Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Everyday Should Be Spirit Day

On Wednesday, October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in memory of the recent gay suicides. Many of them suffered from homophobic abuse in their schools or in their homes. We want to take a stand to say that we will not tolerate this. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that's exactly what we'd like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality.

It saddens me that in 2010 we as human beings are still discriminating against other human beings. It also saddens me that so many children are being bullied or are the bullies. Please make sure you're speaking with your children about the importance of treating everyone the way they would like to be treated. Also, make sure if your children are being bullied they know they have someone to talk to.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Am I a Bigot?

Definition of bigot: somebody with strong opinions, especially on politics, religion, or ethnicity, who refuses to accept different views

I've never thought of myself as a bigot. Maybe it's because I don't have much of an opinion on politics or religion. I think that's attributed to not being educated enough on either topic. I support gay marriage and abortions I'm kind of in the middle. My point being is that I'm very open to all of these topics, but recently have found myself having a strong opinion on something - Polygamy.

Polygamy is a form of marriage in which a person has more than one spouse at the same time, as opposed to monogamy in which a person has only one spouse at a time.

If you haven't seen it yet, there is a new show on TLC called "Sister Wives." There are four wives and one husband. Three of the wives and the husband have been together for 16 years and just recently courted another wife who brought three of her own children from a previous marriage. Between all of them, there are 16 children. I am just absolutely applaud by this life style. According to the family, the husband spends his time equally between his four wives. Talk about having your cake and eating it too. I'm sorry, but I want my husband in MY bed every night. Not rotating between me and three other woman. The one wife only has one child. Is it the wife who decides how many children she'll have with this man? The other wives have several children, and he plans to have kids with the new wife. He is, however, only legally married to the first wife. The other wives just go through a spiritual ceremony. Each wife and her children have their own living space (kind of like an apartment) in the home. I believe you can love more than one person at a time, but I believe you can only be in love with one person. I don't agree that he's married to four woman and says he loves them all. I also find it disgusting that each of them are OK with him having sex with more than one person.

I know how frustrated I get with close-minded people when it comes to gay relationships, politics, religion, etc., and I feel like I'm one of those people who have a strong opinion about polygamy, and don't see how anyone could ever change my mind. I find it unethical and completely unrealistic.