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Ladies and Gentlemen….I Have Returned….yes after an extended Christmas and New Year’s Holdiay I’m back and sexier than ever!

I’m sure you’ve been tossing and turning over the lack of posts recently (or at least I tell myself this ;))  Let’s cover a few things.  First, I know I could have posted updates from home over the holiday season, but if I would do this I would risk the inevitable discovery of my blog by my loving parents.  They are wonderful people and still are not quite sure how to handle their 27 year old son’s gayness…yes they know that I’m gay, yes they love me as is, but it is still a work in process….I can’t have them discovering my blog and them seeing the outlandish things I’ve done (yet!)…nor could I ever stomach explaining to my Mother what hook-ups mean….so at the moment I am still nurturing an on-going gay conversation I have with my parents.

Secondly, I still have to blog about the final Bruce Springsteen show in Buffalo….I’m not sure how to do it yet without sounding to crazed!

Thirdly, Christmas was Christmas…I got some nice swag from the rents and my Sister, what I really want to discuss New Year’s Resolutions…..lets pick up there!

Let me begin by explaining that I typically choose a myriad of resolutions…not because I’m an over achiever, more so to allow me to not follow through with all of them yet still accomplish some.  Perfect yes, I’ve beaten the system yet again!  But I do have to pride myself on my choices of resolutions this year.  They are as follows:

  1. My most spectacular one is to be more like Martha Stewart.  Yes, I’m going to achieve the unimaginable by becoming just like Martha, sans any criminal involvement…all while playing the Ukulele (I’ll explain the Uke in a bit).  I’ve decided I have to pull myself together and get my life in some semblance of order.  I have a variety of projects that have fallen by the way side…I’m 27 and I need to get my shit together.  Along with that…I’m going to make stuff…tons of stuff…then give it away.  Yes Christmas next year will be a veritable array of hand-crafted gifts!  But to do this I have to make every moment of the day count.  I have to suspect Martha wastes no time (granted she has a bunch of assistants (whom she makes wear collared shirts while doing her bidding) and I don’t….unless you count Lauren….who doesn’t realize that I’ve handpicked her to be my assistant….I’m sure to her dismay…this could possibly be the longest year of her god given life…and she doesn’t even know it yet).  But I plan on utilizing every minute I can doing things!  I’m sure I’ve put myself on the fast track to being burnt out but it’s the new year…what’s the good in doing things if you can’t complain about them at the end of the New Year…am I right?!
  2. My time from Number 1 will be filled with the following reading more, learning to play the Ukulele, and training for a marathon.  I said train…I’m not sure if I can do it, but I’m going to train and if I feel like I can do it I will sign up for it before May…what I needed a pillow in case I get sick of running.  As for the Ukulele….I’ve decided to learn how to play it for several reasons 1) it looks fun 2)it doesn’t look to hard (to being the operative word) 3) use the Uke to boost my popularity…I mean who doesn’t love a drunk friend who can bust out his Ukulele and play “All the Single Ladies” super popularity here I come.
  3. Create elixir that will turn the world gay.  This one might be on the back burner for some time…but I can dream correct.
  4. Graduate School Applications and searching for a new job.  I need a change of scenery…after the way Mother Nature unleashed her hatred on Erie these past several days (and all into next week) it is time to move on and do something bigger, bolder, and more bad assed!
  5. I’ve decided to play hard to get in the New Year.  Since coming out my romantic life has been lack luster at best and touched with desperation….well no more my friends!  This boy will no longer be looking for love…it will have to come to me.  Between my forays into wild gay shenanigans and bouts of rejection I’ve looked for a solid good guy to date with no avail, but  I have heard the old adage from my friends….the moment you stop looking love will find you…..people people people consider who you are saying this to….I’m a gay man who has come out of the closet….I’ve waited for years and love hasn’t found me…..do understand what it’s like to be closeted and then all of sudden be out of the closet then be told wait some more and love will find you….it’s absurd!  I scoff at this notion and do to this day…but I’ve decided I will try it.  Gone are the days of passing my phone number on a napkin (sheepishly I do that…stop please no lectures!), I’m going to limit my pining for the unattainable and I’m just going to go out and have fun.  They will have to come to me….I think those are the scariest words I’ve typed all day (currently in my head my inner dialog is saying something to this affect….what if they don’t come to you……..gulp….then I’m in a huge mess…eeep.)  Now let’s get this straight I’m not giving up sex, or making out, or the occasionally night of heavy petting.  Nope…..I will stop trying so hard and if a situation like the above occurs I will choose whether or not to proceed.  In summary for 5: Stop trying so hard J (this is going to be a hard one)
  6. Work on more gay rights issues…I think this speaks for itself and doesn’t need an explanation.
  7. “Drink more water…am I right ladies!?” (thank you Maria Bamford)

 

Well there it is! I’ve got quite the list and I’m off to a particularly good start….I’ve got to get a good Martha Mantra going to keep myself on course and I have a date tonight with a certain gym treadmill for 4 miles(and I can’t flirt with the other guys running on the treadmills beside me)….ugh….Happy New Year…I think!

