In a landmark decision June 26/ 2015 the Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriage. It’s about time. I am not gay, don’t even have any gay friends (that I’m aware of) but this news brought a tear to my eye. Why? Because I know now an oppressed and often demonized segment of society has the freedom many of us have taken for granted. A freedom they have fought for for decades, a freedom denied them by the ultra conservative right, a freedom due to all in this country. Today I am proud to be an American.
It also pleases me that the ultra conservative types are frothing about the mouth right now. I am sure they are busy constructing strawmen to attack, setting up commitees to lobby, or scurrying to the hidey holes they live in. Faux News is probably having a meltdown. Their news personnel will be screaming that the sky is falling, the end times are nigh, and it’s all Obama’s fault! The talking heads will explode. It is a great day to be a skeptic! A great day to remember for a long time.
I’ll be celebrating with a snort or two of Old Charter (8 year old Kentucky Bourbon with a wonderful sultry smokey after taste) in a bit. This is an occasion to celebrate, and to remember. I will be able to tell my grandkids that I saw Jordan play, saw Jeter retire, saw man go to the moon, and saw the biggest victory for gay rights ever.
Congratulations to those who would choose to marry.
Not even 20 miles from where I live: http://www.wsmv.com/story/24047102/paris-business-owner-found-beaten-marked-with-gay-slur or here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/25/tennessee-healthy-thyme-hate-crime-_n_4337809.html
This is why I am still under a pseudonym, and I’m just a damn left of center, liberal leaning atheist. This part of the country is just full of x-ians with bibles so far up their asses they would have to be surgically removed, and when grouped together they are a real threat to anyone or anything that goes against their supposed bible infused morality. You can bet your last dollar that 90% of these people around here feel like the guy had it coming. In the company of like minded RWCRFM’s (Right Wing Conservative Republican Fundamentalist Morons) they would even say things like “I’d like to shake the hands of those men that did this, what great men.”
RWCRFM’s make me sick. There are so many reasons why religion is detestable. But to use it as a justification for murder and mayhem has got to be at the top of the list. As far as I am concerned the perpetrators of this crime are terrorists. Religious fucking terrorists…
This is where I live…this isn’t across the ocean in some country that ends in “stan”, or some remote African village full of religious wackos, this is right down the road. I look at people like this, or people that would at least support the actions of those that commited this crime on a daily basis. They don’t look all that dangerous at first glance, but what lies beneath are vile creatures that know no sense of empathy, tolerance, or a just moral code. They work in banks, convenience stores, are cops and judges, and little old ladies that wouldn’t swat a fly. They shake your hand and greet you with a hello, and tell you to have a nice day. Oh, unless they have some biblical justification to hate you…then you see the veil of sugary sweetness fall, and their true nature is exposed. This is the kind of monster that religion spawns. These are my neighbors.