Monday, October 18, 2010

No H8

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.


Tasha said...

Hey there,

Haven't popped into your blog in awhile and was just reading about what's been going on with you lately. I'm sorry to hear you've gone through another m/c and that things have been rocky at the boys' school. I decided to comment, though, because I completely agree with what you wrote about the sin of homosexuality being no worse than any other sin. (Actually, the Bible says this...)You're right--we're all sinners: gay, straight, rich, poor, black, white--we all sin. It bothers me that people seem to get so caught up in sexually-related sins (why is that?) as though there is a hierarchy of sins and those are "the worst." Meanwhile, they'll sit there planning on gorging for Thanksgiving (gluttony, another sin) and laugh and joke about it like it's nothing.

~Tasha (momma of Abby, Lexi, Loralai and Noah)

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Amethyst Moon said...

OOh I really like the "bible is pretty clear who gets to do the judging."

We need to continue to spread love not hate!

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