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So I have a small confession to make.  I’ve been keeping a bit of a secrete from blog friends, as well a bunch of my friends in Erie.  Along with the weddings the busy weekends and such I have also been training for a half marathon.

Yes, I’ve been training for the past month and a half and the race is on July 19th.  I just registered today for it (I had to make sure I was going to get my “free” t-shirt).  It has been eating up a decent amount of time.  I run 4 days a week and cross train on two giving me one free day on Mondays (the only day I get to do my laundry).  Frankly, I’m exhausted.  I think that is one of the reasons I’ve been less then attentive to my blog recently.  It is also the reason I’ve been less then attentive to my friends as well.  It has taken up a bit of time and it is causing some degree of problems between Frank and me.  We’ve been dating just shy of 5 months and I haven’t been giving him as much attention as I guess I should be.  Granted I told him that I wasn’t ready for anything other than dating one another and that the status of boyfriends should be left alone because of my hectic summer.  Needless to say I only get to see him only once a week.  It seems as though my weeks have become much more regimented lately.

My junior year in college was much like it is this summer in terms of schedules.  During that junior year I took one of the heaviest course loads of my college career.  It also included over 300 hours of lab work in a 10 week period. It was intense and because of the added lab work I found myself never being able to have down time.  Every spare moment in the day I had I was either doing something in terms of apartment up keep or working on homework for other classes to make sure I didn’t fall behind.  It worked out well, but I remember by the time Thanksgiving rolled around I was ready for a long break and it became much harder to maintain such a strict schedule until now.  It’s like the moment after work I am jammed with things to finish.  It’s nice to be busy but I can’t believe it’s JULY already.  In the past, almost 2 months, I’ve had one weekend off, and I had to lie to a ton of people making them think I was out of town so I could just crash.  I’m not big on lying but it was totally needed this time.  Okay, maybe not lying but an act of omission. LOL

I’m just being whiney.  Sorry; it’s just been on my mind for a while and it’s nice to just type it down.  The Frank thing is freaking me out to.  He is a little, I don’t know how to say it, not intense; but encompassing!  He is very nice but he is always saying things like, “I like you.”  Which is great, all people dating should want this right…of course….but he says it all the time!  Constantly, and he is constantly touching me!  It sounds awful but it’s like I’m eating pizza he’s rubbing my back.  We are sitting on the couch and he’s laying on me, and so on.  It is totally out of the realm of cuddling.  It’s almost as if it’s an over stimulation of the senses.  The “I like you” thing also scares me a touch because I feel like it’s his euphemism for love.  I don’t know but the way he says it makes me feel that instead of saying love he says like because it placates me because I am totally not into the boyfriend thing and especially love thing.  I know I don’t love him and that isn’t a bad thing we’ve only known each other for 5 months….I would think it is far too early for L word.  I mean come on 5 months!?!!?

That’s one good thing about my hectic schedule is that I can only see Frank once a week.  That is all the time I have for him and it isn’t like I’m restricted in terms of seeing other friends.  But it has cooled things off a bit for us.  Which is good…I think?!  The other thing that I find a little worrisome is that, as I mentioned above, I am holding the whole boyfriend title at bay.  It is quite the commitment that I’m not totally ready for.  Well, I just recently found out that Frank has been telling people we are boyfriends!?!?!?!!!?!?!?!?!?!!? (note the abundant use of punctuation)  I mean can you have a boyfriend without knowing?  Apparently yes, yes you can, I don’t think he knows I know and I haven’t brought it up to him yet.  I don’t know how to as of yet.  But I don’t like it.  I think that is clear indication that I have to set some intense boundaries or end things with Frank.

