Friday, July 02, 2004

Thoughts on Gays, Lesbians and Individuals

My therapist and Covenmates encourage me to write down my dreams so:

I was at some kind of political direct action event (I think in support of gay marriage), helping to set up a booth. Whatever organization I was with had an affiliation with a band that was playing. I didn’t really know the people but I was having a blast helping them set up. I was happy to be involved in this. It felt good to be lifting and carrying stuff, working for a cause I believed in.

Leanne, a friend of ours is really, really active in the right to marriage is for everybody no exceptions movement. I salute her and I should be right at her side helping out. There is NO reason to exclude gays and lesbians from marriage other than prejudice and discrimination.

I wrote my Magna Opus (or is it Opus Magna)? on this topic for I told them exactly how I feel and I may copy and paste that piece here.

The bottom line is that gays and lesbians are humans and deserve the same treatment everyone else deserves. We’re lucky, gays, lesbians, pagans and other countercultures/subcultures or however you want to put it. We get to be different and unusual in the United States. In Sudan, if you are different or unusual, they shoot you. Here, with rare exception, we live our lives in peace. Matthew Shepard reminds us that this is not always the case all of the time.

We humans are not kind to dissenters, to individuals or to non-conformists.

My therapist says I am an iconoclast. I think that description is a bit violent. I don’t want to go around smashing other people’s idols. Hell, one of my fears is that they will smash my idols because I am different. She is right in many ways though. I don’t fit the mold in religion, politics, work, culture and on and on. At the same time, I am not so different as I might want to think. It is easy for me to identify with alcoholics and drug addicts—I am just like them, regardless of their chosen faiths and practices.

I like the bumper sticker “God bless everyone—no exceptions.” Why not? Maybe the blessing of a loving Creator will stop some of this stupid violence.

Good Morning Goddess Brigit! You have graced us with a lovely morning today. I am three and one half years sober today, thanks to Your grace and Your grace alone. I am grateful to You for this gift. Today is a good day to be sober!

I hope I carry a vision of Your will with me to work today. May I be of service, may I do some good. Please be with me today, Great Brigit, all day long and help me stay sober all day long. Today is my mother’s birthday, please bless her with great love and peace, all the things I wish for myself.

Adjuva Brigitta! Thank You! Blessed Be!