Tuesday, November 10, 2009


This goes out as old news, actually.

But tell me what's wrong with this photo? How can people be so exuberantly gleeful when they are spreading so much hurt and pain?

This photo makes me ill looking at people who so happily celebrate the hurt they have caused.

The reverberations of last's week's hateful vote will spread like concentric waves after throwing a rock in the water of a lake; the ripple effect will assuredly touch countless lives.

How can people band together to spend millions of dollars so to deny all citizens equal rights? And why are people's civil rights being put forth for people to vote upon? To be trampled on? To be denied? To be bartered?

Last month when I attend the historic march for Equality in Washington, D.C. I saw a man carrying a placard that read, "If you don't like gay marriage, don't have one!" So why cannot *these* people take care of their own lives and let others tend to their own? Rhetorical question, I know.

Some people just cannot help themselves in throwing their judgment around without thought or care who they hurt.

If so-called Christians are so worried about the sanctity of marriage, why aren't they working to pass laws to outlaw divorce? Why don't they devote those misspent millions of dollars to provide counseling to protect troubled marriages? So let me ask another question... did the sky fall when gays were permitted to marry in Vermont? in New Hampshire? in Massachusetts? in Connecticut? or in Iowa? or in Europe where gay marriages have been legal for decades? No?

This is Christianity at its worst! And it certainly doesn't display the love of God that I follow and love. Justice denied for some is injustice for all.

So my question is, what are these people so afraid of? This is just wrong in so many ways!


  1. i couldn't agree more, doug. this brand of christianity is what gives organized religion such a bad name. it's a shame that such things even have to be legislated one way or the other in this supposed "land of the free." for being a country based on freedom of religion and individual liberties, it's really sad how far away from that we are in many respects. we've got a long way to go yet.


  2. It's reprehensible, and I agree that the zealots should be fighting to prohibit divorce, but if you ask one of them about it, they don't have an answer. They become these automatons spouting "one man one woman" and "traditional marriage" and "Danger Will Robinson Danger."

    Well, maybe not that last one.

    They don't understand that if you start using your religious beliefs to legislate, then what's to stop one religion from legislating over the others.
    It's just plain wrong.

  3. I agree with you. It seems as if they are hiding behind the religious argument that suits them. They don't pay any heed to the idea of ignoring the log in their own eye.