Friday, October 3, 2008

I just don't get IT...

Something has been on my mind...gnawing at my soul for a while now. But, I have been a little intimidated to write about it. It falls in that taboo subject of politics.

It started a few weeks ago. I would be out on my early morning runs...enjoying the cooler weather, the solitude, the adrenaline rush...and then BAM! There IT was. I would pass at least half dozen signs. Signs telling me to support proposition 102. By the time I would get home, I would be so worked up about the confusing matter...poor Mr. C had to be the sounding board as I vented. A few nights later, I received a phone call from Marie...with proposition 102...expressing her opinions and asking for my support. What?! Are you kidding me??? Needless to say, since she willingly called my home and gave me her (unwanted) opinion, I did not hesitate in expressively giving her mine. It didn't end there. As I retrieved my mail yesterday...there IT was. Big. Colorful. Giving me the shakes and making my stomach churn. And finally, as I opened the paper this morning...there IT was again. An article written about the proposition. An article stating that the campaign has raised 6.9 million dollars in IT's behalf. 98% of monies raised came from Arizona supporters. 6.9 MILLION DOLLARS!!!

OK. I am not for proposition 102. I respect other's opinions and, therefore, have not been vocal about it. However, I now feel that IT has been shoved in my face...enough! So, here it goes...my opinion. I really don't even get it. I can't wrap my brain around the idea. I can't begin to understand why one single person would donate $10,000 to a campaign that doesn't make sense. Who are we (the people) to say who someone can or cannot love. Are the supporters of IT really losing sleep at night...because they are so concerned that somebody - they don't even know - living 500 miles away - is falling asleep, in love, wrapped up in the arms with the "wrong" person? I would like to know, out of all of those contributors to IT...how many have defaced the "idea" of marriage by committing adultery? How many have made a choice not to have children, and therefore, not carrying on the "idea" of family? Maybe...just maybe... if we all focused on our own lives...the world would be a happier place.

I believe in God. I believe in an all loving God. I believe He loves all his children and would never place judgement.

I am so grateful I was raised to not judge others. I am proud that I have people in my world who come from all walks of life...and I am honored they call me a friend.

NO ON PROPOSITION 102

1 comment:

The Bookout Family said...

I am proud to be one of your friends that walks on that "other" side of life. I am blessed to have you as my friend and that you accept me and others for who we are. I am a christian, a mother, a daughter, a sister and a friend oh and I happen to be gay!!!! Thanks Mindy, it is people like you that will help change this country and make it a safer and wonderful place to call home...