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4th-Feb-2005 11:44 am
So Bush whips the fundies into an antigay frenzy with the promise of a Federal Marriage Amendment, igniting the Religious Reich, whose hipocrisy is staggering, and mobilizing the sheeple. I say sheeple and not lemming because anyone imbecilic and nadless enough to support such a ridiculous and obtuse piece of legislation as this has got to be a blind follower that would prefer to have a complete jackassed oaf like George W. Bush (well really, ANYONE from the Bush cult) lead them into totalitarianism than do any freethought of their own. Sheeple are an insult to decent lemmings everywhere, make no mistake.

Bush "wins" the election and suddenly backs off the FMA, stating that it is not really necessary after all, considering the Defense of Marriage Act is still (shamefully) in place and the senate doesn't really think it is necessary. Everyone thought how unconscionable this was, I thought "Oh, you clever bastards. This is so smart that I almost respect you." Then again, whenever someone fucks over a fundie, somewhere a homeless person gets a decent meal. Or a child molester gets stabbed in the balls with a rusted chunk of metal. It's my own variation on when a bell rings a fairy gets her wings. By the way, the entire notion of the DOMA pisses me off for a myriad of reasons, one of which is the fact that it was signed into law by Bill Clinton, whose complete lack of respect for his own goddamned marriage should have completely invalidated this bullshit as conditionary during the impeachment trial - but pardon me if I come off as bitter. Yes, I'm a raging Liberal - but what I'm not is blind to political irresponsibility, regardless of who it comes from. I still think Clinton was the best president we've ever had in my lifetime, even though I stood in opposition of several of his policies. Don't even get me started on the great, nut-filled turd that is "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue".

Back to the Shrub. Backing off the FMA was great strategy on Karl Rove's part, I mean sure it pissed off all the fundies who moved to elect him in the first place, but what it really did was to ensure they get more mobilized and push for even more support to push this Sisyphean, nonsensical amendment into law. Very clever and underhanded, but then we expect no less from this administration. Tout morality with merciless furor to twist the arms of all the stupid people, and deny your other fuckups to the hilt. Case in point? Hmmm... I could get into the Chicken Little style Social Security Reformation that he's towing the line on, but instead I'll go to Guantánamo. You know it's bad when there is dissention in the ranks, too. When you've got GOP commentators siding with the likes of Maureen Dowd, it's time to wake the fuck up. I'll reheat Guantánamo in a little while, stay with me here.

Now bear in mind, I'm not talking about people the ilk of Fred Phelps and his cult, who admittedly should be monitored by us all, I'm talking about your next-door-neighbors. I'm talking about people who want to protect their children by teaching abstinence, even though it is completely ineffective. If that surprises you, cease reading any further until you've slapped the shit out of yourself at least fifty times. With all this talk of so-called "Activist Judges", why is no one calling out the Activist Politicians/Lawmakers?

Then you have people like Rev. Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., who so shamefully goes against everything her father stood for. You have this sick fuck James Dobson, who is all up in Spongebob Squarepants' scene on another of his Falwellesque witch hunts. You've got Concerned Cunts For America, whom I cannot even get started on as I'd have to post all of the extra special fanmail I've sent them over the years just to give you some perspective. And the sad fact is that any one of the people living within a mile of you RIGHT NOW could be minion to any one of these winguts. Scary? Thought so.

I'm not sure how I feel about marriage for myself, I never have been. Considering that it was never a feasible reality for me, I never gave it much thought. I am, however, completely sure that I want to have the choice were it mine to make. It just makes sense that same sex marriage should be legal. The misinformed (as opposed to well informed?) fundies that are all torn up about it are constantly making baseless assertions like "Marriage is a sacred institution, it is the backbone of our society" are full of shit. Next time you hear that, make sure they understand that MATRIMONY is a holy covenant, not marriage. Marriage is a legal arrangement. It is not the backbone of this society, but rather the freedom we have to enter into it if we choose that is so important. The Canadians understand this, even the conservative MP's get it, believe it or not.

The best the opposition has as an argument against same sex marriage is the notion that being homosexual is somehow a choice, which there is no evidence to support such an ideal, excluding the ex-gay movement, all of whom are egregiously dangerous liars. If somehow it were a choice, then clearly all homosexuals were at one time heterosexual. So conversely, all heterosexuals - following this same abortion standard of logic - would all have to have been homosexual before they actively chose to be heterosexual. As such, I demand that all current homosexuals - in light of their true sexually identified status barring choice - must be immediately granted not only the option to marry if they choose, but the accompanying 1,049 federal provisions granted to all legally married persons. Unfortunately for all current legally married persons, since we now know the heterosexual population is really homosexual and only heterosexual by choice, your "unions" are now completely invalidated. Sorry, but you're destroying the moral fabric of this great nation and we just can't have that.

