Wednesday, December 24, 2008

So Tired Of All the Hate

I am so tired of all the hate when it comes to same-sex marriage. Most of it is coming from the various right-wing Christian communities. They tell us that we ought to be killed, that we are unnatural, that loving someone of the same sex is tanamount to incest, paedophilia, or bestiality.

My husband and I went to Canada to get married so we wouldn't have to put up with all the backwards crap spewed by the Religious Wrong in this country. It was refreshing to go to the Marriage License Bureau just like any other couple wishing to get a marriage license. None of this carrying on, "OMG! They're freaks! Two men want to get married!", no hassle, no people heckling us--just a beautiful wedding by the Detroit River with our loved ones in attendance.

Over here in the States, my husband and I do not show affection in public for fear that we could be beaten or worse. This means that any anniversaries or special days in our lives must either be at home, or if we do go out, we hold hands under the table, or steal a quick kiss when no one is looking. How would straight people like having to live like that?!

Now to add insult to the injury of hateful referendums passed in California, Arizona, and Florida, Obama has invited Rick Warren, a hateful, homophobic Talibangelist, to give the Invocation at the Inauguration. Why? Couldn't he find a decent clergyman to do the honours? How about the Rev. Jesse Jackson--or is he too radical? Nope, our "change" President-Elect picks a BIGOT to bless his inauguration. When gay people say anything about it, we are told to "just get over it". How DARE we get up in the President-Elect's face when he picks someone who compares us to paedophiles and/or bestialists? Well, we aren't going to "just get over it". The choice of Rick Warren to give the Invocation is a slap in the face of every LGBT American who voted for Barack Obama.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bigotry Triumphs In California--For Now

Well, barring a complete count of the votes on Prop Hate (I understand the count is as of yet incomplete), ignorance and bigotry have triumphed in California. Those who feared that our marriages would somehow diminish theirs, along with those who just flat-out hate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered Americans voted down a right that heterosexuals take for granted.

But, LGBT people are not taking this lying down. We are fighting back--protesting, boycotts, and action through the courts. The homophobes are now whining that they are being picked on. Oh, I guess I misunderstood. THEY are allowed to run roughshod over us, and the only thing WE are supposed to do is shut up, bow our heads and let them do it.

This is not an easy battle, but we will win it. Sooner or later, we WILL have marriage equality.
Actually this defeat may have been a good thing. It has awakened gay people to the fact that the only rights we will get are the ones we fight for.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Tuesday Is Critical!!

Tuesday, the American people will have a chance to start a new era of honesty and decency. They have a chance to elect a man who will be a credit to America, unlike Palin, McCain, or the on-his-way-out Bush. If the Republicans are not voted out, this country will travel further along a path that I believe decent Americans do not wish to.

Voters in California are being given a chance to say "no" to bigotry and hate--by defeating Prop 8. The Religious Right is all up in arms about the right of LGBT people to legally marry.Seriously, I don't get it. Canada has had same sex marriage for several years now and Canada, to the best of my knowledge, is still there. California is not going to slide into the ocean, nor will there be divine retribution if LGBT people are given the basic human right to marry and have families of their own. I urge all Californians to vote against Prop 8, thus ensuring a resounding defeat for the forces of hate and prejudice.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Duggars

Is anyone as sickened by the Duggars as I am? These people are a disgrace! The son is ready to marry and the mother is having her 18th brat! At one time, people such as these were seen as trashing, unable to control themselves and their famblee size--certaintly not anyone to glorify or emulate. Now, t hese masters of fail have their own website, complete with a webmaster named Joe Bob. Break out those banjos, Bubba!

I looked at the eldest's intended. She looks like another one of these spaced-out fundies who will passively pump out one baybee after another. I'm sure she'll be dutiful and fruitful. Shades of "The Handmaid's Tale"--this is the kind of America these people want to impose on us: heterosexist, baybee-popping little fundie couples. After all, we all know that birthin' baybees is all women are good for.

Wake up, America, more of this crap is what is ahead if you elect McCain and Palin.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Childfree--And Don't Care Who Knows It!!

Yep, I'm CF and I don't care who knows it!! The childed seem to have control of the discourcse on child-rearing and from what I have been seeing of late, they 'don't know what the hell they're talking about. Children running wild, teenmoos, kids "hooking up"...the abysmal list goes on and on and on.

Now, not all of this is the fault of parents, though much of it is. Sapnking your kids is to invite Child Services to your home. Forget discipline in schools. KidLib has managed to largely eliminate discipline in any form from our schoo ls. Parents just becoming parents now probably have been raised without discipline, so how can they discipline when they have no idea of what the word means?!

The sad fact is, my generation and the generation before fell down on the job when it comes to child-rearing. Discipline started to go out the window in the 1970s and by now, it's largely a thing of the past. If there is any discpline at all, it's this nonsense known as "gentle discipline". GENTLE DISCIPLINE IS NO DISCIPLINE AT ALL! It's a plea to Snotford and Bratleigh to pleeeeeese behave. A plea comes from a place of powerlessness. You do not beg your children to do ANYTHING. You TELL them, and if they do not comply, you make sure that there are CONSEQUENCES.

You wonder why the more militant childfree refer to most parents as "breeders". It's because most parents give birth and then let their spawn run wild. The militant childfree are sick of parents who TALK about "The Most Important Job In The World" (hereafter abbreviated as TMIJITW, but actually do nothing.
We are tired of EVERY damn thing revolving around parents and/or children. We are tired of being expected to step up to the plate whenever a parent wants/needs to leave work early. We are tired of benefits being offered to parents that are not available to us. We are sick to death of breeder/child-centric society.