Pro-Gay In Salt Lake City: The Protest

October 8, 2010


One Response to “Pro-Gay In Salt Lake City: The Protest”

  1. SteveMD2 on October 8th, 2010 7:50 pm

    As a strr8 guy, married guy who was so horrified at the Matthew shepard murder and funeral, with the Phelps psychopaths showing up, I also attended the big gay March comes in April rally on the DC mall in 2000. Because I knew Matthews parents would be there.

    And while walking around I stumbled on a couple of guys kissing. And to add to the scene, one of them was black, and I was horrified. Until sanity set back in and I remembered where I was and why I was there.

    It just goes to show you just how deeply religious hatred and ignorance and maniacal lust for money and power poisons society.

    And that moment, and Matthews murder etc. cxhanged my life. I Am now retired, quite wealthy, and am very active poltiically and supportive wise in the gay communities struggle against the Bin Ladens/ slavers of Christianity and the catholic church of the molestation. BTW, I was the single largest donor in my state to the battle to fight PropHate.

    But one other thing comes to mind. I used to think that blacks were bad people. Kind of a fuzzie not hatred per se, but more social class issue.(as a kid my family was what I call struggling to be middle class) Mixed with one incident – when I was trick or treating , maybe at age 12, someone yelled – “the colored kids are coming”. And come they did – one looked at me, saw the bag of candy in my hand, and I still remember tihe ferocity with which he grabbed it. Even though I was not directly hurt or threartened.

    I guess its human nature. The struggle for gays being accepted as our neighbors, friends, colleagues etc is more then just that struggle. It is a struggle for the heart and soul of humanity, and changing human behavior.

    Because in these days, if we don’t accmoplish that struggle – the 1000 year dark ages of zero social and economic progress could look like the enlightenment. When the nut cases really get their hands on WMDs.

    And if I had it to do over again, I would not have had any dhildren. Why subject them to the society we have created, better, but still horrible in so many ways, then the societies of thousands of years ago.

    Or as I put it to someone babbling about religion – I was perfectly comfortable during the dark ages, the black plague, etc etc. And ultiamtely I’ll be perfectly comfortable again.

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