Disclaimer: This is not a usual She’s Not So Basic post. It’s more of a rant about my thoughts and anger about someone’s post that I read last week. I believe everyone is entitled to their opinion and in no way is this response saying the original author is right or wrong. It’s just simply my reply.
Let’s just let that question simmer for a second… W.T.F?
Okay, moving on. I’d like to preface this by saying I’m neither religious nor an advocate for gay rights. I’m kind of just a ‘do what makes you happy as long as it’s not hurting anyone, go with the flow’ kinda gal. Maybe that’s why I’m having such a hard time understanding how Disney forced you to cancel your trip because of a ‘gay moment’. Oh excuse me, not just any trip… a $6k trip to Disney.
Let’s just clear that up really fast. You weren’t forced to cancel anything. You chose to.
You were quoted saying:
“Disney isn’t just aiming their efforts towards parents of Disney-aged children anymore. They are pointing a desperate finger at the innocence of our youth. Disney is targeting our youth like they’re aiming at big game on a corporate hunting trip. They are banking on corrupting the purity of a child’s mind for the 1%. They are no longer making watching a choice, but by forcing it to become mainstream, Disney is telling the conservative family, the Christian public, that they’re views hold no worth.”
Did you think for a second that instead of Disney targeting the youth and corrupting the purity of a child’s mind, they are just trying to make everyone feel included? Accepting everyone. Do the views of the gay community hold no worth to you? Because that kinda seems like what you’re saying. You chose to
cancel boycott a family trip because of a ‘moment’ that fell in line with views of someone other than yourself.
Also, purity by who’s standard? Yours? The bible? Just because you believe in the bible, it doesn’t mean everyone else has to. And that’s where I get confused about your next statement:
“I don’t shun LGBT people. I don’t fear them. I believe that all humans should be treated equally and with respect. But I have a right to stay true to my religious beliefs as well.”
Did you think that publicly boycotting a vacation would not end up hurting someone’s feelings? If you believe all people should be treated equally and with respect then why would you so openly go out of your way to hurt other people? There were no financial repercussion’s for you cancelling your trip. It’s not like you had to stir up a pot of rage because you lost $6k. You could have quietly stuck to your beliefs but you chose to make a big public deal about it.
You’re entitled to your beliefs but I can’t help but wonder how you don’t see that they alienate and hurt other innocent people. I know I know, they aren’t innocent… the bible says a man having sex with another man is a sin. But answer me this. Who say’s that the bible is the end all be all? You can 100% believe that yourself, but that doesn’t make it right. That also doesn’t make it wrong.
My point is, you can believe in what you want to believe in and if that’s true for you, then it’s true for everyone else as well. If someone believes being gay is okay, more power to them. You have no right to make anyone feel uncomfortable or hurt for the way the feel about another person. And you can say you didn’t intend to hurt anyone but I kinda feel like you just didn’t care who you hurt because as I said before, there was a much quieter and peaceful way for you to honor your beliefs.
“It wasn’t my plan to stir strife. So if the context of my words were misleading and I made you feel condemned or less of a person, I’m truly sorry.”
That brings me back to the above question… did you think that publicly boycotting a vacation would not end up hurting someone’s feelings? How on earth could you possibly think that standing up and basically saying ‘I have to cancel this trip because there is a gay ‘moment’ wouldn’t hurt someone? A f***ing ‘moment’.
If you planned on spending a weekend at Disney, you’d probably have about 4,500 moments. You’re telling me that one moment was so wrong, so unbearable, so disgusting that you had to forego the other 4,499? And alert the whole world? Shesh, I feel like we’re talking about the black plague here.
This has been mustering inside me since I read your post last week and I just couldn’t hold it in anymore. You may not be killing anyone personally with your own two hands but I’m confident it’s people like you who do things like this that play a huge role in the suicide and bullying of LGBT kids and teens. If you believe they deserve to die or live a life in pain because of who they love, well hell… forget being called a monster, you are your own brand of terrorist.