Thursday, October 22, 2009

Something to Think About

How do you think all this political influence effects individual families?

After reading the opposition, has your position on gay families shifted thus far?

If someone has a parent who is prejudice, how you think this would effect them?

"People with prejudice attitudes do not tend to have neurotic personalities, but are low in the dimensions of Agreeableness and Openness. Prejudice flourishes amongst people who are cold, callous, inflexible, close-minded, and conventional." -Psychology Today

1 comment:

  1. I believe all people, regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation, have the right to get married. I personally see no argument concerning gay marriage and feel that those against it have no legitimate reasons to oppose it. The classic argument is because the Bible says being gay is wrong. Well, the Bible also says that some guy built a giant boat, gathered 2 of every animal and somehow managed to survive a worldwide flood. I see the Bible as stories and advice on how to live a good, compassionate life. I don't believe it should be taken literally word for word.

    Many opposers of gay marriage believe it will ruin the sanctity of it. They may also fear that children growing up with 2 same sex parents will be ridiculed and made fun of. I would tell them that it's people like them, those who shun and degrade homosexuality, that would be the ones who make it difficult for gay couples and their families to live a normal life. Rather than teaching children that being gay is wrong or that marriage can only be between a man and woman, parents should simply tell their children that some people are straight and some are gay, and some families have two moms or two dads. Families and individuals today need to stop consistently holding on to their traditional beliefs and learn to think for themselves. They need to adjust to today's ever-changing lifestyles and trends. Remaining stubborn and refusing to change only leads to pointless arguments that detract attention from actually solving the issue.

    Anyway, I believe gay marriage is a pointless issue...because there is no issue. I don't care what your religion tells you, what your parents told you, or if homosexuality makes you uncomfortable. The points is, we are all the same. We all have the same emotional and physical needs and no one has the right to deny a human being their right to love. There are far too many more problems in this country and in this world that require our attention and efforts. Anyway opposing gay marriage is wasting their time and all of ours. Grow up, shut up and deal with it. People change, things change. You can remain in the past and keep your mind restricted, or you can gradually expand your personal well-being and reach out to newer and better things.