The supreme court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled in favor of the bake shop who denied a gay couple a wedding cake. This ruling has sparked a dialogue that most gays have feared. . .can we make laws granting discrimination?
Well, Coco, it’s not fair to force a business to go against their beliefs in. . .
Let’s talk about morality for a second. We all have morals. We all have values. We all have beliefs, but in no way does that mean we can deliberately treat people as lesser. In a world that is already so divided, how can you become another reason that makes the world difficult for your fellow man. Being kind to someone doesn’t deny you access into the fictional heaven. I’m pretty sure that if God were real, and then you died, he wouldn’t be like, “Suzy, I see you made a cake for a gay couple. I sentence you to hell for all eternity”. Like, can we all agree how ridiculous that sounds?
What makes this conversation more difficult is that there seems to be a line of reasoning that falls somewhere in the middle for some of these conservatives that is damaging to mankind. What I mean by that is there is so little wiggle room for their morality, but some of their morality comes at the cost to people’s lives and well-being. Some of the same people who talk about denying the rights to homosexuals, also talk about granting to gun rights to everyone. We’ve had so many school shootings this year, it’s literally safer to join the military then it is to attend public school. What’s happening in our country?
So often we are trying to solve the answers to life’s touch questions, but is life even supposed to be a question? Maybe some of it, but human rights already have an answer. White, Christian cis-het males have the epitome of the most power in the world and fail to see the answer to human rights. If you need it clearly stated, the answer to human rights is: There should be human rights that are fairly given to every person regardless of identifiers.
“Coco, are you saying I should treat a pedophile better than I treat a firefighter”
No, I’m saying the line, “better than” shouldn’t be used in determining how we interact with one another. Because “better than” is just code for “less than”.
Ambien doesn’t make someone racist and being white doesn’t make you innocent.
Being gay doesn’t make you a burden and being straight doesn’t make you normal.
If we learn to live and preach kindness, it will change the world for the better. It starts with recognizing our own biases and the damages that those biases have on the world. No one said acceptance is easy, but it shouldn’t be the default for how we treat those who are probably trying to make it in life without any of our “differences” being seen as anything but just a simple difference.