Thoughts About Last Night:
First of all, let me state that I really should have put on some Lancome Eye Protection last night before I went to bed. I have a rare case of hound dog eyes this morning. Ugh. Trust me... it may be common for you, but it is really rare for me.
The Presidential race did not surprise me. I knew Obama was going to win. Admittedly, Louisiana's strong support for McCain was a bit embarrassing. I could just hear all of you hissing when the various news outlets called my state for McCain.
That text message I got saying, "YOU ARE SUCH A LOSER!" from Greg (who was sitting at TJ and Rob's house) was really sweet. I can't help that the people in my state are really stupid. Thank God, Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu won her re-election bid to the U.S. Senate. Yeah!
My biggest disappointment, however, is that it appears that Proposition 8 will pass in California. You have two groups to blame for this: Mormons and African Americans. Both groups are known to be hostile to gay rights.
The Mormon Church (LDS) launched an aggressively funded campaign to deny our right to marry. Their political activity violates their tax-exempt status and it should be revoked. (along with any other Church that flagrantly supported Proposition 8) I say we actively campaign to the IRS and strike back!
It is also well known that affording rights to gays falls on deaf ears in the African American community. Most African Americans do not equate "gay rights" with civil rights. Exit polls and voting records do not lie. Just look at the data coming out of California. Do you mean to tell me that you can't practice toleration after years of being denied rights yourselves? Shame on you!
Or have you forgotten about civil rights?