Tolerance

I have a two year old.  He is a gashes kid.  No matter how I try and explain that it is not nice to make load toots in public he doesn’t get it.  And so I have those embarrassing moments with my kid.  He now quietly says “excuse me” when a fluff escapes.  I don’t care how cute his excuse me is, it is still embarrassing.  I don’t think it should be socially acceptable to fart wherever you feel so inclined.  But we live in a country where we are expected to be tolerance of everyone’s choices.  Granted at two it could be argued that he doesn’t understand his choice.

Wither homosexuality is caused by nurture or nature or a combo of both is not really part of why we should vote for Prop 8.  What makes someone homosexual is a total different discussion.  But the choice to act out on that drive is just that, a choice.  Unlike my two year old those who are choosing to sleep-with, live-with, marry…people of the same-sex are aware they are making that choice.  Because of our society we are encouraged to embrace homosexual actions with open arms.  But that still doesn’t make it right.

A title is gained from allowing same sex couples to marry.  The consequences to society are much boarded then that.

As a side note, I find it ever so ironic that the war cry for those against prop 8 is love, tolerance and acceptance.  But not all are living what they preach.  There are many incidents of vandalism, theft and even violets against supporting prop 8.  It drives me crazy to see damaged or graffiti signs (regardless of what the issue or side is).  We live in a country where there is freedom of speech.  Let people speak without destroying their statement.


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6 Comments

  1. Katie said

    You are right. We do need to be more mindful of people’s opinions and be okay with clashes in opinion. Freedom of speech is a very important and mature part of the voting process………unfortunately there are many who are acting like a 3 year old with no conscience.

    Yes on 8!

  2. Abby said

    Thank you for your great post! If you know to stop at a red light, you’d agree it’s unreasonable to say to your child would you like an apple or an apple when you’re holding up 1 apple and 1 banana!!

    For a changing society, we need NEW TERMS to describe the types of relationships people have the free choice to form – not new laws that will put us all in speech & religious bondage.

    Vote not with emotion but with reason; get the facts: http://www.ifprop8fails.org, http://www.protectmarriage.com, and http://www.preservingmarriage.org. Let’s you , me, and our same-sex friends unite to vote Yes! on Prop. 8.
    http://abbyearth.wordpress.com

  3. Heather said

    Thank you so much for your analogy. It is very true that to practice homosexuality is a choice. All humans have urges and desires for many things. It is how we handle those desires that defines our character.

    This isn’t an issue against same sex couples, this is about defending our freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Thank you for your support.

    VOTE YES ON PROP 8!

    http://makemyvotecount.blogspot.com

  4. busywithconviction said

    The following post goes along with what I am trying to get at here. Check it out. http://beetlebabee.wordpress.com/2008/10/22/its-not-about-inclusion/

  5. keltic said

    Being gay is like a gaseous (note the spelling) baby? Come on, you’ve got to do better than that!

  6. busywithconviction said

    I thought it was a fairly humorous comparison.

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