Gays, Lesbians, Transgender individuals. All are members of the human race, just like you or I. Some are Christians, some are not, just like you or I. These two statements are simple facts. So why is it so difficult for some members of society to live and let live? I don't care who marries whom. Why should they?
Is the sexuality of a neighbor anyone's concern? No, I don't believe it is.
This topic has come up quite frequently in the last few months. A hotbed topic on Facebook and news outlets. Why now? Do we care more or less about equal rights for every individual now, than we did in 1963? Why 1963? The year Martin Luther King Jr gave his I Have a Dream speech.
Do we need another moving speech to lead us out of the hatred being shown for members of our communities? Why haven't we evolved beyond hatred and bigotry?
A friend posted the below in response to Sarah Palin's picture in a Chik-Fil-A and was personally attacked and mocked by strangers on her FB page this weekend. Why?
Below is her exact post.
"Sarah and Sarah only. As an Alaskan woman that has supported you thru
thick & think, I am so disappointed to see this blatant middle
finger to a portion of society. I figured you were smart enough to
steer away from this sort controversy. Your
stand on being a christian should over ride the political aspect of
your statement and just be nice to other human beings. Common sense of
just saying "if you don't have anything nice to say, you should just say
nothing at all". I am happily married, I'm not lesbian, but I have
many friends and some family members that are gay and I care for them no
matter what. This fear of the unknown is getting out of hand, straight
people have not cornered the market on having strong loving
relationships, trust me I take the phone calls everyday from the
dysfunctional families doing horrible things to each other, especially
with kids right in the middle. Energy needs to be focused on helping
people function no matter what color, religion or sexual preference.
Sad Sad Sad......"
Nothing in the above should have caused anyone to call someone a cry baby hypocrite or comment on someone's personal assets.
There is confusion with many thinking this is a Republican vs Democrat situation, the right wing verses the Left wing and who is going to win. Or those thinking this is about religion, stating they are Christians and if you believe in LGBT marriages you can't be a Christian.
It does not matter the color of our skin, our religion, our race, political beliefs or whom we decide to marry. This issue is about equal rights for all people.
And I use the term "our" not because I am a lesbian, I am not. I am human. I believe we are created equal and remain equal throughout our lives.
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out
the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are
created equal." Martin Luther King Jr. August 28,1963
Forty Nine years and we still can't get it right?
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