Haha oops, sorry I stole your post :-/
(but I embedded ^^ )
Megan: "Cheers are supposed to be simple, make people feel good."
Graham: "Cheers make girls do stupid cartwheels. Orgasms make people feel good."
-But I'm a Cheerleader
No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless; there is too much work to do.--Dorothy Day
You know, I once brought up a similar argument used in the video (that the Bible also calls harmless activities such as eating shellfish, shaving, wearing synthetic fibers, etc. an abomination) with a hardcore conservative Christian, and his response was that at least he recognized those things as sins, whereas GLBT people don't view homosexuality/transgenderism as a sin at all. I asked him if he honestly prayed for forgiveness after doing things such as shaving or wearing polyester coats, and he said yes. It pissed me off SO much because he was such a horrible liar, and I'm pretty sure lying is a big sin as well.
As for the passage of prop 8, we can at least look on the bright side and see that it has really given the GLBT community a swift kick in the rear end. Ever since the AIDS crisis, we simply haven't been standing up for ourselves--we've just been trying to integrate and become invisible instead. Prop 8 told us the battle isn't over, and we need to continue to make our voices heard. The recent protests around the country have given me so much hope...for the first time in my life I'm excited for the future of GLBT-Americans.
"But don't be afraid to be a fool. Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. Young people who pretend to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynics. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it."
I hope that will be the result! We'll see how it goes from here.
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