Religion V. Law

Kim Davis, Sarah Palin, and Mike Hukabee, for starters, this is for you. I’m so sick of hearing about this KY clerk case every damn day when it all is so clear to even the most dim witted of people. WARNING: this post may contain questionable language. I am very angry.

First! and maybe I should use all caps at  this point to really make the point. THIS IS NOT A CHRISTIAN NATION!!!!!! IT IS IN THE CONSTITUTION THAT THIS COUNTRY SHALL NOT HOLD ANY RELIGION IN HIGHER REGARD THAN ANOTHER. THERE IS NO NATIONAL RELIGION. THIS IS A LAND OF LAWS. YOU IDIOTS IN GOVERNMENT SHOULD KNOW THIS ALREADY. HAVING TO REMIND YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN IS BECOMING SO VERY TIRESOME. AS YOU ARE AN ELECTED OFFICIAL, YOU ARE A PUBLIC SERVANT. THAT MEANS YOU SERVE THE PUBLIC AS DESCRIBED BY THE LAW. ALL OF THE PUBLIC. YOU DON’T GET TO PICK AND CHOOSE WHO YOU DEAL WITH. YOU DON’T GET TO BE SELECTIVE WITH YOUR DUTY BASED ON ANY RELIGIOUS OR MORAL BELIEF. YOU ARE A PUBLIC SERVANT. YOU HAVE NO RELIGION OTHER THAN THE LAW OF THIS COUNTRY. YOU HAVE NO GOD OTHER THAN THE CONSTITUTION. IF  YOU HAVE A MORAL ISSUE WITH  YOUR DUTIES, YOU OUGHT TO RESIGN AND FIND A LINE OF WORK THAT WON’T CONFLICT WITH YOUR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS. IF YOU CAN’T GRASP THAT SIMPLE CONCEPT, THEN SHUT THE FUCK UP BECAUSE YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY LACKING A BRAIN.

