Nov 19, 2014 jgcecil commented on Should the Duggar Girls #FuckFirst?.
the thing is (and most regrettably) it literally is no one's business how anyone conducts their affairs, sexual or otherwise, even when those "anyone"s are on tv. on the other hand, we should all be completely free to comment on any public figure - and the duggars are very public figures - even publicly. we should be able to rant about them, and everyone should be able to rant angrily about whatever we say about them.

it's rough for thought to be free.

is it insane that i despise the duggars (i think they're the locusts of the 1930's) while being aware that they're free to do what they do, as nauseating to me as it is?

the trouble begins where their lives intersect with everyone else: "i allow you to live as you wish, as long as you don't impinge on what i believe"; and there's your conflict: intent. they intend to change someone's life by political influence, whereas i would let them go in peace.

which is why i despise all religion. i cannot live by your code, and yet you agitate for me to live by it. jewish/christian/mormon law is as despicable to me as sharia - i won't do it.

i just want them to leave them to their lives, so they can leave me and mine (including dan, and all my other heroes) alone, but they won't. there are too many important things to be done to worry about whether one god or another commands otherwise. i hate all the holy books: they are silly frauds.
Feb 28, 2014 jgcecil commented on A Baker Refused to Make Your Wedding Cake?.
I love #38's idea of a sticker in the window stating "we serve everyone". I also love the idea of having a database of "we are unhappy to serve gays here" businesses. I'm straight and white, but I try very hard to find places to frequent that don't discriminate, either openly or tacitly. I'd love to know which businesses are discriminatory so I won't patronize them. (I'm looking at you Chick-Fil-A...)
Nov 30, 2013 jgcecil commented on And Our Viral Videos Are Better Than Yours, Timmy.
seattleblues: you're wrong on all counts. LOSE.
Feb 12, 2013 jgcecil commented on Anti-Gay Bigots at High School In Indiana Can't Ban Gay Kids From Prom....
is it pollyanna-ish that my takeaway from this whole story was that MOST of the kids at the school are going to the regular prom, MOST of the kids support their gay friends, the school administration has NOTHING to do with the bigots, and that the majority of the town seems to want to disavow the haters? call me an optimist, but i see real progress here - there's plenty of stories where entire cities seemed to lose their minds to homophobia. i have 5 children (3 are adults themselves now) and i realized a long time ago that the fastest way to eliminate bigotry was to hand those values down to my kids; we may be closer to the tipping point than we realize. (still, fire that idiot "counselor", please.)
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