Civil Liberty and Homophobia

by Bill Bolton

Bush Effectively Killing Civil Liberties

Part of the reason President Bush is bringing up the banning of gay marriage is that people assume civil liberties should allow gays to be married. Actually, only a portion of the law should be protected by civil liberties, but unfortunately the people in general feels civil liberties is protecting the gays, and hence the idea of civil liberties is horrible.

Civil Liberty and Homophobia

Bryce, one of our members, provided a well circulated e-mail that lists, by example, violation of civil liberties caused by homophobia. It is:

Horrors of Homophobia, an E-Mail:

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Subject: HOMOPHOBIA 

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.

I am the person who never knows 
which bathroom I should use if I 
want to avoid getting the management 
called on me. 

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.

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.

I am the domestic-violence survivor 
who has no support system to turn to 
because I am male.

I am the father who has never 
hugged his son because I grew up 
afraid to show affection to other 
men.

I am the boy who never finished 
high school, because I got called a 
fag everyday

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 am the sister who holds her gay 
brother tight through the painful, 
tear-filled nights.

We are the parents who buried our 
daughter long before her time. 

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.

I am not one of the lucky ones. 
I killed myself just weeks before 
graduating high school. 

I am the woman who died when the 
EMTs stopped treating me as soon as 
they realized I was transsexual. 

I am the person who feels guilty 
because I think I could be a much 
better person if I did not have to 
always deal with society hating me.

I am the man who stopped attending 
church, not because I don't believe, 
but because they closed their doors 
to my kind.

I am the person who has to hide what 
this world needs most, love.

I am the person ashamed to tell my 
own friends I am a lesbian, because 
they constantly make fun of them. 

I am the boy tied to a fence, beaten 
to a bloody pulp and left to die 
because two straight men wanted to 
"teach me a lesson"

IF YOU BELIEVE THAT 
HOMOPHOBIA IS WRONG,

Please forward to Family, 
Friends, Groups etc. 

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Again, Civil Liberties is being killed

The above list really reflects on a mindset generated by the GOD-Nation and by local churches. To change this mindset will require pulling the plug on the loopholes our government provides for these groups. Our government should not have any loopholes. We should not be self-brainwashing ourselves with hatred.

Closing on Bryce's E-mail

Bryce sent the e-mail and he closed with:
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Together, We Can Change The World, 
One Mind At A Time!
Have a great day, 
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As you can tell, I am not so optimistic.