Letter to the Editor: 08.31.12

Thanks to recent events, we are forced to examine our bizarre society.

When Chik-Fil-A’s CEO spoke out against marriage equality, no one was surprised. The issue at hand was how he was spending his money.

You can do whatever they want with your money. Using your money to ruin someone else’s happiness because you can’t find your own is wrong.

Funneling money to pass a law in Uganda allowing LGBT individuals the death penalty is not a Christian thing to do.

I don’t remember anywhere in the Bible where God said “Go forth and massacre them queers like Hitler did the Jews.”

Murder is wrong. I shouldn’t have to say that. Being an accomplice to genocide? Well, that’s wrong too.

According to psychologists, if you’re anti-LGBT, you’re probably gay. The more anti-LGBT you are, the more the likelihood is that you are a big old queer like me.

To those offended by my language, forgive me. I’m just a little worn down and it needs to be said bluntly.

Why is the protest against Chik-Fil-A intolerant when right-wing extremists protest companies for having pro-gay stances or ads including same-sex couples not?

No one is taking away your rights by allowing others to be happy.

Giving someone a right you have always had does not infringe on yours, it just means they’re being treated equally.

When you try to take away those rights, it does make you a bad person. And you should feel bad.

Chik-Fil-A was fair game. I believe you should be able to say whatever you want, short of threatening and hate crimes, and if you want to use terrible language and words, go right ahead.

Just be prepared to be held accountable. What we should consider is arresting those responsible for conspiracy to commit crimes against humanity by trying to pass these sick, twisted laws.

No one cares about what you believe because it’s your right to believe it. If you don’t like gay marriage then don’t get gay married.

Don’t encourage genocide. Don’t be evil. That’s what it is. If it wasn’t evil, LGBT kids wouldn’t be killing themselves and they wouldn’t be at a higher risk for suicide.

There is no higher issue than human rights. This article may sound harsh or too blunt, but it doesn’t make it wrong.

If you want harsh, how about denying rights to other human beings? Other Americans? Soldiers, veterans, Christians, children, families? LGBT individuals are all these.

We are all human whether gay or straight, Christian or Atheist, black or white, soldier or humanitarian.

Everyone deserves to be happy. Don’t deny others happiness because you can’t accept yourself or because you lack that happiness.

Be more than just an individual. Be a part of humanity.

Letter from Kyle Shupe, senior from Graves County, Ky.

1 Comment on "Letter to the Editor: 08.31.12"

  1. Steven Alan Taylor | September 3, 2012 at 3:45 am |

    Point of fact, Hitler tried to murder all the gays, too.

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