I am really not that political, but...  

Rubenesque1968 49F
152 posts
4/13/2006 12:59 am

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8/2/2006 6:34 pm

I am really not that political, but...

I was flipping through the channels the other day, and found myself watching this HBO special about Rosie O'Donnell booking a cruise ship for 500 families with homosexual parents. They get to one stop and they are met by protesters, presumably Christians who feel they are immoral. Now, I say presumably Christian because I believe Christianity does not condone being judgemental. Additionally, there were children who were being subjected to these people yelling and screaming at their parents about how they were horrible, and you could tell it really upset these kids. Anyone who is Christian, a real Christian, in my opinion, would not do that to a child.

I just want to know what the big deal was. These children, who would otherwise be in foster or group homes, were very happy and obviously loved their parents. They didn't care that they had two mommies or two daddies, until they got off the boat and were met with such disdain. These children are being loved. That is the most important thing, in my opinion. I mean, for God's sake, there are TONS of children crowding the foster care system, and there are lots of homosexual couples who would be willing to adopt them, if only they were allowed.

While I am at it, what is the big deal about homosexuals getting married. Here I am, heterosexual, and I have failed at three marriages. There are homosexual couples who have been together for years, they obviously were meant to be together. However, our government denies them the right to be married and enjoy all the privileges of a married couple. Doesn't the constitution guarantee us the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? So, now narrow minded individuals have decided that homosexuals shouldn't be included in that. That, in my opinion, is just as bad as being prejudiced against African Americans. You know, like before when they were not allowed the same basic rights as white people.

Shouldn't we, as a nation, be tolerant of all people no matter their color, religion, lifestyle, or whatever?

Thanks for reading,

PrincessKarma 45F
6188 posts
4/13/2006 11:29 pm

People hate what they fear, and they fear what they cannot understand.

Most people are indoctrinated into believing only male-female couples are "natural" and that anything that deviates from that is wrong and/or evil. Since someone loving a member of the same sex is an alien concept to them they fear and hate it.

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

AnnandDan2005 72M/68F
23 posts
4/18/2006 4:12 pm

"Shouldn't we, as a nation, be tolerant of all people no matter their color, religion, lifestyle, or whatever?"

Of course we should. But the reality is, we don't all act that way. Some of us do, but certainly not all of us.

Princess Karma is sort of correct, but not totally. People do hate what they fear but it is going too far to say that they hate what they cannot understand.

You are right, Rube, the US Constitution does gurarantee us the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The key word is pursuit, not happiness itself. Marriage is not regulated by the Federal Government, but by the individual states, which is why some right wing religious fantatics want to amend the federal constitution to define marriage as being between a man and a woman. It would be easier (?) to do that than trying to get each of the 50 states to do it. Most states already allow same sex couples to adopt children; not all but most.

Rubenesque1968 49F

4/21/2006 5:40 pm

PK ~ I know you are right, but I don't have to like it. HUGS

AnnandDan ~ Thanks for visiting my blog.

PK actually said people fear what they cannot understand, not hate it. And, I agree with her.

I agree, and believe that it would be easier to get the Federal Government to guarantee the right of marriage to everyone, than it would be to get all fifty states to recognize it. You are correct, many states do allow same sex couples adopt; I just am hoping all will open their eyes sooner rather than later.


uBsatisfied1000 51M  
15 posts
8/2/2006 5:34 am

The thing to remember is that hate is not born into humans it is taught. About the only thing a child hates is a nap. All we can do is hope that the children of those people don't learn from them. Religion and government both teach to hate be it other countries or other religions. We are taught from a young age that our way of thinking is the right way. Wars have been waged and lives have been lost for these beliefs. Times have become more tolerant and in time maybe we can as a whole accept people for who they are not what they believe. Till then all we can do is take it one step at a time. Think about what would have happened to that boat 20 years ago.

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