Yesterday the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit struck down the bullshit known as Prop 8. The most telling quote to me in the whole thing was as follows:
“Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, an to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples”
Want to talk about wasting taxpayer resources? How about the asshats that won’t stop with this piece of shit? A true conservative should be outraged that this much time and effort has been wasted to dictate government involvement in something this ludicrous. Don’t tread on me unless you’re queer in which case I will tread on you? Assholes. Same with abortion. If you don’t like gay marriage, don’t marry a queer. Michelle Bachmann has a gay marriage. Are you listening?
I was talking to The Brother last night and he said “show me an argument in favor of Prop 8 that doesn’t start with “because the Bible tells me so” or “because that’s the way it’s always been” and I’ll listen””. I so screwed up that quote sequence. Anyway he’s right. Because it’s the same arguments that were used by the same racists and bigots against the negroes in the 60’s. And we know what bullshit that was. One of my friends told me that her father shut down the race argument at the family dinner table by simply stating that it didn’t matter what color we were on the outside, “we all bleed red”. I love that.
I reject the Mormon church and the Kings of Columbus who drove this hateful legislation. The “God” of which they speak is not my God. My God is love. My God taught me that judgement belongs to him, not me. My God taught me that his son washed the prostitute’s feet with his hair. My God loves each and every one of us. But I am not arrogant as to shove my God down your throat. Your God might be different. And that’s fine. As long as you don’t shove him down my throat. Or make children worship him in school. Or oppress others due to your religious beliefs. If you do that, you’re not much different than the Taliban.