Friday, January 30, 2009

Inspiration - Thanks CK!

Thank you CK. I've been all yucky for a couple of weeks because I cannot afford health insurance to pay for bipolar medication I need. Diet & Exercise aren't cutting it - just for the record. Now you've given me fuel and passion to address something. (Notice I'm not linking to your blog.)

The discussion was involving the State of California ruling that a private Christian school can expel 2 girls who had an "alleged" homosexual relationship, arising from dear Roland's blog. My response:

Let them be expelled, but also make absolutely certain that school is getting ZERO tax dollars. If you want to keep church & state separate, please do so. I would just rather my tax dollars not support a "school" where intolerance is being taught and where I would not be allowed to attend.

CK's response to my response:

But then you have to make sure that money doesn't go to things that violate the conscience of others. Rejecting homosexuality violates yours. Paying for abortions violates mine.


Of course "rejecting homosexuality" violates my conscience. DUH. It is PREJUDICE.

prejudice Definition

preju·dice (prejə dis)


  1. a judgment or opinion formed before the facts are known; preconceived idea, favorable or, more usually, unfavorable
    1. a judgment or opinion held in disregard of facts that contradict it; unreasonable bias a prejudice against modern art
    2. the holding of such judgments or opinions
  2. suspicion, intolerance, or irrational hatred of other races, creeds, regions, occupations, etc.
  3. injury or harm resulting as from some judgment or action of another or others

And now to quote Keith Olbermann, in part, from his extraordinarily articulate discussion of Prop 8:

If this country hadn't re-defined marriage, black people still couldn't marry white people. Sixteen states had laws on the books which made that illegal... in 1967. 1967.

The parents of the President-Elect of the United States couldn't have married in nearly one third of the states of the country their son grew up to lead. But it's worse than that. If this country had not "re-defined" marriage, some black people still couldn't people. It is one of the most overlooked and cruelest parts of our sad story of slavery. Marriages were not legally recognized, if the people were slaves. Since slaves were property, they could not legally be husband and wife, or mother and child. Their marriage vows were different: not "Until Death, Do You Part," but "Until Death or Distance, Do You Part." Marriages among slaves were not legally recognized.

You know, just like marriages today in California are not legally recognized, if the people are... gay.

One day CK's comparison of homosexuality and abortion will be just as accepted as segregation of black people on the bus is today.


A Strange Boy

Olbermann's commentary gave me goosebumps...the combination of his choice of words and justified anger just fit so perfectly.

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