Saturday, January 24, 2009

We Shouldn't Appologize For Things We Mean

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You know, call me old fashion, but I believe in the old adage "say what you mean and mean what you say". When I say all the gay-haters need to go fuck themselves, I really mean the gay-haters should go fuck themselves. Sure every now and again we say things in the heat of the moment which we should appologize for (like in arguments with our loved ones), but if you truely, honestly are saying something from the heart, the last thing you should ever do is appologize. However this is precisely what Tom Hanks did.
Last week the actor made some comments at the Big Love premiere about the members of the mormon church who voted for Proposition 8 saying they were un-American and that "I do not like to see any discrimination codified on any piece of paper, any of the 50 states in America, but here’s what happens now. A little bit of light can be shed and people can see who’s responsible and that can motivate the next go around of our self correcting constitution and hopefully we can move forward instead of backwards. So lets have faith in not only the American, but Californian constitutional process.” Pretty straight forward and accurate, right? Well now he's saying sowwy for his words. “Last week, I labeled members of the Mormon church who supported California’s Proposition 8 as “un-American.” I believe Proposition 8 is counter to the promise of our Constitution; it is codified discrimination. But everyone has a right to vote their conscience – nothing could be more American.”
Um, actually, I'm pretty sure that denying other citizens of this country fair, equal and basic human rights is just about as unAmerican as you can get. I mean, do we look at denying interracial couples the right to marry as kosher? Of course we fucking don't! That's been legal since the ancient Moses times of 1967. Surely we would learn from our mistakes and remember that telling someone that they are not considered truely equal is not only unethical and unconstitutional, but it's ungodly. Ironic since the very same people protesting the hell out of gay marriage are the Bible thumpers that seem to want to put so much emphasis on the "Gay marriage is BAD!" part of the Bible, that they tooootally overlook the "don't judge others" parts that are scattered all over the place in every single chapter. But you know, I guess it's all about selection, right? Hearing what you want to hear? Playing God? I'll tell you what, I may not be as influential as Tom Freakin' Hanks, but I know right from wrong. And telling other people that they are inferior is wronger than wrong. It's just plain evil. And I will never, ever appologize for saying that.

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