Thursday, July 6, 2017
Cormell Views on Homosexuality a Real Threat
He's said that marriage between same sex couples undermines marriage as one of the pillars of our society. I guess all the divorces people have and all the two week celebrity marriages don't undermine marriage, but two people expressing their love and commitment to one another somehow does?
And he's also said that homosexuality was viewed as a mental illness at some point, which is accurate, but a level of dumbfuckery that is beneath a city council representative.
And here's the scary thing. He's probably going to win unless something serious changes. During his previous bid for mayor he promised to repeal domestic partner benefits. He's very close to getting into office and there are no indications that he has changed his mind since he ran a few years ago.
So this is a real issue.
Its not something to brush off.
He is going to be in a position to push forward that ultra-conservative and hateful agenda. This isn't a manufactured red herring, this is an actual policy change Cormell has promised he would pursue and should be taken seriously.
Let me wrap this up with a personal note about this issue. As many of you know, I have a gay child. I resent the hell out of religious conservatives that attack the gay community. We must be reading out of a different book, because the Jesus I know doesn't preach hate. He word is love, not hate.
He preached about the importance of love, family, reconciliation, forgiveness, and being good to one another. He spoke about the evils of adultery and greed. But you know what He never said anything about?
Homosexuality. If it were something bad and some horrific "abomination" you'd think He would've taught about it right?
Be He taught a whole lot about love.
If you follow the religious premise that God doesn't make mistakes (which I do), then my child is not an abomination, she's God's child.
The most dangerous thing about bigotry is that much like the devil himself, it was learned how to hide. It has learned to wrap itself up in a nice suit and slick rhetoric.
Don't let the small-minded conservatives put this guy on council. Get out and vote, ride your skateboard to the polling place if you have to, this is a serious issue.
Posted by The Lion Star at 10:47 AM