same love

I am not one to proclaim my sexuality to the world with an open voice. I have never been to a pride parade. I do not like going to gay bars. And I have no interest in Cher.

Some might say that I am an anti-gay gay. The truth is, I really just don’t get along with many homosexual people and the stereotypes many protrude. But that’s a discussion for another time.

What I do think is important is acceptance. The right to be treated like everyone else. But for some reason, many people in this world fight for hate. Hate for people who are different. But isn’t different good? Isn’t normal boring?

The funny part is, many of the haters are also the partakers. Living a profound lie, expressing disgusting hatred, while they take part in the very acts and feelings that they are attacking for being immoral. Hypocrite, much?

Now I know some of you may not agree with me, but I know that not all of my family and friends agree with equal rights for all. I know some of you accept me for who I am, but would never vote for gay marriage. And that’s quite alright. Or is it?

At one point, I never really cared about the concept. But as I have matured and have found myself in a relationship for 10 years, I have changed my vote. Why shouldn’t I have the same rights as everyone else? Oh, that’s right…religion says no. Thanks, Jesus.

No, wait a second. Jesus would say yes! But as time has gone forth, people have redefined and re-worded the Bible so much so that they have influenced your opinions with their dissected translations and personal beliefs. Isn’t that absurd? Seriously, how f*&#ed up is that!?

So my point is, we should all take a step back and think about what’s really important in the world. There is SO MUCH more to hate on then gay marriage. Like centipedes for example. Those are some nasty fools.

Now that you know my stance, please take a moment to listen and watch “Same Love” by Jimmy Macklemore. It essentially sums up everything that is awesome about Jimmy and his personal take on the issue.

seanskisez: Jimmy Macklemore, I love you. One love!

6 comments

  1. Heather

    Great, great post – I love your honesty. And I’m totally sharing this with my 11 year old – we’ve been talking a lot about acceptance and “not judging” lately so this comes at the perfect time. :)

  2. Kristina N. Rojas

    Why Does Marriage Exist? In debates over gay marriage, most attention is paid to “gay” and too little to “marriage.” Granted, opponents of gay marriage are loud and vociferous in their insistence that they are defending “marriage,” but ultimately little attention is paid to what marriage really is and why it exists.

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