You’ll have to excuse my little venting bit!  In better news I got back from Boston last weekend after visiting my Urban Family.  It was lovely to catch up with them and it makes me wish we lived closer together.  This weekend we have a ton of people staying with Lauren and I.  We have a wedding on the 4th and a ton of people we know will be here.  I’m looking forward to catching up with them.  Now I just have to keep my drinking to a bare minimum considering all the running I’ve been doing!  But it is another fun, hectic, busy weekend. 

I hope you all are doing well!  Happy 4th of July!!!!!!  I hope your weekend is filled  with fun and exciting picnics and making out!   Here is a little video for you to enjoy!

 

Murder on the Dance Floor- Sophie Ellis Bextor

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So I was cruising around the internet checking out news stories and stumbled upon this little gem of a story.  Apparently, the 51 yahoo’s in the North Dakota House felt it necessary to deem gay men and women a fertilized egg all the legal rights as a human being.  This basically outlaws abortions in North Dakota.  As mentioned in several news articles, the bill is meant to challenge Roe v. Wade but let’s cast a critical eye on this bill. 

 

First, I think that the government telling women that they can’t have an abortion is an impediment on women’s rights to privacy and her own body.  I don’t care if you’re religious or what your religious text tells you quite frankly.  If you don’t like abortions don’t get one but you have no right to force a government to out law abortions because of your religious nonsense.

 

Secondly, I hope North Dakota is ready for, in terms of funding, for women who can’t afford a child.  I mean realistically if the 51 North Dakota State Government Representatives who feel it can outlaw something like this then I think women, as a constituency, should questions what kind of help can be afforded to them because they are being forced to keep a child they might not necessarily have the funds to keep.  No it isn’t the nicest thing to say or look at but let’s take off the rosy colored glasses.  Not all people who have children are financially responsible.  It isn’t pleasant but it’s a reality.

 

Thirdly, I hope North Dakota is ready to not only teach sexual responsibility (not abstinence only sex education) because lets face it teens are having sex and they need to know the repercussion…especially if abortions are now outlawed (not that I believe abortions are or should be a form of birth control) but also have tons of contraceptives prepared to hand out to people who have sex.  Because, truthfully, there are adults out there that have sex and there are accidents…If you are going to take away an option you better have alternatives ready.  That seems like the only responsible thing to do considering the North Dakota Government is the one that is creating moral law.

 

Fourthly, so a fertilized egg has rights…I see.  That’s a pretty far reaching idea….now that fertilized egg that the North Dakota Government is working so hard to protect and give rights to, will that fertilized egg have the right to marry if it turns out to be gay?  Wait we will side step the issue of gay marriage, if that fertilized egg happens to be gay will there be laws and protections passed to protect its right to live a safe and full life from people who hate gay men and women?  Will the North Dakota Government be will to pass laws like the Matthew Shepard Act to protect the rights of that fertilized egg that may be a gay man or women?  I mean if we are so worried about the rights of unborn, fertilized eggs, then we should have the same concern for gay men and women who come from those eggs…right?  Or am I being foolish?  How quickly people feel the need to grant rights to something that can’t even exist outside of a human body (not considering fertilization clinics etc.)but fail to grant rights to gay men and women who oh I don’t know pay taxes, go to work, go to school, can breath on their own, purchase a plane ticket (I could go on), and are citizens. 

 

Fifthly, I hope the government is ready to help adoption agencies.  Let’s not pretend, children will end up at the adoption agencies. 

 

Sixthly, recession + babies= aid from the government.  Plus, I hope the ND Government is ready to fork over more money for court costs.

 

Seventhly, I love how a MAN, Republican Rep. Dan Ruby-Minot, is sponsoring bills for women about THEIR bodies.  I don’t know but perhaps a woman knows more about her body than a man does.  I’ll post a picture for you to see him.

 

 

 

Finally, these are just my opinions.  I hope ND government had some of these in mind when they voted.   Yeah I might be biased some then again a fertilized egg has more rights than this gay man in Erie.  But hey that’s life right?

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Okay, so I’ve had some people comment and wonder how the date went last night.   Well, I am sad to say that no date ever occurred L Blast, I’ve been foiled by the gay dating gods one more time.  Apparently,  I’ve not been worshipping at the alter of Bette Midler enough to be deemed date worthy as of yet…guess I’ll be locating a record player and playing “The Rose” all night to night to appease the gods and increase my chances of a date.  More importantly, my covert dance off was wasted!  No matter I will eventually find the man of my dreams….hopefully before I become a crazy man spinster :/

 

I called Brad yesterday and left a message on his phone.  His phone was off and when we were at the bar he mentioned he was getting a new one.  He never called back.  So I don’t know what gives!?  I guess we will see if he calls this week sometime and I suspect I will see him on Monday night at the gay bar so we will see what transpires.  I can’t help but feel like I have a little egg on my face (it’s over easy my fav) considering I was so pleased over the fact that a date might be involved instead of something more physical.  But, I guess alls fair in love and war…right?  I wonder if this is the reason they call it playing the field.  (Authors Side Note:  The Author feels that this isn’t the last interaction he will have with Brad…and the Author isn’t sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, more than likely it will give great fodder for a blog post!)

