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I fear the GLBT community is on the path to the Darkside
I can say this because I feel it's 100% true. Had Proposition 8 not passed in California, the GLBT community would not be nearly as up in arms about Obama selecting Rick Warren for his invocation as they are now.

The passage of Prop 8 was a severe body blow to the GLBT community that still hurts as badly now as it did over six weeks ago. I for one completely understand the pain. The passage of Prop 8 pretty much told the GLBT community that the American dream of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness was not for them. It was a bittersweet day for this country in that while one barrier was coming down a new one was built.

I've already posted in a previous thread why I thought it passed and where the GLBT can go from here.

But the Rick Warren situation has let it known that where construction and wisdom was suppose to happen in the GLBT community post-Prop 8, instead fear and paranoia has taken roost. They "FEAR" Prop 8's passage will lead the way to more extreme treatment. This, of course, causes them great "ANGER". Unfortunately, instead of helping to channel that anger constructively, gay rights and gay friendly websites are allowing (and even encouraging) the anger to fester and grow without focus. This unfocused anger soon mutates into "HATE". FEAR and ANGER are the common motivations hate organizations use for recruitment. (note: I'm not comparing gay rights organization to white supremacists, just giving an example). Ultimately, as hate grows, the cause for which you fight for begins to "SUFFER" because nothing good born of hate can properly grow.

Which ultimately brings me to this:

FEAR leads to ANGER
ANGER leads to HATE
HATE leads to SUFFERING. (The Path to the Darkside)

I see it happening. It's not pretty, and it threatens to destroy everything they've been working for. Hopefully, they will realize this before it's too late.

Originally posted to LTMidnight on Sat Dec 20, 2008 at 07:04 PM PST.


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