November 10, 2008

Mama's a Little Pissy

I just got called out on The View. Well, not me but Arkansas. Our newest claim to fame? We just banned gay and unmarried people from adopting or fostering children in this state. Oh yes, we're a real forward thinking, open-minded bunch. I mean, everyone knows it's only gay people who molest and beat children, right? Yeah, straight people would never put a cigarette out on the back of a little girl for crying too much. And a straight couple wouldn't dream of locking their foster children in a small closet for months on end while they smoked the checks from the state away. Good move, Arkansas. Way to look out for the children. In this state my grandmother wouldn't be able to foster a child because she's not married. My grandmother, who only fosters older kids and teenagers because those are the hardest children to place temporarily let alone to get adopted. It's infuriating and I'm embarrassed. Truly ashamed to be from this state right now.

I've seen hatred, bigotry, and false superiority more from people claiming to be religious and acting 'of God' than from any other group of people. Do you really believe that God wants you to hate a woman because she loves another woman? Do you imagine He is proud to hear you verbally abuse a man in public because he loves another man? I'm gonna have to disagree. Throw all the bible verses against homosexuality you can find at me. I still say bullshit. I say it's your homophobic, backward ass issues rather than any real belief that God hates a certain group of people. He just provides you with a socially acceptable shield from behind which you can spew your bullshit. You make me sick.

10 comments:

April said...

I asked my SIL if she ever thought of adopting (she is gay and been with the same woman forever) and she said she would have loved to but because of where she lives it would have been very hard on that child. So she chose not to. At least she had a choice. They would have been great parents. Better than a lot of people I know that are man and woman couples with kids.

Sarah said...

Perhaps the folks who think that those individuals shouldn't be able to help should just go ahead and pick up the load themselves. Send one to every house that voted against. Well, if the people who are willing aren't worthy then the people who are worthy must be willing right?

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

Well said. I have been fuming over Arizona, California, Florida and Arkansas for the last week. In my opinion its blatant discrimination.

Krissi said...

I will have to respectfully agree to disagree with you on this one! That will be all that I say on the matter. You know I still love ya though (inspite of your liberal ways LMAO)!

Idiosynkrasia said...

I couldn't agree with you more. I have been sick about it since the elections. It does seem that there are a lot of people (people that are actually in Arkansas - unlike me) who feel the same way you do and I fully believe that y'all just might be able to change things. Since well before we starting coming into power our generation has been believed to be the face of change. We're only just getting started.

Michelle said...

I absolutely agree with you. I can't believe how many Props like that one passed. Why do people think it's ok to take away other people's rights?

Aidan's Ogre Nana said...

You make me proud, Sis.

Ashley. Unscripted... said...

Amen sister. When are people going to realize the hypocrisy of stripping a population of their rights, while praising God in the process? Me thinks God doesn't like that too much.

Anonymous said...

You go girl. Well said.

The Wrenns said...

I am so happy to see someone has the balls to post something like this. I particularly like the last paragraph--I have real issues with people acting like idiots and hiding behind "God". Well said.