SECOND, KIM DAVIS WAS  NOT JAILED FOR BEING CHRISTIAN. SHE WAS JAILED FOR OBSTRUCTING THE LAW.  SHE CAN BE A BIBLE THUMPING BITCH ALL SHE WANTS ON HER OWN TIME, BUT AS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL, SHE SERVES THE PUBLIC AND HER PERSONAL ISSUES ARE IMMATERIAL. SHE COULDN’T HACK IT, SO INSTEAD OF DOING THE RIGHT THING WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN EITHER TO DO HER JOB, HAVE SOMEONE ELSE DO IT, OR JUST RESIGN, SHE CHOSE TO BREAK THE LAW. SHE IS NOW IN JAIL FOR THAT. REPUBLICANS HAVE PRAISED HER, YET I AM AMAZED THAT THEY ARE SO SUPPORTIVE OF SOMEONE WHO HAS BROKEN THE LAW OF THE CONSTITUTION AS THEY ARE ALWAYS SPOUTING OFF ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY LOVE SAID CONSTITUTION. AGAIN, CAN’T PICK AND CHOOSE. YOU FOLLOW ONE PART OF IT, YOU FOLLOW ALL OF IT OR GO HOME. LET’S ALSO NOT FORGET THAT KIM DAVIS HERSELF IS NO SAINT. ADULTERY, DIVORCE, CHILDREN OUT OF WEDLOCK. THIS BITCH, BY BIBLICAL LAW, SHOULD BE STONED TO DEATH. LET’S ALSO FIND A WAY TO GAUGE ‘RELIGIOUS CONVICTION’. THIS C*&^ HAS ONLY BEEN CHRISTIAN FOR A FEW YEARS. WHO THE FUCK DOES SHE THINK SHE IS TO PASS JUDGEMENT ON ANYONE?  UNTIL THEY FIND A WAY TO PROVE HOW DEVOUT YOU ARE, THIS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ARGUMENT NEEDS TO BE PUT TO BED. CHRISTIANS OF THE WORLD, YOU ARE NOT BEING PERSECUTED. YOUR VIEWS ARE SIMPLY DYING AWAY BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE OPENING THEIR EYES AND HEARTS AND SEE THAT THIS DIVISION IS POINTLESS. TRUE CHRISTIANS ACCEPT AND LOVE ALL. THEY DON’T POINT FINGERS, INFRINGE ON RIGHTS OR FIGHT AGAINST OTHERS LIKE YOU DO.  JESUS  HIMSELF AIDED THE POOR AND SICK. HE OPENED HIS LOVE TO ALL. HE NEVER SPOKE AGAINST ANYONE. UNTIL YOU DO ANY OF THAT, YOU ARE NOT A CHRISTIAN OF ANY PEDIGREE. YOU JUST USE YOUR BELIEFS TO SPREAD YOUR HATE AND IGNORANCE. DON’T PRETEND LIKE ITS ANYTHING OTHER THAN THAT. IF YOU STILL FEEL LIKE YOU’RE BEING PERSECUTED, THEN ALL I CAN SAY IS THINK ABOUT THAT FEELING AND REALIZE ALL THE PEOPLE YOU’VE BEEN PUSHING AGAINST FOR SO LONG HAVE FELT THAT VERY FEELING LONG BEFORE YOU DID. THIS IS WHAT YOU HAVE PUSHED ONTO SO MANY OTHERS OVER THE DECADES. DOESN’T FEEL SO GOOD, DOES IT? WELL, FUCK YOU BECAUSE THIS IS ALL YOUR DOING. YOU BROUGHT THIS ON YOURSELVES. YOU COULD HAVE FOLLOWED THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS. TO LIVE AND LET LIVE AND TO REJOICE IN THE LOVE OF ALL MAN, BUT YOU INSTEAD CHOSE TO USE YOUR BELIEFS AS AN EXCUSE TO MARGINALIZE OTHERS AND CONTROL THE GOVERNMENT. YOU LET PEOPLE LIKE PALIN AND HUCKABEE REIGN OVER YOU. YOU THINK THEY BELIEVE LIKE YOU BUT THEY DON’T. THEY JUST SEE THIS AS A WAY TO CONTROL YOU AND SO FAR, THEY’VE BEEN RIGHT. YOU DO JUST AS THEY SAY. YOU HATE WHO THEY TELL YOU TO HATE. YOU DISCRIMINATE AGAINST THOSE THEY TELL YOU AS WELL. DO YOU THINK THEY ARE ANY AUTHORITIES ON CHRISTIANITY? THEY’RE MORONS!  LOOK AT WHO THEY’RE THROWING IN WITH. THEY SAY KIM DAVIS IS SOME KIND OF MODERN DAY ROSA PARKS. NOT EVEN CLOSE. SHE’S SOME SICK FLIP SIDE OF THE WHOLE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. SHE’S SOMEONE WHO WOULD HAVE FORCED ROSA TO THE  BACK OF THE BUS.

As you can tell, I’m pissed about all of this. Every day these people just dig deeper into their ignorance and swaddle themselves in it like it was as comfy blanket. I don’t care if you approve or accept the concept of same sex marriage, but you have to know that it is now the law of the land. If you have a moral objection, fine, but it shouldn’t keep you from doing your job. In the private sector, it’s fine. That’s your private business if you want to be an asshole, but if you are a public servant, that’s different. You are sworn in to hold up and defend the rights of all Americans. Not just the ones you find morally acceptable. These religious liberty laws have opened a very ugly door in this nation that we must close. Religious beliefs are  private and should have no bearing on the business of government, on any level. To conclude, Kim Davis is NOT a hero of any kind. She is exactly what is wrong today with the conservative party in this country. She is not a beacon to be followed but a useless relic to be tossed aside. She herself is guilty of many Biblical sins that in those days would have her seen dead, but despite those, she feels she is still righteous enough to stand in judgment of others. This is the kind of hypocritical, backwards thinking that has infected our government for far too long, and pundits like Palin and Huckabee and Trump are just fanning the flames to earn themselves more time in the press, which in itself is disgusting, because they think they’re getting their face in the paper but what they are really doing is chipping away at our people and creating more hate and evil. I won’t even say I hate Kim Davis. That wouldn’t  be the Christian thing to do. Jesus would forgive her. I won’t, but I will pray that while she is incarcerated, the light of wisdom and mercy will shine upon her and she will see the error of her ways. I hope that she will see how she has hurt her fellow man and set upon a path to heal that hurt. I also hope that right now she’s ‘married’ to a big prison dyke named Steamshovel.

