Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Draw Mohammed Day and Gay Rights

I was on Godless Monster's site today and reading about his feelings about tomorrow's Draw Mohammed Day. He had a civil back and forth with a gentleman who is Muslim about the nature of free speech and Godless hit the nail on the head...
In the United States, you are not guaranteed (under our Constitution) to some "right" not to be offended.
Seems simple?

Straightforward?

Easy-peezy?

Right. How many of our fellow US citizens have voted against gay marriage recently? I heard one fellow who is anti-gay marriage use this reasoning, "How am I going to explain to my kids the fact that two guys are married?"

I feel his pain.

Actually, the pain is from the freakin' tumor pounding in my skull when I hear such dumbassery.

You see the guy feels offended that he has to explain to his son or daughter that there are men who love with each other and want to spend the rest of their lives together. It's the same reason why White and African-Americans couldn't marry in many parts of this country until 1967 (when "activist" judges struck down all race based restrictions on marriage). People were offended  when they saw individuals from different races married. It was against their culture and religion. Let me tell you my friends, I have a far larger list than most about the sh*t that offends me (the Armada SUV, Consumerism, non-attractive people kissing in public the list goes on) with far better logic to back up my dislikes. Do I want the government to outlaw non-attractive people kissing in public? No. If our government had that kind of power we'd end up in a crap hole of despotism and I don't want that, thank you.

Getting offended occasionally is the price of living in a free (mostly free at least) society.

My fellow Americans, are you offended? Buck up. Deal.

But I don't expect that to happen...

this is Purgatory.

Other posts you may want to look at.
Where is Mohammed? - Part 2
Where is Mohammed? - Part 4
Where is Mohammed? - Part 5

1 comment:

  1. Awesome post. I would never have made the connection myself. I love your angle on things.

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