Friday, November 14, 2008

Two Wrongs...

obviously do not make anything right.

I think, over the past few months, it's become pretty obvious that I'm a strongly opinionated person, especially when it comes to politics, and what I consider to be basic sensible behaviors. I tend to say what I think, and I usually believe in standing up for my beliefs, and have even been involved in protests over the years to show that.

I am about to rant. If you don't want to hear it? You know what to do, and you won't hurt my feelings a bit.

I cannot believe this.

Let me explain my anguish over such a thing. I'm a person who strongly believes that if someone loves someone that's all that matters. We have precious little love in this world, and if you've got it? Flaunt it. Shout it to the rooftops and celebrate it.

As a result, you can imagine, I'm sure, that I have absolutely no problem whatsoever with the idea of same-sex marriage. I have friends who are gay. I am delighted when they find someone to care for and about...We should all be so lucky.

Prop 8 should never have passed. I feel strongly about that. It is wrong to try to exert your religious beliefs upon others. Period.

IF you are against Prop 8, IF you are against what the Mormon Church did? Fine. Protest, become an activist, do whatever is appropriate to make the change next election day, or sue to go thru the court system, write your congressional representative, any of the acceptable methods available to make legal changes.

But. Sending white powder through the mail is simply no different from bombing clinics that offer a choice to pregnant women or shooting the staffers who assist there. It's wrong...

Terrorizing people, injuring people, killing people - there is NEVER a justification for it.
Period.
End of rant.

2 comments:

Knitting Linguist said...

Sing it sister, on all counts. I, too, was so disappointed in the passage of Prop 8, but the response should not take place through violence and fear.

teabird said...

Completely. The best way to protest is to live as an example of what you want to achieve. Whomever did this is a thug.