So Roberta has a quote up from one of my most favorite Hollywood figures
let’s spend a little more time leaving everybody alone.
Amen to that! So I clicked through the links, and I found the context. And damn. Yeah. What he said.
“These people who are making a big deal out of gay marriage?” Eastwood opined. “I don’t give a fuck about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We’re making a big deal out of things we shouldn’t be making a deal out of.”
“They go on and on with all this bullshit about ‘sanctity’ — don’t give me that sanctity crap! Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want.”
You see, that’s the thing about fighting for liberty. You want everybody to have the chance to have the life they want. Not the one you want for them. You don’t even get to offer a pre-approved list of lives they get to pick from. And I’m not making any promises anyone will get the life they want. I just want them to have the chance to build it for themselves.
This is my problem with the social conservatives. They pretend to be on the side of liberty until someone wants to exercise their personal liberty in a way that offends their high moral character. <insert eyeroll>
You know what? I’m Christian, straight, and married to a man. I believe the homosexual lifestyle is sinful. You know what else? I believe you should have the rights to live in whatever kind of sin you choose just as long as it isn’t hurting me and I’m not paying for it. And honestly, the only person’s sexuality I’m concerned with beyond my own, is the person I’m having sex with. We can still be friends if you’re dancing a different horizontal mambo.
I’m sick of politicians wrapping themselves in some sanctimonious cloak of Judeo Christian values. Jesus didn’t come to pass a law. He came to save the sinners. The lost. The queers. The fags. And me.