For some reason the rest of this entry doesn't want to copy into this. Could be because I wrote this on my lunch hour yesterday and e-mailed it to myself. We just got upgraded to Office 2007 and my system at home may not like the "taste" of it. I am so not impressed with the upgrades. I'm sure it's even more of a memory hog than the earlier versions.
Anyway, back on topic. Really, at this point none of the postings that go with this entry surprise me any more. But, it got me to thinking, and this is what came out.
Honestly, I've been trying for years to figure out the outrage expressed about gays, especially gay men. Especially by other men
Ok, granted I'm a woman. But, I really just don't get it. On the list of one hundred crappy, hurtful, demeaning, cruel and downright sinful things that we can do to hurt each other and the world around us, two guys or two gals having sex with each other ranks about 101 on my list.
Is it that non gay men believe that gays have betrayed them somehow? Are they afraid that if everyone knows that some men can be openly gay that they might find themselves being sized up as a potential partner? Will straight men have to learn to deal with what every woman has to deal with once she hits puberty? Are they afraid another man might make a pass at them for crying out loud?
Is that what they are really afraid of? That some men will treat them the way some men treat women?
What really has to hurt for older gays is realizing that in some ways this will become more and more a non issue as the older more bigoted generation passes. No comfort for the folks who are trying to build relationships and families now.
I got a kick out of one "Christian" poster who wanted to know why she should have to explain to her kids why some of their class mates have two moms or two dads. It's like, geez. I'm sure your kids will just nod their heads and say ok if you just say, "well that's how some families are, some have two of each and some have one of each" With smaller kids especially, if you don't make a big thing out of it, they won't either. Of course there will pork in the tree tops before this gal gives an answer like that. :-P