I’ve been thinking about this for a little while now before I decided to write something because there are times I’m a little hot-headed. That usually means much more time editing that I actually spent writing.
Through a UK website, pinknews, I’ve been reading about some of the pronouncements of the anti-gay crowd and I have to ask myself two questions. First, as the title says, “are they listening to themselves?” and second, “does this lot have a brain among them?”
Here are some examples of what I mean:
– (I can`t find the article any longer and don`t recall if the Representative in question was state or federal). From the context this was written shortly before the Supreme Court decision on DOMA. This man said that overturning DOMA would lead to straight men pretending to be gay so they could marry other men just to take advantage of the benefits. He compared it to a foreign national marrying an American to gain citizenship. Is there a brain in that head? These are benefits that married couples already enjoy and this will only extend them to same-sex couples. And if this hypothetical man pretending to by gay were to marry a woman an additional benefit would be sex. Was this Representative listening to himself when he made his pronouncement?
– Two pastors in Colorado blamed the recent wildfires in that state on a photograph that appeared on the front page of The Denver Post that showed the Majority House Leader kissing his partner on the steps of the legislature. According to one of these pastors, God reads the Denver Post, which is how He became aware of this incident. Funny, I thought He read the Globe and Mail from Toronto. The straw man from Wizard of Oz has more of a brain than these two put together.
– Finally, Westboro Baptist Church is at it again. This time they not only proved they are homophobic, but bullies as well. According to the brief article, an anti-bullying group was running a lemonade stand to raise some funds. The stand was painted pink and at the time in question was being run by a five-year-old. I presume a parent was hovering nearby. Westboro took exception to the colour of the stand and raised a fuss.
I know that at one time there was a petition being circulated to have WBC declared a hate group. Don’t know what’s happening with that but I certainly hope that petition receives serious consideration by American lawmakers. After all, they were banned from Britain for a reason.
Now, I have no objection to anyone having and expressing an opinion – after all, when you read these postings, you’re getting my opinions. I like to think there is some logic in my writings. I also think it would be nice if others would put a bit of logic in their pronouncements as well. These three individuals and one organization appear to be so blinded by their homophobia that they can’t see there is no logic in their actions and statements. They are obviously not listening to what they’re saying.