Friday, December 04, 2009

thirty days: day 8

Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad

it goes without saying how much it pisses me off that people think being queer is a sin, or that there is some kind of retribution from on high for not being straight.

but, what pisses me off even more than that is when adults force those ideas on their children, and enlist their children to protest. this holds for the whole "god hates fags" thing, the abortion clinic protests, and anything else. indoctrinating children to hate is just one of the worst things a parent can do. five will get you ten that none of these kids who are forced to do these protests are being exposed to any real range of ideas, political beliefs, or religious beliefs.

if adults want to harbour these awful beliefs, there's not a whole lot i can do to stop them. but, children? they should be raised in an environment where they can critically assess worldviews and decide for themselves as they grow--not forced to parrot their parents' hate in public.

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