I’m one of the happiest people I know. It takes a lot for me to get upset, well… that might not be completely accurate, for there are issues that get under my skin fast. Competent (and straight up hatred) against individuals who are not heterosexual is at the top of the list. When I hear someone saying that gay people are evil or wrong, for loving someone of their own gender, my blood boils with rage.
The thing that angers me the most is that most of the time claimants make absolutely no sense. I couldn’t agree more with C. H. Scarlett’s post, "Marriage” – What? Why Can’t Gays Get Married?” where she expresses her outrage over statements made by people who suggested that gay marriage would undermine the “sanctity” of their own vows. Give me a break!
Most times, I just ignore people who speak that way, or politely inform them that they have the right to speak their minds; after all, I did spend 10 years in the military to make sure they could enjoy the right to run their mouths any way they wish. But there are instances when certain individuals’ right to promote ignorance really pisses me off. Yesterday, I was pissed!
You see, I was having a conversation with a wonderful woman; this lady’s heart is so big that it barely fits in her chest. She is gay. She has also spent her entire life feeling guilty because her sexual orientation is frowned upon by many close to her. Even worst, she fears that she is betraying her God and that she won’t be with those she loves when the end of life as we know it comes. She believes she’ll go to a horrible place reserved for the wicked, the sinner, the gay… These thoughts make her cry and to see her that way breaks my heart.
I can’t claim to know what’s in the mind of any god. Nevertheless, I doubt that a loving creator will punish a follower for loving another, just because they share the same genitalia. If such god exists and going against his will guarantees me a spot at a place of torture by flame, then I have only one thing to say: Let me burn!