Originally Posted by tymejumper
I realize that all Christians can't be tarred with the same brush, however, the Radical Christian Right does not have a problem with putting out lies about us as homosexuals. Why should we not play their game?
I am willing to perpetutate myths against them also. Maybe its time to get down and dirty with them, being nice is not helping.
Yes, I am very angry about the issue as you have guessed!
No Chrsitains were harmed in the making of this post.
Because then everyone is lying.
The people not involved in either 'side' won't know what the truth is. We have to let people see the real truth that we aren't hurting anything or anyone. Then they'll get it (very gradually.)
I was talking like you are above for weeks after the election. I commented to someone that the lesson I learned from Prop 8 was that being nice and respectful and decent doesn't work. His response was "You learned the wrong lesson, then." I cussed him out a bit at the time,
but he was right. The lesson I should have learned was that the no on 8 campaign (and our local no on 102 campaign) was wrong to avoid the issue. The vote was a referendum on gay relationships, and trying to 'sanitize' the gay relationship part out of the campaign was a fatal mistake in CA. (Here in AZ, nothing would have worked at this point in history, we were bound to lose in 2008.)
Nothing is served if we start adding to the lies. All that does is add to the pile of dishonesty and ugly smears. No way out but to clean it all up, beginning with the part we can control - ourselves.
All that being said, it's okay to be angry. It makes sense to be angry and I'm not suggesting you should silence that. If you're angry, let people know what hurt you to cause it.