Fierstein; The Op-Ed Drama Queen

Actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein is a gay man and he has written an Op-Ed piece for the New York Times describing how, as a gay person, he has been relegated to the cheap seats and is watching the Imus debacle with amusement. His claim is that there has been blatant discrimination against gays and that this Imus situation has made people look up and act like they are just now becoming aware of discrimination in America. He uses the Imus lynching as a platform to strike out at Americans for their intolerance of homosexuals.

Harvey seems to think he is the only person who pays taxes in America because at least twice we are reminded that it is his taxes that pay for one thing or another. When he mentions General Pace he has this to say:

Face it, if a Pentagon general, his salary paid with my tax dollars, can label homosexual acts as “immoral” without a call for his dismissal, who are the moral high and mighty kidding?

The first question is, where does this guy get off saying that a general should be fired for calling homosexuality immoral? That is his opinion and a lot of people pay his salary. Matter of fact Harvey, our taxes pay for a lot of things that we might not like but I guess that has not occurred to you. A lot of Christians are completely against abortion and don’t feel our tax dollars should pay for them. A lot of us are not too happy that our tax dollars pay for ILLEGALS to go to school, siphon our health care and burden our judicial system. A lot of folks are not happy that our tax dollars pay people to sit on their asses while the rest of us work. In case you did not read it, the Constitution does not say you have the right not to be offended but it does say that general has a right to free speech. Interestingly, if Pace had said he thought there was nothing wrong with homosexuality and the rest of us called for his dismissal people like Harvey would say we are homophobes.

Harvey also cries about attempts to change the Constitution in order to define a marriage as between one man and one woman. Harvey, we would not need to change the Constitution if homosexual advocacy groups would stop trying to change the laws as they exist. If they would stop trying to change tradition then we would not need such measures.

No Harvey, you can claim to be in the cheap seats watching everything as you are discriminated against but that is not true. The fact is, the homosexual agenda has been forced on people against our wills. Let me be clear before some wacko calls me a homophobe or bigot, I have no problem with homosexuals. It is their behavior that I find to be wrong. They are all children of God and it is not for me to judge them but I do not have to understand, accept, or like the behavior and this does not make me a hateful person or a bad guy. I don’t have to explain to anyone why I think homosexuality is immoral and I do not have to accept that behavior as normal just because the homosexual lobby was able to bully the psychiatrists to remove it as a disorder.

This is America and we have every right not to like a certain group or behavior. If whites want to hate blacks or blacks hate whites, they are allowed to do so. If people want to vote against gay marriage or not like homosexuals or their behavior then that is their prerogative. The only thing you are not allowed to do is use these traits as a reason to discriminate. The law makes it illegal to deny housing or a job based on sex, color, race, religion, or sexual orientation. THAT DOES NOT MEAN PEOPLE HAVE TO LIKE OR ACCEPT ANY OF THOSE THINGS. They are just not allowed to discriminate with regard to them. Of course, our society allows us to discriminate against whites people (especially males) when it comes to college admission or job placement but that is a story for another time.

Harvey, the Constitution does not say you have the right not to be offended. There are rights enumerated in it and this is not one of them. You have many freedoms but just as you are free to live your life as you see fit, I am allowed to live mine as I see fit and that includes the right to like or dislike many things. I have nothing against homosexual people and I wish you and all of them the best in life but I am free not to like the behavior just as you are free to engage in it. It also means that just because you pay taxes does not mean you have the right to dictate how things go. If that were the case, there would be a lot of changes.

Harvey, come in from left field and sit in the box seats. Quit feeling sorry for yourself and quit trying to make the rest of us understand or accept your lifestyle. If you understand it and accept it, that should be good enough for you.



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One Response to “Fierstein; The Op-Ed Drama Queen”

  1. Virginia says:

    Could not have said it any better myself, agree with BD 100%.