The second best they can offer is that this is a moral issue. I agree, it is a moral issue, just like many others. For instance, let's take fair pay. Fair pay is a moral issue. Racism is a moral issue. Torture is a moral issue. Poverty is a moral issue. Violence is a moral issue. Sexism is a moral issue. War is a moral issue. Greed is a moral issue. Pollution is a moral issue. But let's put all of this aside, conservative & religious bretheren everywhere! Because if Neal and Bob get married, that is going to absofuckinglutely ruin my own family! Even though I don't know them or any gay people for that matter. Even though my own relationship has nothing to do with them, those damned sneaky homos, they're going to ruin it all for me. Ultimate ruin for this country, just like if we had a woman president - especially if she were colored, Asian, or Latina. HOMOSEXUALITY MUST BE A CHOICE, FOR GOD'S SAKE! Kindly ignore the facts. Move along, nothing more to see here...

So back to close this with Guantánamo. It comes down to this, folks: Anyone who supports a Federal or State Amendment against same sex marriage is a sorry, lying, puerile, jacked-up motherfucker and needs to be told as much. The same people who are using Jesus and the bible as an excuse to pull this off aren't saying a goddamned thing about what has happened at Guantánamo. Maureen Dowd says it best when she says:
What good is it for President Bush to speak respectfully of Islam and claim Iraq is not a religious war if the Pentagon denigrates Islamic law - allowing its female interrogators to try to make Muslim men talk in late-night sessions featuring sexual touching, displays of fake menstrual blood, and parading in miniskirt, tight T-shirt, bra and thong underwear?
Can the Christian fundamentalists trying so hard to prevent same sex marriage deny the similarity so glaringly obvious in their rhetorical homophobia to the abuses at Guantánamo? Sadly, yes - they can. Arguing logic with them, even applying logic to them is like fucking for chastity or arguing sobriety with a drunk. For me, this has become the bigger moral issue, that of the hipocrisy of the opposition. Christian hipocrisy, especially when it tries to enforce legislation on my own family, is a moral issue. As such, I'll take every opportunity to rub their faces in their own shit. What about you?

As always, feel free to link to this entry on your own journal.
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4th-Feb-2005 05:18 pm (UTC)
It's the same mentality of stupid people who rally a cause they haven't thought through first. Remember last year with the Roy Moore 10 Commandments monument? People all over were freaking the fuck out because they were taking God out of the state courthouse. Somehow God was reduced to being a two ton slab of tacky granite. There was an asshat in Montgomery screaming </i>"Get your hands off out God, put it back!"</i> on three different networks, and scores of fundies crying all ove the courthouse steps. And for WHAT? Were they told that it was now criminal to believe in God? No! Fucking idiots.
4th-Feb-2005 05:12 pm (UTC)
Well, you know, the lord is their shepherd.

I never understood why people were happy to call themselves sheep.
4th-Feb-2005 05:19 pm (UTC)
Indeed! <3 the icon!
4th-Feb-2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
heh, thanks. I just happened to be making the perfect face for it.
4th-Feb-2005 05:43 pm (UTC)
Oh hay epal nice 2 c u here
4th-Feb-2005 05:45 pm (UTC)
oh noes is this a new meme?
4th-Feb-2005 05:51 pm (UTC)
I am sending you something in the mail today &_&;;;
4th-Feb-2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
oh boy
4th-Feb-2005 06:52 pm (UTC)
do u like oysters
4th-Feb-2005 07:31 pm (UTC)
no :(

[excuse us]
4th-Feb-2005 05:43 pm (UTC)
I just wanted to say that I love this image
4th-Feb-2005 06:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you, and I'm glad you're enjoying the icon I made.
4th-Feb-2005 06:34 pm (UTC)
DID YOU MAKE IT? I stole it from someone who stole it from someone else and the original maker was never tracked down. crediting now
4th-Feb-2005 06:36 pm (UTC)
I did, yes. I make the majority of the ones I use.
4th-Feb-2005 06:45 pm (UTC)
Are you going to report me for copyright violation if i use it
4th-Feb-2005 07:00 pm (UTC)
No, it would take a lot more for me to report someone to Abuse. Remember, I used to be on the team, I'm not botheirng them unless I feel it is something that merits their involvement. Then again, I only speak for myself. I don't care who uses my icons or who gives credit for them.
4th-Feb-2005 06:42 pm (UTC)
i want an icon, that would work with this post. i saw a jpg of it on tribe, and would like to request it by you.

picture this: a burning bush. no, no, i mean, a bush. a shrub, or otherwise small leafy object. on fire.

caption: if god wanted to talk through bush, he should have SET HIM ON FIRE.

that is all.

good stuff, as usual, and posted on mine lj.
4th-Feb-2005 08:08 pm (UTC)
I think about what this "Christian" anti-gay shit must sound like to folks who have NEVER set foot in a church. It must sound absolutely INSANE. What the hell does God the ALMIGHTY give a toss whether you are gay or not? The universe is still turning, right? No harm no foul. You guys must think Christians are a bunch of assholes. They preach "Jesus is love, alright, but not for you dykes and faggots!" It's disgusting, and I am embarrassed by it, frankly.

People find each other and love one another. ISN'T THAT the message? What a bunch of bastards.

