For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a supporter of gay rights. I’ve voted, marched, donated, volunteered, and tried to reason with those who I felt were honestly misguided.
It is with a heavy heart that I sit here now and realize that I was wrong. Not just wrong, but in many ways, I feel that I was a tool. Used by the “LGBT Community”, and then cast aside once the outcasts became fashionable.
Although it may seem sudden, the awakening has really been a long time in the making. The Space Needle flag controversy, the death threats for questioning what speedo-clad men have to do with gay pride … the bigotry, hate, and bullying I’ve seen spewed forth by “the community” has vastly exceeded that which I’ve seen from the opposition lately.
Finally, last night, while reading the Stranger, the realization came down on me like a ton of bricks. I finally realized that the gay marriage bill had nothing to do with fairness. Nothing to do with love. Nothing to do with civil rights. I realized that I had, in essense, been had. I’d been took. Lied to. Run amok. Led astray. Hoodwinked. Bamboozled.
I direct you to this article, which was the turning point for yours truly. It was to be, the final straw:
Basically, an anonymous Capitol Hill tenant has accused a non-anonymous Capitol Hill landlord of belonging to a “hate group”. A pretty serious charge. A pretty cowardly charge, given that the accuser doesn’t even want to be identified.
Since the anonymous tenant happens to be gay, both the Stranger and the LGBT “community” has taken the side of the tenant, parroting the “hate group member” mantra, and even going so far as to claim that Capitol Hill is “their” neighborhood.
When I read that line, I had flashbacks to films of 1960′s Atlanta where the Klan claimed “their state” as a nigger-free zone. In 2012, like the Klan, the LGBT “community” now lays claim to the entirety of Capitol Hill as an area completely bereft of true tolerance. No opposing viewpoints allowed without ostracization.
Well, that’s all I can stands, I can’t stands no more.
Folks, I’m sick and tired of fake-tolerant people calling all who oppose them “hate groups”. I’m sick of these privileged cowards turning into bullies as soon as they get the slightest taste of political clout … as soon as they outnumber their opponents.
The Washington State LGBT Community. I have never in my life seen such a vile, disgusting, bigoted, cowardly, intolerant group of people in all of my years on this earth.
They’re bullies, and they’re cowards. They’re just as bad as those they claim to have been oppressed by. Actually, worse.
Because the pampered people of Capitol Hill should know better.
The Seattle LGBT Community claims to know oppression. They claim to know ostracization. They claim to be sensitive to the needs of the human psyche. They preach tolerance, and they promote diversity.
Yes, as soon as they encounter someone, anyone, with a different opinion than their own … they show themselves to be the same small-minded bigots from whom they’ve ostensibly escaped.
Worse still is the fact that the Seattle LGBT Community, on average, is far more affluent, and better educated than their queer-hating counterparts. Yet, all of that money, all of that knowledge, all of that education is squandered as the LGBT Community trots out the same fear-mongering campaigns that we’ve come to expect from places like the Westboro Baptist Church.
The redneck trailer-dwellers were kept sheltered. They were raised that way. LGBT Community, what’s your excuse?
For the sake of curiosity, I surfed over to the “Preserve Marriage Washington” website, just to see how big of a “hate” group they really were.
While there, I came upon this painfully sad, yet 100% true paragraph:
“Those who do not agree with this new definition of marriage as a genderless institution existing for the benefit of adults will be treated under the law just like racists and bigots, and will be punished for their beliefs.”
Sound familiar? Boy, did they nail that one or what? It sounds a lot like the reason I marched for gay rights in the 90′s and 00′s. It sounds like the reason I’ll never march for them again.
Not that they need it anymore. Now that the LGBT Community has gone mainstream, they’ve made it crystal clear that they don’t need people like me anymore. They’ve got celebrities on their side now. They’ve got politicians. They have TV shows and public service announements. They don’t need my stinking support. Now that the brass ring is in sight, the herd cares not who they trample upon to grab it. You know, for “love”.
Alas, I didn’t even get so much as a “thanks for your service”. Not even a “smell you later”.
Now that I’ve seen the movement for the intolerant machine that it’s become, no doubt, I’ll be called a hate-monger too.
Well, so be it. I’ll never embrace intolerance simply to be called tolerant. I’ve historically voted for the civil rights proponents. Those who promote equality. The good guys. The unconnected. The oppressed. The underdog. Those under unfair attack.
In 2012 Washington State, one thing is becoming more and more abundantly clear.
The LGBT Community is none of the above.