Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Let Freedom "Ring"

I was scrolling through all of my favorite blogs the other day and came across THIS POST from The Queen of Shake Shake. After reading her post and following the links therein, I have decided to participate in The Middle Finger Revolution. Yes, laugh, but it really is no laughing matter. I grew up in a time and a place where homosexuality was not really a major issue. Yes, there was prejudice but it was not "in your face" as much as some places. I grew up with parents that were open minded enough to say "live and let live". I grew up with friends and relatives in long term homosexual relationships and it was not a big ussue for me. It was just the way they were.

I cannot even imagine waking up one morning, like so many couples in California did last week, to find that my spouse was no longer my spouse. To find out that my relationship is no longer valid in the eyes of my neighbors and my relatives and my country.

I could rant and rave about this issue for hours. But nothing I say will change anyone else's mind. People with the prejudice that allowed Prop 8 to pass in California will never be swayed by my words. But, maybe if enough people show their disgust about this situation, it will wake somebody up. If not, at least I have shown them how I feel......


We welcome supporters of gay rights to snap your own photo showing your wedding ring on your middle finger. Spread the word that this fight isn’t over. Whether you’re gay, straight, bi, white, blue or tan — show your support by letting freedom ring on your blog! Please forward this page to any friends and family who may find it of interest.
If you want to join in, go HERE to add yourself to log it in and show the world how you feel.

4 comments:

Nana The Nana said...

I am very proud of the free thinking children I raised. I do feel that way but I have a problem with the "marriage" part of it. I do think gay couples should have all the rights of "married" couples. They dedicate their lives to each other just the same as the "married" ones. However, being married for 45 years, right or wrong, does mean something special to me. I wish a happy medium could be reached and just stop all this "stuff". Aa couple is a couple, people love each other and should have the same treatment and rights. I just have a problem with them calling it marriage. Call me old fashioned I guess. But open minded..

Bina said...

WHAT??? I didn't know it would void the marriages that already took place! My God that really pissed me off. The government just .... freaking .... I just can't imagine that they are taking the bible OUT of everything and then dare try to say who could marry who! GOD!!!!

Asthmagirl said...

I can't imagine legislating hate and bigotry but that is exactly what voters in California did last week. How sad that in this day and age of enlightenment, we still feel okay about enabling discrimination. What in the world are we teaching our children?

Wildwood Mama said...

I love how everyone is fighting back against this Prop 8 crap!