I’ve had people who are very dear to me tell me that now that I’m married I shouldn’t care about LBGT issues because I’m straight now. I wish that they would do a little research before lecturing me about things they don’t understand. I’m still bisexual, I prefer women to men generally but that’s just me.
I care about LBGT issues because even though things are better than they were when I was younger, we are still outsiders. Hell, they are entire genres of music popularizing the idea that being gay is wrong.
Some say that there is a religious aspect to this problem but I don’t think it’s quite true. People are grasping at straws to find ways to confirm their biases. Really your only argument is, I don’t like people who identify as LBGT. It’s not a good argument but it’s all you’ve got.
It’s a new year, I hope that we can finally move past this idiocy and focus on the real problems our country faces. Instead of trying to stop people from getting married, because it makes you feel icky.
Tolerance is your willingness to accept things that you may not agree with or even like. I hope that you’ll keep that in mind next time you decide to bully someone for being different.