Years ago, I met a woman at a party, her name was Misty, and she was a Lesbian. How did I become aware of her sexual preference for women? Well, she told me, and I think everyone that would stand still that she was into women. I remember her face as she introduced herself to me. “I am Misty, and I am a Lesbian”, she said, beaming. “Hi”, I replied, “I am Doug and I do not care if you are a Lesbian!” The look on her face was priceless. She was stunned that her orientation might be, well of no real concern for other people. In short she was so wrapped up in her Lesbianism, that everything revolved around that.
Here is a hint, for everyone. No one really wants to hear about your sexual orientation/religion/favorite sports team/race or you favorite charity constantly. People like that get old pretty quick frankly. So you might want to put a sock in it every once in a while, just saying. What brought this up was a story out of Jasper Indiana. There one high school student has had enough of the identity-obsesssed types
The unidentified 16-year-old posted “Straight Pride” posters at Jasper High School last week, and the hilarious notices are not going over so well with school officials, the Dubois County Herald reports.
“Celebrate being straight at JHS by not annoying the heck out of everyone about your sexual orientation!” read the flyers, posted in the school’s hallways after classes last Thursday. “It’s easy! Just come to the JHS, then you go about your day without telling everyone about how ‘different’ and ‘special’ you are!”
The straight pride posters were “brought to you by all the students that are sick of hearing about your LGBT pride,” they continued.
“Nobody cares about what you think you are,” the posters read. “If you want equality, stop shoving your ideas down our throats! We have nothing against your sexual orientation. We just don’t care!”
EXACTLY!! We do not care, your sex life is your business, have at it. You being gay, or trans, or pan-sexual, or whatever matters not to the vast majority of people. Of course school officials are wetting themselves to avoid causing an outbreak of Offendeditis
Greater Jasper Superintendent Tracy Lorey promised parents the notices do not represent the attitude of most students and staff at the school.
Oh stop, I would bet that is the very sincere feelings of most students, and parents, and likely most Gay people as well. The student who put up the posters wrote this to clarify their stance
“By saying that certain individuals are shoving ideas down other people’s throats, I did not mean that they should not have the right to practice their own freedom of speech. What was being referenced was the idea that whenever an individual decides not to support the ideas of another individual, they face being attacked, ostracized, and detested. What was being referenced was the fact that individuals who do not support progressive ideology are forced to accept or remain censored,” the student wrote.
“Reactionaries … simply want to be able to retain the right to not accept your views. I support the social ideology of equality for all people protected under the Constitution, but I also recognize the fact that my peers have the right to object to other people’s ideas without their ideas being censored even if it is seen as hate speech.”
“People simply want to let you know that they have the right to object to your ideas. People can love you and disagree with you at the same time,” the student wrote.