Sunday, May 20, 2012

Hop Against Homophobia Blog Event!

Good morning! Welcome to the Hop Against Homophobia! I thank Erika Pike for putting this together. I'm very glad to be part of it. 


WARNING SOAPBOX RANT!


During most of my adult life, especially now that I write m/m romance, I've wondered why do so called heterosexual activists care about what gays or lesbians do behind closed doors. Has anyone from the GLBT community told you what to do in your own life?


2nd thing, why is it so important to people to force their so called moralities on others? Yeah, you may say, "well the bible says being gay or lesbian is wrong." Yeah well so is murdering, adultery, and war so as far as I'm concerned we're all sinners if we were to follow the so called bible code. Whatever the deal is, all people are from different religious backgrounds and some have no faith as all. Why is it important to force your beliefs on everyone?




Everyday the news is filled with stupidity about so called "Christians" in government offices talking about marriage being between one man and one woman while on the other hand, these are the same idiots who have cheated on their wives, who've had more than one in some places and erm, in some states, its okay to be with a relative. Oh just don't let it be your gay relative. *laughs* The hypocrisy is maddening! Are these really the people who want to take prominent roles in shaping the country? Good Lord help us! 


That's why things like this blog hop happen! We're here to hop against homophobia, letting people know that love is love regardless of gender. I'd like to add color in there as well since this civil rights fight is reminiscent of the sixties when my own marriage might have been illegal. (I'm married to a Hispanic man) Why is history repeating itself? The racial issues still exist but now there are people who want to discriminate against you because of your orientation. WTF?




End the hate! Mind your own business! Let the GLBT community thrive and go back to the caves in which you came from. It has nothing to do with you. 


Instead of spending time telling people who to love why not lead the parade on how we can end some of the issues and suffering worldwide? There are so many more pressing things to be concerned with than the two gay men who want to get married. 


END RANT


* Okay so I've said my peace. Now, lets do a giveaway. You have 4 days to leave a comment that includes your email and win a book from my backlist. I'll giveaway 1 from each pseudonym. BLMorticia, Michael Mandrake, and Rawiya. 


Hope you enjoyed my ramble. Please visit the other hoppers in this event and good luck!


Hop against Homophobia

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good rant - I tell my kids to accept people as they find them (be that good or bad) and not on their colour, race, sexual orientation or how they look - something my dad always told us.
Suze
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Debby said...

My daughter's partner is beautiful and loving. They really do belong together. How can that be wrong? And the answer is that it is not.
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M-C. Houle said...

The world would be such a better place if people minded their own business...

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Barbara Elsborg said...

Nice rant!!! Live and let live - says it all.

Andrea said...

I like your rant. I have a similar one but my language generally isn't as clean ;)

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KimberlyFDR said...

Wonderful rant! Thanks for taking part in the hop :)

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gigi said...

Loved your "rant"!

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grumpybybirth said...

You ROCK! Loved the rant!

creativebarbwire said...

good rant, you rock! :-D
Barb

Rissa said...

DITTO! It's good to rant every now and again!

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Dannyfiredragon said...

I can only second your rant!

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Angela said...

Thank you for sharing and being part of this hop! I totally agree!

xx
Angela S Stone
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Crissy said...

I have one of those soapboxes too. :)

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lily sawyer said...

Thank you for sharing and being part of this hop.

please enter me in your contest

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kerry said...

Thank you so much for sharing.
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Jen said...

Very good rant and I totally agree with you!

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Tara Lain said...

Keep ranting! *hugs* Tara

JulieBites said...

Excellent rant, thank you for being a part of the hop :)

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Leaundra said...

I'm so with you. That's the problem today people are so worried about what other people do in their homes that they're not taking care of their own. It's nice when the bigots pick out certain sins but don't check their own. Glad to see you in the hop:-)

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ilona said...

What a wonderful rant. I think you stated all my beliefs about why it's important to focus on the serious stuff (like stopping wars and world hunger) and leave the bedroom antics of other people alone.

~Ley said...

Thanks for sharing with us. :)

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StacieD said...

I totally agree and applaud your rant. I don't understand why certain people obsess over what happens in the LGBT community. Thanks for the great blog hop!

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Yvette said...

Love the rant and thanks for posting!
Yvette
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SheriV said...

I loved your rant. There are some awesome pictures on your page. :)

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Erica Pike said...

That's a good kind of a rant!

Erica
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Cherie Noel said...

I love the point about people minding their own business...

nancy said...

