Yeah, I can’t believe this crowd either
Change, even the important kind, takes time. It isn’t easy for people to change their minds, especially when they’ve been told their whole life that [insert minority here] are evil, wicked, bad, or acting against the will of whatever imaginary friend they have.
Afew weeks ago, New York joined the growing list of States that now allow gay couples the same rights as everyone else, and so the “National Organization for Marriage (you may remember them from their “gather stormclouds commercial) and their dear leader Maggie Gallagher organized a rally to protest this.
“So many good people of every race and colour standing up for what’s right”
Where do you even begin? How wonderful that bigotry has united all of these primates of different skin pigmentation, all under the false assumption that allowing gays to marry will somehow affect their lives. Perhaps it will in some way (like needing to accept the reality of homosexual unions for starters), but not enough to justify their own pride in their ignorance.
If it makes you feel a little depressed, just remember that the more progress we do make, the more close-minded bigots will push back. But this is their last hurrah. They are on the wrong side of history. The legacy of hatred they are leaving behind will, with any luck, not be inherited by their descendants. They can try to spew their hateful nonsense all they want, but the tide has already turned. Now we get to witness the sad bigots fight tooth and nail to defend their right to discriminate. It’s just sad.