 

Not much more has happened since this recent dating disaster.  Instead of the potential movie date with Brad I spent the evening with my trivia team.  Oh that sounded kinda sad (even though it isn’t because my trivia team rocks my socks).  I do have to work all weekend and I have a wedding to go to in Buffalo with Lauren.  It is going to be a busy busy weekend!  I have a couple more posts I am going to try and get up here in the next few hours. 

 

P.S. Please don’t worry about me and the whole Brad thing!  These things happen and I fully intend on talking with him on Monday.  I’ll get to the bottom of this…till then I’ll just keep trying 😉

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Here is a little shout out to my friend over at Mathis and Oz who posted this link from recent action that has been going on Kansas.

 

Recently, as you all know the phelp’s westboro Baptist church hates everyone and protest the funerals of our fallen servicemen and women thinking that it is punishment for accepting homosexuals in today’s society.  Little did they know the forces that they would have to combat against in Kansas.  No it wasn’t a rioting group, or the Patriot Guards, but high school students.  Students from the Shawnee Mission East High School of Prairie Village put together a counter-protest to combat the unadulterated hate the phelps tried to spread at a recent funeral protest.  Hundreds of students (who planned this on their own accord), parents, and other adults stood in counter-protest letting the phelp’s were not welcome.

 

Let me tell you after reading these few articles I was practically moved to tears.  To think that high school students answered the call for equality and put together a counter-protest against the ignorant and awful phelp’s westboro baptist church is almost to much for me to handle.  I’ll tell you what the students at Shawnee Mission East High School of Prairie Village should be most proud of their efforts.  This man in Erie is proud of them and wants them to know what they did was more adult and good then some adults in the country will ever attempt.  To stand up as a school and a community (I would hate to miss all the adults and faculty that also participated in this lesson of peaceful protest, civility, and civil rights) is an amazing effort.  You all should be proud of yourselves….you are beacon of hope in a time of civil rights activism in the LGBT community.

 

To the adults that allowed for this counter-protest to occur I want you to know that you’ve taught an important lesson to young minds that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.  Not only did you take students out of the classroom and give them a great example of protest and governance but you are leading by example in terms of acceptance of people.  It speaks volumes about the people in the community at Prairie Village and at Shawnee Mission East High School.

 

The other two things that I want to mention is the fact that they also committed to raising fund for AIDS Research…which is awesome and the good that the community did for the family of the fallen serviceman or woman funeral that the phelps were protesting. 

 

You are a shining example of good and an inspiration!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make sure you look for the link on the sites for the pictures!

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So today I fully intended a happy fun Christmassy like post then I made the mistake of surfing over to CNN.  I just read the article regarding Obama’s choice for the inaugural invocation.  He has chosen Rick Warren.  Please read the article, the link is below:

 

 http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/12/17/obama.warren/index.html

 

God damn it.  I am thoroughly offended by this!  It’s a slap in the face really.  So Linda Douglass is quoted in the article saying, “”“The president-elect certainly disagrees with him on [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] issues,” Douglass said. “But it has always been his goal to find common ground with people with whom you may disagree on some issues.”” Obviously, he doesn’t disagree with him enough to find his opposition to gay marriage offensive.  It very well may be true, regarding finding common ground with people who disagree on some issues but I’m not some issue nor are my rights.

What people fail to recognize is that my rights are not a bargaining chip.  It isn’t common ground that should be disagreed on, Obama should be championing for our rights.  I’ve come terms with the concept that gay rights are not number one on the agenda (and I hate to admit it because in my mind gay rights should be a high priority unfortunately it’s not shaping up to be that way).  Fine, let’s fix the economy, let’s get out of this war, but remember there were a ton of gay men and women who voted to put Obama into office then he goes off and makes this kind of choice for invocation.  It’s like a big F*** You!

