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proposition 8 only effects you if you are gay.

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Well I knew it was too good to be true, the idea that I would be able to get away from siding with one group of countrymen-woman or the other, Maybe tomorrow. See, as the election results roll in, Americans will not only be looking at new faces, but new ways of running our country.


I am speaking of bills that passed and didn't pass and the biggest pass on a bill has to do with a lifestyle that large groups of Americans don't agree on, Gay and lesbian, or more specifically, gay marriage. It comes from the loudest state in the union, California. Seems thousands (and still growing) protesters are parading and willing to fight this issue to the bitter end. Because that is what we do when we believe in something here in American. We have that right to speak it, dance it, draw it, as long as we don't hurt anybody doing it.


See, six months or so ago, California did what is now being referred to as a head fake for the folks with an alternative lifestyle--gay marriages in California. West Coast folks did not want to be shown up by Massachusetts as one of the only states that allows gay marriage, so they gave gay folks a taste of the life that us heterosexuals live--you know, true freedom. Well, here we are a few days after elections and 18,000 new gay-married couples run the risk of not really being married, and possibly having to give back all the wedding presents ta boot.


Now, I won't spend a lot of time talking about this because I don't know much about this subject. I only know what all other American know and that is that we have the freedom of choice, unless it goes against other Americans' freedoms. My knowledge on this subject is based on working in Musical theater for 25 years in California. Which allowed me to be able to point out protesters in the crowd on TV by first name. It is kinda a given that when you work in an industry that is right-brain creative you will have left-sided side people. Anyway, I say to you that in the 25 years I spent in theater I can safely say I don't have any out-of-work signs. I am not gay.


Some folks fear and try to fight "Church and state" for the same reason you all fight "State and mate, of the same sex" because it is what you wholeheatedly believe and the notion of anything different is not natural and not American. See, I know I am stepping into the fires of hell. And most folks of faith would say that just the mention of this subject means that I might just have lost my place in line . . . up there. But, it is pretty simple, the day our government tells us who we can love and be with for the rest of our life! It's the day we will narrow our choices of everything down to one choice your soda pop, you health care, your money, your cars, your freedom. Because even though some things in our country are black and white--don't kill folks, don't steal (that is not just a Bible thing)--our freedoms come in many shapes colors and sizes.


As much as it not my life style, I do understand love. And it is tough enough with any sex let alone to have the added stress of hiding it  from the world.


If we are truly God's children and God loves all, how does passing judgment and damning people we don't understand work with the first of this sentence?--we are truly God's children and God loves all. Remember, the Bible is a book that was written by guys who were not truly there with Jesus, only interpreted what he said. So I take the idea of the words and make basic assumptions; be good to others, don't steal, covet thy neighbor, you know,  because to deiny love and the freedom of folks (Americans) to consummate it, is a little like not allowing a person of another color a right to sit on the same bus as you.


I say to you all, FREEDOM is what this is truly about. Anything less than that is Communism, don't you think?  And as I always say, I am open for discussion and anyone who passes judgment on my comments here, without emailing me opposing thoughts would be guilty of not following the Scriptures.


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