Sunday, May 20, 2012

President Obama - The First Pro-Gay Marriage President.

For those of you wondering where your video is, I said (perhaps predictably) "fuck it" to iMovie.  It's a royal pain in the ass, and I'm too technologically inept to put something together.  I worked on my baby project for hours - don't think I didn't! - but my need to get it all perfect in one take quickly drove me to madness.  

So fuck iMovie.  Fuck YouTube.  You're all stuck with me and my wall of text.  I have admitted defeat.

But there are several fights that I won't back down on, and a good portion of them revolve around the man pictured above.  This post is going to be quite long as I have a lot to catch up on.  Get comfortable, and prepare your eyeballs (and your mind) for the radically socialist/liberal attack that they are about to be on the shit-end of.  In an effort to help some people with short attention spans (including myself), I will be breaking this post into several smaller posts.  I might continue to do this... but I tend to rant. 

President Obama gave me hope when he came out in favor of homosexual marriage the other week.  While he said that it is still up to the individual states (a nonsensical notion according to the 14th Amendment), the mere fact that he endorsed it was a huge moment in history.  As far as I know, no U.S. President has ever had such an open mind.  The President based his decision off of personal experiences with loving homosexual couples, as well as the input of his two daughters. 

Of course, Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol Palin, couldn't wait to shoot her mouth off and insult not only the president, but Sasha and Malia as well.  About Obama's endorsement, Bristol said:

"While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads. In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage."  So says that woman that had a child out of wedlock.  "As great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview."

"I guess we can be glad that Malia and Sasha aren’t younger, or perhaps today’s press conference might have been about appointing Dora the Explorer as Attorney General because of her success in stopping Swiper the Fox."

"Sometimes dads should lead their family in the right ways of thinking. In this case, it would’ve been nice if the President would’ve been an actual leader and helped shape their thoughts instead of merely reflecting what many teenagers think after one too many episodes of Glee."

I'm going to shoot down Bristol's entire rant.  Ready?  Hatred of homosexuals isn't inherent - it's learned behavior.  Sasha and Malia are children who have had contact with loving homosexual partners and they see nothing wrong with it.  Who their father is doesn't matter - most kids not exposed to rigid thinking, close-minded Neanderthal parents think this way.  

We do not know, contrary to Bristol's scientific argument, that kids grow up better in a mother/father home.  We also don't know that they grow up better in the home of homosexual parents.  Few studies of merit (i.e. without bias) show anything other than one simple fact: children need to be loved and cared for.

Her last paragraph concerns me, because it sounds as though she's calling on fathers to make sure their children are properly brainwashed.  Who's to say what "the right ways of thinking" are?  Nobody.  It's up to each individual to make up their own idea towards everything.  If my father led me on the "right ways of thinking," I'd be a no-good swindler, a liar, and an asshole.  Instead I'm just the third one. 

By the way, the condescending tone she writes in is highly insulting.  Leave that to me, you beautiful and incorruptible woman.  You good Christian mother, you.

More on Gay Marriage, you ask?  Okay.  Check this out:

I brought it up earlier.  It's called the 14th Amendment, and it has something to say for all of you backwards states outlawing gay marriage: you're abridging the privileges of your citizens and that's not going to fly.  

For all you religious zealots reading this and yelling at me, shut the hell up for a second.  There are two kinds of marriage: lawful marriage and religious marriage.  In the latter, you are united by your god.  In the former, you are united by (*ahem*) 1,138 federal rights, responsibilities, and benefits.  What does that mean?  

It means that any state not allowing gays to marry is effectively shutting those couples out of 1,138 privileges.  This is illegal.  And since the 1st Amendment calls for the separation of church and state, opponents of gay marriage really have no legal leg to stand on.  And your other leg, the morals one?  It's busted too.  If marriage is so sacred to the institutions of religion, why do 50% end in divorce?  Why do some people remarry three, four, or even five different times (Limbaugh, Gingrich, etc.)!?!

I am, in all honesty, disgusting by some of the language and rhetoric coming from the right.  How some of your sleep at night is beyond me.

And one more thing...

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