From a comment I made on Brotha Asa’s provocative AfroSpear post: “Is Gay The New Black?!”
Asa, why you always stirring up trouble? LOL!!
Seriously: why can’t we have equality? If the state sanctions marriage and you are a citizen of the state/nation, then the laws should provide equal rights to ALL citizens of that nation – slam fucking dunk!
My religious tenets or lack thereof should not be the basis of determining what other people with other tenets, practices, beliefs, inclinations or orientations get to do. The only foundation that the secular state should provide is a level playing field. If the government sanctions marriage, then marriage should be for ALL CONSENTING ADULTS. And if you want to marry your sister, I don’t give a fuck! (One of the most asinine arguments against gay marriage I’ve heard)
My quibbles or comfort, or somebody else’s phony religious doctrine should not enter into it. That shit is between you and your God and me and my therapist. AND, people’s rights should not be auctioned off or voted on by the ignorant majority; that is a recipe for prejudice, blindness and rank stupidity to reign free.
Nobody who has responded here needs to love or like gay people, gay sex or gay marriage in order for justice, in order for law to dictate that marriage cannot be Jim Crowed. Muthafuckas don’t like your black ass and you didn’t like it when they legislated against you; how the fuck can your pretzel logic fail to note the same thing here?!
And I’m sorry for those kneegroes who don’t like Civil Rights metaphors being drawn between gay and black rights. The right Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, the brother in that portrait hanging over your stove, said it himself: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” How the fuck are black folk – of all people – gonna say “you can’t use my experience in the same sentence with gay rights”?! Back in the day, we were likening our experience to Moses and the Israelites – weren’t we, talkin’ ’bout being the lost sheep and how a chariot was coming for to carry us home.
How could we compare our experience in America to those stories detailed in the Bible?! How dare WE?! HOW? Because, when you are under the gun and need some inspiration, need some help, you look for similar experiences and similar struggles that will provide more ammo to your cause.
I’m tired of our bullshit hypocrisy. I’m really tired of our “my shit don’t stink” mentality that many of us bring to this debate. I’m tired of us acting like niggas aren’t gay as hell ourselves.
Don’t get me wrong: Asa is on point when he points out that we SHOULD be wary of white folks – gay, straight or pin striped. But we need to grow the fuck up. We have to have more maturity, more discernment, put some of that personal voodoo aside and recognize that we don’t live in a jive ass theocracy…yet, though we know that “they” use religion to do exactly what’s being exhibited here – blind people to their commonalities in order to keep them divided. And controlled
To quote ‘Zel: “the games chess NOT checkers” muthafuckas. Stop allowing your asses to get checkmated by your own dated, archaic, ill considered, myopic, dumb ass moves.