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It’s People Like The LDS Woman Caller Into NPR That Lets Me Know I’m Right To Think They’re All Morons!
So my spouse and I were driving in the car listening to NPR (National Public Radio) as we often do. The topic they happened to be discussing was Proposition 8 and the opposition to it. For those of you who don’t know, this is the Proposition that was passed in California taking away the right for gays to marry in that state. Now there has been a lot on Proposition 8 (which is often called, “Proposition H8TE”) and while I’m sure I see more about it than my straight counterparts I don’t go out of my way looking to see what’s going on in the fight against it every minute of every day (God bless them, that’s what all those websites that gather your information and hound you to death via email about every minute detail of what’s going on with an issue, a political party or candidate are for apparently – I receive way too many of these emails every day). Anyway a woman called in and as we listened to her speak I discovered that it’s people like the LDS woman caller into NPR that lets me know I’m right to think they’re all morons! – Don’t Get Me Started!
Before you angry folks write in to me telling me that I’m doing what the gays hate people doing to them, using one isolated incident or stereotype to group the entire lot of Mormons just don’t. I don’t care what you think, I’ve been around a lot of Mormons in my time and I’m sticking to my guns like a member of the NRA on this one. For those of you who don’t know, the whole Proposition 8 movement in California was heavily funded by the LDS Church. There’s documentation up the wazoo on this one so if you don’t believe me, just Google it and I’m sure you’ll find all of the documentation on it including information about a documentary that was produced about it. In other words, don’t take my word for it.
So this woman who sounded very sheepish on the phone (no surprise there, only women with no self esteem or lack of common sense would be a member of any church or organization that has such little regard for them but that’s why we’re here in America, to allow morons to be morons). She began by saying that she didn’t believe the LDS Church was responsible for funding Proposition 8 and then went on to give some of the usual stereotypical, “I’m about to slam you gays but first I’m going to lull you into a sense of thinking I like you by saying that I have gay friends.” So she gets all of that out of the way and talks about how she doesn’t really know if she feels homosexuality is wrong but thinks that children should have a mother and a father to be raised properly (don’t they always go back to the children?) even though she’s a single parent so with all the typical stuff she was saying I found myself rather bored until she said the following (and I’m not quoting exactly here because I didn’t have a recorder or my reporter notebook handy), “There are hardcore gays who are born that way and then there are people who become gay because they don’t do well with the opposite sex so it’s easier to find someone of your own sex to be with.” Really?!? Really, Miss Uninformed Utah 2010? I couldn’t believe what I was hearing but more than that I couldn’t believe that anyone whether they were Mormon or any other religion would actually believe this crap. I don’t think she came up with this on her own and the only thing I can think is that she probably thinks she’s won the Irish Sweepstakes from that email she got in the mail and has every “As Seen On TV” product and can’t figure out why she doesn’t have washboard abs like the people in the commercials.
What are we intelligent people supposed to do with people like this roaming the earth? Honestly, I’m not one of those people who feel I’m smarter than everyone else in the world but I know I’m a hell of a lot smarter than this woman. Even with the fact that I have no idea where Canada is I know that there aren’t “hardcore” gays born at birth and other gays who turn gay because they can’t get the opposite sex to date them. This is why a little education is always dangerous. This is why we can’t do enough to let people know that stupid statements such as these have no basis in fact, they’re just stupidity made up by the stupid and retold and regurgitated by the people who are even more stupid than the people who come up with this crap. I’m all for embellishing a story to make it more interesting but spouting theories that have no basis in anything just seems as though someone should be sitting in the corner with a pointy “Dunce” cap on, right?
I know it’s a free country and that everyone is entitled to their opinion and in a way I’m glad this woman gave hers as it hopefully showed some people who were listening just how not smart all of the opposition is to giving homosexuals full rights in this country. Sure there are plenty of smart ones who find ways to create laws and cut us homosexuals out of the supposed, “all men are created equal” promise but they couldn’t get as far as they have without their moron minions pumping cash into their causes and spreading their stupidity. It’s people like the LDS woman caller into NPR that lets me know I’m right to think they’re all morons! – Don’t Get Me Started!
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