Saturday, August 28, 2010

Gay People Are Like The Pilgrims

In the Iowa Gubernatorial race, one which has had its own share of anti-gay rhetoric from such people as Van-Der Platts and Brandstad Camps, we have in the Libertarian candidate Eric Cooper a different and welcoming  approach. From Southwest Iowa News
Libertarians also have no issue with gays seeking same-sex marriage, Cooper said. Gay people are like America’s early pilgrims who left their native England to escape criticism of their views, he said.

“Gay people are pilgrims. They just want to live their lives without being hassled. Let folks live the way they want.”
This is so true...and I'm glad that a Libertarian is finally going all out on support of marriage equality. LGBT people are truly "pilgrims" in the literal sense of the word. We have been beaten and abused, ridiculed and harassed, emotionally stoned and trampled underfoot. We truly are not unlike the early Pilgrims who came to Americas shores feeling religious persecution in England. Eric Cooper is correct, all we want it to be able to live our lives as we see fit...and that my friends is the essence of the American Dream.

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