Proposition 8 (Obey the rules or stay out) Nov 9, 2008 8:06:32 GMT -5
Post by Tera253 on Nov 9, 2008 8:06:32 GMT -5
anyways, I personally think that trying to force people to "Accept" something they don't want to accept is just as bad as trying to get people to see something as "vile" and "2nd-class". either way, this will be a "war" that will always be fought, and lies will always be told on either side. I saw a commercial that rallied against Prop 8 that told lies about the Mormons (being Mormon, I know what they do and don't do). so in other words, it's not just the people FOR prop 8 that were making the lies, but the groups against it as well. it really DOES take two to tango.
personally though, I think that now that Prop 8 is over that America needs to scrap any further arguing about it for the time being and worry abnout more important things.
Gay marriage, is certainly not about acceptance. Someone being allowed to pursue happiness and there for individual rights is tolerance.
I personally feel gay marriage is something that we should be past by now. To me its just as important as any other law or problem. People need to grew up and deal with it. Its to me at least on the level any case of inequality and is not easily dismissed.
"tolerance" and "acceptance" are all but interchangable.
I can pretty much re-quote what I said using a different approach.
"I think making people tolerate something thy don't want to tolerate is just as bad as having people not tolerate something they want to tolerate"
at this point in America's history though, I think we need to shelve this crap for the time being and worry more about something that affects everyone... like, the economy? more time and money into fixing our economy and solving the issue with Iraq, and then we can worry about more petty issues like this IMHO.
(EDIT: and why am I always the one to slap a new page?)