Life Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness?
Equal Rights? Only if You're Straight
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Those are words that this country was built upon. In fact, they were in the second sentence of the Declaration of Independence.
Even saying that we should limit someone's right to pursue their own happiness in a country based upon those values, it is absolutely hypocritical.
I am not gay, I am open to the rights of humans to be able to love and proclaim that love no matter who they are in love with.
Why is it so hard to just allow others have the same rights we just expect to be handed to us just because we are heterosexual? Do these other people in the world who are different from you deserve to be thrown by the wayside like garbage just because they do not love someone of the opposite sex the way that you do?
Why is it not a violation of rights for the Westboro Baptist Church to picket funerals and schools with signs that have nothing but a message of hate, but it's a violation of heterosexual rights to have homosexual people be allowed the right to say I do?
How can we, as a country that is based on basic human rights, say that the same basic human rights should not be allowed the same things that they are simply because their parts match instead of being opposite like the bible says they should. Do not get me wrong, I do believe in God, but I do not believe that God would create someone with the same love in a different way and then tell them they are not allowed to have that love. In case you're wondering, I do believe that someone with homosexual tendencies is born that way.
Think about it. Honestly sit down and think about it. Would you really wake up one day and decide that you want to be ostracized, risk being beaten for your choice, and told that you are not allowed to love who you love?
If this picture bothers you... look away, I won't be taking it down anytime soon.
This seriously bothers me
I worry, honestly, about how we see our country today. I worry that we see it as our own personal place to tear down anyone's hopes, dreams, and love. Who are we to tell anyone that they do not have the right to marry someone they love? I keep hearing people talk about how the bible says that it is not okay to be with someone of the same gender, but we forget that we separated church and state early on in our country's creation, to protect those that do not share the same beliefs as the majority.
Yes, you can exercise your right to free speech, but you do not have the right to torment those who do not share your belief system.
I see a lot of things that are unsettling on so many levels in this world, it seems like every time I log into a newsfeed I see someone saying we should be locking people up for loving how they love. As if it is going to actually affect anyone negatively. I have yet to see a marriage end because someone else married someone with the same parts as them, and if there has ever honestly been a case like that, then I firmly believe that that marriage was doomed from the start.
Nobody getting married ever ended someone else's marriage... it just doesn't work that way.
Yup I'm Going There
Did you know?
The "anti-gay rights" people that the CEO of Chik-fil-a was giving money to funded the large movements of mass murders of homosexual people in Uganda? I still refuse to eat there. Just because it's still not a hot button issue with the media because the story is old, does not mean that I have decided that it is okay to eat there again.
I have said repeatedly, while you sit there eating your juicy chicken, think of it like this.... Who will my chicken sandwich kill tomorrow?
The roads that these places have taken are going a far worse path than just an anti gay marriage stance... it has taken them down a path to murder... that's awfully Christian isn't it?
No, I am not bagging on Christians, I have met plenty that are great people, but I have a problem with the ones who use their "religious rights" to murder people in a different country on a massive scale. I don't care if you eat there, but I will be dead before a single dollar of mine is going to be used for the murder of innocent civilians under the premise of an anti-gay stance.
While the groups that they are spending money on are not actively killing people, they are lobbying against fighting Uganda's "Kill the Gays" stance. Which means that they are happy with letting this massacre continue.
Want to test that theory? Go ahead: