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Mon Dec 23, 2013, 11:28 AM

111. Anything they can use as a political football...

They will - regardless of whether or not it's offensive, despicable, and/or ignorant. The game is about approval ratings, the status of polls, the overall mind-state of the American public.

Remember candidate Obama who wasn't ready to say he approved of gay marriage? Remember when he changed his mind? Somehow, I doubt this is an honest expression of his personal views or even a demand for greater freedom or equality. It has more to do with the overall, prevailing notions of the time - and the politician's desire to be likeable for the sake of higher vote counts.

People will use anything and everything they can to support political careers and to make money. It is the nature of the beast.

Were it up to me, everyone would be welcome to love and marry whom ever they pleased. We're supposed to be the land of the free. Were it up to me, this controversy would be banished to the past, and we could all move forward with the knowledge that we are all human beings. Sadly, you have far too many twits quoting (and mis-representing) ancient scriptures. Sadly, there are too many absolute morons who think that "If you is gay, you must have the aids! Run!"

Freaks? The true freaks are those who, in complete ignorance, with an utter lack of knowledge of what they speak, try to tell us what is sinful and what is permissible. The true freaks are the idiots who do not understand that ALL love is sacred.

On behalf of humanity, I am deeply sorry for what you have had to suffer through. It is my hope that the forces of education and enlightenment will prevail. In time, I feel that they must. We have come a long way from the backwards ignorance of our ancestors, but we have much further to go, still.

Time and time again the poison of hatred and bigotry has been - and will continue to be cured by the antidote of knowledge, wisdom, and love. Small compensation, when there is so much hatred out there. Yet it will fade in time. Future generations will see two men or two women loving each other as what it is. Beautiful. Like all love.

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