Well the entire internet is splashed with the rainbow after yesterday's supreme court decision. Truth be told I never supported it BUT I knew it was coming. I always supported civil unions between any gender sets but I felt like marriage was something quite different entirely. I felt that it was something only churches and faith institutions should manage. Not the government.
I'm not particulary upset about gay marriage legalization however I'm more terrified about how so many people flip flopped their beliefs "just to fit in". If you were always about gay rights....fine I get it. I have multiple friends and family members who were vehemently opposed to this 10 years ago. Even one of my most homophobic friends colored his facebook profile with a rainbow colors yesterday. What happened to these people? Most of you will argue that "oh...they are just enlightened now and got with the times...". Really? Did all these people devote themselves to gay culture, history & politics in the past few years? Did every one of them have close gay friends (some do, but most don't)? Or maybe these people took up the rainbow flag because "oh...look around...it's cool now....I better fit in". Or maybe some of these people didn't want to be ostracized/bullied if they disagree? If it's the last point...that scares me.
I'm just shocked and amazed that 3% of the population can wield so much power over the masses. What else can people so quickly change their opinions on if they get bombarded by it in the media & pop culture? Anyway I expect to get some hate from this take. Go ahead and blast away at me with the "bigot" and "homophobe" labels all you want. No one will stop you...it's cool now. Truth is I am a legitimate nice guy...however I will not change my values and beliefs "just to fit in" with the crowd. I'm sure that offends you, but I stand my ground.