Daily Archives: 10/11/2011
That’s what today is and since I’m not really interested in typing up my whole coming out story again (I think I’ve written that post several times already, in different forms) I’ll just post links to a few articles that I’ve written that I feel should be read by gay people every where. One is about coming out to my parents and the rest are about gay people and their involvement in politics. So of it is flattering, some of it is not. *shrug*
On New Year’s Eve I finally decided that enough was enough, I was going to start this year with a clean slate and as a part of that, I came out to my parents. There were several reactions I could have gotten…most of them were not so good when I imagined them. I psyched myself out for the absolute worst reaction possible; among the things involved where yelling, thrown objects and being disowned.
I don’t know why I do this, but I can’t seem to stop myself.
I have a bone to pick with the liberal gay community.
This sort of breaks my brain to even think about, but, apparently, there are actually gay people who PREFER to be a marginalized part of society. I can’t even pretend to understand their view point, though I’ve been trying valiantly for the last few hours.
I made a comment on my Tumblr account the other day to a friend who had just seen the new X-Men: First Class movie. I told her that the whole X-Men story line was a very poorly concealed “It’s okay to be gay” message. I was later corrected by a friend that told me that, at the time of it’s creation, X-Men was more about racism…which I can believe. However, if you watch the films made in the last 11 years, X-Men, X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, (though not Origins as far as I could tell) you will see that the metaphor has already been easily adapted to fit the plight of the modern homosexual.
Pride, one of the Seven Deadly Sins…if you believe in that sort of thing, which I don’t.
I don’t see anything wrong with having pride in yourself and your accomplishments. I have pride whenever I finish writing a particular good piece of fiction or a blog post that has just the right ratio of snark to facts. I have pride that I got into the school of Journalism, that I’m finally able to go back to college. I still have pride that I got into a prestigious school, based on my writing portfolio, even though I never attended classes at that university.
I take pride in things that I accomplish on my own, things that I’ve worked hard at.
Unfortunately I don’t understand the usage of the word pride that gets tossed around. Like Gay Pride, or Women’s Pride (Yes, these events do exist.)
While I don’t think it’s my job to dictate other people’s moral principle’s or the moral principles of their religion I do think that any person who is going to spout off about what their religion says about any particular social or moral practice needs to be well informed and hear about the issue from scholars on all sides of the topic, not just their side, before making any conclusions on what and who their god hates.
(There are several posts linked at the end of this one that go to posts I’ve made about the verses discussed in this documentary)
Here’s hoping you find these interesting.