Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Freedom of Old Gay

Even when I was just a young kid, I gravitated toward older folks. I guess I found their way of handling situations remarkably stoic and matter-of-fact. Today, as part of what many would consider the “older gay generation” I’ve come to accept that many of the issues that my younger brethren fret about are not issues that I am ready to waste a Tweet on. Recently in the news, the Vatican mentioned that the sexual abuses forged on children by its Priests could be attributed to homosexuality. I found the comment ignorant, but also laughable. Some of my younger compadres appeared to be ready to do battle with the Catholic Church about the comment, but really, in my view, sometimes you have to let ignorance sit out there on its own. Just let the general population look at it and say, “Yeah, with all due respect, the Pope is a straight-up ass.” As has been discussed here before, the vast majority of all sex offenders (pedophile priests included) are straight. It’s just the reality of the matter folks. Then there’s the issue of marriage equality. The younger generation will rip doors off hinges to have the straight population accept that ALL consenting adults have the right to marry who they want to marry. PERIOD. In the end, many heterosexual opponents to marriage equality feel that allowing same sex couples to marry will somehow degrade the institution of marriage – meanwhile there have been countless reality shows about marrying a millionaire, a midget, a foreigner…you name it. No one complained about f’ing up the institution of marriage when those shows aired on television. All said, I love my man, we’re committed, we have a beautiful son and our family is not made or dismantled by the hatred and ignorance of lonely, repressed heterosexual America. Let me be clear, “I support marriage equality, but I will not bust a gut trying to help a homophobe see my point. Then there’s the issue of God, religion and whether or not some minister believes my gay ass will be burning in the pits of hell. Let me be clear my dear friends, as the son of a Pentecostal minister (whom I love dearly) I will say to you that MAN has interpreted the word of God since the beginning of time. In that interpretation, man has chosen to keep or dispose of whatever rules, mandates, etc. they saw would make their worship what they envisioned it to be. Entire chapters of the holy word are rewritten and re-interpreted so that women can worship with more freedom, so that fashion can prevail over what Biblical norms appeared to dictate, but homos appear to fail to get the green light to love God, be loved by God and be saved. Well, my dear friends, my relationship with God is a real one. He has never failed me, he has answered my prayers and he is there for me; I guess you can say he looked beyond my faults and saw my needs. As part of a population referred to as OLD GAY, I am completely content; happy with all of God’s blessings: a healthy family, great friends and a God that never fails me. I refused to be sucked in to the negative cancer that plagues the religious right; the divisive hatred that does not represent my God. Life is too short to wait on laws to pass before you feel free enough to live your life; love the person you want to love; and worship your God with all your heart. Enjoy life; Go ahead and live the OLD GAY.

Keep passin’ the open windows…

1 comment:

Caspar608 said...

You know what I noticed?
You had a hell of a lot more comments when you were alone and unhappy.
Now that you are happy and complete, I seem to be the only person who has shit to say.
whats up with THAT????