Religion Poisons Everything – North Carolina
Quick Note: This is a rewrite, which hopefully removes some confusion.
Well, there you go. North Carolinians voted to make something illegal more illegal. Sounds ok, right? Unless you think about it. They voted to make same sex marriage illegal and to legally define marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Without any proof that this will help society they voted in large numbers to enact oppressive laws.
The only justification ever given for the oppression of GLBTQ citizens is the Christian Bible. Yep. What? Yes, go read it again. The big monotheistic religions (read Abrahamic faiths) use their holy texts as an excuse to oppress other people. North Carolinians have proven this… yet again.
I am not gay, and I don’t have any personal insight on this problem from that point of view. What I can say is that I have no reason or motivation to deny them the very same rights that I enjoy. If I lived in North Carolina I would be making preparations to move to some other state.
If you live in North Carolina and you voted to deny people the right to same sex marriage I want to hear your excuse. Yeah, I know you are not likely to be reading my blog in the first place. If you do get here, tell us why it is that you think you have the right to oppress other people. What gives you the moral right to tell others that their love and feelings are not valid, valued, nor even permissible?
There are a lot of things wrong in the world today, there are a lot of things which need fixing in America. Ensuring that non-heterosexuals cannot marry is not one of them. Just the same, that is what you did. Why?
Seriously, why is the message of Christian Americans that of hate and bigotry? I’d like to hear this. Tell us why you deserve any respect at all, when you actively work to oppress other humans.
It is not likely that I will get any comments from these bigots, but I cannot stay quiet. Like I said, I’m not a gay rights activist but I cannot fathom this vote. Religion poisons everything. It has no positive purpose. Not one.
North Carolina sucks. If you live there, start speaking out. I don’t get it. It’s illegal to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, yet you’re doing just that. Where will your bigotry attack next? Will you enact ‘Blue Laws’ to protect the Sabbath? Perhaps you’ll get a law on the books making women who get abortions guilty of 1st degree murder? What next North Carolina? Sexual relations outside the bindings of marriage is immoral according to your holy texts so will you make that illegal too?