Saturday, March 7, 2009

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When I say I don't agree with homosexuality, don't look at me like I should go walk out to the middle of the road and get hit by a bus.

You may not be replying to this, but I know you're thinking I'm an evil, close-minded person.

I'm not.

"They're people too," you then tell me gravely.

"I'm not implying homosexuals are vile creatures from another planet, I'm simply saying I do not agree with homosexuality," I say.

You shake your head.

"So, if two men want to marry one another, would you want them to share the same happiness a man and woman share?" you then ask.

"Whatever makes them happy," I tell you.

"Then why the fuck don't you agree with homosexuality?" you then snap.

For God's sake, it's what I believe.

HERE, though, is where you piss me off.

As we're walking away from each other, I hear you scoff:

"Fucking republicans."

Are you kidding me?

Have a little more couth.


Marinka said...

I don't even understand what agreeing with homosexuality means. Do you?

Anonymous said...

No idea.

I guess it means accepting the fact that people can be homosexual and we should just deal with it, whether we like it or not.

Which is. . .kind of what I'm doing now, I guess. I don't know.

We'll leave that to the experts.

Anonymous said...

I would go with they believe it is a sin and a choice, as opposed to the belief that they are born that way.

Jeanne Estridge said...

AS the mother of a lesbian, I completely respect your right to disagree with homosexuality. All I'm asking is for you to be aware that, whether you agree or disagree:

a) Gays are people
b) They have families who love them
c) Hearing a lot of negative judgments makes what can be a difficult situation even tougher
d) These same public judgments encourage people to commit acts that, I suspect, you would never codone. Like hanging that boy on a fence and leaving him to die.
e) And as the mother of a gay I worry every day that someone's hatred will take my beautiful child away from me.

So, disagree all you want. It's how you feel, and I'd never take that away from you.

Just please be aware of the ramifications.

Sandi said...

I just wrote a huge rant and erased it all. There is no need for me to waste my breath. So I will leave it with "Thank you Jeanne."

Anonymous said...

I didn't get any disapproving, evil vibes from this post at all. (unlike a previous one on a similar subject)

This person just doesn't agree with it. Doesn't wish to change anyone,or point fingers, or push religion / politics onto any person's sexualiy.

Sarah said...

Oh Jeanne, you made me tear up at the thought of that. As a parent that such an awful thing to have to worry about. My heart goes out to you.

ShallowGal said...

Luckily we live in America where you can think what you want. Just remember: that right is a 2 way street.

Unknown said...

How can you disagree with homosexuality. It's like choosing to disagree with air or the post office.

Do you mean you don't understand it or approve of it?

Anonymous said...

Um, okay...I'll play along.

I disagree with African-Americans.

I disagree with left-handed people.

I disagree can't even keep going because that's such a dipshitty stance. No one is asking YOU to be a homosexual. Simply allow them the exact same rights as every other HUMAN BEING in the U.S.