I do love a good rant, had one myself the other day on this very subject. My ignorant son-in-law made an enormously stupid remark about gay people and I replied that he was wrong. I used a few more words than that but no need to repeat here. Love your books.

N.J. Nielsen said...

Your kind of rant I don't mind in the slightest. Some days I wish I could bitch slap the world and say wake the fuck up! One day I hope the world will see through different eyes and a persons sexuality won't matter. Thank you for taking part in the hop.

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B said...

Well said rant! <3
Bella
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wulf said...

Your rant is valid, people need to mind their own business and stop hating.

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Foretta said...

Love your rant!! Thanks for participating in the hop. This is a great cause that I pray one day will not be needed.

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Layladawna said...

Thank you for sharing, people really should mind their own business.

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Emily said...

I totally second your rant. It's actually very similar to my usual rant. I think a lot of Christians are hypocrites and when someone asks me, I tell them I'm a Christian who loves others and doesn't judge them. Oh, and of course I support gays. You should have seen my ex's face when I told him that. And when I ended up breaking up with him because he kept calling my gay friend s fag. Thanks so much for sharing and participating!

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L.M. Brown said...

You rant away all you want. It is something that definitely needs saying. Hypocrisy is something that really riles me up as well.

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Kassandra said...

HERE HERE! Rant away! It is cathartic. And I completely agree with how you feel about all of the hypocrisy in our world. Love is Love, period!

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amilyn said...

You've asked the questions I've wondered on for years. WHY is it anyone's business who I sleep with? Never have understood. If they want to follow the bible so literally (even though it is translated wrong in many places) then why aren't there less people in prisons and more dead or missing eyes/hands/etc? Can't just pick and choose what you follow based on what suits you. ;)

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Cornelia said...

Thanks for the post ,it was a good rant.
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Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes said...

I love your rant and you sound an awful lot like me! I constantly rant about the very same things, and get absolutely enraged at the hypocrisy. Having family that take religion as whole new life form drives me insane, and the older I get the madder I get at the stupidity and selfishness of these people who preach so much hate.
It's no ones business, and I can promise one thing as a certainty is that if it was the LGBT community behaving the same why tot he heterosexual community they would be be bitching about their rights being denied. I know this is exactly what they would do....gggrrrr
Thank you for sharing you rant,...and I'm with you 100% on this one..*S*

Darcy
pommawolf @hotmail.com

Rush said...

Now that you mentioned it, I don't know if you read this little article that made me laugh so hard. It's about homophobics and why they might be gay themselves...
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-big-questions/201106/homophobic-men-most-aroused-gay-male-porn
Also, a good argument aganist those who claim that the bible said so... paulonhomophobia.com This one is a very good read as well.
People spew out what they hear their family say to them with total conviction. Why? Because *my parents, preacher, gramps, etc.* said so. They don't take the time to research even when millions out there, even psychologists are telling them they are wrong.
Thanks or participating in Hop and sharing with us!

Sandra Rush

taina1959@yahoo.com

http://enchantedrosegarden.blogspot.com

Rush said...

Correction... It's www.paulonhomosexuality.com
Sorry
Sandra Rush
taina1959@yahoo.com
http://enchantedrosegarden.blogspot.com

A.M. Burns said...

Awesome rant. I couldn't have said it better myself and still been as polite as you were.
A.M. Burns
andy@amburns.com

JoAnna said...

Loved the rant and I couldn't agree more.

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Peggy said...
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Peggy said...

Love your post and the pictures!

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Lena Grey said...

Make room for me on your soapbox! I totally agree with you. People with 'selective' morals drive me insane! Why don't they look in a mirror or better yet, listen to themselves! Thanks!

LaviniaLewis said...

Loved the rant! I agree completely, love is love. Why are people so concerned with who others love? Maybe it's because they are dissatisfied with their own lives or because they were brought up that way and can't see that the hate is wrong. There's no excuse for it really, let's just hope that homophobia will soon be as outdated to us as racial segregation is.

Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

Thanks for sharing and I just love the pictures of the guys kissing
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PaParanormalFan Renee said...

RANT Away Sharita Lira because YOU ROCK!!!!!

I believe everyone deserves to be Openly Happy in Life, to be with the Person who Loves & Completes Them, without having to be subjected to the ignorance of some close-minded people. True Love does not see Race, Gender, Socio-Economic Status, etc….if people understood that, there would be so much more Happiness in this World….We Could Hope, Right???

I would very much appreciate the opportunity to be considered in your very generous giveaway. Thank You.

Thank You for participating in the Hop Against Homophobia.

Take care Sweetie, Sending Cyber Hugs Your Way & Stay Naughty,

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