As everyone is aware, unless you live under a rock, there has been a rash of homophobic bullying related suicides, not to mention the asshats in the Montana GOP trying to make it illegal to engage in homosexual acts.
You heard me ILLEGAL.
They will fail if our constitution means anything, but these days we can't count on that. What the GOP and "tea party" seem to be forgetting is we have a separation of church and state. Religion has NO place in our government.
I have talked about my failed attempt to be an evangelical christian on here more than once. I have also talked about the fact that I refused to shun, condemn, or rage against gays was a major factor in why I just didn't fit in. I grew up around my parent's gay close friends, who by the way are still together and my parents aren't, and I knew these men did not deserve this kinda of treatment.
Another reason I am so invested in the rights of gays? Because as little as 20 years ago, MY marriage was an abomination in the eyes of the same type of maniacs that are now focusing on their homophobic hate. See being a racist isn't so PC anymore. Though, God knows it still exists. It is not really okay to be openly racist, but somehow it is okay to spread hate publicly against gays.
This is where we come in. We need to keep talking to each other and to our children. If we talk to our children about acceptance, love, and understanding hopefully we can prevent another child from taking their own life out of fear, desperation, and pain.
I understand some of you truly believe being gay is a sin. But we are ALL sinners and no sinner is greater than the others. Also I am pretty sure the bible is pretty clear on who gets to do the judging.
Hint, it's NOT you.
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