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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 11:08 AM
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It's gotta be bigotry.
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That statement in my title rhymes. It's gotta be bigotry.

That's the conclusion I came to last night after thinking about gay marriage/gay rights for about two hours. I was really trying to delve into the thoughts of those who are against it, see what was at work here.

It's gotta be bigotry.

There's NO other explanation. I imagined a country in which homosexuals could marry the person they love, have or adopt children togther, enjoy the same rights, benefits, protections as straight people who get married.

I tried to imagine the horrible things that would happen.

Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Children would grow up not batting an eye at such a thing---does that scare conservatives?

At first, people might have to explain homosexuality to their kids a bit more. Does that scare conservatives? It's very simply taken care of---just tell the child most men fall in love with women and most women fall in love with men, but some men fall in love with men and some women fall in love with women. No judgement statements attached, just fact. That was my explanation to my then-five year old when she asked me what the word "gay" meant. It's been a non-issue ever since. She knows about it, it's no big deal.

Other than that, I can't think of a damn thing they have to be worried about. If they think it's gonna bust up their marriage, they have far bigger problems than the gay couple down the street getting married.

So what's the big deal? It's gotta be bigotry.

It can't be the Biblical thing for a few reasons:

1. Unless you can read the original languages the Old Testament was written in, you cannot be sure of the meaning of any of it. Sorry, but it's true.

2. Let's assume it's translated correctly: divorce is mentioned far more often than homosexuality. In fact, the punishment for divorce is being stoned to death. There is no punishment listed for homosexuality.

3. We do not live in a theocracy. Though some might want it that way, we don't. In fact, that's quite the opposite of what our country was framed to be. Any arguments concerning the government based on one religion's book are moot for the purposes of OUR laws.

And how Christian IS it to deny the happiness of others? To keep them as second-class citizens? Not very, I can tell you that. Jesus wasn't about punishment, control, keeping people down. He was about love.

So it's gotta be bigotry. All this stuff about box turtles and other crap is a smokescreen to hide (really pitifully) their own hatred and prejudices.

I really wish everyone would let go of the hate already, EVOLVE.
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  -It's gotta be bigotry. Bouncy Ball  Apr-07-05 11:08 AM   #0 
  - I am convinced the reason righties are so afraid of gay people  gollygee   Apr-07-05 11:12 AM   #1 
  - Ignorance isn't bliss  havocmom   Apr-07-05 11:15 AM   #3 
  - I think maybe it's a religious thing?  gollygee   Apr-07-05 11:22 AM   #9 
     - If man was created in God's image...  havocmom   Apr-07-05 11:24 AM   #11 
  - Well, they can let go of THAT fear.  Bouncy Ball   Apr-07-05 11:16 AM   #4 
     - I know  gollygee   Apr-07-05 11:20 AM   #7 
        - My cousin tried to commit suicide three times when she was 16  Bouncy Ball   Apr-07-05 11:24 AM   #10 
  - Excellent post  LisaLynne   Apr-07-05 11:14 AM   #2 
  - I have a bumper sticker on my fridge  Bouncy Ball   Apr-07-05 11:16 AM   #5 
  - Anybody who lived in the Jim Crow south knows it's bigotry  Warpy   Apr-07-05 11:19 AM   #6 
  - How completely sad.  Bouncy Ball   Apr-07-05 11:21 AM   #8 
  - bingo: "exactly the same rhetoric, word for word"  savannahana   Apr-07-05 01:03 PM   #23 
  - This is a blanket "has to be bigotry" statement  Balbus   Apr-07-05 11:25 AM   #12 
  - That's what I was trying to work through, in my mind, last night.  Bouncy Ball   Apr-07-05 11:31 AM   #15 
     - Absolutely!  Balbus   Apr-07-05 11:41 AM   #19 
  - BB I am so totally confused on this  Maestro   Apr-07-05 11:31 AM   #13 
  - It's a whole lot of things but it has a lot to do with sex and fear of it  lukasahero   Apr-07-05 11:31 AM   #14 
  - Those are very good points.  Bouncy Ball   Apr-07-05 11:32 AM   #16 
     - A fear of loss of power..  murielm99   Apr-07-05 11:51 AM   #20 
  - One logical problem  libertypirate   Apr-07-05 11:34 AM   #17 
  - And?  Bouncy Ball   Apr-07-05 11:34 AM   #18 
     - Without one you can't have the other....  libertypirate   Apr-07-05 06:43 PM   #24 
  - I just had a letter in the Voice of the People here  EC   Apr-07-05 12:03 PM   #21 
  - Good letter.  Bouncy Ball   Apr-07-05 12:04 PM   #22 
  - Gay marriage promotes liberal feminist ideals.  shockra   Apr-07-05 07:26 PM   #25 
  - Very astute observations! And if you haven't gotten a welcome to DU  karlrschneider   Apr-07-05 07:47 PM   #26 
  - I hate to be too psychoanalytic  DeaconBlues   Apr-07-05 07:53 PM   #27 

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