>I’ve calmed down somewhat. I’m still a little upset, but time will pass and I’ll calm down even more.
Yesterday, I was emailing a friend about how upset I was over this whole vote. She wrote something that made me take a step back and look at the outcome very differently. She said that if anything, it was those gay marriage propositions on the ballots in all those states that made the conservatives come out of the woodwork and vote.
Here I was concerned about war (silly me) and I thought people actually supported it, when in fact they don’t even care about it. They are more concerned with “moral issues” according to a news article I read this morning (as linked above).
I just love that. “Moral issues”. Why are people against two men or two women who want to legally be married, raise a family, and have all the same rights as their heterosexual counterparts? And what’s wrong with calling it a marriage? It’s a legal term we are all familiar with that means two people are coming together to form a family. And if you think that gays and lesbians cannot raise a quality family then you are completely ignorant. This “moral issue” has nothing to do with any religion. It’s all about civil rights.
I find it hard to believe that these same voters don’t have a “moral issue” with war. I was raised Catholic and I remember priests talking about the church being against war. It shouldn’t be an alternative. It goes against everything Jesus taught us. A true Christian will not support war.
I’m starting to get all riled up again. I need to go outside and watch the rain fall, take a deep breath of cool clean air and calm down.