Tuesday, December 15, 2009

DeMint: The Anti-Gay Republican

I don't know much about this Republican Senator Jim DeMint from North Carolina, but I do know that he would have a problem with about half of my friends.

(Click on photograph to be taken to Huffington Post story on DeMint)

This guy thinks that homosexuality is immoral and that having an openly gay president would be the worst thing that could ever happen to America. He believes that homosexuality is "immoral" and that "marriage is a religious institution" and "Governments should not be in the business of promoting a behavior that's proven to be destructive to our society."

A behavior? Religious Institution? Destructive? Could he be any more insulting? Most likely, but he seems to stand by his words with pride and no remorse for the human beings he just criticized. I have a few issues with his statements.

One: Homosexuality is not a behavior; it's a sexual orientation. It's not the way a person acts, it's the way a person feels about the opposite sex and in my book there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. This is the 21st century if you haven't noticed, DeMint. According to the U.S. census bureau, 1.5% of Americans have come out as homosexual and those are just the ones that have come out. In all reality, we all are a little gay. Even you.

Two: Your whole statement about "marriage being a religious institution" is bogus. Yes, a good deal of Americans still hold their weddings in a church and have a priest and so on and so forth, but another good deal of Americans don't believe in religion and would die before they got a priest to join two atheist hands in marriage. And, according to the U.S. census bureau,  in 2001, about 12% of Americans identified themselves as either atheist, agnostic, humanist, secular, or non-religious. And the homosexuals that do believe in God have already told themselves that he loves them no matter what. Therefore, marriage is far from being a religious institution. That's just what you think.

Three: What part of homosexuality is destructive? If you are talking about like raves and techno and drugs, everyone who does that is not gay. If you're young and stupid enough, you'll do it. If you are talking about two homosexuals adopting or having a child together, that's not a course of destruction either. As long as the parents can give the child the love and support they need to get through the trials and tribulations of life, by the time they get to the age where they can have their own opinions and see homosexuality as a way of life for some people, they will be just fine. And, if you mean destructive as in like...bombing people or causing mayhem or tearing people down for their sexual orientation, I think you may be more at fault for being destructive, Sir.

I'm sure there are more Republicans out there that believe in the same things you do, and that's why we don't have a Republican president. That's why gay marriage is allowed in five of the 50 states of the United States. That's why people like you are frowned upon for being closed-minded. And that's why people like you will never ever make it to the top. 

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