defense of marriage" propositions that are transparently unconstitutional: They involve legislating from a position of religious doctrine and they seek to write discrimination into law, which, hi, America, are SUPPOSED to be illegal and anti-American and contrary to all that stuff we claim to believe in.
Oh, but, something else we all know but don't so much talk about is that no politician has the stones to confront religious beliefs and call them misguided or discriminatory or batshit crazy wrong. We're all expected to respect religion and any dumb ideas it barfs up, so when something like this gay hating travesty appears, everyone is too mired in respect to call it what it is and stand in opposition.
I think anyone--and this includes our new president-elect, though I did vote for him--who calls him/herself "liberal" but does not stand for gay marriage is a craven hypocrite. I really do. In fact, I think anyone who claims to believe in equality and civil rights but draws the line at the Biblically-villified queers is a craven hypocrite as well. Screw you. I do not "respect" your idiotic bigoted beliefs, and I hope I never do.
To all you protesters in California and the group attempting to have the Mormon church's tax exempt status revoked, you go, sisters and brothers. Go get 'em. Even Dr. King finally said enough is enough, quit asking us to wait for equality because we're dead tired of waiting. I'm not gay but I am officially tired of waiting to live in a country that meets its own hype. This is ridiculous, that we're still debating this while the ecomony implodes and our soldiers die. Ridiculous. This is a slam dunk, people. Equality under the law. Look it up.