The ignorant, backwards, unenlightened ridiculousness of those homophobic Americans who give a shit what gays do is mind-boggling to me. Whether gay people can get legally married or not, whether gay people can be open in the military, whether politicians are for giving equal rights to gays, whether gays can adopt . . . blah, blah, blah. I’ve got a question for all of you who actually care about denying gays equal rights: WHY DO YOU CARE?
Why would anyone waste their time trying to stop same-sex marriage? Why would the Pentagon, the military and congress waste their time and our tax dollars debating ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’?
Okay, let’s briefly examine the inane, dim and homophobic “reasons” many people give to the above questions.
Why would anyone waste their time trying to stop gays from getting married?
The answer is often because we don’t want to threaten the”family”. If gays can get legally married then the whole atomic family unit will be at risk of disintegrating. The American “family” being a mom, dad and 2.5 kids. God forbid there were two moms or two dads.
Of course the American “family” now doesn’t quite resemble that anymore. Instead there’s lots and lots of single moms with kids, deadbeat dads and divorces. What’s more, there’s tons of infidelity.
There’s nothing more disgusting than a hypocritical politician who denounces gays getting equal marriage rights because of risk to the “family” and then gets caught cheating on his wife. Cheating puts the “family” at risk and threatens it, not gay marriage.
Why don’t the people who actively fight against same sex marriage also actively fight against deadbeat dads or people who commit infidelity? Don’t they threaten the “family” too?
We need some more loving two-person homes in America. We need lots more. And if two gay people can provide that then all the better!
Why would the Pentagon, the military and congress waste their time and our tax dollars debating ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’?
The typical answer to this is even more ridiculous and uninformed. Military people say gay men can’t be in the same showers and housing as strait men because the strait men are at risk of getting “hit” on or even sexually assaulted by their gay colleagues. They say gays will distract the straits, they will do it in front of the straits, maybe even rape them! I randomly looked this up on Google and found a forum debating this. Here’s one moron’s comments:
.. It amuses me how people that have never served and
never plan on serving can tell Veterans, people
currently serving and pentagon officials what is best for
.. As I’ve pointed out before, Most males that serve are
and have been Alpha male type. These males are Not interested
in living in close quarters with homosexuals. They don’t want
to be around that sexual lifestyle. Solider A doesn’t want
to live in close living quarters where Solider X and Solider Z
are doing each other in the butt in the same room they have
to sleep in.
.. This $#!T isn’t hard to understand, it is shameful how some
want to diminish our Great Military. The U.S Military is
a Volinteer military. You jacka$$es are going to kill recruitment
Holy Christ. Talking to people who say those types of things leaves me feeling incredulous and dumbfounded. “Kill recruitment re-enlistment”? Those who wouldn’t join the military because they may see and be near gays will have the same problem with almost any other profession too, since gays are everywhere and ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell, is thankfully only in the military. And here’s a fairly decent response from the same forum:
I do not believe you are or have ever been in the military.
We do not serve because we are alpha male types, we are not afraid of living in quarters with someone different than us. We are not concerned if Jim may or may not be checking out our junk, we are concerned that Jim is watching our back and doing his job to keep us safe. We arent so damn stupid that we are worried about Soldier A and Soldier X doing each other in the rear end in the same room as us because that wouldnt happen anyways unless you are in the most worthless unit on the planet.
We serve to protect our country and defend our freedoms. We serve with our brothers (and sisters) regardless of what color they are, who they pray to, or who they may or may not like to date in their free time.
Ever listen to the song ‘Us and Them’ by Pink Floyd off ‘Dark Side of the Moon’? I ask this because unenlightened, non self-reflective, insecure and fearful people tend to resonate with the ‘us and them’ mentality. Us strong, alpha-male types vs. them, sissy, gay types. Black and white. Reality isn’t like that however.
You know who else tends to see things in black and white? Children.
I saw a homophobic military guy on TV being interviewed about his opinion of ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ and he said this, “I don’t like gay people, I don’t want to be anywhere near them, I don’t want to work with them and I thankfully have never met a gay person.”
A quick search on Google yielded these results: Anywhere between 2-10% of people are gay. So unless you’ve met less than 88 people in your life, you’ve met a gay person. And the percentage may be higher since it has proven difficult to measure the exact percentage of gay people in the population.
And if I hear one more person say that gay people choose to be gay, I will scream. Don’t be an idiot, ya moron!
The point is, if I was in a foxhole with another soldier, I would not care if he liked banging other men or Martians, I’d just want him to be a good soldier who would have my back (no pun intended).
And if I were a new born baby I would rather have two gay, same-sex parents who loved me and stayed together in a loving marriage than parents who hated each other and got divorced parents or a single parent only.
So please stop giving a shit about what gay people can and cannot do. It is meaningless and divisive, and conveniently obfuscates the real issues, much to the politicians’ delight.