So I posted a journal about stereotypes, but I found something more important...
I was looking through Youtube and found this video (damnit I don't know how to imbed): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZm8D6FZgNM&safe_search=on
Anyway, watch it, it's amazing. But it made me really sad.
Cause it was about gay marriage, ya know, and generally on these things, when I look in the comments, there's almost unanimous support, and then stupid, useless philisophical debates with the bigots on the outside.
But maybe that's because most of the videos I watch are against gay. This one is for, so maybe the homophobes feel more of a need to look and comment.
But even though this was posted 2 and a half years ago, that's not really that long. I mean, everything goes at lightning speed now, but still, 2 and a half year is still not that much time.
Some comments I saw:
Olbermann is an idiot communist who just complains his whole show and keeps losing viewers because he makes up ****. Marriage is between one man and one woman, this country was founded as a Christian nation. Live with it
As as black person, it's really offensive when people use the plight of blacks in America to further their homosexual agenda. Being black is not the same as immoral perverted behavior.
I applaud those who supported prop 8 and made the statement that they will not respect and codify homosexual depravity into law. Marriage is a sacred vow and defined by God as one man and women becoming one flesh.
Homosexuals want to move from the dirty truck stops of America to a place of honour. NO WAY
You are about as lost as anyone could ever get concerning scripture. You don't have a clue as to what you're talking about.
Look, if your looking for justification for your debased lifestyle and filthy perversion, the Bible is the last place to look. God is the same yesterday today and forever. You may think you're advancing, but you're really headed downward
And so on for pages and pages, I could go on forever.
But it was especially this one that caught my attention:
And why do gays want so badly to be part of an institution they ultimately for which they have no reverence in the first place. The American people have spoken, just face it and move on.
And that's what I'm thinking about now. We can't just face it and move on, I've always known that gay marriage being illegal is an injustice, but it was Keith Olbermann that made me realize maybe how much. Just because I'm not that rabid about it, doesn't mean that it isn't destroying people, and not just the laws, but the people who make them, and especially the people who made these comments.
We can't allow them ground to say that we are inferior.
Or, this is what really steams me, I know that some people are stupid, some people do terrible things, but I do accept that most people have good intentions. Even someone like a suicide bomber is tragically mislead and with terrible morals, but they truly believe that what they are doing is really the right thing, and the thing that will cause the most good for the world, and their God.
But to trash on the intentions of people, their reasons, like Newt Gingrich did for the mosque by Ground Zero, really pisses me off. Most people aren't trying to do the wrong thing, some definitely are, but most are trying to do good things.
And that people are trashing on the morals of LGBT people, and recently, and seemingly in a majority in this video, saying that we are evil people trying to do evil things and destroy society, that that's what we're attempting to do, shows me that we have a lot more intolerance and ignorance than I thought, considering I live in a liberal part of a liberal state.
Now, because it's late at night, I don't know what I'm doing.
But I'm rethinking now what I said earlier, that weed legalization is more important than gay marriage as of now.
I'm not sure that it is anymore.
I'm not sure that it isn't, certainly, we have no money and are putting nonviolent people in prison, but still.
So, I'm just rethinking about that, this video just struck a chord with me.