Welcome to my blog. This letter has been composed especially for you and hopefully it will enlighten you about some near-future events. Please read carefully.
Dear Anti-Gay Individual or Group,
It is 2011 – welcome to the dawning of a new age. What makes it a new age? The fact I am deeming it so. For too long now, the status quo has elevated some Americans above others and afforded them not only greater civil rights, but monetary rewards also – this will come to an end. It might not take effect just as you are reading this, but the cracks in the foundation are already showing. I will widen those cracks and bring down the columns that sustain your ivory towers. And not just me – but millions more like me with a singular voice aimed at piercing the very heart of homophobia.
The time has come to shun those who stand in the way of another persons civil rights and force them back into hiding, where their hateful rhetoric is stifled and shared only with other hateful humans that are as twisted as they are themselves.
Make no mistake – we are everywhere – whether you see us or not, whether we identify ourselves or not, and whether we care about your opinions or not. We will make it a point to live our lives as we see fit and go where we want to be – no matter if you like it or not.
We teach your children in schools, both public and private.
We are your coworkers and your bosses.
We are your neighbors and acquaintances.
We are everywhere you look and we will remain there.
We will worship at your place of worship, even if we are preached against.
We are at the gate and whether or not you give us the key, we will get in.
We are immune to your arguments and your anger.
In one breath, you extoll the great virtues of your religion as a basis for hate and then turn around and shatter the very tenants you say you hold dear and change your mind to suit your needs. You fool no one and your hypocrisy sits there, glistening for the world to see. You are something to pity, not revere. No God or Goddess has destroyed the countries, cities, or states that allow Same-Sex marriages. Your threats of hellfire and damnation are greatly exaggerated and you can hear the laughter beginning to grow.
And minority groups, whether by race or gender (women) – those of you who are anti-gay – be the most ashamed. Of all the people that should know what it is like to be oppressed, it is you. So to stand there, shoulder to shoulder, with those who block the civil rights of others – you are the most foul of all. Your ancestors would be ashamed for all they fought, which you have taken for granted and turned into complacency and hate. They had to take, rather than be given, those rights which you now feel are God-given and inalienable. Remember – it was not always that way and there is not guarantee they will always be that way.
We are not on our way – we are here. Hate me, threaten me, and try to stand in my way. It will do no good and the days in your ivory towers are dwindling to the last, desperate few. Enjoy them while they last, but expect to hear the victory cheers soon.
I will always remember to shine,