>| As this is now apparently where I have been RUDELY RELOCATED, I shall just set up camp here.
Hardly. Joy, we now get to murder and spill our rainbow blood and openly for a country that doesn't recognise us as people enough to even marry those we love.
Also: this is me coming out as bigender; sometimes I'm a boy called Oscar, mostly I'm a girl called Emily.
I personally don't care about a person's sexual orientation...as long as I can get along with him/her its cool
I think, honestly, a lot of people in the liberalish Western & Australian world feel like this. Not a majority, but enough that change and progress isn't out of the question. However, just because lots of people feel this way doesn't mean we're equal. We're not. Many of those people don't think we should be able to marry or have equal rights- they just don't actively detest us.
Apathy's another big problem. Some people because they don't care either way, don't vote either way. This is why those people must be encouraged to vote for the rights of others. I saw this quote one time, I don't remember where or who said it, but it goes like this:
""First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out.
Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out.
Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out.
And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me."
This is how I feel on the matter, so regardless of a person's sexuality, it's in their best interest to stop tyranny where ever they find it. Unfortunately, there are too few who think this way in the states right now.
African Americans are still second class citizens who are often used for slave labor, imprisoned unjustly, and relegated to menial tasks in society. During Hurricane Katrina police forces organized what can only be called hunting parties and went on rampages killing African Americans for sport.
That's African Americans. There's nothing in the Bible explicitly saying they should die, and they have decades of supposed legal equality with Caucasian Americans.
Anyone who thinks they will live to see the day when America grants equal rights to homosexuals and/or other people who defy the conventional idea of gender binaries is insane. Women and African-Americans are still treated like shit - what hope do you possibly have?
Not to say we shouldn't try, though. I'm just saying that I'm a pessimist. America is a barbaric and backwards nation of uncivilized primitives. Just take one look at our prison system and tell me we deserve to be mentioned in even the same sentence as civilized peoples.
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Well, I think something new needs to be posted here: some food for thought. Marc discovered it and had me read it, so I'm putting it here. It's nice to see some positive stuff said on the marriage issue. Also is a nice reminder of the purpose of marriage in the past, and where it should be heading in the future.
Edit: the title of the article is misleading...it sounds like it's gonna be negative, but it's actually not.
Gay, gay, gay! I'm gay! Well, if you mean by gay you mean happy. I've always preferred the term homosexual as opposed to gay or lesbian, but that's just me.
Hey, if you like men and you're a man, or if you like women and you're a woman, I could care less. Just don't hit on me if you're gay. That I won't appreciate. But the Bible or any other text shouldn't be allowed to tell you what you can or can't be and what is right or wrong. People have their own brains, and we have the right to decide what we'll do with our lives. Being homosexual hurts no one, so I see absolutely no problem with it.
Some people, born again Christians included, just need to get over themselves already. :/
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