Saturday, May 14, 2011

GOP: bash gays, forget economy | New, Next, Now! | IrishCentral

GOP: bash gays, forget economy | New, Next, Now! | IrishCentral


William said...

I used to fight your efforts John. But then, as I realized we are losing every battle and that our base is diminishing, I began to ask questions. I read your posts. And I was conquered by the logic. Now, everywhere there is evidence that the gay lesbian movement is unstoppable. It cannot be defeated. In fact, as this post explains, Catholic opposition is succumbing to an irresistible force in history:

Additionally, once-respected conservatives are succumbing one by one to the very thing they condemned:

I cannot fight it anymore. The Age of Aquarius is overcoming the Age of Pisces. A new age is rising. And we are powerless to stop it.

Resistance is obviously futile. The tide of history is turning.

I confess my past homophobia and I freely admit that I have been converted when I sought to convert.

John Hosty-Grinnell said...

I do not see you in the same light as you see me. In my eyes we are not enemies engaged in combat; we are family that differs in opinion on certain matters.

I don't wish to disrespect you or your opinions, I just want to be allowed to voice my own and have the freedom to live by my own beliefs instead of being made to follow what I don't feel in my heart.

Life is short, if someone finds love I say let them enjoy it while they can. There are a lot of people out there living lives that I think are morally wrong, I'm entitled to my opinions, but at the end of the day my opinions shouldn't stand in the way of those people to practice what they will.

The defining line has always been that our rights end where another person's rights begin. If I were to ask for you to be controlled by laws and the government I should have provable reasons that are measurable and verifiable.

All too often the conservative right has fallen back on a might makes right argument of let the people vote. While it sounds nice it was only a matter of time before calmer heads prevailed and someone asked "Why are we doing this?"

This change is good. We will go back to the days where we celebrated liberty for its own sake and we didn't have to agree with it to defend it.

Voltaire put it best:

"I disagree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

He wasn't talking just about speech, he was talking about freedom in its very essence. That is what made America strong and that is where we need to get back to.