Well, I am not sure that this really is the right title for this post, but it is the title that came to mind. If you don’t know what it means, well, you should just brush up on your musical theatre.
So, you may have seen this image floating around the tubes, especially on Facebook. I first saw it when it was shared by George Takei. I have also heard that there is a version where Jesus’ second line is “Did I fucking stutter” but that is really neither here nor there.
In any case, the image sparked quite a long comment thread on Facebook, and it really amazes me how defensive people get. I shouldn’t be so surprised I suppose, given where I live, but it annoys me to no end. The worst bit is that everyone gets totally defensive for their side and in the process misinterprets things that others have said.
I just want to know how long it is going to take this country to solve this latest bit of equality issues. We are a country founded on facing equality, from women’s rights to racism, now to sexual orientation. How many times to we have to re-invent the wheel on this one? We have proved that people are people and we have made it into law, why do we have to do it again.
I have said many times, at least in the USA we have freedom of religion, but we also have a separation of church and state. You are free to believe whatever you want in your home and in your place of worship, but out in the real world you have no right to impose your beliefes on me or anyone else. It also means that religious beliefs should not affect government policy. Therefore, since in this country marriage is goverend by the state, not by religion, there should be no question as to people who are not heterosexual being married.
That is all, putting my soapbox away for a bit.