your god's law is not everyone's law
Let's see what the people of Louisiana have to say about that recent Supreme Court ruling:
Jessie Alexander of Jonesville: "Why would they do that?" she asked. "I don't think heterosexuals have oral or anal sex. Only homosexuals do it."..Alexander said no one should practice sodomy, regardless of sexual orientation..."It should be illegal for everybody...Basically, it's the homosexuals that do that, and that's why the law reads that way, but it should not be for anybody."
The Rev. Jake Palmer: "You can vote these laws into effect and you can say that it's all right, but the bottom line is God has never accepted homosexuality." Palmer advocated removing the judges who ruled in favor of removing the ban.[The Good Rev. might think about forcibly removing the person who decided to use this photo of him]
Milton Welch: "God's going to do something to this country. They better wake up."
Robert Britt: "It's time to pray, and I mean that with all my heart."
Sherman Wilson: "That type of activity is totally against the natural law of God. I feel that the participants and those judges are going to be held accountable."
Good old religion-based family values. The kind where they teach you how to be disgusted by someone who isn't like you. I wonder why some people care what others do in their own homes. Is it really going to effect your life if someone in your neighborhood is having consexual gay sex in their own bedroom? No, it's not.
What offends me is people who think that morality should be legislated. Morality is a vague notion; it's different to everyone. How can you legislate something that everyone defines differently?
If someone's lifestyle bothers you that much, shutter your door, sit yourself on the couch and don't go outside again, because you're only going to give yourself a stroke by getting all flustered about the people who aren't exactly like you.
Someone needs to alert these folks that not everyone follows the laws of their specific god, or any god at all for that matter.
Also, Jessie Alexander needs to get out more.
[via Jonno, who lives in LA., which he says isn't as bad as the above quoted neanderthals might lead you to believe]
Ed note: I don't mean to imply that everyone from the great state of Louisiana thinks like this. I really was just astounded at some of these views. And I couldn't read a quote like Jessie Alexander's and not blog about it, could I?