Fuck Your God

"Hey, you have your religion in my politics" "Hey, you have your politics in my religion" Two tastes that could be great, just NOT together. Let's discuss how religious zealots are ruining the spirit of the United States and trampling your rights for the sake of their own god.

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

"Chuck" currently resides in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. While he finds organized religion and their fanatics to be morally bankrupt and power hungry he also believes in the Constitution and our Bill of Rights which allow all of us to believe in any god we choose and the ability to worship in any manner our selves feel to be correct and good and right. So long as we respect others' rights to do so as well. The latter concept being foreign to most religious folk.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Guilty, or just by association?

Main Entry:
French, hypocrite, bigot
: a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices ; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance
— big·ot·ed \-gə-təd\ adjective
— big·ot·ed·ly adverb

Barack Obama chose Rick Warren to perform the invocation at his inauguration in January. A very conservative right wing religious leader. He says he would like to present all opinions in his white house. Perhaps he would also like David Duke to be there. He could place his hand on the Q'aran while Mr. Duke swore him into office. Is that, too, an opinion in these United States? Why, yes, it is. Albeit not one we wish to give voice to. Why is it then alright to give voice to homosexual bigotry? Mr. Warren professes to know many gay people and to have eaten in gay homes. That's all well and good, Mr. Warren, for slave masters kept niggers in the main house to serve them at all hours of the day. This did not make either the ownership of slaves or mistreatment of them acceptable. Knowing fags and dining with them, even if that fag is Melissa Etheridge, does not excuse your designation of them as less than other members of our citizenry.

While I would like to say that this misstep is entirely on the shoulders of our President-elect that would be untrue. The gay community must accept a bit of blame for this one. They know his opinion about gay marriage and have chosen to ignore it. They have not called the man to the carpet and held him to an acceptable standard. While many refuse to believe Mr. Obama was explicit in his stand on gay marriage it makes it no less true. This current happenstance should be of no surprise. He has made it clear that he will tolerate homosexuals and do nothing to win them equality. He is, after all, a christian and will legislate those christian beliefs onto the masses. Whether you are christian or not. And the gay community has said, loudly and clearly, that this is alright with them.



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