This just came in: California voters approved Proposition 8, adding a provision in the state Constitution that "only marriage between a man & a woman is valid/recognized in California", citing uproar among the gay community. I, too, am disappointed to read of this after Obama's victory in the 2008 US Presidential Elections.
How shallow. Don't stuff religion into it, not everyone abides by the same religion & there are religions that accept homosexuality like Buddhism ("be a lamp unto yourself") & paganism (yes it's a religion). I'd like to include an interesting comment: "I myself will tend my sheep and have them lie down, declares the Sovereign Lord. I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy." - religion may hate gays, but God wouldn't.
I clearly oppose Prop 8 yet there is nothing I can do about it. I simply hope that with the new American era, people will learn to accept other individuals with different orientations; they are no different from you & me. We have no right to withdraw other people's entitlement to the same happiness that they deserve.
3 days ago