Posts tagged ‘prop 8’

November 8, 2008

Prop 8

I feel like this past week has been a week for me to just speak out and be heard. Whoever hears or reads my message and has some sort of opinion about the topic means that I did my job right. One voice matters like Obama said. That woman was fired up…and it took her and a few others to make Obama fired up…Listen America…you wont silence my LGBTQQI community…we’re fired up…we’re ready.

I don’t give a fuck if your religious, democrat, republican, white, black, asian, gay, straight, man, or woman, young or old. The fact of the matter is, everyone knows what right and wrong is…especially when it comes to treating others in fairness. We are brought up to be respectful, to act a certain way to others, to be polite, and so on. However, it seems to me that when folks grow up, everything that they learn is just disregarded and all hell break loose when they enter the “REAL WORLD”. The real world in America is, not everyone has the same creed. Everyone is different ethnically which, means different practices. So to place this religious bullshit on Gay Marriage is a real fucked up excuse. In addition, finding out that a good percentage of Utah Mormans supported the pass for Prop 8…just pisses me off. WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK YOU ALL ARE GIVING YOUR TWO CENTS TO CALIFORNIA WHEN YOU WONT BE FUCKING LIVING WITH THE CONSEQUENCES! YAL ARE KNOWN TO PRACTICE POLYGAMY, SO DONT GIVE ME THIS BULLSHIT ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE. I just don’t fucking understand why this is happening…the thought process of all this…the fucking logic!? I’ve even said to myself that what if folks who said that they supported PROP 8…actually didn’t and voted in support of it so they wouldn’t be looked at as discriminant against gays…UGH well real talk…its your own guilty conscience that you’ll have to live with. UGH…if you’re straight and you can laugh at gay jokes, gay television shows such as Will and Grace, but supported Prop 8…I want to give a BIG FUCK YOU! THATS BEING A HYPOCRITE! OMG…you’re soo funny, but you’re gay…UGH and whats worse is GAY PEOPLE who don’t give a fuck about this issue…i know how that is…I was there before, but I’ve grown to understand that as a gay community, we must stand by each other to help our brothers and sisters gain their rights…which ultimately are our rights too. I feel its a socialized mentality of heterosexism that has played a used part in these young and old gay individuals. You’re not part of the majority…WAKE UP…you are the minority!!! Its like this whole issue on marriage is like a big bully and taunt session times 10000000000000000. And I hate gay people who place the “You voted for Obama” card. THE hell I fucking voted for Obama. As far as the change he will bring. I believe he can do that. However, yes he doesn’t support gay marriage because of his religious beliefs. AND I FUCKING RESPECT THAT. Because he goes on and states that he believes its up to the state to decide that for themselves. I know the Southern States would never pass a proposition for gay marriage, but I know states such as Florida, Arizona, and California should be given the opportunity to choose to have gay marriage in their state due to the population of homosexuals in that state. With that said. STOP FUCKING MAKING YOUR VOICE HEARD IF YOU DONT LIVE IN THE FUCKING STATE UTAH! YOU DONT HAVE TO LIVE HERE, YOU ARE NOT GONNA GET AFFECTED BY SHIT WITH THIS, SO STAY THE FUCK OUT YOU STUPID MORONS!!!!! YES MORONS!!! When folks say, stop bitching…stop talking…California has spoken…it only feeds me more and gives me more reasons to tell people like that to shut the FUCK UP! If its over you say, why the fuck do you keep on leaving stupid comments IF IT IS OVER? If you care enough to care to leave messages like that, then the fight ain’t OVER now is it!

UGHHHHHHHH

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November 6, 2008

relieved

Slowly, life seems to be getting back on track. I feel accomplished as though I really am focusing on school. Well DUH! So I am pleased with myself, I am slowly getting back in the groove of things. However, my troubles lie with work now. SIGH…I’m doing two jobs. But soon I’ll be out of the other. Lets get it right? LETS get it!

