Tweet Enough said. Does it get any more clear? Don’t we realize that people are each unique people and it’s the diversity in the world that makes life so worth living? Stop the ignorance. It doesn’t matter who you love or what you love as long AS you love. The Gay And Lesbian National Hotline [...]
I don’t know who you are, or why you are reading this page. I only know that for the moment, we have connected for a reason, and that is good. Because I want you to know someone cares about you. I can assume that you are here because you are troubled and considering ending your life as I have thought about doing on many occasion throughout my life. If it were possible, I would prefer to be there with you at this moment, to sit with you and talk, face to face and heart to heart. Look you in the eyes so that you could know that I have felt the pain you feel.
I believe it was Rodney King during the Los Angeles Riots in 1992 who first proclaimed “Can’t we all just get along?”. After hearing the Anti-Gay rants of an Arkansas School Board Official named “Clint McCance”, I wondered how much we, as a society have learned since 1992. I found myself so angry and so upset by the statements of Clint McCance, that I wanted to hate him myself. But I suddenly realized, that hate is NOT the answer to this problem.
Clint McCance is entitled to his opinion under the constitution of this great nation. However ignorant and uneducated of an opinion it may be. It’s easy to hate a group of people you don’t know. It’s easy to say things that hurt without fully understanding the ramifications that hate speech inflicts. However I think now he has a better idea.
McCance said he has received an outpouring of criticism over his comments, including “thousands of phone calls, hate mails, people threatening to kill my family and me.”
He said that he has sent his wife and two kids out of the state because of fears for their safety and that he is installing a security system at his home.
“I’m reaping what I’ve sown,” he said. “I’ve had a lot of hate speech thrown at me and my family on every level.” I personally feel very sorry for this man’s children,
they will grow up knowing what their father truly is and having to deal with the brunt of his hate for the rest of their lives.
Clearly Mr. McCance has some serious issues. The unfortunate thing is that he’s not alone.
There are many people in 2010 who feel the way that McCance does.
But does this make it right?
Tweet Being Gay or Lesbian isn’t easy. As David Letterman is fond of saying “I wouldn’t give this to a monkey on a rock!” And I certainly don’t think anyone would purposefully put themselves through such a hardship at such a young age if they truly had a choice at all. In fact, it’s a [...]