Another Thing…

I also wanted to touch on the rash of government employees refusing to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples based on religious beliefs. This needs to be punished. If you’re a private sector employee or business owner, fine. Be a hateful monster all you like. It’s your American right, but if you work for the government on any level; city, state, or federal, you have no religious beliefs. You are a civil servant and you work for the community and  you must do your job by the letter of the law when you’re on the taxpayer’s dime. Whatever your religious convictions may be, they are yours on your own time. These religious freedom laws must not apply to city, state or federal employees based on the whole separation of church and state. The government has no religious allegiance, and as such neither do its employees. If you don’t like it, quit. There are people out there who will do the job. In fact, if there’s anyone out there who knows of an opening, let me know. I could use a job right now myself.

Still?

Okay, so, it’s been a week since a major civil rights victory and the GOP and their supporters are still whining about it and I don’t think that it’s going to end. Ever. I was hoping that once marriage equality became the law of the land, it would silence the haters. I was hoping they would set their weapons down and accept defeat. RIGHT! Instead we still have the nutjobs like Huckabee and, well, basically all Republicans, telling us all how God is going to strike us all dead for redefining the  marriage that he established back in Bible days.

Oh my God. Where to start? I’ll try and take this all point by point and I will attempt to be as brief as I can. First, God did NOT create marriage. Marriage is an invention of human beings. It was originally a transaction that exchanged goods form one person to another, the woman being considered property btw. In fact, marriage for the most part was more about money and property than love for a very very long time, so in that case marriage has already been redefined. A lot.

Secondly, This was not a redefinition of marriage. Marriage is still marriage. The only thing different is that two people of mixed or same genders can be joined legally. That’s it. There are no new rules or exceptions. Marriage has been expanded to include more people. Your current marriage is intact and there is no threat to it, at least, not from the outside. If there’s any threat to your marriage it’s coming from you or your spouse. Deal with that first and then come bitch at me.

Third, why are people putting God into this? We are not having a religious debate. We are not talking about churches or faith. This is legal conversation about the legal status of marriage. This move does not affect churches directly. All that is being said is two men or two women can apply and receive a marriage license. That is in issue of law, not religion. You can hold onto your prejudice and hatred all you want, but that is your PERSONAL belief and will not shape the legal process or deny others their due civil rights. If you have a problem with gay marriage, too bad. I have problems with lots of things other people do and believe, but I don’t make a federal case of it because I understand the difference between opinion and fact. We all have to share this land and we all will live our lives differently. What one person does with their life is their business and there is no reason why my personal beliefs should impede their happiness. You are not right. That is what I say to all you Christians out there. It had to be said. I’ll say it again. You are not right. No one is right when it comes to religion. No one religion is right. Just because you believe it doesn’t make it true for anyone else. The only thing that is true whether you believe it or not is science, and science is provable. You can back science up with evidence.

Fourth, the marriage of two people is no one’s business but the two people getting married. You third parties have no dog in this fight. Walk away. Other people do not need to live their lives by your standards. Jack and Brian getting married has zero effect of your life. I saw that some woman put a video of herself crying and railing against marriage equality (God, when you hear those words, how can you fight that?) and I just wonder, why is she getting so worked up over something that she has no business even complaining about? How are you affected, crazy lady? If you think you’re so righteous and on the path to Heaven, then good for you. Go on and get that golden throne. Leave everyone else alone. We’re all dealing with our own journeys. We don’t need you screaming at us. But, in case you or someone you know reads this, re-read that Bible of yours. Particularly the parts that outline how women are nothing more than cattle. The passages that instruct women to submit completely to their husbands. Is that how you’ve lived your life? Are you clear on all of that? Did you do the Christian thing and give yourself body, soul and mind to your husband? Do you place him above  yourself in all things? Are you his slave? That’s what the Bible insists upon you. If you haven’t complied, we’ll be seeing you downstairs.

All I can say is if you’re living your life by the words of men who lived millions of years ago, you have some major issues to work out in your own head. Men wrote the bible. Mortal men with agendas who knew they could manipulate the masses by using their words. The Bible has been translated and changed countless times over the centuries. Who knows how corrupted it was back when most of the people were illiterate and only the elite and clergy could read. They knew what they were doing. They held all the cards. Essentially, whatever they said the people would believe and you think they didn’t take full advantage of that? They say the Pope is the holiest man on Earth? They believe it. They say it’s okay to kill Pagans? They believe it. It was a golden age for ignorance and fear based faith. Eons later, it’s still alive and well. It’s like people don’t want to get smarter. They prefer to be just part of the shivering herd waiting to be told where to go by their faceless leader. I don’t know why I even bother writing things like this. This ignorance will never leave us. People just wrap themselves up in what they believe and should you challenge these core beliefs of theirs, they will fight back at you with everything they’ve got, because in order to admit they were wrong means they have to reevaluate every aspect of their life and they just aren’t ready to walk in that light.

