In response to http://amazonx.livejournal.com/266005.html
I am the reader that is thoroughly confused.
I am the reader who wonders why the author is saying he or she is in favor of gay marriage and somehow opposed to it at the same time.
I am the reader who thinks this author needs to study some books on thesis and composition to unify a point.
I am the reader who thinks that the author is trying to do some Buddhist thing, but it doesn't work because they take a side on gay marriage.
I am the reader who does a tapdance because marriage is still legally considered a union between man and woman, and not man and dog, man and child or man and inanimate object.
I am a reader that celebrates the fact that marriage still has a meaning.
At least for a little while longer.
I am the reader that isn't sure why the author thinks that not allowing people of the same sex, people and pets, or adults and children to marry would be considered "hate."
And the sequel (http://amazonx.livejournal.com/265809.html):
I think homophobia is wrong. People are born how they are, and if you're born not what you want to be, you can change. And that's good. And that's beautiful. And I love you for it.
You said it. I'm going to be a combination black, Chinese and Mexican female, with a prehensile tail and fangs! YOU'RE RIGHT! I CAN CHANGE! HOLA, FAMILI-OH! YO SOY SAUCE MEXICAN! (I'm bilateral!)
I'm going to march right down to that clinic and make myself a black chinese mexican female...WITH A TAIL!
I CAN STOP BEING WHITE!
I am the girl kicked out of her home because I confided in my mother that I am a lesbian.
I am the prostitute working the streets because nobody will hire a transsexual woman.
I don't know about that. The city hired this one transsexual guy and they built a special restroom just for him.
I am the sister who holds her gay brother tight through the painful, tear-filled nights.
Vague generality. What causes this pain, hmm? Gay sex?
We are the parents who buried our daughter long before her time.
Unexplained incident. Why do you assume it's due to something gay related? Maybe she got hit by a bus!
I am the man who died alone in the hospital because they would not let my partner of twenty-seven years into the room.
I am the foster child who wakes up with nightmares of being taken away from the two fathers who are the only loving family I have ever had. I wish they could adopt me.
That means that not enough normal families want to adopt. You should be shouting out judgments about them instead.
I am one of the lucky ones, I guess. I survived the attack that left me in a coma for three weeks, and in another year I will probably be able to walk again.
=Incoherent thesis. What particular incident spurred on this attack? Were they in the World Trade center? This line is pretty open ended. They might have been attacked by muggers that wanted their money, no matter what "sexual preference" they were.
I am not one of the lucky ones. I killed myself just weeks before graduating high school. It was simply too much to bear.
We are the couple who had the realtor hang up on us when she found out we wanted to rent a one-bedroom for two men.
Depends on how they phrased it during the phone conversation.
I am the person who never knows which bathroom I should use if I want to avoid getting the management called on me.
If you're like that guy at public works, just go into the womens' and have them scream at you until the management builds you your own restroom.
I am the mother who is not allowed to even visit the children I bore, nursed, and raised. The court says I am an unfit mother because I now live with another woman.
You need to stop watching Law and Order.
I am the domestic-violence survivor who found the support system grow suddenly cold and distant when they found out my abusive partner is also a woman.
This one pretty much negates half of what was said previously. Why should abusive gay partners be included in a poetic rant about discriminating against gays?
I am the domestic-violence survivor who has no support system to turn to because I am male.
Oh booh hooh. I bet this author doesn't even know what it's like to be a little kid being beaten up by a drunken adult twice as large as him.
I am the father who has never hugged his son because I grew up afraid to show affection to other men.
...And I am the father who got really disgusted when his son tried to French him.
I am the home-economics teacher who always wanted to teach gym until someone told me that only lesbians do that.
"Those who can't teach, teach gym." - Woody Allen
I am the man who died when the paramedics stopped treating me as soon as they realized I was transsexual.
I call bullshit. As a nurse, my mom actually treated a transsexual. She thought it was amusing, but she did her job.
I am the person who feels guilty because I think I could be a much better person if I didn’t have to always deal with society hating me.
Are you talking about Christianity, or are you talking about being gay? Oh. Right. I think you're talking about being gay again.
I am the man who stopped attending church, not because I don't believe, but because they closed their doors to my kind.
Try another church. There's tons of ones I don't approve of, and you're sure to fit!
Repost this if you think homosexuality is wrong.
Or not. I don't care.