Commenting on an article posted showing a young man raised by two lesbian mothers
GARY made this comment:
<< The only thing that surprises me about that young man's situation is that it need to
be explained to supposedly intelligent, mature adults. >>
Look what we are
up against. These ordinary, educated, upright and moral christians,
nominally for the greater part, at least here in the USA, and arising
from many many splinter groups of all kinds. . including the so-called
mainline churches. .have all been very well educated on the finer points
of religious and biblical discriminatory attitudes. . .and a kind of
tolerance only for those who happen to agree with and believe as they do.
Just look at the variety of backgrounds among gay people here, who
contribute to this Blog.
And just like the rest of humanity we
gays too have our own brand of reactionary intolerance and
discriminatory practice not only toward "them outsiders" but also for
gays and lesbians who dare to be different from us who think of
ourselves as "mainliners" and authorities on being gay.
numbers who read this blog every day. . . .according to the stats
recorded. . .very few say anything or in any way reveal their presence
on the Dunes. But I know you are there. . and I wonder why you never
share your ideas and thoughts with the few of us who post. . . because
you must have ideas which differ or are the same as some others. . .it
can't be that every article or comment I post or others write in are so
irrelevant as not to warrant anything. . .any kind of agreement or
comment, or question or. . .. . whatever. . .
This is not my
campaign to foster numbers. Trust me. But I am always hoping to read
other and different ideas and stuff. The one thing I hope to gain from
this blog and my efforts is k-n-o-w-l-e-d-g-e...of you, from you. . .
"Reach out and touch someone. . "
Anyway, back to my beginning
comment to Gary. . .do you think we gays sometimes ourselves, without
intending it, really contribute to the continuing ignorance of the
general populace that we still need to have people like Zack and others
get up and TEACH them something. . .publicly question their mean
stupidity and fake-religious intolerance "in the name of God". Think of
the stuff that gets passed off as the "will of God" and are done and
supported in the name of God. . just think. .
I believe in God
and am a member of a pretty intolerant church --sorry, it is. But I also
picture in my heart an image of God whose reaction to all the mean
intolerance is a sad "Don't blame me. . t'was never any of My doing. . "
as God sadly washes his hands of all of our silly mean pettiness.
What does the so-called "gay community" do about it? Ignoring and avoiding them does not change a damned thing.
- - justin o'shea