I love the fact that Linda Douglass defends the choice to saying, ““This is going to be the most inclusive, open, accessible inauguration in American history.””  Please, really?  Do you really believe that, as a gay man, I want to go to the inauguration of our President who chose a man, who does not support gay marriage or gay rights, to do the invocation.  Does anyone else see something wrong with this picture?  It shows a disconnect with the gay community.

What people don’t understand is the symbolism that his choice holds.  It is symbolic acquiescence to the religious right.  Remember when I posted several months ago and said that I wanted someone in office that would champion rights 100%, this choice shows me Obama’s not the person for it.  I can’t have someone with a luke warm attitude towards my rights in office, and this just shows me that my rights are part of a political agenda.  Instead of standing up for us gays (who many touted with rainbow colored pins with his logo) he chose to try and united political parties, which in my mind was a political move (plain and simple as that).  If Obama can’t see what it means to have this man swear him into office then my biggest fears are being recognized. 

 It just pisses me off to think that Obama chose a man who not only opens supports Prop. 8 but also champions pro-life (for all you ladies out there that are pro choice). 

 

I decided to take a little spin around Obama’s website and found the following quote from Obama,

While we have come a long way since the Stonewall riots in 1969, we still have a lot of work to do. Too often, the issue of LGBT rights is exploited by those seeking to divide us. But at its core, this issue is about who we are as Americans. It’s about whether this nation is going to live up to its founding promise of equality by treating all its citizens with dignity and respect.”

 

“Too often, the issue of LGBT rights is exploited by those seeking to divide us…” well I feel exploited.   

 

What upsets me is that fact that all my friends were all over Obama.  He had a heavy college aged constituency and I happen to hang out with a lot of college aged people.  I hate the fact that they were upset over the fact that I liked Clinton.  They were stunned that I didn’t jump onto the Obama bandwagon.  But I don’t think they fully understand what its like to compromise your rights for a politician or a political agenda.  I hate the fact that I had a friend tell me Obama was the best that I had at the moment and that I had to look at the greater good for the U.S.  (She meant this in a good way meaning one more advocate in office is better than no advocate at all…ahem McCain/Palin).  Greater good my ass…you see where the greater good is getting me right now.  I’m upset that the gay community was so quick to support Obama.  He was championed so quickly by our community to deliver on gay rights and civil unions (which should be marriages) that now instead of delivering he is more apt. to unite political parties.  It isn’t the fact that the LGBT community supported him that upsets me, it’s the possibility that we could be disappointed by him.  I view my rights as not a political stepping stone.  So when he says he wants to deliver on “equality by treating all citizens with dignity and respect” perhaps he shouldn’t have picked Rick Warren to do the invocation.

 

 

 

 

I’d like to post script this by saying I can’t fault the gay community for supporting Obama.  It is exciting to think that we might have someone in office that is a champion of gay rights (even though gay rights include marriage and not civil unions).  What I think, though, is that we have to ask a lot of our political people we chose to support.  We can’t just support someone when they say they support gay rights, we need to expect them to follow though.  The reason for this is so that those newspapers, gay community supporters, etc. that endorse, endorse, endorse aren’t shocked when something like this happens.

 

I’d like to close with this quote from Andrew Sullivan in the article, “[It’s] shrewd politics, but if anyone is under any illusion that Obama is interested in advancing gay equality, they should probably sober up now.””  It’s a scary quote and I hope he’s wrong, but I have to question is this the start of something, beginning with Rick Warren, that will only serve to disappoint the gay community later down the line?

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So I just received this little ditty in my email regarding pat boone.  

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=82830

It pains me to put this link up…literally.  I hate to think all the press this hate monger is going to get.  In this recently posted article of his he went as far as to equate our struggle (regarding Prop 8, gay marriage, and other rights) with the extremists that caused the terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

Go ahead read it…I’ll wait.

Now that you’ve had that chance to digest his horrible and awful words lets take a moment and discuss.

First,  mr. boone, I’m gay and I am in no way shape or form like the individuals who have caused the terror in Mumbai.  If you think that me being a political activist equates me to someone who will kill people then you are sadly mistaken, small minded, and unable to comprehend our community.

Secondly, for you to write such awful things about our community and our people then at the bottom of the page tout about your “Broadway headlining,” I have a newsflash for you.  You have performed with tons of gay men and women and it’s a shame that you would say such hateful things about actors and actresses that have aided your career.