Wow. Kind of ran off the road there for a second. My final point, which is just an observation to pin next to all this. I feel the GOP is going to be chewing on this gay marriage bone because they need  the wedge issue. Now that it’s legal, they just lost a plank in their platform. They lost an issue which they were able to use to stir up fear and hate and score some votes. They are certainly not going to just give it up, although they really have no choice. They lost and there’s nothing they can do about it. They’re just going to have to find something else to hate.

At Last

The war is over and as the dust settles, justice stands as the victor. As many have heard, The Supreme Court came back on the gay marriage issue with a close ‘Yes’ and now it is the law of the land. I wasn’t sure if I was being punked when I read the news, but when I saw that it was for real, I felt good in a strange new way. It was like a weight off the world. No more protests. No more debates. It’s over. It’s done. Right?

Well, yes and no. It is over in the actual sense, but the struggle continues with the nutcase Right Wing. They, true to form, do not take defeat graciously. Factions are vowing to disregard the court’s ruling while I’ve heard rumors of trying to impeach the justices who voted for gay marriage, or as it is known now, marriage.

Still we hear the echoed complaints about how it’s a sin and it’s inexcusable how SCOTUS dares to redefine marriage. We hear how it’s an attack on Christianity and on religion in general.

I don’t even know where to begin correcting all of this misinformation. First, marriage has NOT been redefined. Marriage is still marriage. Nothing has changed. There are just more people out there who can get married. And if you want to talk about the definition of marriage, it’s been redefined many times over they years before this. The marriage process is different today than it was centuries earlier. Marriage has already been altered. It’s a little late to bitch about it now. In fact, if you want to go back to the original meaning of marriage, you’re going to have to cut out the premarital sex, make sure you’ve got enough money to buy your bride and we should get to putting those who are divorced to death.

Secondly, I hear so much about religion in this. This topic is not a religious one. We weren’t fighting for the church’s approval. We were fighting for legal recognition. Marriage is not a religious institution. God didn’t create it. Marriage is an invention of man. Animals don’t get married. Only humans do, and Christians don’t hold the market on marriage either. Every culture and religion in the world has a marriage ceremony. To all Christians: Please shut up and stop acting like marriage was all your idea. It really wasn’t. It never was. I’d also like to ask all those Repub haters out there who have been divorced or engaged in premarital sex to also shut up. Once you committed those sins, from your favorite book, you lost any right to speak on this subject. And please, Sarah Palin, Shut the f**k up! Deal with your knocked up daughter. Is she married? If not, are you going to stone her to death like a good Christian? If not, you’re a hypocrite.

I’d also like to point out all those couples who said they’d get a divorce if marriage equality became the law. Keep on those folks. Get that divorce. Teach us gays a lesson. Ouch. And that reverend who said he’d set himself on fire if gay marriage passed. I don’t see those flames going up. Come on, man! A promise is a promise. Flame on!

The Battle For Equality

It comes down to this. All the uphill battles. All the failures. All the victories. Now the Supreme Court is deciding on the issue of same sex marriage. I feel a little less passionate about this issue now, only because based on the direction we’ve been going, marriage equality seems assured at some point. It’s only a matter of time. However, the hate groups still make my blood boil all the same and they are out in force now. It’s their last stand to vindicate their self righteousness. I have tried to veer away from their words just for the sake of my own peace of mind, but I read a recent article about the words of Josh Duggar. This guy is one of the 19 kids on that train wreck of a reality spectacle ’19 kids and counting’. He’s also the head A$$hole in charge of one of the leading gay hate groups in America.  He was out there on Capital Hill spouting off about he and his fellow ‘Christians’ are the victims now. Was he really trying to get people to feel sorry for the plight of the modern ‘Christian’? You guys have  been gaming the system in your favor since day one and now that you find yourselves on the minority side, you’re panicking and this is how you react. You know that your views are not popular and you’re in the thralls of your last death gasp as you try to hold onto whatever control you once had, but it’s over. Now they cry discrimination. They cry religious freedom. Your religious views are your private business and no one is punishing you for having them. You can believe whatever you want, but you can’t dictate the lives of others based on your beliefs. What you believe, may not be what others believe and just as your views are valid, so are theirs. No one is right in the realm of faith or religion. It is just what you believe.
This particular quote caught my eye. From Josh Duggar:
“Right now in America there is an agenda to silence people of faith, those who hold a dissenting opinion,” Duggar told CBN. “That’s not what America was founded on. America was founded on respect, tolerance, and really not discriminating against people based on their religious convictions.”

