It’s like we never left the Dark Ages . . . certainly the major religions have not.

I hate to judge whole religions by the few, but in this case, I must. Any religion that produces even one person like those hundred should immediately re-evaluate their tenets. In the meantime they should take a time-out until they can fix the problem. I know . . . it will never happen; the money is too good.

Raising My Rainbow

Dear unborn children of the 100 homophobes who tweeted that they would murder you if you are gay,*

I’m sorry.

I’m sorry that you got shitty parents.  Unfortunately it happens sometimes, though in a perfect world it wouldn’t.

I’m worried about you and so are a lot of other people.  While your future parents are thinking about killing you, we’re thinking about loving you.  Please always remember that.  You deserve to be loved, no matter what, no questions asked, unconditionally, whole-heartedly, not dependent on anything else.

I’m especially worried about the two to four percent of you who, statistically speaking, are homosexual.  I can’t sugarcoat it, you’re in for one hell of a ride.  Hold on tight and keep yourself safe.

Your parents are stupid enough to believe that sexuality is a choice and don’t know the difference between “your” and “you’re.”  Never let them help you with your homework.

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  1. ntexas99 says:

    I try not to let this kind of sh*t scare me to death, but it does.
    Then I remember to go vote, and speak up, and speak out.
    I find it so hard to live in this world sometimes.
    Really, I do.

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    • disperser says:

      I do find it soul-sapping (metaphorically speaking since, as many know, I am soulless).

      I was watching the History of the West last night, and one of the things it brought home is that we no longer have anywhere to “escape to”. Many settlers left the East and moved out West specifically to get away from other people.

      We no longer have that option . . . we can certainly move to remote areas, but we can’t escape other people and civilization, both of which seem to more and more embrace ignorance.

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      • ntexas99 says:

        I never thought I’d say this out loud, but living in Texas certainly hasn’t helped … there are more homophobes and otherwise backwards thinkers per square mile than some other places, and it always pains me on election nights to see my state turn the wrong color, but even so, I get out there and throw my vote into the wind, which sort of feels like p*ssing into the wind in some respects, but giving up isn’t going to change things, so I vote. And speak up.

        I do, on occasion, manage to sneak off to the hills of New Mexico (El Paso Gap) … I know a highway that leads to a small mountain range, and if you turn off at just the right place, within about two hours you can find yourself miles and miles from civilization. It’s been a couple years since I’ve seen those barren hills and gullies, but I go there, metaphorically, in my mind, when I can’t take another moment of people.

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    • Shannon says:

      It just means that we who DON’T hate must shine a little brighter to make up for all the others. Remember: there is no species born to hate (not even humans). It is only the human that is TAUGHT to hate (by adult humans who were also taught, and so forth). It’s a lot like annual weeds in the springtime. Better to put energy instead into the plants you want to grow — give them the soil they need, mulch heavily, water regularly — and those plants will make it next to impossible for the annual weeds to throw out their 10’s of thousands of seeds for the next season.

      Forget about putting energy into fear or disdain of haters and instead love the children. ALL of the children. Go out of your way, really. They are our species future. A future of haters does not look so good for the human.

      I promise to love without condition. That right there has got to undo at least 10 haters.

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  2. I couldn’t agree with you more. Thank you for reblogging this post. I’m completely outraged by the homophobic tweeters (the lack of humanity in this world is utterly astonishing), but I’m also happy to learn about Raising My Rainbow’s Blog.

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  3. Thanks for reblogging. I totally agree with you. I sometimes have a hard time expressing how I feel, but I have a difficult time tolerating religious fanatics and their agenda (does this make me intolerant). I was brought up to believe we are all equal, regardless of race, religion or sexual preference. But it seems we can’t get away from that ignorance.

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    • disperser says:

      Honest, I can somewhat understand the ignorance; most people get brainwashed with all sorts of ideas, and sometime they just don’t know any better, or don’t want to re-evaluate what their world-view.

      This goes well beyond ignorance, leaving it in the dust. That a religion, any religion, can nurture this kind of intense hatred to where someone would contemplate killing their own child (burning!) should be a wake-up call to its adherents, as in “Just what are we doing?”

      I don’t care the majority does not feel this way (that we know of), it makes a mockery of their claims with regards to morality, it belies their claims of love, caring for the poor, protecting the weak, etc. etc.

      However, it is consistent with both christian and islamic history, and the supposed written word of their respective idea of god.

      I am somewhat tolerant of personal belief in fairy tales, but the tacit consent and agreement by the followers empowers religious institutions to spread their hatred.

      Rather than blame the odd bad apple, believers should take a hard look at what they are supporting, have supported, and determine exactly where they turned their back on their innate humanity and compassion in favor of the implied approval of hatred and intolerance.

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      • I sure wish I could express myself the way you do. Bravo.

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        • disperser says:

          You need to stutter, so that you come to rely on the written word as a way to express your ideas.

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        • disperser says:

          Sorry, I had to leave the office, and that got cut short.

          It was meant as a joke, but there is a kernel of truth in it. I’ve always liked writing, in part because it’s easier for me to express myself.

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        • My hardest thing is I have all these things swirling around in my head and they make sense there. But when I try to put it on paper or express it verbally, it doesn’t come out the way it sound in my head. Maybe I should take a speech class or writing class. Maybe I just think it makes sense in my head.

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        • disperser says:

          I know what you mean, but the act of writing them down can also help clarify them.

          One thing I have always done, and still do, is to start writing without a specific plan in mind. Letting it flow out on its own, if you will.

          The comment above was like that; I knew the points I wanted to touch on, but it came out as written. I only edited some typos.

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  4. bluelyon says:

    As you know, I’m a regular reader of her blog, and this post just killed me. It really makes me wonder if we are all just doomed.

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    • disperser says:

      I don’t wonder much any more; I’m pretty sure. Not that humanity will cease to exist, but that we’ll not grow beyond our limiting hatred and intolerance without a major wake-up call.

      I don’t know what form it would have to take, but I suspect it would have to be pretty major, probably more than we’ve so far seen in the short history of our time on this planet. Either scenario is less than desirable.

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  5. Shannon says:

    Yes, Emilio. You are very courageous indeed given previous interaction with haters. Beautiful reblog.

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