A gay man's view of the world from small town Texas
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Monday, March 12, 2012
Not in My Name
As I wrote some time back, I no longer care to post many stories about the awful things that happen in the world. Too much bad news makes me numb and listless. But this horror in Afghanistan - done by a soldier wearing the uniform of my country - it so grieves my conscience and all my moral sense, and is so utterly repugnant to contemplate that I have to speak out and say the only thing I can:
I'm sorry. And I am so ashamed for my country.
That doesn't cover it or change it or make it any less terrible, I know. But I hope the Afghan people know that this inexcusable massacre is not something the American people ever willed or wanted, nor the vast majority of our soldiers.
I'm so sorry. I don't know what else to say. So very, very sorry.
May God give peace to the dead, comfort to the grieving, and have mercy on us all.
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Churches say that the expression of love in a heterosexual monogamous relationship includes the physical, the touching, embracing, kissing, the genital act - the totality of our love makes each of us grow to become increasingly godlike and compassionate. If this is so for the heterosexual, what earthly reason have we to say that it is not the case with the homosexual?
It is a perversion if you say to me that a person chooses to be homosexual. You must be crazy to choose a way of life that exposes you to a kind of hatred. It's like saying you choose to be black in a race-infected society.
If God, as they say, is homophobic, I wouldn't worship that God.
"I think that it is no secret that I am a fierce advocate for equality for gay and lesbian Americans. It is something that I have been consistent on, and I intend to continue to be consistent on during my presidency."--Barack Obama, 12/18/08