Really? So, what exactly are you doing? In case you can’t afford a dictionary with all that reality show money, it’s called ‘discrimination’. I can’ believe
this lesson has been so hard to learn for so many, but to repeat for the bazillionth time, discrimination on any grounds is WRONG! It’s wrong to discriminate against
a person’s race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or nationality. It’s wrong across the board. It’s indefensible, but here are the ‘Christian’ hate lords doing
their damnest to defend it; because apparently discrimination is okay, as long as it’s not against them. They’re fine with it so long as they’re the ones discriminating.
Not that they’re being discriminated against in the first place. Not being allowed to judge and persecute people is not discrimination. You have a right to your opinion and
your religious beliefs, but so does everyone else and there is nothing saying that you ever have to agree with anyone. You don’t have to like it, but you can’t
infringe on their civil rights due to your own beliefs.
I think we can expect these nut jobs to stick around for a while longer. The Religious Right is like a cornered animal now that they see that their beliefs and their
vision for this country are falling into the minority when they used to enjoy a majority rule. They see that they are loosing their grip on this country and are shifting
into panic mode. They will do and say whatever they have to preserve this imaginary utopia they have built up in their minds. Even the younger generation of their ranks
are waking up and realizing that there is no reason to hate or marginalize anyone, for any reason.
I’m just sick and tired of these jerks crying foul when the game isn’t going their way. You guys have ruled the roost for centuries, but you could not have expected
to stay on top forever. You had to see that your ideals would one day become antiquated and despised by a new generation. Your time has come. Now be good and lay down and die already.
BTW, think on this. The Pilgrims came here to escape religious persecution, but once they got here, they did nothing but persecute. They targeted women, people of different faiths, The Native Americans.
They stole, killed and lied to take this land and build it into the country we see today. Please don’t forget that. God didn’t give us this land in a big box with a pink ribbon. It was taken by violence.
Spare us all your holier than thou bull$hit, please! And Josh Duggar, you are an idiot. A world class, A-1 idiot. I hate to reduce this to name calling, but some people just
so deserve it and you are one of them. If you hate a certain group of people, say so. Don’t duck behind your Bible and claim that you are acting in interest of any higher purpose. You shame real Christians who actually understand the teachings of Jesus and put them into practice every day. At the end of the day you should look back and try to name one thing you did in that day that was truly Christian. If you’re honest with yourself, I think you will find your self wanting, but then I doubt that you would be honest with even yourself.

Yay For Hawaii

So now we have one more state in the union that allows gay marriage. It’s a slow crawl, but at least we’re crawling forward. Now, as much as I’d love to make this post all about the fantastic news, but I just can’t make that work. Despite the glowing news of today, there’s always  a little rain cloud on the radar and in this case, according to the article I read, that rain cloud is named Sam Slom. In the article I read, he was noted to state that he feels that states need to stop legislating marriage. Really, Senator? Really? Is that what you think? Is that what your party thinks? (Btw, he’s a Repub. Shock.) If that were the case, then this whole gay marriage debate would be done by now. If that were true we would have one federal law allowing marriage equality across the board, because, dear senator, by voting against the bill, which you did, you WERE trying to legislate marriage. The bill on the floor was opening up marriage to all, while voting against it was announcing support for clamping down and restricting it from a certain group. I realize there are a lot of big words flying around those halls, but that is what is normally considered legislating something. Allowing everyone to marry, regardless of race or sexual orientation, is also a form of legislating, but it expands and includes and makes the whole of society stronger. Also, isn’t legislating a part of your f#($*ing job?

Repubs are a kick. They say one thing and then do the very opposite and still maintain their righteousness, They dance around terms and semantics in efforts to not change their views, but rather to twist the world to fit their visions. They think they’re the smartest dudes in the room, but after the dust settles and the facts are in, there’s very little intelligence in what they say or do. I could list some choice moments in this realm, but I don’t want this post to be too long. Let’s just leave it at ‘legitimate rape’.

