I don't usually do 2 posts in 1 day because I don't have that much to say. Usually you get mindless dribble about Clayton, Chad, Jo, and me. It's interesting to us, and every now and again it's funny. However, I was reading a blog and ran across comments that President Obama had made yesterday in response LGBT Pride Month. I had to rant. My Type A, obsessive, strong willed personality requires it.
- Why is there even an need for LGBT(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transvestites) Pride Month. Is there a Heterosexual Monogamous Happily Married Month? Not that I know of, or have the opportunity to "march" in.
- "And though we've made progress, there are still fellow citizens, perhaps neighbors or even family members and loved ones, who still hold fast to worn arguments and old attitudes; who fail to see your families like their families; and who would deny you the rights that most Americans take for granted." President Obama's quote, obviously not mine. First of all, I don't take my rights as an American citizen for granted. I may not appreciate them as much now, as I will in the near future. Please let me know, how many main stream, tractor drivin', Bible totin', married to someone of the opposite sex, hard working, families want to sacrifice the things they work so hard for, and the things they work hard to protect, actually agree with this statement?
- "And I know that many in this room don't believe that progress has come fast enough, and I understand that. It's not for me to tell you to be patient, any more than it was for others to counsel patience to African Americans who were petitioning for equal rights a half century ago." Is there really a comparison between the two? Hello, you don't get to pick your skin color before you are born. You do get to choose your "orientation". Seriously, why would a black man even consider comparing the two? That seems disrespectful to people who worked so hard, and sacrificed their lives for equality. That's my opinion.
- "I've called on Congress to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act to help end discrimination -- (applause) -- to help end discrimination against same-sex couples in this country. Now, I want to add we have a duty to uphold existing law, but I believe we must do so in a way that does not exacerbate old divides. And fulfilling this duty in upholding the law in no way lessens my commitment to reversing this law. I've made that clear." The majority of states currently uphold DOMA, for now. If agreeing with DOMA is the current view of the majority of our states, does one not think that it is the current view of the majority of those states residents?
- "And finally, I want to say a word about "don't ask, don't tell." As I said before -- I'll say it again -- I believe "don't ask, don't tell" doesn't contribute to our national security. (Applause.) In fact, I believe preventing patriotic Americans from serving their country weakens our national security. (Applause.)" Don't ask, don't tell, was a mistake from the beginning. Allowing people to serve in our military, that undermine the core concepts we were built on is simply dangerous. If we were to allow the incredibly out spoken Gay rights community to openly serve in the military, would they bring those same outspoken ideals, philosophies, and ways of communication to a very strict code of conduct that has served us pretty well for centuries?
Just my opinion. I did not vote for President Obama, and will not vote for his re-election in 2012, unless he comes to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, therefore radically changing his views on almost everything. You can read the speech in its disgusting entirety on the White House's official website. Or just click below.