Although I started this blog with the intention of keeping family and friends informed about our family, etc. I did not shy away from my politics. Most people are pretty clear that I am a liberal. Most people know I am an athiest.
But, I try to stay out of the fray most times--mainly because I realized as time went on, that no matter what evidence I present to the other side, no matter how many times we argue back and forth--neither side budges. And I get frustrated with it. I get frustrated with the jingoistic, hypocritically religious on both sides.
However, today I looked on Facebook and saw a friend in pain. Saddened and upset because she knew people who personally went to Chick-a-Fil yesterday in protest of her way of life.
And my friend means a lot to me. And her rights mean a lot to me.
Personally, I think boycotts do not "work". I do feel that if you have a problem with some policy it is good to avoid their business. However, to have a religious call to protest--that is another matter. That means you are supporting discrimination and bigotry. To specifically go there to support that on that specific day.
I guarantee you know someone that this affects.
I believe that marriage equality is a HUMAN right. A human should be able to love whoever then want, however they want to do it.
It sickens me that people who are Christian would feel that another human being is filthy and dirty and cannot have such a basic human right.
Okay, I would probably write more--but, of course, I really should be getting ready for a job interview...I just had to get this off my chest.
As for the first amendment right -- yes, he has his first amendment right to do as he wants to. We have the first amendment right to protest that. A good article about that is HERE.
I just read a very well written piece on this subject HERE.
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