As many of you know, I had a difference of opinion this week over to eat or not to eat Chick-fil-A this month in regards to celebrating Pride Month. Now I do not have a issue with people celebrating things that pertain to them, but I do have a issue with people being made to feel guilty for not. There are a lot of them out there that you probably do not even know exist, for example, January is Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, February Black History Month, March Irish-American Heritage Month, April National Child Abuse Prevention Month, well I think you got it by now, every month is a list of some type of history month. The way I see it is, if it applies to you, if you support the cause, if you just like to celebrate things then have a blast, but do not put me down or attack me because I do not feel the need to celebrate it.
As above, March is Irish-American Heritage, my mothers side of the family is Irish-Welsh, but hey, you do not see me running out there wearing green leprechaun shirts every day, drinking beer, eating corned beef and cabbage celebrating. I do not need a holiday to celebrate my heritage. I celebrate my heritage just knowing that I am what I am. I live in the south, Georgia to be specific, but yet you do not see me flying my Confederate Flag and making anyone feel bad that does not celebrate Confederate History Month in April. Why is it that some people feel the need to shove their month of the year or day of the year down everyone’s throat. If you wanna celebrate then have a blast, enjoy yourself, be all that you can be.
So as we already acknowledged, it is Gay Pride month. I have friends that are gay, but they are normal, they are not out there making sure that everyone agrees with them, celebrates with them, or even gives a damn about what they are. I am pretty sure that they also eat Chick-fil-A and do not give it a second thought. I know a few of them are Trumpers, not sure about some of them. Some of them have kids, some don’t. The main thing to me is that they do not make me feel bad for being me and I don’t make them feel bad for being them.
When I saw the post above, I feel that I did not say anything rude or hateful, I said how I felt, that I was not willing to give up something or punish said business because some people (sound a bit like Ilhan right?) wanted to punish them because of their Christian beliefs. Chick-fil-A is not anti-gay, nor have they ever been. Why is it if I do not give up something that has done nothing to me, just because some people (Ilhan again) think this place is out to get them or against them. Well anyway, to top it off, someone actually went so far as to report me to Twitter for my profile.
Well as you can tell, they really succeeded at nothing, not am I going to stop eating Chick-fil-A, but it was just the fact that they tried. I remember growing up if you did not like something someone stood for, if you did not like someone, if you were done wrong by someone, it was simple, you just stayed away from them. If you had different political views then you vote and the most votes wins. Why is it now that everyone seems to think that if you do not believe like them you are their enemy? Why is there not a White Pride month? Oh yeah, that’s racist. I am an American first, why is there not American Month?
I have nothing against them. But I will say I do have something against the exploitation of children that has come about over the past few years, example, Desmond Is Amazing. I feel that his parents have exploited him, instead of nurturing him. I am not saying he is gay, not gay, transgender or not transgender, but that they are allowing him to dance at clubs and let all these gay grown ups throw dollars at him for doing it, that is child abuse, plain and simple. That child has not been allowed to be a child. Let him dress up or play with dolls or whatever, but to allow him to do the things they have allowed him to do is just wrong.
To me, honestly, there are a lot of these people that make a spectacle out of themselves and make the whole group look bad. If it were not for the ones I know personally, I would think that they are all strange. Now I know there are straight people who like to make out in public, do things that draw attention to themselves, and unspeakable things, just like the gay people do, but honestly, I don’t want to see any of it. A peck on the lips or cheek, holding hands, stuff like that is fine, but to be making out in public, I am sorry, that bothers me and all I can think is “GO GET A ROOM.” I don’t want to see it, it is bad enough that is all I see on TV, I feel it is being shoved down my throat.
So anyway, what I am trying to say is, be who you are, be proud of who you are, but also allow others to be proud of who they are, make a decision as to whether they want to celebrate with you, stand up for you, stand up beside you, or go their own way. I live in America, it is the land of the free, I am allowed to say what I want, agree with what I want, and most of all celebrate what I want with who I want. I would rather celebrate being an American than anything else. Stop trying to force me to stand up for who you are or what you want to be and eat Chick-fil-A if you want to without being criticized and attacked.