Don’t let them forget, don’t let them lie
To quote my brother:
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is going down. I’d like to express a big “fuck you” to all the bigots out there who can’t handle it, and a hearty “fuck yes” for the concept that “All men are created equal.”
My father and I just watched the senate successfully vote for cloture on the DADT measure, preventing John McCain and the Republicans from filibustering. Tomorrow they will vote a simple majority to repeal it, and that will be a slam dunk.
Gays will receive equal rights, it’s only a matter of time. Eventually the idea of gays being unable to marry will be just as synonymous with bigotry as the idea that blacks couldn’t marry whites or that women couldn’t vote. And when that time comes, Christians will lie. They will say that their religion was not the force demanding we legislate bigotry. They will even contrapose reality in spectacular fashion and say that religious people led the charge for equal rights. We’ve watched them do it with slavery, with equal rights for women, and a litany of other equal rights issues throughout the centuries. The unchanging moral standards of the church will once again change, and once again they will attempt to emancipate themselves from the historical record on the subject.
Don’t let them.