It’s been a while since I Blog(ged) On Tuesday. It’s not that I don’t want to, it’s that I feel like I have nothing to say. Nothing that anyone wants to listen to, anyway.
I have plenty of opinions on the upcoming US presidential election. I lived there for 11 years and was fairly invested come election time every 4 years. It took me a little while to really understand who was who, what was what, which party believed in which things, but once I got it, I really felt quite strongly about it.
Which is why, when the polls show Romney and Ryan ahead of Obama, I just don’t understand. I don’t understand how people who lived through 8 years of Bush administration could think that Obama is the one ruining the country. I don’t understand how people who watch on in absolute terror and heartache, as innocent people are gunned down, could support a political ticket that is anti-gun-control. I don’t understand how people can be so compassionateless as to force a woman who was raped and as a result became pregnant, to carry and birth that child if she doesn’t want to. I don’t understand how people can be so intolerant, closed-minded and prejudice against allowing same-sex couples to marry or to adopt children. Most of all what I don’t understand, is how people can vote to have people with these beliefs hold the title and the power of President. These are people who don’t want the poor to get “hand outs”, they don’t want to be “socialists” but they are ok with being gun-wielding bigots who can tell women what they can and can not do with their bodies.
I wish that there truly was a “separation of church and state” as written in the constitution, but there is not. Politics and religion always seem to go hand in hand and religion often seems to dictate major political decisions. It’s wrong. Not everyone has the same religious convictions. Not everyone has the same political convictions, either and like I’ve said before, no one party can ever make every person happy.
But saying you can’t get married or can’t adopt a baby because you’re gay is like saying you can’t get married or adopt a baby because you have red hair. Because you are different to someone else should not mean you can’t have the same rights as the next person. There are some truly horrible heterosexuals out there, some I have only 2 degrees separation from, who have kids that the state has taken off them, yet they are now pregnant with another one. They’re drug-addicts, and it’s not bad enough that the universe thinks it’s ok for them to keep having children, but the government who already know they’re not fit to be parents, can’t or won’t do anything to stop it. But two loving, caring, upstanding citizens, because they happen to love someone of the same sex as them, can’t adopt these kids and give them a good home. Which home do you think they’d be better off in?
It really disappoints me when people use the Bible, God, Jesus, as an excuse to just be an asshole. It disappoints me that people pick and choose which parts of the bible they are going to preach/support/want enforced. Mostly it just disappoints me when humanity think things like Gay Marriage are the big issues worth fighting tooth and nail over. You know, not war, poverty, famine, world hunger, world peace. Yes, let’s choose our president by electing which one will forbid gays any simple human rights.