Monday, October 11, 2010

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

I think the military got it backward. How about if the people who believe gay human beings are sinners or amoral or going against the 'word of God'-- how about if they aren't asked their opinion: then they don't tell.

Because guess what? We don't care what you think. We don't care what you fear. We don't care what you justify. We only care that you stop hurting and demoralizing and dehumanizing your fellow man because of who they love and how they have sex in the privacy of their own home. Stop window peeping. That's the perversion- the window peeping and the score keeping on sexual preference.

So we won't ask you what you think, preachers and pointers and sign carriers and intolerance supporters, and you don't tell us, and that should be just fine and dandy, because according to you all, it's so easy to do.

Stop sharing, stop lecturing, stop pontificating, stop giving Bill Maher more fuel for Religulous: The Sequel. You're making our country less of everything righteous and brave hearted and progressive and pure and muddying it up with fear and ignorance and most of all the suffering of your fellow man because your beacon is not light, it is not light- it is the darkness of the spirit that casts a shadow and tells your fellow man to throw that shadow over their head in shame because of who they are.

There is NOTHING God like about that.
mosey said...

Word.

Stephanie said...

So well-said.

YES Gallery + Studio said...

Could totally be wrong here, but am guessing you might've been reading the debate going on at Cjane? I just got the pleasure of finding (and reposting) this link there re: active members of the LDS church who support gay marriage. Made me feel better: http://mormonsformarriage.com/

Danielle said...

Frustrating isn't it? One of the many topics that gets my blood boiling too.

Ms. Moon said...

This. Is. Perfect.
No one has said it better.
Love...Mary

deb said...

amen

controllingaspicyuniverse said...

Right on. God has no political affiliation.

Plus - I hate the term "whatever you do behind closed doors isn't my business"...it's a backhanded "tolerance" kind of thing and it's bullshit. Sexual orientation is not a political move - it's about LOVE. Who YOU LOVE. How dare they turn LOVE into something dirty when GOD IS LOVE? Bigots.
My cousin (who is a higher up type fella in the Air Force) made the same statement you did on facebook the other day. He said,
"How about a don't ask don't tell for bigoted assholes. Don't ask me what I think about Obama or gay rights when you know how I feel already? And I won't tell you you're an asshole." (paraphrased a bit...)

POPPY FRENCH said...

You are so right. Thanks Maggie.

Still Life With Coffee said...

Bravo!!

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Amen, sistah.

Rashel Saak said...

Yes, yes, and yeeeees!!! Perfectly said.

Toil and Trouble said...

hear hear...

Steph(anie) said...

A-fucking-men

Angella Lister said...

i am so heartened when i find others out there really do see and care about what's going on. we aren't on the news every night, but i do think our number is sizable. thank you for speaking up about this. it so needs to be said.

Bethany said...

Amen Maggie May!
You knock my socks off.

Captain Dumbass said...

Well said

Phoenix said...

Jesus Christ YES. Amen, girl. You said it perfectly.

I have a church near my home that put up a huge sign:

"Hate is not a Christian Value. Everyone is equal in God's eyes."

I grin like an idiot every time I drive by.

Allison the Meep said...

Dead on. This is so perfect.

Mwa said...

Yeah, I'm in the same choir.

Millie said...

The U.S. mid-west Bible belt is considered a laughing stock in most parts of the developed world. Sadly, it's this face of America that those of us outside see & it's sooooo not fair. I love you mob & it's these people that the rest of world often judges you by. They are ignorant,ignorant people. 'Nuff said. Great, great post MM.
Millie ^_^

Elizabeth said...

Wow, Maggie. This is awesome and true and I want to post it everywhere.

Thank you for these brave and brilliant words.

Terri said...

brilliant.

Lauren Knight said...

YES!!!!

YES Gallery + Studio said...

Just watched this and wanted to share: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax96cghOnY4

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