OK, stop whatcha doin', 'cause I'm about to ruin the image and the style that you're used to. Wasn't the whole point of the 'Day of Silence' to peacefully say "here's a thought, stop beating down people just because you don't agree with them"? Students chose to organize this, and pulled it off...so, now, a religious and political group wants to "counter" it with an aggressive, loud, in-your-face protest, effectively. Oh, they say, it's meant to be "peaceful and respectful," but Mike Johnson, an Alliance Defense Fund attorney, made it clear it is motivated by belief that homosexuality is wrong. "You can call it sinful or destructive -- ultimately it's both," he said. So, the day after thousands of students, nationwide, choose to remain silent, showing quiet support for an idea they believe in, harming and harassing no one, peacefully participating, we'll have a loud, sloganed, sponsored protest, by a bunch of people who actually seem to think that people who believe differently than they believe are wrong and should be punished and subjugated.
Day of Truth, my ass. I don't know how much more plainly to put this, folks:
Belief is something YOU accept, it is not universal Truth. Moreover, morals are not truth. Morals are YOUR choice of how you conduct yourself. It is not universal Truth. Truth is based on verifiable Fact...and thus, CANNOT be applied to any mere belief, and especially cannot be applied to religion.
You want to live a certain way, you go right ahead, be my guest. When your life coincides with another's, and you try to force your way of life on another, then you have a problem. Now, my BELIEF is that we all have to live together on this rock, and it works better when we all get along. My BELIEF is that anyone's choice of sexual partner, between consenting adults, has no bearing on YOUR life. If you can come up with some FACTUAL way that shows me this belief is in error, then by all means, bring it on.
The funniest part related to all this sort of goings-on is that these are the same uptight people who claim THE REST OF US are obsessed with sex. Wait, WE'RE the ones obsessed with sex? Who is it that goes through the Disney films, looking for prurient things? Who is it that claims women are sexual objects? Who is it that wants to know who everyone else is fucking? I'll take the Uber-Conservative Jesus Crispies for $400, Alex. If there was anyone obsessed with sex, it's that group that apparently isn't getting any. Who wants to start a new lobbying group to get them laid? Seems like they'd chill out if they just had regular, guilt-free orgasms.
I hate it here.