Thirdly, let’s take a moment and look at a few things you’ve said shall we…

Every homosexual citizen has the same, identical rights as any other American.” If every homosexual citizen has the same rights as any other American then why is it that we have to fight for regulations to protect us from jobs that will fire us because we are gay…or protect us from those people who will kill us leaving a gay bar?  If we have the same right how is it fair that my married parents can be on each other’s health benefits despite the city in which they live where as I couldn’t have my partner on my benefits nor would he be covered depending on the state we live in?

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/10/nyregion/10assault.html?_r=2

(Mr. Sucuzhanay wasn’t even gay.)

Because this elemental building block of society has been so defined and respected throughout history, elected representatives in our self-government have granted certain supports and tax relief and privileges to marriages and families. Again, these privileges did not originate with some benevolent higher authority – they originated with the people, through the democratic process.

That’s how a free republic works. Our people consecrated our Constitution and determined to live within its provisions, voluntarily. It was determined that the will of the voting majority would rule, though it was subject to change if the majority will changed.” What you fail to realize mr. boone is that a voting majority does not have the right to take away others rights.  That’s not the way it works.  If we were voting on tax raises or voting to create a new road system a majority vote would be acceptable but the minute you try and justify that a  majority can take away rights then the democratic process has been overstepped.  Also, just because you may be in a majority that doesn’t necessarily mean that the “said” majority is right.

No “rights” were ever granted to citizens on the basis of their sexual habits or lifestyle. There simply are no such “rights.”  Perhaps mr. boone needs to study up on his Constitutional Law.  Its a little Supreme Court called Griswold vs. CT.  For those of you who don’t know what this case involved, mr. boone, it involved the use of contraceptives in the state of CT.  Women at one time were not allowed to use contraceptives in CT.  This case argued that a woman’s body is her body and can do with it what she wants…in terms of contraceptives.  The law was over turned allowing for the use of birth control.  It was a crash course in what the meaning of “right to privacy.” A right provided for by the Constitution.  In other words a woman has the RIGHT to take birth control because her body is private and the State cannot dictate what she can and can’t do regarding birth control.  Might I add that this “privacy” which a woman has was granted on the basis of some women’s sexual habits and or lifestyles. This was just a quick glaze over the case it really is a great case and merits further investigation and trust me there are many more cases regarding rights then you realize.

http://www.oyez.org/cases/1960-1969/1964/1964_496/

 

“Slavery was abolished, blacks and women obtained the rights to vote, and these true rights were not obtained by threats and violent demonstrations and civil disruption (though these things did occur, of course), but by due process, congressional deliberations and appropriate ratification. This was democracy in action, not mob rule. As noted journalist Thomas Sowell has said, there never was “a right to win.” In America, at least the America we’ve known till now, rights are earned and won in a deliberative, legal way – at the polls.”  Uuummm correct me if I am wrong but wasn’t one of Thoreau’s and Martin Luther Kings’ tenants Civil Disobedience if a law was not fair. I think I remember something from my Civil Rights class I took in college…that we are obligated as good citizens to demonstrate against rules that are unjust and unfair.  At the moment I don’t think we’ve had any giant violent gay demonstrations?  And if we want to nitpick even more due process wasn’t necessarily reached in your “congressional deliberations and appropriate ratification” when Eisenhower had to call in the Army to desegregate Little Rock Central High School for the Little Rock 9 or when a white mob tormented the people who sat at Woolworths. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_disobediance

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Rock_Nine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greensboro_sit-ins

Finally, “There never were any “rights” granted or designated to those who dissented with the will of the majority, other than the same rights all citizens have to work through the democratic process to accomplish their purposes.”   I think if we operated under this assumption we could very well be British citizens still.  I do believe that our 13 colonies were a minority in regards to England.  I believe we dissented with the will of the majority and fought a war for what we believed were our rights as a new nation…I believe we dissented with the majority when England tried to impose a tax on our tea….a la the Boston Tea Party.

 

The point is mr. boone while you try to paint us as crazy, unjust people, our history is littered with people who have been considered radical but in actuality were quite sane fighting for the rights they know they deserved.  We are no different.  And while you can compare me to a “sexual jihadist” lets not forget to turn that powerful ability to judge on yourself.  You’re right hate is hate and those people who perpetuate it by taking away the rights of others and those people who take the time to fan the flames, mr. boone, are just as guilty of hate as well.

 

P.S. Your argument lacks consistency and validity.  It falls apart with every flimsy argument you make.  I’m not quite sure what is irresponsible or hedonistic of gay men and women fighting for the right to marry one another.   In fact fighting for the right seems to be the exact opposite of hedonism and irresponsibility.

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