I really wish people would realize how bad words and actions can hurt. I understand that everyone is entitled to their own opinion but when your opinion leads to hate or a hate crime, it becomes a problem. "Can't we all just get along?", People have been asking this question for centuries and we still haven't gotten it right.
We've come a long with race battles and i can say that things have drastically changed for the better. Although racism and prejudice still exists today, it isn't as bad as it was.
Now a days, societies biggest "difference" issue is gay rights.
For as long as i can remember ive always been a supporter of equal rights for everyone. No matter your race, religion, ethnic background, sexuality everyone deserves to be treated equally. But unfortunately, their are hateful people out there who think other wise. Some people have become accustomed to the gay lifestyle but when it comes to marriage people act like its the end of the world. What i never understood is why would they care?? WHY?
I was watching an episode of Kathy Griffin's Life on the D List and on this episode she was campaigning gay rights in CA. She attended a protest for Prop 8. For those of you who dont know, Prop 8 is a stupid law that was passed in CA (california of all places) which stated that same sex marriage will not be legal or recognized in the state. Smh...
Also during that episode, she went door to door asking people whethere they voted "yes" or "no" for Prop 8. For those who answered "yes", she then asked them the simple question "If gay marriage was legal, would that actually affect you in any way?" All of them said NO!
This is what really gets me angry. Gay marriage wont affect your life in any way, so why does it matter if they do it!
Everyone deserves a chance at happiness. Everyone deserves a chance to be with the one they love. When will the world realize that...
Also on that episode, Kathy informed me about an incident that i had never heard of; the case of Matthew Shepard. Matthew Shepard was a gay Wyoming college student who was tied to a fence post and beaten to DEATH! ALL BECAUSE HE WAS GAY! i immediately googled him and watched the movie. I cried and cried. It was really sad. And the worse part about it is, things like this happen every day.
This world needs a major awakening...fast.
im gonna stop now, because i could go on for days about this....