I want to thank the Lord for giving me the passion and the drive to overcome all this that I have these past few weeks. Although I might now have gone to church for a couple of weeks now =/, I know the Lord is guiding me every step of the way. I feel like hes making sure that I take the right steps to success each day I walk…and I thank him for that.

People are stupid when it comes to politics and youtube. People are sooo arrogant or naive when they spit whatever they need to on my youtube videos…it irritates the hell out of me. Please…if you have nothing good to say, don’t waste your time expressing em to me. Thanks…

Anyway, this night, this day…is only a beginning of what I can accomplish for tomorrow.

Happy about Obama. Sad about California.

October 22, 2008

Prop h8te!

I decided to highlight this blog that I found about Prop 8.
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Ben ‘s Blogs

10/21/08 03:37 PM 
Some of my research on Prop 8… 

This document is specifically dedicated to Proposition 8 on the California ballot this coming Nov 4th 2008. I am not speaking out against anyone’s faith or religion. I strongly recommend seeing “For the Bible Tells Me So” for information regarding that, or you can call me and we can talk. 

I would like to examine some of the claims that are being made by the proponents of Proposition 8. 

1. “If proposition 8 passes, gay marriage will have to be taught in the public school system.” 

This is the biggest claim that “Yes on 8” is making. This is taken from California school code 51890. Code 51890 includes grades k-12 in the public school system. It is for comprehensive health education programs. The section regarding marriage specifically applies to the legal and financial aspects and responsibilities of marriage and parenthood. This class does not exist for kindergartners… or even those of elementary school age. Somehow I don’t think they would understand the legal and financial aspects of a marriage. So this leaves us with the possibility that gay marriage will be taught in high school? Not quite. Again, this class only teaches the financial and legal aspects of marriage… not who to love and not why we love. Also, this class is only a requirement for school districts seeking state funds for health education, which not every school does. Furthermore, the “yes on 8” campaign left out code 51914. Code 51914 states, “No plan shall be approved by the State Board of Education unless it determines that the plan was developed with the active cooperation of parents, community, and teachers, in all stages of planning, approval, and implementation of the plan.” In addition to this, California law also gives parents broad authority to remove their children from any health instruction if it conflicts with their personal beliefs. I’d also like to point out that you must be kidding yourself if you think teenagers know nothing about sexuality. 

Also, in relation to the first claim, proponents of Prop 8 tend to point to the Massachusetts school system and what their children were being taught in public schools. I think everyone knows we live in California and not Massachusetts, right? We all know we have our own school codes? We do. See response to claim 1. 

2. “Churches can lose their tax exemptions.” 

There is no wording in Prop 8 that has anything to do with Churches or religious services. “No religion will be required to change its religious policies or practices with regard to same sex couples, and no religious officiant will be required to solemnize a marriage in contravention to their religious beliefs.” (Official ruling by California State Supreme Court judges) 

3. “Prop 8 is about preserving marriage, it’s not an attack on the gay lifestyle.” 

Proposition 8 is not about preserving marriage. To “preserve marriage”, I recommend banning divorce. Proposition 8 is taking marriage rights away from everyday people. And by taking rights away from someone, I believe that is a direct attack on someone’s lifestyle. 

4. “The best situation for a child is to be raised by a married mother and father.” 

One of the areas that I’ve done extensive research on is the effects on children who are raised by homosexual parents. Each study has found the exact same thing. There is no difference. What the Psychological Association, The Pediatric Association, the American Anthropological Association, the Sociological Association, and countless others have concluded is this: a child is best situated when a committed couple is raising them. It has nothing to do with sexual preference, but it has everything to do with a strong commitment, such as marriage. Furthermore, it is found that homosexual couples have a much higher percentage rate of adopting mentally and physically disabled children. 

Proposition 8 blatantly states that it eliminates the rights of same sex couples to marry. No one deserves to have rights taken away from them. No one’s marriage deserves to be voided. 

If after reading this, you still are in favor of passing Proposition 8. I ask that you look directly into my eyes and tell me, “No, you are not equal.” 

Authored by Ben A., 2008.