o rly?

Aug. 21st, 2010 10:34 am
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OK, so I know I should just ignore it, but this article made me so upset that I needed to put my feelings into words.

Gay Marriage and the End of Christian Civilization )
rockinhamburger: (Adam & Kris)

Assholes who stand outside concert venues with homophobic signs, pretending to know something about the way God works.


God hates hate. God loves EVERYONE.

And for GOD's sake, do not involve children in your hateful bigotry. GTFO.

I suggest we counteract tonight's bullshit with gifs and pictures of boy kissses and girl kisses! Bring 'em on, flist! Spread LOVE!

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Well, hello again Conservative Canadian Government!

Look, we're never gonna agree. You're ultra conservative, I'm a bleeding heart liberal; we will likely never see eye-to-eye. And that's okay, we don't have to. But when you disregard the values of the majority of Canadian citizens, I get a little perturbed.

I was angry when you tried to pass anti-abortion legislation through the backdoor two years ago, and I'm still upset that you slashed arts funding throughout the country last year, so it should come as no surprise to me that you've done it again!

And yet you still find ways to make my blood boil!

Nice job pulling funding from Pride Toronto this year! It doesn't look suspicious at all! It doesn't scream and smack of homophobia whatsoever. Hey look, sarcasm!

Fuck you very much. You are only in power because a) there are too many left-of-centre parties, causing a divide in Liberal support, and b) voter turnout in the last election was 58%. Clearly we deserve the blame. We let you take power, and now we have to suffer the consequences. It's up to us to work together on this if we truly want your old-fashioned, bigoted party to get the fuck out. Make no mistake: the majority of this country disagrees with your bullshit ideologies.

I can only hope your time is nearly up.

rockinhamburger: (Shawn and Lassie)
I think I have nearly completed my Integrative Project! I figure I've got another 500 words to write and then this baby's finished! I just wanted to share this news with you because it's been a major work-in-progress for the last month and a half. I can't wait to be done with it!

After that I've got an essay due on Fight Club, and then I'll be a couple weeks away from the end of the semester. Can't wait. I'll be able to focus on my Psych fic and give it the love it deserves.

I went grocery shopping on Thursday and now I have food in my apartment. Man, I love food. I bought some vegetable hummus and it is incredibly delicious.

Tangent: Know what pisses me off? There's this guy on American Idol this season called Adam Lambert who is quite talented and awesome, and he happens to be gay. All over YouTube, people are like, "gay or not, he is awesome". I know the internet is full of stupid and I should probably just ignore it, but goddamn it, what the fuck does that have to do with anything? Ugh.
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So I was reading this article in a magazine that discussed the notion of "re-programming" gay people. It talked about this Christian-based rehablitation centre called New Hope that focuses on converting gay people to heterosexuality. New Hope offers therapy that helps the homosexual to turn away from the sinful temptation of being attracted to someone of the same sex, to recognize where those evil desires come from, and to turn these wrong feelings into proper, God-friendly ones.

What a load of bullshit!

I was raised in the Anglican church (the Canadian equivalent of the Episcopalian church), and was first exposed to this blatant homophobia and madness at the ripe age of 13. During a workshop on homosexuality, the priest leading the session explained that homoexuality is a result ofnegative and traumatizing experiences like an absent father or an overbearing mother. My parents are very liberal and from a very young age they raised me to respect the people around me regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or orientation. So right away I knew this workshop was bogus.

Howevere, I struggled for several years with understanding how some Christians believe that homosexuality is a sin. I wanted to be a Christian and follow Jesus, but I couldn't reconcile my faith with how a loving and good God could condemn someone because of who they fall in love with, and who they're attracted to. To this day, it is the sole reason I am not a Christian. I can not believe in a religion that condemns basic human rights and love. I just can't!

Seven years later, I do believe that homosexuality is innate and not learned or chosen. I believe that gays and lesbians should be allowed to marry, adopt, and receive the same rights as straight couples. Nothing at all will ever make me falter from these beliefs, and I will fight for those rights to be available to g/l/b/t people. That, not religion, is what I will devote my life to.

Having said that, I am always disturbed by homophobia, but this article in particular has truly upset me. I am fucking pissed off! The article in question featured an interview with a young man who was going through the rehab program. He described how he felt coerced into joining the gay community, like he "didn't have a choice" in whether to participate or not. This concept, and the others that surround this issue, honsetly make me sick to my stomach. To think that young men and women are being coerced to enter programs that will teach them to deny parts of themselves is truly sickening to me.

If you feel like learning about what these men and women go through (and torturing yourself with tripe), click here to find a link to New Hope's website. Don't say I didn't warn you, though...

I could go on for days about how much I hate homophobia in all of its forms, but I'll leave you with this wonderful quote. This is from a Dear Abby response, to a reader who complained that a gay couple was moving in across the street and wanted to know what he could do to improve the quality of the neighborhood.

"You could move."

UGH people make me crazy sometimes.

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