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I don't watch much TV. So I was skeptical when others said that the Mary Cheney is a lesbian flap was getting media attention.
I mean... its not like it was a lie.
Mary Cheney is a lesbian.
The only reasons this is an issue, and John Kerry was in the right bringing this up, is because the Republicans want you to think of gay people IN THE ABSTRACT.
As soon as you put a face on a gay person they stop being a demon.
Why would Mary Cheney make a choice to be a lesbian in such a openly hostile environment? She wouldn't.
You see, I could CHOOSE to go out an have sex with another man right now. But that doesn't change the fact that I am attracted to women. Some gay people have chosen to stick with the opposite sex even though they are not attracted to them.
That's their choice. I'm cool with that.
But, I know who I am attracted to, and so do gay people. Its not a choice, even though something like 30% of people on a CNN webpoll said it was.
When asked directly on whether he thought being gay was a choice Bush waffled. He said "I don't know" when his real answer was, "I know, but I can't say because it would alienate my white evangelical base."
This is a campaign built on hating others in an abstract way.
Mr. President, how can you say that the terrorists hate us because of our freedom when you work to deny equal rights to gay people?
Mr. Kerry, why can't you take a real stand on this issue? Why must you pander to the religious bigots, they're not going to vote for you anyways. Preachers across America are lined up against you for even suggesting that gay people should acknowledged in public like you did with Mary Cheney.
OK, that's enough received wisdom from me, go play in traffic.
After thinking about this some more it only made me more angry. Why? Because these assholes think that they can get away with this passive aggressive self righteous judgmental attitude.
They never want to say it to your face because they like the mask of civility.
The problem with religion is that no matter how tasty the bait looks "God loves you, Jesus loves you" you always end up taking the hook as well, "Gays are immoral", "Everyone else is doomed to hell and suffering".
No matter how you try to paint it, at the root of religion is discrimination.
You can't have your shit smell clean without wiping it on someone else.
I rejected that.
For that I'm going to hell? Yeah right. Says who, you self appointed stuck up assholes with crosses stuffed up your asses?
Mind you, there are lots of good people that are "spiritual" who do not subscribe to the rhetoric of hate. I'm not talking about you. I'm talking about the self serving schmucks that use religion as a way of patting themselves on the back. The ones that move out to the 'burbs to get away from the undesirables and wall themselves off from reality. The ones that see their religious superiority to justify their own greed. Ones that lie and cheat and steal all day long but feel that as long as they park their minivan in the church parking lot every week nobody will notice.
Ones who turn on their friends who dare question their smug attitudes.
If I'm going to hell, I'm taking you with me.
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