Not Cease from Exploration

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Okay, What's with all the Gay Stuff?

Two days now I've written about gay rights topics. What gives?

Well the first impetus has been a posting by a religiously conservative person I know called the Rockin Apologist. He has a particular knack for getting under my skin some days, but that's really a good thing. Nothing like a little mental challenge to get the neurons fired up. What's more, the author is a genuinely a good person. I don't agree with him (often), but he's a good person never the less.

Secondly, I was raised to believe that discriminating against others because of how they look, worship, or because of their sexuality is just plain wrong. My credo, if you will, is that people should be judged based upon their actions and their character. The notion that it's okay to deny someone a basic right...such as the ability to enter into a legally recognized contract with another person...simply because that person is attracted to someone of the same gender seems to me to be nothing more than blatant discrimination. It's simply wrong.

Finally, I am a firm believer that what I do...and what you do...in the privacy of our own homes is our own damn business. If I'm not breaking any laws, if I'm not harming anyone, if I'm not infringing upon your rights, then I say that the government should simply leave me alone. The same goes for you as well.

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