Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Gay Challenge

Based on my last blog, I wanted to do something fun.

I challenge each and everyone of you to give me one good reason why Homosexuality is wrong in our society and why Homosexual couples shouldn't be allowed the same rights as Heterosexual couples; that is, the right to civil marriage (not to be confused with civil union). Not too hard right? I'm only asking for ONE good reason.

There is, of course, one stipulation. Leave religion out of it. I'm not asking you to allow Gay Marriage in churches or synagogues or any other house of worship. After all, there is a difference between civil marriage and Holy Matrimony. And no, Christianity does NOT run our country. We have the First Ammendment to the Constitution to thank for that. So, please, check your religion at the door.


Why is it wrong? Why shouldn't they be allowed equal rights?

And.... GO!

Two Points on Homosexuality and Gay Marriage

In discussions about Homosexuality and Gay Marriage, two things always edge their way into the conversation. I'd like to discuss those two things with you here.

1. Homosexuality is "Unnatural"


2. Gay couples don't contribute to society the way Heterosexual couples do (that is, by procreating).

The first, that Homosexuality is unnatural, is used merely to show why Homosexuality is "wrong". But what makes Homosexuality wrong, and what makes it unnatural? By whose standard are we holding Homosexuality?

Recent studies have given us much insight into the fact that Homosexuality is more genetic than anything else. That said, if in fact Homosexuality is genetic, it could not be considered any more unnatural than a Heterosexual man or woman being sterile.

That last statement ties in with the second point that "Gay couples don't contribute to society the way Heterosexual couples do". We allow civil marriage to all Heterosexual couples, regardless of age and fertility; yet we deny the same type of civil marriage to Homosexual couples. Why? Because they don't all procreate? Why then do we allow sterile Heterosexual couples and elderly couples to marry? After all, they can no longer provide that same contribution to society. What gives them any more rights than anyone else?


Sunday, November 16, 2008

RandomK's Random Art

So, I have this friend; let's call her "Kirsten." She likes to paint and draw and other stuff that involves art and drawing and painting. Right. It might come as a shocker... but she's pretty good; and I don't mean, "Oh, wow, 'Kirsten', you're good," but more of a, "Hot Damn, woman! You're freakin' amazing awesome crazy fantastic!" Yeah.

She's been known to do some abstract work. Now, I'm not too keen on abstract. I mean, what is it anyway? A spaceship? A three-legged dog? I dunno! But these make me smile. So you should too.

She's also been known to do mission work. You know, go down to Bolivia, help out some kids, paint some murals. She's cool like that. And God likes people who are cool like that. Here are some paintings she's done for others down in Bolivia.

What else does she do? Well, I'll tell you. She's been known to paint designs on clothing. What? Clothing. Yes, clothing. Like this one here.

On top of that, she's down with just some cool rat/dog paintings. Like this one below.

And honestly, who doesn't like a good rat/dog painting, eh? I know.

But I've saved the best for last. Dragons. What? Yes, dragons. But this just isn't any old dragon. This is a bad ass dragon. This is the dragon from my book. What's his name? Pshh, please. I'm not telling you. You'll probably steal the name and idea and go tell some big fancy publisher and make loads of $$ all for yourself. No, thank you, I'll keep Elan all to myself. :)

So yeah, as you can see, my friend "Kirsten" is really good. She's trying to get her name out a bit more. You know, get her drawings and paintings seen. She's looking for more artsy work. And she deserves it. So if you know anyone who wants anything painted or drawn or anything, do contact her.

You can reach her via She's also on Myspace and Facebook. Just look her up: Kirsten George.

She's awesome.