This story is for all of the same sex marriage opponents wasting their time and breath poking their noses into other people’s bedrooms. It’s also for Justices John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Sonia Sotomayor and Clarence Thomas.
Have you ever seen those pictures from the 1950’s that were taken during the civil rights movement? You know the ones- the Southern white folks with dumb looks on their faces holding signs that decry integration of public schools?
Do you know how very stupid they look? Well, that’s exactly how you’re going to look if you manage to get your name or photo associated with being against gay marriage.
Same sex marriage is coming. It is inevitable. It is going to happen- 100% guaranteed. The landslide has begun, and there is absolutely nothing you can do to stop it. Sure, you can stand, bible in hand, crazy mad look on your face, and your fist in the air if you want, but no amount of whining is going to change the final outcome. Gays will be allowed to get married no matter how big your temper tantrum or how intense your fury.
It’s just a fact of life, folks, so start getting used to it now. Why not simply embrace the certainty and go get your hair done by that fabulous gay hair dresser down the street or invite your gay neighbors over for dinner? The worst that will happen is that you’ll come away with a great hairdo or make a couple of awesome new friends.
It’s almost impossible to even guess what you fear could happen to you, or why you mistakenly think the issue affects you in any way whatsoever. Guys, are you afraid you’ll wake up and put on short-shorts, then take your bichon frise for a walk with your boyfriend? Girls, are you worried you’re going to suddenly develop an uncontrollable desire for Doc Martins, flannel shirts and drum circles?
It doesn’t work that way, but even if it did, would either of those scenarios be that bad? Good news-those are stereotypes, so don’t worry about them!
But to get serious for a second, people don’t just “turn gay,” and if you are scared you might be the exception to this rule, relax! You’re probably just a little bit gay already. Studies have shown that the more homophobic and fearful a person is, the more apt they are to be aroused by images of gay sex. Yep, it’s true. In 2011, researchers studied homophobic and non-homophobic men, and then placed sensors on them to measure their level of arousal while watching gay male porn. The men who were the most homophobic had the greatest level of sexual arousal. From this study, we can conclude that “homophobic” generally equals “gay.”
If you’re sitting there thinking “I’m not homophobic, but being gay is against my religion,” that’s perfectly fine because luckily, America is not a theocracy. That means that since there is no official religion in the United States, no one else is required to follow the rules of your religion. Therefore, your religious beliefs are completely, totally and unequivocally not related to gay marriage at all, and the good news is, you don’t have to get gay married. You also have no right to tell other people they can’t get gay married, and the First Amendment to Constitution of the United States guarantees that. Just in case you need a refresher:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Besides this promise in the Constitution, forefathers Thomas Jefferson and James Madison called for complete separation between church and state. Furthermore, history has shown that their interpretation of the constitutional amendment has been upheld. Since most people’s objection to gay marriage stems from religion, it is clear to see that those people are barking up the wrong tree.
Don’t be on the wrong side of history, folks. You’re going to look so silly in 20 years if you continue to be preoccupied with issues that are of no concern to you.
Instead, why not put on your best outfit, head out to the local gay bar, and dance the night away? Wouldn’t that be so much more fun than being hateful, miserable and nasty?
Same sex marriage is inevitable, so rejoice! …See you on the dance floor!
By: Rebecca Savastio
Source: Psychology Today