I’m very opinionated. (I know…you’re shocked, right?) I also like to think I’m right all the time. And I like to share my opinions…though I’d never force anyone to listen to them. But if you ask me what I think, I’m going to tell you…and I’m going to try to convince you that I’m right.
But unlike some people who only want to convince you that they are right (I’m looking at you, J), I really want to hear what you think, too. And if we disagree? Even better. I love a good debate. I want you to tell me why you feel the way you do and why you believe what you believe. I want to hear your argument as much as I want you to hear mine. But know that if I’m going to get into a debate about something, I’m going to make sure I’m pretty well informed on the topic and that my opinions are based on something. You should make sure yours are too. Don’t come at me with stupidity and certainly don’t come at me with hate. I won’t entertain that kind of conversation.
Something that I believe very strongly in is that we should all be allowed to be what we want to be and do what we want to do and pray how we want and dress how we want and love who we want to love…as long as we aren’t hurting anyone else. Last week, the New York State Legislature finally started to agree and they passed a bill allowing same-sex couples to marry in NY. It’s something that should have been done a year ago…but better late than never. I was thrilled at the news.
That thrill, though…it didn’t last long. Because as I read articles online, I saw comment after comment that were so awful I couldn’t believe it.
Some were just ignorant…like this one…
“they can pass this law, and they can get married. There is nothing we can do about that, however when they marry they should go through divorce court and get charged like everyone else who goes through a divorce.”
Well, yeah…I mean…that’s how it works. If you get married and you want to split up, you have to get divorced. There is no provision in the bill that allows automatic dissolution of marriage for same-sex couples just because they feel like it. The key words there are “just like everyone else”. That’s the whole point.
Some didn’t make a whole lot of sense…like this one…
“its unnatural.. when u go against the laws of nature u have to face its repercussions and when many years down the road america is full of illegitimate children and 99% of the population has STDs because they choose to stay unmarried and some choose to marry and be “gay” thats when u’ll realise where you’ve gone wrong. dont go against God.”
You don’t get an STD by choosing to stay unmarried. Or do you??? Shit…I might have to look into this one. I wouldn’t want to accidentally get an STD from being unmarried.
Some were scary…like this one…
“This unnatural immoral vile perversion will never be accepted by the majority.Skewed polls notwithstanding most people are repulsed by two men kissing mouth to mouth.The corrupt and greedy politicians of New York have sold their souls to the devil. Cuomo and the rest of them will be responsible for the violence that breaks out as normal people react to this foolish and bizarre perversion of marriage. A large number of homosexuals think a man married to a man is bizarre but they are scared to speak up(CNN).Search your soul, do you really think this bizarre vile version of marriage will fly? Are you just as comfortable with man kissing man as with man kissing a woman? NO! if you are not homosexual!”
Violence??? Normal people immediately resort to violence when they don’t like something? I don’t think so. That’s what crazy people do. And I really hope that this person is all talk because there is no excuse for violence.
And then there was my all time favorite…the argument that I’ve heard over and over again from ignorant people…
When the violence starts as this vile perversion keeps being forced on normal people , the homo’s are going to responsible for their own suffering. Would you agree to accept any form of marriage,bestiality, marriage to dead bodies, any and all vile sickening form of marriage? If no, you are a hippocrit.
This one just causes me to shake my head in disbelief. It’s so stupid. Same sex marriage is not the gateway to bestiality and necrophilia. It’s just not. And to say it is just makes you sound like an idiot.
You don’t have to agree with me. You don’t have to think that same-sex marriage is a good idea. But give me a good reason why it’s not…do not give me nonsense. And for Christ’s sake…please use a spell check. Your argument will always carry more weight if it’s spelled correctly.