Thursday, October 23, 2008

Vote NO on prop 8!

Hi everyone. This is my PSA on Prop 8, the proposition that will amend California's constitution to eliminate marriage rights for same-sex people. Ready? here goes:

If you are going to vote YES on Prop 8, you should just kill yourself.

Let me elaborate. Seems like the only people who want Prop 8 to pass are either a.) religious, or b.) so homophobic they invent some irrational morality to defend their prejudices. If you are the former, killing yourself will get you to God faster which is the ultimate goal right? Don't think of it as suicide, think of it as getting in the Fastrak Lane for the Pearly Gates. If you are the latter, you should just die because what you're trying to do is insert bigotry, hate and discrimination into the state's constitution and that is a deplorable thing to do. I think in your heart of hearts you know that too. If you vote Yes, will you be able to look someone in the eye and say "I voted to ADD discrimination to the Constitution"?

We shouldn't be able to eliminate rights for anyone just because they are different than us. Haven't we learned this already? David and I just want to live our lives as decent human beings where we realize that difference, though sometimes scary, is not always bad. In fact, encountering difference is just an opportunity to learn more about this bizarre world we live in. Kind of like going to an Asian restaurant. So, with that in mind, I take back my original statement. I don't want anyone to kill themselves because it would be wrong to wish that (and I think we all know the difference between right and wrong). I just want people to vote NO on prop 8 where it won't affect straight people's lives at all but could totally change ours.

We have got to get past this.

6 comments:

Jenni Kostecki said...

You go Wendell! If I were in sunny CA, I would most certainly vote NO right along with you.

davej said...

let the record state no one is killing or wishing for the killing of anyone. if you vote yes on 8 you should live! Under a highway bypass, but nonetheless it is living.

No on 8! yee haw

Anonymous said...

NO on Prop 8, Yes to Obama.

tasha said...

you know what the most annoying thing about those dumb "yes on 8" commercials is? how they are all "schools are gonna teach that boys can marry boys!" OH NOES! that might make our kids GAY and we can't have that!!! that would destroy the world!

Gina said...

I dont care if someone wants to marry their freakin dog... lol. In a world as turbulent as today why cant we all just be happy when someone finds someone to love who loves them who cares if they are gay, straight, blonde, brunette, big boobs, little boobs, a penis, no penis... geezzzz

I SO wish I was in California, I would vote NO NO NO NO NO !!!

and to those who say that allowing gay marriage makes my marriage less real... give me a break. What am I going to suddenly realize when I see a gay married couple that my whole marriage was a sham? no, of course not. lame asses :)

gina (waiting to hear your baby news)

Anonymous said...

Love how you say "difference, though sometimes scary, is not always bad. In fact, encountering difference is just an opportunity to learn more about this bizarre world we live in." That's so true. Life consists of meeting new challenges and opportunities. We can't be ostriches.