I will not be silenced

By | 2012/05/14

To the conservatives who demand we stay in the shadows…

  • I refuse to be silenced.
  • I refuse to turn the other cheek.
  • I refuse to lie down and let you walk all over my rights.
  • I refuse to allow you to harm those I care about – my family, my friends, my lovers, my partner.
Because…
  • I don’t accept you’re “just sayin'”.
  • I don’t accept “there’s nothing personal”.
  • I don’t accept it’s how you were brought up.
  • I don’t accept you “believe what you believe”.
  • I don’t accept I’m the sinner and you’re the saint.
  • I don’t accept sophistic arguments about “tradition”.
  • I don’t accept you have the needs of children in mind.
  • I don’t accept the notion of “hate the sin, love the sinner”.
  • I don’t accept your actions come from a real concern about society.
  • I don’t accept you have to follow what your religious book tells you to.

Because…

  • You’re a bigot.
  • You’re a coward.
  • You’re a hypocrite.
  • You’re sick, and you need help.
  • You’re a sad failure of a human who uses religious ramblings to justify prejudice and phobias.