how come there are thousands of people protesting for and against same-sex marriage in front of the supreme court? if gay people start getting married will we be affected at all? if gay people begin marrying, i see gay people becoming happier and more secure and i see straight people not even affected.
now my question is, where are the thousand of people in front of the brothels and strip clubs? where are the thousands of people in front of casinos? where are the people in front of buildings where the whole town knows there are drug deals going down daily?
why are there not thousands of people at my door? why is there not one person at my door? i struggle with pornography and lust and i love the wrong things. i spend money i don t have and i spend time doing what i should not. i don t always take care of myself and often don t care of my close friends and family. where are the protesters? how come no one is changing their profile picture for me?
let the gay men and lesbian women get married please. the biggest reason we want equality is for the benefits. gay people want to be able to leave their property and possessions to their partners. if it was just about being with someone of the same sex for life, then there wouldn t need to be law changes, we could just be with whoever we want.
if gay people start getting married, i am not affected. i may actually be positively affected; i will start seeing gay people with hope that they will get to spend their life with a partner they love and they will be able to visit each other in the hospital and not have to worry about what happens when they die.
i think we spend too much time picking sides and not enough time picking the right fights. i think we spend too much time fighting against things and not enough time listening to, or thinking about, people on the other side of the equals sign.
if you are gay or are affected by someone who is or if you truly believe in this cause, please let your voice be heard, please fight for what you believe.
but i am wondering where the people against slavery are; where are the people against pornography, where are the people against eating disorders, where are the people against gambling, where are the people against domestic abuse? we know things like rape and violence and adultery are wrong but we re not rushing those doors.
i think we love when the attention is on issues that don t matter to us. i like when all my Christian friends are up in arms on facebook about homosexuality because then no one is worried about my money problems, no one is confronting me about my addiction to pain pills, no one is rushing my door about my awful history with porn. no one is addressing my shit because we have to make sure everyone on tumblr, facebook, vine, twitter, instagram, pintrest, youtube, myspace and google+ knows where we stand on gay marriage.
i think marriage should be between one man and one woman. for life. but when someone talks to me about gay marriage, i think of the gay friends i have, and i think of the fact that over half of straight marriages end up in bitter divorce.
something is wrong. when we spend more time making sure we end up on the winning side of every social issue, people get left in the dark to deal with their problems by themselves, and that is not good.
friends, we need each other. we are a broken people, a strange race, and an often confused species. your voice matters very much but one of the greatest lies we come to believe in this world is that ours is more important than others. so instead of focusing on picking the right battles to fight, we try to fight them all and in spending all our time picking, and often changing, sides we forget about what matters more, people.
i want to hear your thoughts please! i will never learn and thus never grow if i don t hear why i am right, and especially why i am wrong.
not all of these thoughts are complete but i do believe in what i have written.
above all, i want to live a life where my words and actions are out of love, rather than selfishness. i want to be cool and hip of course but i d rather be known for my character rather than always siding with the majority or with whatever is trendy in the moment.
my number is 716-566-8538. i am on facebook and twitter. please contact me if you want to talk about anything.