Thursday, March 10, 2005

Beyond the Politics of Hate

I just retrieved this from the anti-righty livejournal community and was blown away by it. I'll let this Dekalb Middle School student speak for herself:

NEW ATTITUDES: Gay parents set a loving example for children
Mary Manganello - For the Journal-Constitution

Tuesday, March 8, 2005

What do you think when you think of gay people? Most people would answer that question with sounds of disgust. But why? What did gay people do that was so bad? Why do so many people hate gay people?

Is there a reason? Well, most people would say, "It says so in the Bible." Who wrote the Bible? Men. Men who feared. Men who had to be in control. Men who also said women should have no rights.

The same men who said women should have no rights also said that gay people should have no rights. But why? Because they feared what they didn't understand. You hide behind God. You say, "Well, God said that gay people can't be together, they won't go to heaven." But did he? No. He only left behind 10 laws. We know them as the Ten Commandments. None of them says, "Gays can't be together or they won't go to heaven." God loves and accepts everyone.

Don't you see that what happened only a few years ago is happening now? It used to be everyone hated the black people, but now it's everyone hates the gay people.

Is this what the world should be like? Hatred? No. God put us on this world to love.

Gay people are just like everyone else. They love. They have arguments. They want children. They have to eat to live. They die at old ages. So what makes them so different?

And if we made it against the law for gay people to be together, guess who else you'd be hurting? Children. The children in orphanages who always dreamed of having a real home, a home where they were loved and wanted.

Gay people are adopting children because they can't have children of their own. Trust me, I would know.

I am one of those children who were adopted by two gay men. They are the best family I've ever had. And they love.

They don't care that I'm black and they're white, they don't care that I look, sound or am different. They love. And who could understand that more than a child who had never been loved, and is finally loved by people whom other people hate?

I don't think that I could ever hate because I'm surrounded by real love.

Mary Manganello is a DeKalb County middle-schooler.


At 3:39 PM GMT-5, Blogger little fish said...

you havent yourself given an explanation of why you were 'blown away', what are your actual views?


At 3:43 PM GMT-5, Blogger little fish said...

sorry reading the rest of your blog, got a little in your mindset, so I guess that you think that was a wonderful piece like I did?


At 3:48 PM GMT-5, Blogger the prisoner said...

I was blown away by the blatant honesty and objectivity that this child possessed even in a world of homophobia. If there were only more adults that could see as clearly as this child.


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