I grew up doing all the things Catholics are supposed to do as kids; get communion, love Jesus, listen to your parents, be good to neighborhood kids and their pets, and then confess to evil deeds to a priest at the age of eleven. That is some seriously fucked up shit right there. Developing a sense of goodness and all-out love and Jesus is a great, benign, loving, peaceful guy and so's his dad, and then the church turns it all around and lays this big frothy guilt trip turd on us, and for what? What the hell does God give a shit what I did when I was eleven, for fuck's sake? And what the hell did I have to feel guilty about, touching myself? isn't it mine? if God put it there, why's it so bad? And you think I even told the priest about doing that with a neighborhood kid when I was five? (We were playing husband and wife, by the way. Isn't that what we're supposed to do?!?) No, I did not tell him. Not because I felt GUILT. Because it's none of that priest's business!

Now as an adult I have to listen to some dribbling, mumbling old geezer ( would that be the pope, or our fearless leader?) telling me how to live MY life? Has HE ever been a thirty-something-year-old woman? I already HAD a set of parents. How many do you need before you realize that you have never been able to grow the fuck up and make decisions and fall on your face and get back the fuck up on your own?!?

That's my gripe on the church. I can imagine those who have never had Christ or Christian dogma in their lives looking at the prez like "you have GOT to have farts in your head." It is outrageous!

This country's primary ideas may have been based on Christian morals and values, sure. But the jini is out of the bottle. We cannot go back to the Puritanical ways of long ago; This nation and the evolution of a free and tolerant society must look beyond what is predicated by Christian dogma. It's not for everybody, man, and that is what this nation is all about - fairness and equality for EVERYONE.

Mankind's moral compass does not get tossed out to sea just because I have neighbors down the block who are two men in love and raising a couple of dogs and maybe kids later. They work, pay taxes, eat, drive cars, fight for this country, and keep the economy going just like everybody else. You best BELIEVE they deserve equality!

I love my Jesus and all, and no one is going to convince me that Jesus would deny homosexuals families and love and health insurance, hospital visits, and equal rights on a very legal and binding capacity. I don't care if i have a letter saying I am married, because marriage is some bullshit treaty someone designed just so land wouldn't get in the hands of a woman and to go straight in the hands of the husband so both you and your land was property of your husband. Fuck that shit. I want legally binding papers and tax cuts and breaks on buying houses. I don't need the church to tell me whether or not I am married.

This goes deeper than just homosexuality. There are plenty of families out there in this great land of ours that have nothing to do with marriage between mommy daddy and boy and girl. There are many ways to make a family. What good is forcing people to get married in order to get benefits? Is THAT what your blessed union is all about? I thought it was about marriage being a bastion of morality and the American WAY.

It's a crock of shit from point A to point B.

Our nation must recognize that the family unit is not as cut and dried like they showed us on TV in black and white in the fifties. For fuck's sake, America. WAKE UP!

All right, I'm done... What were you saying?
5th-Feb-2005 04:25 am (UTC)
I try to stay the heck away from church. I was afraid of it as a child, and now I'd probably burst into flame.

I was raised southern baptist. I 'know' christians are crazy as hell :) Not all of them, just basically anyone I've ever met. I've met a few on LJ that don't seem crazy...but you just never know! :D
5th-Feb-2005 04:35 am (UTC)
I have to admit, if someone tells me they are Christian, I cringe and think, "Oh, God, what fucked up thing are they into?" Like I get a creepy vibe and I think, oh, how is *THIS* one going to warp the word of the bible? Start quoting the bible, and i run. People use that book to expell any kind of mental phlegm they can.

"Goddam faggots. It's in the bible; we should burn them in oil!"
"Dem niggers are slaves, says so in the bible!"
"Women should obey their men and can stand a good beating oncet in a while. Sez so right chair!"

"God create Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve!" To which I reply, so how many men did Eve sleep with to perpetuate the species? Her husband and her son? Were sisters and brothers all having sex together and making babies? How Christian is that?

And Christians used to be the normal ones. Catholics seem more normal than the Born- agains to me. I dunno.

It's a hotbed of trouble.
5th-Feb-2005 04:38 am (UTC)
Catholics ARE more normal than born agains, that's the scariest part!!!!!!
5th-Feb-2005 04:42 am (UTC)
Plus Catholics have cooler art.
4th-Feb-2005 08:20 pm (UTC)
I do appreciate your brilliant distinction between "marriage" and "matrimony." That almost is never seen. I, who discussed marriage within the church and within the state, did not make the distinction.

Thanks for that.
5th-Feb-2005 04:19 am (UTC)
I think, perhaps, some of these rabid fundies weren't taught that it's okay to discuss their 'feelings' about attraction to the same sex, and therefore, they 'chose' to be heterosexual and they're pissed as hell that people like Neal and Bob didn't receive the same brainwashing.

So does that mean my marriage is null and void? Great, now I've had 8 kids out of wedlock. What WILL my mother say!?!
5th-Feb-2005 04:36 am (UTC)

Whore of Babylon!
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