As horrible as it may sound… I’m actually really excited for the day that the bigoted assholes all die out. I guess that day will never come since assholes keep having kids and training them to be mini-assholes as well, but we’re about a generation away from having most all of racism against blacks die out. Think of how many people talk about how their grandparents wouldn’t “let them date a black guy” because of how they were raised? It’s disgusting. One more generation, and most of that attitude will disappear. I can only hope that I see the majority of discrimination against the LGBTQ community die out in my lifetime.
Also, side note, I came out to my parents about being agnostic/atheist. Well, my friends already knew, but I figured I couldn’t hide it with all of my anti-religion comments lately around the house. I could never tell my grandfather nor my great aunt though. They’d die right on the spot. They’re so concerned with me going to hell as is because I’m a heathen for not going to church. Ignore the fact that I’m a good person, and actually care for the humans here on earth this very second since it’s 100% real and everyone can agree on that, I’m just setting myself up for the underworld or whatever.
Seriously, I don’t have anything against people having faith. I’m all for faith! I believe that there could be something more out there, I just have no idea what it is, nor do I think it really cares that much about us. That’s my opinion, and you have yours. I do have an issue with organized religion. It has caused many an issue with the past, and it will cause many an issue with the future. No one wants to update their religion, it seems, despite the times changing. Do they want to be stuck in the past? I don’t understand it. I respect that they have an opinion, and it’s not my place to say that they’re wrong. It is my place, however, to tell them they’re wrong for discriminating against people based on their sexuality. It’s everyone’s place to do so. Bigots shouldn’t be tolerated.
Also also! I’ve been thinking a whole lot, and the entire premise of their argument is flawed. People want to say that being gay is a choice, yet, they also say that it’s unnatural, and that’s why God hates it. Well, if it’s a choice, they’re saying that they made the choice to be straight. Don’t they realize that means that being gay must be natural since everyone experiences gay tendencies, and it’s their personal decision whether or not to act on them? Seriously people. Think about it.
There have also been people who have asked me why I care so much, and who have accused me of being closeted. First, I care so much because I care about humans. I care about people. I care about equality. There’s that golden rule, remember? Treat others the way you’d like to be treated? Well, I sure wouldn’t want someone out there screaming at me that I’m going to hell just because I enjoy kissing boys. Or trying beat the heterosexuality out of me because I was born with an attraction to men. Why would I be okay with someone else going through that? Not to mention the suicides and depression cases that are sure to follow such hatred. And second, no, I am not gay. I believe that you don’t have to be the one directly suffering to care about an issue. As Anne Hathaway said, I’m your family. I support you because I love you.
Side note: I would make the fuck out with a girl in front of the Westboro Baptist Church protesters if I ever had the opportunity, however. Just to see them squirm.
Edit: I’d like to apologize for my lack of correct grammar. I haven’t had much sleep, and it’s wearing on me. Also, I want to clarify that I do not under any circumstances want to harm people who are bigots. I’m not excited for them as a person to die, I’m excited for their beliefs on gay rights and other forms of discrimination to die.
Second Edit: My mom’s reaction? “Well, I’m agnostic, too if we’re being honest. The only reason I feel bad about missing church is that your Aunt Dot and Papaw are upset because they think we’re going to hell”.