Apparently attending classes at CSUCI is going to turn me into a gay rights activist whether I like it or not. Last night in my theater class we were discussing the performance I told you guys about last week. There were two apparently: one on Wednesday that I attended and another on Friday that was a student performance built out of workshops with the performer, Tim Miller. I was talking to my classmate about Wednesday's show and she said, "I'm glad I didn't attend that one because I don't agree with the gay lifestyle." Fine. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. She basically alluded to the theory that being gay is a choice. I said, "Really? You think someone would choose to have no rights to marry or adopt and face a lifetime of discrimination? Interesting." It's what she said next that made me lose my shit.
She said: Being gay is like deciding to be a drug user, once you make the choice and get into it, it's hard to get out.
Oh. My. Fucking. God. All I could do was nod and tell her I respected her opinion or I would have shot her in the face. Is this really what people think? I know for a fact that she works for a church... is that what they're teaching? If so I'm glad I don't go because the Jesus I kick it with is loving and understanding and accepting. Not someone that died on a cross to breed hatred and ignorance.
That's all I can say about that. This is going to be a much harder battle to wage than I ever thought.