Monday, November 17, 2008
I wonder if the people who voted for prop8 were told that since the state of California would be losing the revenues from the extra marriage licences, that those who voted 'yes' would have to pay higher taxes than those who voted no, would they have been so moral to still vote that way. What about the statements being made that gays should not have to pay full taxes since they are not full citizens, would all these straight people mind picking up the tab so that no one can mention the word 'gay' around their children, because we all know we never heard the word 'gay' when we were in school. What about the children who will be stuck in institutions now since gays can't adopt or even single people for that matter. In Arkansas, are they ready to pick up the slack and open their homes, wallets and hopefully hearts for these children. As a Christian you can't take an action and expect to wash your hands of that action after, I think if you stop someone from giving a child a loving home, you better be prepared to open your home and in a loving way, not an abusive way. The churches that stuck their noses into politics, should the state not go to them and say "okay you got your way, now you must pay the piper, the children need someone to look after them, what will you do about it" and since it is churches probably they need to set up a task force to make sure the children will be safe. If churches are getting themselves into politics and thus into the lives of people who are not even a part of those churches, should they lose the tax free status they enjoy. I think we can now see why a lot of church groups are against any hate-crime laws, instead being for them, should they not want to help and protect people. Time shows us again and again that most people really want to be able to discriminate against others, to be able to say "I'm better than you", these days it is not accepted by most to look down on people because of their skin colour, gender, religion etc, however they still have one can that is accepted to kick around (gays), it was their final chance to show their true heart, a heart that was able to say "ah ha, got you, I'm better than you... so you don't deserve the same freedoms that I get to have". People never surprise me, on the whole they will always take the low road for everything until they are embarrassed into doing the right thing, however what if there was a price to pay, what if you could not just make an X and walk away thinking your vote will not come at a cost to you, how strong would people be then. Sadly there was a price to pay, the cost will be picked up by the gays and lesbians who wanted to say to the world, "I love this person, I want to spend the rest of our time together".
Posted by Sooo-this-is-me at 3:01 PM
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I don't see the tax situation changing. Churches pump far too much money into the political system to become taxable. They own too many senators and representatives.
I really liked the way you expressed this ...
Very well written post. As an Arkansan, thank you for mentioning the adoption act.
This is well written.
So sad, so true. Don't give up, sweetie. Many of those people made their decisions because they don't understand the impact. If they don't know anything about an issue, then status quo is easier to vote for.
It's time to speak up to those who don't know better. Use any opportunity that presents itself to gently educate those who will hear. (And save yourself the trouble of trying to sway those whose hearts are hard. Don't try to reason with the unreasonable.) Don't exaggerate the facts; they speak for themselves as is. We can all do this, and now is the time.
Thank you, Steven, for sharing your thoughts on the subject. Nicely done.
Well said, Steven. It is unfortunate, however, that I also have the same sentiments that Doug has shared. We just need to keep pushing.
Written with eloquence and grace far better than those that voted against the human rights of their fellow man.
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