The other day I was watching TV and one of those stupid commercials came on for the upcoming election. I was MORTIFIED at what I was seeing. This was an ad for Question 6, whether or not children should be taught about Gay Marriage in schools.
This couple are possible the most ignorant judgmental closed minded individuals I think I’ve ever seen (and that’s saying a lot as I’ve had to deal with the good ol’ boy syndrome in Texas) and honestly they are the reason more and more people are turning away from “Christianity“. What ever happened to “Love thy Neighbor?” Can people really, truly and honestly still be this ignorant in 2012? How dare these people sound so judgmental and then expect people to believe they are Christians? I myself was not brought up in the church, I have never read the bible the entire way through, but I was taught to not judge people on their lifestyles and to each their own(unless of course they are mutilating animals and sacrificing small children while eating their flesh.. that kinda goes w/o saying that I’m gonna judge you as insane) .
It makes me wonder, do people like this honestly believe that if it’s not talked about then their kids will never know about it? Have they not had their eye’s open out in the public? There are gay people everywhere, they no longer hide behind closed doors. It’s not something that happens down in the seedy part of town anymore, or in a dark alley. Parents don’t ship their kids off to a distant relative to “protect” the family name anymore if one of their own is gay. Hollywood has made being gay not only accepted but almost expected anymore.
Nobody chooses to be gay. It’s not like one day someone woke up and said.. “hmmm… I think I’m going to go against everything known to man and I’m going to fall in love with someone of the same sex”. They are born gay, it’s not a disease that your child will “catch” if they touch someone who is gay. There’s not a cure for it, contrary to the Christian Communities way of thinking. Wait, hold on.. before anyone starts thinking it, I am not BASHING the Christian way of life. If you are Christian, then be Christian. Believe in what you believe in and stand tall and proud to those beliefs.. but DON’T YOU DARE JUDGE AND CONDEMN anyone for being who they are and believing in what they believe in! That is God‘s job, not yours. Let people be themselves and as long as they aren’t physically/mentally/verbally/emotionally hurting others leave them alone. I know someone will say “Well I believe they are hurting my children by showing them that gay love is acceptable when the bible says it isn’t”.. yeah yeah yeah, get off your soap box and finish reading the bible. It also “Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?” Matthew 7:1-3. And frankly, if your going to say that then I’m going to say it’s okay for the gay community to stand up and say “Well you are hurting my children by teaching intolerance and ignorance”.
You are not protecting your child from ever knowing or seeing gay anything by keeping it out of the schools. All you are doing is imposing your own believes on them (and yes that is what parents do). By having a neutral party teaching them they are being taught acceptance and tolerance not ignorance and discrimination. Of course I understand that the schools won’t be neutral simply because the person who is doing the teaching will impose their own beliefs, it’s human nature. (By the way… this question actually does not intend to change the curriculum at all. They are not planning on teaching about gay marriage)
I have gay friends, I myself am a bi-sexual person. I enjoy looking at beautiful woman just as much as a sexy man. I want my kids to understand that not all families are a mommy and a daddy and kids, that some families are 2 mommies, or 2 daddies ad that does not make them strange or horrible people. In fact it shows the opposite, it shows they are more understanding and accepting of others that they themselves have to fight for that same understanding. I want my kids to understand that it really is not fair that if a couple who have been together for 50 years and one of them is now laying in a hospital bed fighting for life cannot be with their loved one because they aren’t “Legally” connected to each other. I want them to know that these people should have the same basic human rights as a traditional family. They should not be discriminated against simply because… wait for it… wait for it.. “THEY SIN DIFFERENTLY THEN YOU”… (my favorite quote and if you read my blogs and my home page you’d know this…)
Now.. that I’ve said all of this I tried to find the offending ad on You Tube but could not locate it. I did however find a different one, explaining perfectly what I believe everyone should know and teach.. Value’s are taught at home, not in the schools.
Okay, now I’m stepping down off my own soap box.. This of course is just my opinion and just like assholes, everyone has one! With all that I’ve said I hope that you all have a wonderfully terrific non judgmental day!