Gonna cover a bit of ground tonight with a post from ‘FSTDT’ a place where people take posts made on various right wing forums and repost them on their site so people can discuss how incredibly BAT SHIT these people are. These are your typical bible thumping, white bread, JAY-SUS SAVES! kinda folks, very ignorant, pants wetting terrified of anything different than them, especially if its: people w/brown skin, them towel heads*, or THE GAYS!!! Frankly, when it comes down to it, if you asked me if I was afraid of ‘the terrorists’ I’d say ‘no, in all honesty I am FAR more afraid of the home grown nut jobs to worry about foreign ones blowing each other up’* I’m honestly more afraid of being gay bashed by some jerk who is stuck in the closet than I am, or ever WILL be of being blown up by ‘the evil terrorists’, but perhaps that is just me. But I’m getting off track.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with ‘Fundies Say The Darndest Things’, post such as the following are VERY common fodder for the site:
User- TCH from ‘Free Republican’:
1.) Every Catholic in New York needs to petition their Bishop — and the Pope — to have excommunicated any Catholic who voted to instate this abomination. In particular, you MUST target Governor Cuomo.
2.) Every American, not presently a resident in one of the states that has imposed this absurdity, must contact your state representatives to enact legislation that outlaws this practice, and ALSO refuses to recognize any of these “unions” authorized by other states.
3.) Be prepared to use armed force, if necessary, to prevent this from coming to your state.
4.) The reprobate homosexuals have declared war on civilization … we must respond in kind. Stop them, by any means available, before they exterminate civilization.
This is a life and death struggle. Act accordingly.
This TCH person is not just misinformed about their ‘gods law’ having any bearing on what society does, but they are also a complete whacko for a variety of other reasons. Like the bit about ‘the gays’ declaring war on civilization… Did someone forget to CC me a memo? Because I don’t remember being brought up to speed on this alleged ‘civil war’ we have declared on civilization. Nor was I aware that the legalization of same sex marriage was on par with a ‘life and death struggle’, just a little hyperbolic don’t you think TCH? I can NOT conceive of HOW people like this perceive us to be such a MASSIVE threat. I do NOT understand, in what way does our desire to be treated equally under the law** in any way threaten their well being, their PERSONAL morality, or their lives in any way. Don’t even get me started on the endless barrage of religious based arguments these people use to defend their outdated and heinously bigoted schools of thought, mindsets that do nothing but propagate fear, hatred and paranoia, it must be a very sad way to live.
What else did TCH have to say…oh yes, that the states who have passed such legislation have ‘imposed’ something upon you. IN WHAT WAY? did the state of New York tell you, ‘hey same sex marriage is now legal, so GUESS WHAT?? you HAVE to go out and get a husband too’ ??? NO!!! I don’t get the idea that legalizing something automatically means an imposition on YOUR LIFE…because it doesn’t. Example, I am 26 years old, I am LEGALLY of age to drink, smoke cigarettes, gamble and frequent strip clubs and bars. I, however, choose not to do any of the above…not out of religious obligation or prudishness, but simply out of conscientious, personal CHOICE. The law exists to regulate and protect (granted it doesn’t always do the best job, but that is subject for ANOTHER rant at another time), we passed laws saying that NO you can’t kill a black guy just because he wants to marry a white woman (and vice versa), our fight for the civil right to marriage, equally protected under the law, w/the same protections (hospital visits, wills, prenups etc. legally binding) is the same fight that was faced by interracial couples back then. You can say its not, but it is, its the same issue, and its the same fight. and our RIGHT to marry is NOT AN IMPOSITION on you! Not unless you’re a serious closet case who’s real fear is ‘oh no, the social stigma is diminishing, but if it continues to that I may actually ALLOW myself to go an enjoy what I desire…THE HORROR!!!!’
One last thing I gotta bring up, mostly because I LOVE the satirical mock up someone did of it, is the fact that you know this dip, is the sort of person who TRULY BELIEVES in the super secret ‘HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA‘ they are particularly steady in their belief that items taking place on the schedule between 3:30 and 4:10pm:
3:33 p.m. Assume complete control of the U.S., state, and local governments (in addition to other nations’ governments); destroy all healthy Christian marriages; recruit all children grades Kindergarten through 12 into your amoral, filthy lifestyle; secure complete control of the media, starting with sitcoms; molest innocent children; give AIDS to as many people as you can; host a pornographic “art” exhibit at your local art museum; and turn people away from Jesus, causing them to burn forever in Hell.
4:10 p.m. Time permitting, bring about the general decline of Western Civilization and look like you are having way too much fun doing it.
4:30 p.m. Take a disco-nap to prevent facial wrinkles from the stress of world conquest and being so terribly witty.
That concludes tonight’s VITAMIN GAY…sorry things have been so sporadic lately, life is HECTIC to say the least, just know I appreciate you all (whoever happens to read, I appreciate that you’re out there & reading) and I am TRYING my best to do this every day…of late I hadn’t written because it just felt like writing the same rant over & over (or rather the same rant i talk & bitch about every day) needed a break. there’s just SO MUCH to bitch about of late, w/the massive antigay backlash we’re suffering nationally and even globally (though I gotta say Europe seems to be doing pretty well with things, someone form Europe wanna back me up? I don’t live there so I can only base this on observation). LOVE! and remember GAY PRIDE!
*NOTE- this DOES NOT imply that all people in the middle east or members of Islam are terrorists, I am voicing the stated view of the people I am mocking, and pointing out just HOW absurd it is when frankly you are more likely to get mugged, hit by a car, or EVEN struck by lightning than you are to be involved in a ‘terrorist’ incident.
**the CONSTITUTIONAL LAW NOT ‘GODS LAW’, the constitution in NO WAY ever mentions GOD, I’ve read it, studied it, even took a course on constitutional theory…a ‘creator’ is mentioned in the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, but what people like this FAIL to realize is that the declaration of independence was NOT and IS NOT part of the constitution, nor the law, but was in fact a ‘dear John’ letter to the king.
If you’d like to read the constitution you can see it in its entirety HERE!