Sunday, March 8, 2009

The hate of conservative christianity

I usually do not talk about people who do not like me or hate me, because I believe as people we need first to forgive, and then to not let others feelings bother us.
I wrote the following letter to the editor of the Journal and the Alibi, because I am pissed.....that the religious right had their way and the domestic partner Bill was defeated in the NM Legislature this year. So this is my "up yours" message to all those who think same sex marriage would bring about the end of the world as we know it.

Letter to the Editor:

Let's be clear. Conservative Christians are mean and cruel and they hate gays, lesbians and transgenders. It is not enough for these people that we are all going to an eternal place where we will be tormented, burned and tortured for all time, but they want to be sure that our lives here on Earth are as miserable as they can make them.
By opposing the domestic partner Bill moving through this session of the NM Legislature, they are saying that they want to DENY same-sex couples the right to visit their partner in the hospital, and DENY them the right of medical decisions for their partner, or DENY them the right of inheritance. This is not only evidence of their meanness, but proof that they hate us.
The religious right keep saying that they LOVE gays, you know, just like they love murderers and rapists. But they have never sought to remove health care in the prisons or to deny prisoners family visits. No, they reserve a special brand of their hate for gays, lesbians and trans people.
They also keep saying, “we love the sinner, but hate the sin”. In other words, they are saying they have the divine talent to somehow separate the person from the actions that these persons do that they hate, like 2 guys kissing and drag shows, and transsexualism, and having sex in creative ways.
No, they do not love us at all, they really hate us. The world would be so much simpler if they would just admit that.

2 comments:

  1. I loved it. You have to call a spade a spade. Your letter is heart breaking because it is so true.
    I agree that we have to forgive and that we have to not let others feelings bother us but an earned "up yours" message and some truth talk is more than warranted. Fuck Yea Virginia.

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  2. Daddy, I love you. What a perfect way of expressing anger in a valid and rational manner. You are poignant and concise in your writings and this opinion is needed right now. I'm so sick of people placating the conservative christian agenda as being valid as "another point of view," when, in reality, it is a completely indoctrinated form of prejudiced hate. I hope they print it!

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