Friday, July 27, 2012

reflections from a cynical observer.

i'm not going to get all political here.  maybe just a little bit, for just a minute.  mostly because i just saw something on someone's facebook status that got me all sorts of riled up. 

i know people have been having a hey dey with the chik-fil-a nonsense.  and i've stayed out of the whole bit because while i think the big wig's comments are INSANELY STUPID, ridiculous and completed bigoted, i really do like their chicken salad.  and i can't say i'll never frequent another establishment because ... you know... we sometimes plan fueger family vacations around chik-fil-a locations.

but anyway - upon reading some commentary about this seemingly never-ending chik-fil-a debacle, i read someone's "heartfelt" comment on it.  "i have gay friends.  i just don't support gay marriage." 

ummm... no, you frickin' don't.  i don't believe that for one minute.  i'm sorry - i don't.  if you have a TRUE friendship with someone who is gay, then you support gay marriage.  it's just as simple as that.  because if you truly loved that person, you would want them to be as happy as they could be.  and if happiness meant marriage to them, you'd want that for them.

stepping down off soapbox.  ok, rant over.  i just had to get that off my chest.  hope you all have a great weekend!


  1. I totally agree with you. I think someone who says that really just knows someone vaguely who is gay and is trying to sound more cultured when trying to deny someone of what I believe are his or her rights as an American. But my biggest irritation with people who dont agree with gay marriage is that they aren't fighting adultery or divorce. I think those are bigger threats to family values. And why does gay marriage affect a heterosexual couple at all. It just steams me.

    1. SO agree, Kim! Frankly it seems very insecure to me when anyone tries to talk about external things threatening their marriage. As an attorney who does a fair amount of divorce law, I can honestly say that no client has ever come in wanting a divorce citing "gay marriage" as the straw that broke the camel's back. SO irritating!