Sunday, October 21, 2007
Ok, That's it. I'm so disgusted after reading this article on the Huffington Post:
"Obama Should Repudiate and Cancel His Gay Bash Tour, and Do It Now"
I wasn't 100% sure who would get my vote next year, Obama or Clinton, but now, after reading this, it's going to Hillary, I guess...... We need an open minded president who is a believer in rational thought. The sad thing is, this candidate doesn't exist, at least not one that is realistically electable. I wish Gore would run. This country is a melting pot, and we need a non-biased, non-religious president who cares about upholding our undeniable freedoms. That's what this country was founded on! It was a sanctuary from religious persecution, a place where people could be themselves and feel safe doing it.
I'm sick of this, I'm just sick and tired of having religiously based laws imposed on me and our entire nation. Look, I don't subscribe to your evangelical religion, and just because you think gays don't deserve the right to be married because "your" bible says so, doesn't mean you have the right to impose that on us all. How dare you? What business is it of yours, what people do in their personal lives? It's sickening. Gay marriage is just the first of a long string of issues. Politics and religion do not mix.
The most upsetting part in all of this is that gay men and woman are just like you and I. They are living, breathing, loving people who deserve the human dignity and compassion that everyone else does on this planet. For our government to group them and treat them as second-class citizens is disgusting, unethical and without the grace of any God.
Urgggg! Can you feel my passionate anger through the computer screen?
So, this is what I was thinking yesterday while doing our grocery shopping; America is such a mess and so are Americans (myself not excluded). We really messed this one up. Here is a great country, with so many wonderful resources and luxuries, so much opportunity and potential. I appreciate every second of it and I am thankful to have been born an American. But with so much abundance, we also end losing sight of what's truly important, like what this country was founded on: PERSONAL freedom. We lose sight of these things and the country veers away from our founding principles. We need to think more about the direction that this country is going, rather than the next pair of jeans we're going to buy.*
*And if you don't like that, then you have the personal freedom to not read this post again.