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The Roller Coaster Day

(Let's use the icon and mood GIF that will be most likely to make conservative fundies clutch their pearls! [Mine is an evil laugh!])

Well, this has been an interesting day.

It started with me Googling the NC Marriage amendment vote, and discovering (to the surprise of no one) that it passed.

Congratulations, North Carolina, for stepping back into the 1950's. That happy time when women knew their place, and it was OK to say the "n" word. And you could arrest the F*GS for being F*GS. And Senator James Forrester, I'm sure you're looking down from heaven and beaming that your last political action in this world was successful. Because yes, GOD is the real president, and your version of his law should be forced on the entire population. This will be your lasting legacy. I hope you are very proud!

This is what happens when preachers are looked to for all the answers. Their words should be a guide, at best. We are people - not sponges who should give our power to any other human being.

People were calling the Michelangelo Signorile show in tears. Somehow, it's very different when something is not legislated, but voted on by the people, who, by an overwhelming majority, have told you in no uncertain terms that You. Are. Not. Worthy.

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In the second hour of the show, however, Signorile announced that President Obama finally came out for marriage equality.

This now separates Obama in a very real way from Mitt Romney, who yesterday reiterated that not only does he not support same sex marriage, he also does not support civil unions. I guess it's that "slippery slope" argument.

Speaking of slippery slopes, you know the argument that same sex marriage will lead to pedophilia? Well, guess what? In North Carolina, you can get married when you're 14! HETEROSEXUAL MARRIAGE HAS LED TO PEDOPHILIA!!!

Legislatively, this declaration means nothing, unless this next election ousts a good number of GOP's in congress. And nothing will really happen until there is an LGBT version of Loving vs. Virginia heard at the Supreme Court.

But historically, the most powerful man in the world just told you in no uncertain terms that You. ARE. WORTHY.

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finarfiniel
May. 10th, 2012 02:50 am (UTC)
I just saw Obama's statement on the news. Usually I'm not an Obama fan (which is totally irrelevant in every way, since, well, I live in Canada), but my respect for him went up today. It's nice to see the man who is essentially the most prominent political figure in the world standing up for this issue.
bonnie_halfelvn
May. 10th, 2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
It had a very powerful and positive effect.
karen_jk
May. 10th, 2012 03:42 am (UTC)
Georgette said that many fundamentalists will say this just shows the end is truly near. (She was a pentacostal minister until recently...)

I am so excited about what Obama's announcement says about the change in our two societies.
bonnie_halfelvn
May. 10th, 2012 06:56 pm (UTC)
Yes, I've heard that statement from fundamentalists. I think a large part of their hold on people is rooted in fear. They tell you what to be afraid of.

I'm waiting for us to catch up to Canada. I'm not sure it will ever happen.
dreamer_98
May. 10th, 2012 03:46 am (UTC)
A mix of good and bad news today. Truly sad that the NC marriage amendment passed by such a majority. Sometimes you realize that not everyone in the country is living in the 21st century.

I'm glad Obama voiced support for marriage equality. Hopefully there will be actions to match the words.

Edited at 2012-05-10 03:46 am (UTC)
bonnie_halfelvn
May. 10th, 2012 07:31 pm (UTC)
I can't imagine much action on his part regarding marriage, however, there is that executive order (for non-discrimination for anyone who deals with the federal government) that he recently said he would not sign "right now."
droxy
May. 10th, 2012 04:22 am (UTC)
I'm sorry NC failed.

I am no fan of Obama's fiscal policies.

Like the person above, I hope his words are not the empty promises of a politican on the campaign trail pandering to get a vote.

Frankly, my view has always been the govt has no business in any of this.
bonnie_halfelvn
May. 12th, 2012 04:19 am (UTC)
My dislike for Romney, both professionally and personally, goes beyond the lgbt issues.

As I said in my post, Obama's declaration will do little legally for the lgbt population, but to be affirmed by the President helps take the sting out of the words of Tony Perkins, Brian Fisher, Westboro Baptist, and the majority of voters in North Carolina in 2012.

The government needs to be involved in this because of all the financial benefits of marriage that should be granted to all married couples - or none, but not some. The government needs to be involved so parents of a gay man can't feel perfectly entitled to shut out his partner if their son dies, as happens far too often these days.
veronica_rich
May. 10th, 2012 06:00 pm (UTC)
Silly rabbit - when they say "pedophilia," they mean little boys' mouths and backsides being violated. They don't mean girls old enough to bleed (i.e., old enough to be damn well reproducing already).
bonnie_halfelvn
May. 12th, 2012 04:23 am (UTC)
I re-edited this to send to my local paper's editor, and they don't like second person. I said, "...a person can get married when she is 14!" because I know damn well that few, if any, boys that young are getting married.
logospilgrim
May. 10th, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
*rooting for you in Canada* ♥
bonnie_halfelvn
May. 12th, 2012 04:24 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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