Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Public Enemy

In case you've had your head in the sand for the last 5 years, the gay man and lesbian (no disrespect meant to bisexuals and transgendered people -- y'all have special mistreatment heaped on you that I can't speak to, and I think it would be inappropriate to try, although I fully anticipate being well-intentioned and putting my foot in my mouth at some point in the future.) has become duh-duh-duh (big orchestral sounds here)


PUBLIC ENEMY #1

Okay, that was a bit dramatic, but true nonetheless. Somehow, boys who like boys and girls who like girls have become responsible for everything from class warfare (queers make so much more money than straights) to last December's catastrophic tsunami, to the decay of the American marriage (you know, empowered women who leave their husbands are secretly lesbians, and if you allow the homosexuals to get married then people will want to marry their dogs--not that far a step if your dog spends more time in your bed than another human, but that's the subject of another post). Our fetish for the freakish (guys who like dresses, chicks who like ties, sex without commitment, too many cocktails, too many cigarettes, too many hours in the gym or too few) puts us squarely in alliance with the Fallen Angel, the Prince of Darkness, he who puts the "be" in Beelzebub, Satan. Yup, according to many, we're top at the list of committers of crimes against nature.

In contrast, so-called Christians, the ones who say grace over a piece of gum (don't laugh; I know a family that does it), the ones who would fix up a single woman with an older, married man just so she won't sleep with women any more (yep, I know her), are guilty of some of the nastiest, most odious, stupidest acts of low-lifery I can think of. Let's look at the newest litany of offenses:

  • The Vatican orders the refusal of communion to anyone supporting the decent treatment and inclusion of gays & lesbians
  • A pastor doesn't get why his pre-election tirade that suggests you're not a real Christian if you vote for John Kerry is a problem
  • A school district okays the move of anything mentioning homosexuality from the children's section of the library to the Adults Only section
  • The FDA will now recommend that self-disclosing men who have sex with men within a five-year period of the intended donation, whether or not it was in the context of a monogamous relationship where both parties were HIV-negative and practicing safe sex, be barred from donating sperm to a sperm bank. In contrast, a man who has sex with an HIV-positive woman will only be barred for one year
  • A state board of education forces a major book publisher to remove any positive references to homosexuality from all textbooks to be used in its health education curriculum
  • A virulently anti-gay governor gets busted for trolling for gay sex online, and he's a chicken hawk
  • A republican whipping boy mounts an anti-Hilary Clinton campaign. He's just returned from Massachussetts where he married his male partner
  • Pharmacists can legally refuse to fill a prescription if doing so goes contrary to their beliefs
  • The scientific world is turned on its ear following the discovery that a gay man's sense of smell is the same as a straight woman's

Oh, give me a break. I don't understand why I've become the enemy. My life is rather boring. I'm up and at the gym by 6am. Back home by 7:30. Breakfast, make lunch, shower, out the door. Work until 5, home by 6:30, unless it's a rehearsal night. Make dinner for the wife & me, or I eat alone by 7:30 if she's running late. Boob tube until 11:30, off to sleep to get up and do it again the next day. Boring, right?

Frankly, I don't care why some think I'm the enemy. But while you, Enemy Namer, are busy declaring me the enemy, think about these things:

If you're a health care professional, do your job. Fulfill the oath you took to take care of me. I don't like that you push pills to treat illness instead of encouraging good nutrition, but I'm not keeping you from your livelihood -- you're keeping me from living, hypocrite.

Denying communion to the body of Christ is criminal. Who are you that you get to decide who gets to eat at the table? Basing it on how well I adhere to some guy's rules? Hypocrite.

You don't get to force me out of the church because my electoral choices differ from yours. Who I vote for is between me, God & the voting booth. Low life.

And to you self-loathing homosexuals who take advantage of the benefits of the pleasure, while actively inflicting pain, you're the worst kind. Worse than the seasonally Sapphic who dump their girlfriends after Halloween to pick up a boyfriend to keep them warm until the following Memorial Day. Worse than the sissy swishing around the church, but shouting "Preach, preacher!" louder than anyone during the latest "repent homosexual, for the wages of sin are death" sermon. Worse than the over 30 woman who lives with her "friend" as far as her parents are concerned. Worse than the bitter old queen who refuses to believe that men can and do fall in love, and won't stop having sex in the park with guys who are young enough to be their sons. You are the lowest of the low. Like any junkie, you have to hit bottom before you can get clean. I hope your bottom comes swift and hard.

For the love of all things holy, if you're gay or lesbian, come out. Most of the people you know already know about you. We need all the help we can get ripping down those fucking Public Enemy posters.

1 Comments:

Anonymous AngryBlackBitch said...

Girl, tell it! We are under attack! It's so much easier to blame the other rather than look for the evil within. A bitch is fearful of a return to a pre-Stonewall America....

4:21 PM  

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