A couple weeks ago, Chick-fil-a became the center of a debate about gay marriage. Some comments were made by the restaurant chain’s CEO and then blown out of proportion by…well, everyone else. But especially the mayor of Boston. I read a press release statement from the mayor in which he prides himself of being very accepting of the gay community, even personally welcoming couples to the courthouse as they came for their nupitals.
A couple weeks before that, a professor at a Texas university released a study showing that kids raised by homosexual couples will have more problems than kids raised in a heterosexual relationship. One gay blogger from New York caught wind of it and sent a nasty letter to the university which then prompted the school to investigate, potentially ruining the guy’s career.
So what? you may ask. Am I trying to start a gay vs. straight debate? No. I just want to point something out. I want to point out the brown-nosers. I’ve noticed this regarding the whole gay marriage debate, that as the public opinion slowly pivots in favor of homosexuals, people seem to be going out of their way to brown-nose the gay community. The mayor of Boston took great pride in welcoming gay couples to his city’s courthouse. Did he welcome straight couples, too? If the Texas prof had written a study showing that children in regular homes suffered worse, would the university have brought down the ax?
There’s a certain injustice to this whole “let’s give the homosexuals whatever they want!” mentality. Would the mayor of Boston have welcomed African American couples to the courthouse in the 60’s? When we shoved Native Americans into reservations, did we throw them a party?
I think it’s ironic, really. The LGBT community claim they want their love to be treated like normal people’s. And yet, at every new turn they’re treated like rich kids at a prestigious school. The red carpet is rolled out, the special treatment is laid on. Have the homosexuals suffered their injustices? Yes. Have they suffered more than other groups who’ve come before them? I dare say no. So the point? If you’re going to brown-nose gays, why don’t you spread the attention to other oppressed groups, too.