What made Christian Black Voters diss Gay Marriage Rights on November 4th?
The 19th Amendment to the Constitution was invented so that the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex...
this meant that a Man wouldn't be jailed if he spent Election day in a whorehouse and didn't bother to vote.
What this means is that the American Woman
finally won the right to vote when the 19th was ratified in..
wait for it..
Isn't that special.
Isn't that special.
50.8% of Americans are Female.
Fifty years earlier in 1870, Black MEN were gaurandamnteed the right to vote when the 15th Amenment was ratified. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. No reference to the majority of Americans who had ovaries.
Baby this is a Ma-a-an's World
Sure Black MEN could vote, but in many parts of the States they were prohibited from entering White Only restaurants or sharing public washrooms.
Isn't that special.
It wasn't until 196 f*cking 4, nearly a Century later, that LBJ passed the Civil Rights Act making it illegal to compel segregation of the races.
Incredible as it sounds, in the Prezimadenshul eelekshuns ov '68, five Sawthun' States voted FOR George WallASS's seg-e-gation fo' tha nation.
One of the luxuries of being an Agnostic is that I am exempt from basing my cosmology on any particular religious doctrines that need to be adhered to as the gospel truth. I get to be more pragmatic than dogmatic and don't have to worry about being shunned or burning in hell for eternity.
So basically issues about ethics & morality fall into the Biology and Social Studies category based on historical, scientific, and empirical data.
Now before anyone sends me the hate the sin not the sinner sermon puhleeze..
I served my sentence..
I spent a decade debating against the notion that being ghey is the direct result of demonic activity with many of my fellow Pentechostiles.
I finally strayed and left the fold.
Have you ever noticed that one does not often find Agnostics or Atheists carrying placards that read God Hates Fags...Flags maybe. The reasons for this should be self evident.
Think about it...where did people get the notion that sexual orientation was a decision? Tragically many received this message from fire n' brimstone, tongue talkin', preachers who look like game show hosts or perfectly positioned predatory pedophiles pontificating in purple robes..
which in turn exacerbates the ludicrous notion that all gay men are pedophiles.
Who told the parishioners that homosexuality was a choice that was driven by satanic demons instead of say, oh I don't know, how about genetic predisposition?
You only get one guess.
Incredible as it seems, apparently 5% of Earthlings, 330 Million, have decided to be Gay...which coinky-dinkly equals the population of the third largest country on Earth, the USA.
Now I found it interesting that more African Americans voted against gay marriage on the same day that a biracial man was elected President. One CNN commentator stated that this is reflective of the Black Community being very "religious" ...
for which I am eternally grateful because the simultaneous election of a Black President while rescinding marriage rights for homosexuals presents quite the paradox.
The separation of Church & State could not be fuzzier.
Racial discrimination is really bad in this politically corrected world, but Sexual Orientation discrimination is not as bad and as we go down that road we find that lesbians are cooler and not as bad as Gay men.
Examining the predicament of Middle America's favorite, daytime, Lesbian, TV hostess, Ellen DeGeneres..
who replaced Rosie O'Donell who was Middle America's last favorite, daytime, but only rumored to be Lesbian, TV hostess who was finally outted..
so much for making Tommy Cruise your beard.
Middle America really, really, loves Ellen (because she is AWESOME) but the 800 pound Gorilla in the studio audience remains her relationship with her adorable, petit, partner Portia de Rossi.. who prolly weighs 100 pounds soaking wet. Portia was funny as hell on Arrested Development .
Yikes this is a whole other post but let's agree that Middle America is slowly coming around..
and that Lesbians are easier to swallow than Gay Men...
if you know what I mean?
I don't understand why Gay people can't have the right to be as miserable as the 50% of heterosexuals whose 'til the death do us part marriage implodes in divorce? For those who do not prefer Homosexuality, couldn't the legal right to a messy, expensive, gut-wrenching, divorce be considered enough of a cruel and unusual punishment?
I presume that discrimination in the 21st Century is still viewed as sort of a cafeteria and you can pick and choose your whichever discrimination suits your situational ethics. I mean if an African American is a Christian that's one thing, but if he is Gay that is quite another matter.
I realise that Martin Luther King Jr, a Black Baptist Minister, would have been elated to witness Obama climb the mountain, but that he too would have empahtically voted against the right for a Gay Christian Black couple to be married.
Since Gays and Coloureds are not a separate sub-species of White People it would be safe to assume these are Human Rights issues.
I would venture to say that 99% of protestors against furthering the cause of Human Rights are motivated by religious beliefs who have been convinced that their faith trumps their political sensibilities because their exclusive doctrine is an absolute and eternal certainty, while their societal duties are only temporal and subject to situational ethics.
I had better wrap this up..switchin' to decaf..
of the +/-300 MILLION Earthlings who are US citizens:
50.8% are Female & 49.2% Male
77% of them are labelled as "White" People
and yes I know that adds up to 105.8?
Of those 300M Americans:
10.8% of the Protestants are Evangelical Baptist
7.5% are classified as "other" such as
Jews 1.5% and Muslims 0.9% and Rastafarian?
14% are in the purgatorial no-man's land of Non Religious or "whatEVER" since it seems that only 4% of Americans just come right out and confessed that they're Agnostic or worse yet, an Atheist!
To put things into perspective, 4.2% of Americans claim to be Gay.
So there are more Gay people than there are Jews and Muslims combined.
So let's take one last look at the slippery slope of deciding who can and cannot get married.
Let's say that only Heterosexuals could get married..wait they already did that..
OK then let's say that the majority of the population who just happen to be White Christian Protestant Heterosexuals voted that their group were the only ones allowed to enter into wedded bliss before half of them dissolve into a spiteful winner takes all, no-holds-barred, he-said/she-said, expensive legal battle, that ends in bankruptcy, and will scar them both for life.
No wait we'll go one better and imagine that the largest Protestant subgroup, the White Evangelical Baptists could get married!
if we separated the religious notion from the political process, like it is supposed to be, then being gay or naturally better at sports or good at math or even wearing white after Labour Day, is simply a matter of fact, and not something that a bunch of church ladies or virulent, anti-gay, crusading, hypocrites like Ted Haggard can vote on.
Here endeth today's very preachy sermon from the Book of FIRST THEY CAME