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April 29, 2015

Enough with This Gay-ness

Tom McLaughlin

Kuching, Malaysian Borneo – I am so happy you are gay. I am ecstatic that you transgendered. I count with unmitigated joy every time a state passes the gay marriage act. I weep huge tears and lock myself in a room when a judge, federal or state, says you can get married. I read on Facebook and tear up every time one of you comes out of the closet.

Truth be told, I really don't care and I am sick and tired of hearing about it.

You see here, where I live, people evolve into who they are. They might be gay; but they know it when they are little, and so do the parents, and they promptly have another child hoping he is not the one to take care of them in their old age. But there is no discrimination. They are accepted into employment, or schools, or just about anywhere.

I have many gay friends, but I don't think of them that way. They are friends first and they happen to be gay. I don't care and don't give it much thought. I don't introduce him/her as my "gay friend" just like I would not introduce anyone as my blonde friend or my blue-eyed friend. They are just friends.

We don't talk about gay marriage because, well, it is never brought up. It is just understood that in this society, Islam, that would be an impossibility. Especially when church – err mosque – and state are one. In the USA we understand it's a big deal, but not here because one partner does not want to get on the others health insurance plan. Which, truth be told, is the only reason one wants a gay marriage.

Gay people in the USA is only 6% of the population. I read The New York Times every night, which means 6% of the entire newspaper should be devoted to gay news. Yet, banner headlines in the "Top News" section blare out stuff about gays. Sometimes, there are three or four articles. That is really too much. Maybe they should have a section called "Gay News" so I can skip over it.

The Supreme Court of the United States will rule on gay marriage early in the coming summer. It will decide on gay marriage. Clarence Thomas (god, where did they ever dig up that guy) will vote against it, just like he votes against everything having even the molecule of liberalism. The rest will probably vote for it. At least I hope so to end this gayness in the newspaper, Facebook and other news frenzied outlets. Then, gays will have to do what single people do and troll Craig's List for a date. But, there will be (or already is) a separate section for them.

It is horrible when there is discrimination against gays, like somebody who will not bake a wedding cake. However, there are many other people who will make the cake. It is not the end of the world. It should not make top news on AOL or other news portals. Let them bake cakes for others while you go on your merry way and find someone else. They, too, have rights.

So, my gay friends, as Snoopy said "Let's live by the side of the road and be a friend to man."

...Life is good. . . . .


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