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Going to hell

February 4th, 2002 · No Comments · Uncategorized

People should not be discriminated against because of their sexuality. Period. I mean, why should a guy who’s an ass-man get special treatment over a boob-guy?

Sounds silly, but there are people who really think there’s a clearly defined way to have “moral sex,” and everything else is “immoral sex.” It’s like saying someone who likes it doggie-style is a bad person, and shouldn’t be a parent. Or, gasp, you do that oral sex stuff!!! Call the cops! Save the children! Sex outside of marriage will destroy civilization, don’t you know?

I respect people who feel strongly about the type of life they want to lead. Who you are intimate with, how you signify your union, the way you choose to live your life and have a family, the faith you hold, these are all important, personal choices. I like that we have these choices in this country, though I wish we had tolerance to go hand in hand with those choices. If I can leave people alone to attend snake-handling worship sessions, can’t they stay out of my SM View definition in a new window convention? Apparently not.

And that’s what pisses me off. People who define “freedom” as “do exactly what I do.” Last I checked, that’s not how it works.

People who try to legislate what types of sexuality between consenting adults are or aren’t acceptable are living in the wrong country. I have no problem with people following their own beliefs, and teaching their children what they want. But if someone tells me there is something morally wrong when two people love each other and choose to partake in their sexuality because of what they do to each other, or because their genders are the same, I really bristle at that. That’s one shade away from making the same statement about skin color or nationality, and that’s just bigotry, pure and simple. Pointing to a book, be it some translation of the Bible, the Koran, or a comic book, and justifying bigotry because of what’s written in the book doesn’t change it from bigotry.

Remember that it wasn’t that long ago that it was unquestioned that interracial relationships were “unnatural.” People were killed for loving across racial lines. Now people are killed for loving across gender lines. Or lose their jobs. Or lose their kids.

“Yeah, but this is different!” I can hear them say. Is it? Why?

Cultural or religious norms do not define what is and is not moral or ethical.

Keep that religion out of my laws, and I’ll keep my kink out of your living room. Sound fair?

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