I know Dems aren’t innocent, but by my counts, they admit their mistakes and faults a lot sooner than Repubs. I mean, we’re still hearing birther crap from the right. In fact, most of their arguments for everything are pretty much the same as they were 30 years ago. Gay marriage will bring God’s wrath. Feminism will lead to the destruction of the American family. I’ll tell you what the real problem with the GOP is. They are made mostly of white, straight men and that is the one group in this country that has never had to fight for any of their rights. They had the vote. They had the property. They never had to rally for their civil rights. They don’t know what that fight is. They don’t know the value of those rights because they’ve always had them. In fact most of the time when I hear Repubs talking politics, their arguments sound as though they are coming from someone who has never been on the other side of the oppression. There are some Repubs within minority groups who do know tho, which is why it’s baffling to me that they are Repubs. How can you support a party that would just as soon throw you to the wolves? The only time they love the blacks and latinos is when it’s an election year.

Okay. Whew. Quite the rant again. Sorry. I just get fired up. Congratulations Hawaii. Welcome to the family and good luck with the forth coming legal challenges to your new law, because  there will be many but at this point, with over 15 states with gay marriage, I can’t see them doing any damage. Let the bitches throw their tantrum. Once they get beaten, they’ll crawl back under their rocks and vanish in time.

An Open Letter To Prop. 8 Propponents In California

I recently saw an article online that indicated that Pro- Prop 8 people were filing an emergency injunction in order to halt gay weddings because the ban on such marriages was lifted early.

Really? After everything you’re really kicking up more dust? The highest court in the land told you Wednesday that this gay marriage issue was none of your business. Essentially, they politely showed you the door. You have lost every legal battle in the life span of this measure. The only time you did win was on election night, but that was only because you lied and filled ignorant people with outlandish scenarios where gay marriage led to beastiality and polygamy. You said our children were in jeopardy because they would be forced to learn about being gay in school. All lies to serve your agenda. To me that was equal to voter fraud. Millions of people cast their votes for a measure that discriminated against a whole sect of people because they thought they were doing something good for their children. They weren’t. They were played by a manipulative political machine with an agenda of hate.

Why do  you even care? I mean, what business is it of yours who marries whom? How do you think you are able to stand over others in judgment and dictate who has the right to be married and who doesn’t? Why can’t you just walk away from this like you should? The right to marry is a fundamental civil right and just because you have a moral objection to It does not mean you have the right to criminalize it. If it offends you, there are 30+ states in the union that still discriminate against gays. Move to one of them. If I were you, I’d head to Utah first. Something tells me that will eventually be the last hold out as the gay rights issue evolves in this country.

The fact is we live in the U.S.A. and as it has been labeled the land of the free, that means everyone here is free to live their lives as they see fit. That was the ideal. Through the years we have fallen short. It seems ever since the we came into being the only people here with true, pure freedom have been straight, white men, but as history has shown, those who don’t fall into that category have fought, and won, their rights and stand shoulder to shoulder with the rest of America. Such it is with the LGBT community.

There are millions of people living here and each person lives their life in a different way. In some cases, those differences clash with others, You may not approve of the way others live their lives here, but you can’t obstruct their right to live it. If you could, how long until you’re on the other side of this fight? What if someone was trying to vote away one of your rights? A lot of people who oppose gay rights never had to fight this battle. They were white and straight and from the day they were born had not obstacles in their way. No one was protesting their choices. Their rights weren’t put on a ballot measure. They never had to hear other people talking as though they were some sub-culture of humanity, so they don’t understand the fight. They don’t get why this is so important, but it is.

You may have a moral objection to who I am by birth, but that does not bestow upon you the right of telling me how to be. There is no partial equality. The laws of our land can sometimes be complex but on principle is steadfast and true. ALL ARE CREATED EQUAL. No asterisk. No exceptions. If you have a problem with a particular group, fine. Hate them all you want, but don’t think for a second you have the grounds to put up laws that carve away their rights, because once you start doing that, everyone’s rights become up for grabs.

Maybe someday we’ll only want families to have two children so any over that will have to be put up for adoption. Maybe we’ll think that interfaith marriages are tearing our society apart. Do you really want to be on this side of history? On the side that insists on dragging us backwards? Because as history has shown, you can fight and drag as much as you want, but eventually we do move forward.