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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #62)

Fri May 1, 2015, 09:04 PM

69. You so misunderstand my posts,

 

but I am not surprised given what I observe.

I did not have to evolve on gay rights. Sanders has not had to evolve on gay rights. You rightly criticize Elizabeth Warren because we do not know, as she has never stated, if she evolved on gay rights as a Republican.

I put it in quotes because for some politicians, it has been a way to garner votes and they have had to 'evolve'. We both know that it was a huge smack in the face to LGBT people and their supporters to have Rick Warren give Obama's prayer during his first inauguration. Hilary came out for gay rights as well years after the fact.

I don't dismiss advances. I dismiss politicians that say one thing and do another or have done another. Am I glad he finally came around? Hell yes, it was about time he caught up with the rest of us.

I never had to evolve. I grew up with a lesbian aunt, a gay godfather, and my mother's best friend at their campus was gay. I fought other Republicans during the Reagan years to deal with the reality of AIDS for all of us on my small college campus working with other gay and straight people in agreement. My sister came out to me first as a teen because she knew that I simply loved her and couldn't give two shits who someone loves or has sex with.

My parents were involved deeply in the civil rights movements of the 1960's. I was raised with that awareness of differences in religion, creed, color, sex, orientation, whatever as being irrelevant to who we are as human beings. Everyone deserves civil rights and justice. Everyone!

You are so used to looking for enemies, and yet, Blue, I am not your enemy. Please stop pretending that I am somehow am. I am not.

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