I was getting ready to head off to bed when I happened to glance something in my news feed.
And, almost instantly, I was shocked.
What in the hell?
I mean, wait a second… back up, is this person serious?
The answer to that, is yes.
The ‘friend’ who posted it (I use friend loosely because we haven’t talked in forever and I keep them around for novelty, though I’m sure they’ll be gone soon enough) proceeded to go on about Christians and gay marriage.
I am so over that argument. It’s time for Christians to pull up their God damn big boy and girl panties and get over it.
Stop looking at people based upon who they love, or what they choose to do in their free time. I still fail to see how that is any of their business? What does it matter to you what I do in the comfort of my home, or whom I choose to share some PDA with outside of the house? I don’t see you shying away in disgust from the man cheating on his wife… and that is also considered a ‘sin.’ What is their personal vendetta against homosexuals? Why do they think discrimination is ok? Does it go against your beliefs? Sure. Does someone else’s beliefs affect your own? Only if you let it. So how are still people getting away with discrimination?
Let’s hit the basics for a second.
Discrimination is defined as “treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit.”
So, this is pretty rampant every where. Why is this ok? It shouldn’t be. What someone else does should never affect you. I am on the receiving end of discrimination every day (I am a foreigner in another country). But you know what, instead of discriminating them as well and feeding into the vicious cycle, I choose to move past it. What they do doesn’t affect my daily life? I’ve been yelled at, hissed at, thrown the most disgusting looks and been told in more than one language that I don’t belong.
Now let’s invert that. Why should I affect them? What is it about me? My skin color? The way I speak? How can they judge my worthiness to be here based upon those categories? The truth is, they can’t. And that’s the reason I’m still here and not being sent back to my own country. Because it is ILLEGAL.