Friday, June 10, 2011

It all started with a gorgeous family

Reproduced from ninemsn: 
I happened across this gorgeous family yesterday. Two adoring parents with their three gorgeous children. Everyone seemed happy well adjusted just like any other normal family that I come across daily.

Except here is the difference. This family, whether it be to their face or behind their back (as yesterday's case would be) are experiencing horrible bigotry. Not only did a random stranger make the comment "Are you thinking what I'm thinking?" with a smirk on her face but someone I mix with weekly threw me a huge curve ball with her uneducated, bigoted, homophobic comments.

I have always been one to say that everyone is entitled to their own opinion but where do you draw the line between an opinion and a uneducated irrational rant. Some of the comments went along this line:
  • Gay people give up their rights to have children when they become gay
  • Gay men are born this way because they're born men when they where meant to be women
  • They can't have two girls. They're gay. What are they going to tell them? How can they raise two girls? (Well duh you're a single mother of two boys - How can you raise them? *shakes head*)
  • People only become gay later because they where abused. 
  • I used to hang around a lot of hairdressers so I know all about gays
I could go on and on but I was so enraged that I couldn't even tell you the rest of what was said. Let just say that I lost my friggin mind and went off my tree. I was soooo mad that I don't even know what half the things I said back to her where. In reality I would have loved to punch her in the head but I had to be the bigger person.

I have people in my life that I love and care very deeply about that are not only gay, but SHOCK HORROR have children. And guess what? They're brilliant parents. Their kids love and adore them. Regardless of sexual orientation, parents are parents. A child needs a loving and nurturing family, that's what's important.

I should just let the agenda of the narrow minded bigots be a blip on my radar, but what has been said can never be unsaid. I have to cross this person, at the bare minimum, weekly. I have to be mature, I have to be responsible. But I know I will seethe whenever I look at her now, but I will remember this:
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

 - Benjamin Franklin
NB: Article photo published from: Gay couple have twins

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  1. Well written Kylee!

    I would have smacked her in the face. How dare she judge, maybe we should all front up to her place of employment and judge her. then see how she feels. Stupid stupid woman!
    Love you long time!
    Alissa xxx

  2. Well done on speaking out. I truly believe that most people are simply ignorant, rather than downright twisted and nasty. I have to - my faith in humanity depends on it. I'd love to see widespread education on sexual diversity, just the facts. I suffer my own brand of ignorance, I guess, in that I am still unpleasantly surprised by widespread beliefs such as people claiming 'homosexual promotion' - as if seeing a couple of men in love will 'turn' the youth of today! People can't be that... whatevertheyare... can they?

    The finest example of manhood I know; the best blending of all that is strong and capable as well as kind and gentle that I have ever experienced, lies within the man I married - a well-rounded, wonderful person who happens to be straight... and who's mother happens to be gay.

  3. What a sad, pathetic, misinformed person. I'm sorry you had to deal with them, and even sorrier that such bigoted, narrow mindedness exists.
    Thanks for linking up, especially this post, on the Commitment Project edition of FlogYoBlog Friday.