Results: Obama yes :) Prop 8 yes :(

Gotta give it up to America for this. And then be ashamed of California for passing Prop 8.

It’s all already been said, but I am very excited and hopeful to see how the next few years turn out. I’m most interested to see if seeing a black man being elected as the fucking president will spur any sort of drive and effort from the black community to have hope in this country. America has a lot of potential to do great things and be a great place. “A journey of 1,000 miles starts with a single step.”

California on the other hand… that’s another story. I am disgusted that we, along with Arizona and Florida, banned same-sex marriage this year. This shouldn’t even be an issue left in the hands of voters. These are basic fucking rights that other people shouldn’t have any control over. All I hope is that at the least I see this injustice made right in my lifetime. We reached a milestone with electing a non-white president, but the struggle for civil rights is far from over.

But because of people like Gavin Newsom, who, in my opinion, spearheaded this recent dialogue about the inequality of California’s marriage laws, I have hope that people will never back down from the things they are passionate about. He took a bold step when he was newly mayor in 2004 and look how far we’ve come. I trust that if many voters really thought and talked about the ISSUE, instead of being misled by scare tactics (see below) Prop 8 wouldn’t have turned out this way. And also when people start to separate church and state.. then we’ll start to make some progress.

“Where do babies come from?” Yes on 8 commercial:

DON’T CONFUSE YOUR KIDS! DON’T HAVE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT DIVERSITY WITH YOUR IMPRESSIONABLE CHILDREN! BRAINWASH THEM INTO INTOLERANCE! The issue of religion should never ever ever be a talking point on a political issue. The argument that this country was founded by Christians or that we are ultimately “a Christian nation” is so far from what our founding fathers created here. Consider the following quotes from my main man, Thomas “Layin’ the Smackdown” Jefferson:

…the common law existed while the Anglo-Saxons were yet pagans, at a time when they had never yet heard the name of Christ pronounced or knew that such a character existed.
— Thomas Jefferson, letter to Major John Cartwright, June 5, 1824

Christianity neither is, nor ever was, a part of the common law.
— Thomas Jefferson, letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper, February 10, 1814, responding to the claim that Chritianity was part of the Common Law of England, as the United States Constitution defaults to the Common Law regarding matters that it does not address. This argument is still used today by “Christian Nation” revisionists who do not admit to having read Thomas Jefferson’s thorough research of this matter.
The clergy, by getting themselves established by law and ingrafted into the machine of government, have been a very formidable engine against the civil and religious rights of man.
— Thomas Jefferson, to Jeremiah Moor, 180

Put that in your bong and smoke it. I just did.

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~ by jbird. on November 6, 2008.

One Response to “Results: Obama yes :) Prop 8 yes :(”

  1. Simply put – the Mormons have proved with their complete obsession with PROP 8 to be a Tax-Exempt Hate Group.

    Heterosexuals – You better wake up. Instead of pondering a cerebral concept like how gays want the “1,138 rights of marriage”, you need to educate yourselves about the CONSEQUENCES when one or more of those 1,138 rights are denied. GOOGLE “Freeheld” or “Tying the Knot”; watch the DVDs. Write it down now.

    Your laws HATE us, and we’ve had it! Yes, I did said HATE – I stand by it. Because how else can you explain these 3 realities?:

    A police woman loses her life in the line of duty; her wife of 13 years is denied all pension benefits.

    A rancher loses his husband of 22 years; his inlaws evict him and try to take the home he built and lived in with his beloved.

    A detective spends 25 years risking her own life while protecting society; she has to spend her remaining days on this earth worrying whether her earned pension will be transferred to her wife (while living with terminal cancer).

    YES, H-A-T-E. And your silence on this matter is a serious affront to our families’s safety and security. FAMILY – isn’t that a cherished concept in the U.S.A.?

    So now after decades of disinterest, some of us in the LGBTI community have AWAKENED. And we will refuse to pay one penny of income tax to the IRS until the government (i.e. – you) decide you WANT our tax dollars as EQUAL CITIZENS.

    This ain’t a vote.
    This ain’t a debate.
    This ain’t a popularity contest.

    You will PAY OUR TAXES until we have what your family ALREADY HAS; your apathy is costing you money as you read this.

    GAY TAX PROTEST!

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