“Get your facts straight”
Although I’m not gay myself, I AM a defensive user of marijuana (of nine plus years) who strongly supports the rights of the GLBT community. I felt the need to submit a retort on behalf of my fellow cannabis connoisseurs and the GLBT populace. I believe a reply to such a biased viewpoint as Mr. Miller’s deserves one of like kind, albeit of contrastive origins.
My disagreement with Mr. Miller’s mini-diatribe starts with paragraph three when he states some evident “facts” (at least I take them to be such, since he doesn’t precede them with “I believe”) about what a person is able to do after they are “high from smoking marijuana.” Apparently a person “loses the ability to do any other edifying activity” other than “get higher.”
Mr. Miller obviously speaks from experience.
My beef continues with the following paragraph where he claims that if one is a homosexual, they voluntarily relinquish their “further freedoms of having your own children and participating in the blessings of marriage.”
Clearly, Mr. Miller has taken an objective look at the topic.
In response to the “facts” about getting high, I offer some suggestions (besides “get higher”) from my own experience; how about outputting creatively through an expressive medium?
Maybe just take some time for personal introspection and contemplate how you can positively influence peace and harmony. Or just relax and smile – it’s your choice.
As for the rights of the GLBT community; this issue isn’t about Gay Rights, it’s about equality as human beings. The few gay acquaintances I know believe the failure to acknowledge this fact believe it is due to a single reason at the root of the issue – hatred.
What noun do you opponents of the issue use to explain your viewpoint? Misunderstanding? Please admit people, at the end of the day, we all comprise a single entity in a species; nothing more, nothing less – some are merely more persuasive at making others believe they are otherwise.
Sometimes they even convince themselves. “Imagine” if “All You Need Was Love” for your fellow human being Mr. Miller.
religious studies minor