Thursday, November 6, 2008

A little hypocritical.

I am astonished at the lack of tolerance for our gay/lesbian community.

however, I understand that it's not the mainstream to allow them to marry and that states will deal with this as they choose.

I am of the opinion that church and state should be separate and therefore gay/lesbian couples should have all of the same rights as heterosexual couples - under the law.

But this Arkansas ballot sinks to a new low. It was proposed and passed that "unmarried" couples should not be allowed to adopt children. Moreover, this was proposed as a way to exclude gay couples from adopting children. BUT, it's always presented by the Right to Lifers that adoption be the option as opposed to abortion. If that's the case, how can they honestly say that the pool of adoptive parents be narrowed down. They are trying to get more woman to complete their pregnancies in order to give babies up for adoption... all that should matter is that they get a loving, caring environment where their needs are met.


cancer mommy said...

I agree with you 100% on this. On a good note, I was so happy to see Colorado's amendment to define a person go down in defeat. I'm fine with believing that in your faith/religion, but changing the law is overreaching I think.

monkey girl said...

As a former Californian, it saddens me greatly that Prop 8 passed. I sincerely don't understand that in 2008 people are still discriminating against gays. I expected more from California. As for Arkansas, I'm not surprised. As someone who was adopted at what was considered a late age (back in the 70's) nothing is sadder than a child waiting for someone to love them, waiting for a home. I'm so tired of hearing about people's religious affiliations...thanks to Bush the separation of church and state is blurry. I hope Obama reverses that asap.

monkey girl said...

Oh, and I wanted to add....

Looks like it was a busy day yesterday!! Lately, I've been noticing a lot of nasty comments being left on some of the liberal blogs I read. I don't get it. Why even bother? Herein, lies my question, why is it that the conservatives feel it necessary to 'stalk' these blogs and leave these nasty comments? I don't see the liberals stalking the conservative blogs and leaving little nasty comments. I enjoy a good debate now and then, but I never make it personal. Why do they think it's necessary to fight dirty? Do they think they are going to change people's minds? I don't get it.

Jen said...

Cancer mommy - Glad to meet you. Checked out your blog and added it to my reader. How is the healthcare in France?

Monkey girl - I don't understand it at all. Why are people bothered by homosexuals. It completely doesn't affect their lives one bit.
Yeah, I think I even posted in my first post that I am going to say how I feel and if you don't like it, don't read it. I'm not going to feel bad about being happy. Us "liberals", I think, are worried about offending others... but the other side is quick to bash what is said. It's sad.

Lynn said...

The intolerance is appalling. And the fact that so much money was dumped into this issue is just sad. That is money that could be used to do research on renewable energy or medical research. Crazy.

And given the state of marriage - in my state the divorce rate is 50% - I think that the best way to protect marriage is to ensure that people who marry can stay married! Why prohibit two folks who love and are committed to each from having the benefits of marriage. I truly don't get it.