Since putting a post on Facebook earlier this week in reference to my shock over learning about the Florida law that made it illegal for homosexuals to adopt children I had spoken with a couple of people that had basically inquired why do I care so much about that or why would I even put something like that on my wall and so what I did was I wanted to give it some more thought and basically what it comes down to is, is I don’t particularly care more or less about homosexuals than I do for anyone else in this country, any other citizens, and I do believe that all of us have the same fundamental human rights that are granted to us not by the government or by anyone else but as a result of natural inalienable rights which are given to us as a matter of natural law through our ultimate creator or God or higher level of consciousness as human beings.
And so to find out that Florida is the only state in the entire country that has a law outlawing adoption for gays, for homosexual people, just made me realize that such a law is really discrimination against these people who otherwise are supposed to be equal under the law just like anyone else. For that matter the entire political movement whether it be people in the Tea Party or otherwise who are campaigning on politics of discrimination against gay people whether it be riling up crowds to get them fired up in an anti‑gay fury for political reasons, whether it be anti-gay marriage or anti‑gay adoption in this case; this fundamentally goes against everything our Declaration of Independence and our constitutional principles of equality under the law stand for. And so I’m very disappointed in that movement and the people who are behind that.
Secondly I think that it’s an injustice to the good, loving, hardworking people who happen to be gay that they are not allowed to adopt children or not allowed to be married for that matter. I don’t advocate for gay people; I don’t personally subscribe to their chosen lifestyle; however I do feel that what is natural for them, and how they express love, is no reason for the government to discriminate against them and say that they are not entitled to the same rights and privileges of every other citizen of this country. And therefore I think someday whether it’s 10 years from now, 100 years from now or 200 years from now, American citizens will someday look back on this issue as we now look back on issues such as the fact that women at some point earlier in this country’s history did not even have a right to vote. How we look back on now the ugly fact we were a nation with slavery, holding human beings in slavery for involuntary servitude, which goes against every type of fundamental human rights law in this country and in this world. And ultimately Abraham Lincoln was the one who said in the Gettysburg Address that that concept did not square with what the fundamental principles of the Declaration of Independence were and that ultimately whether it’s slavery, or not giving women the right to vote, or not allowing in this case gays to get married legally or to adopt children legally, a country which is set up on foundational principles of equality must stand true to those principles and apply them uniformly and equal to everyone. Otherwise we are in our own sense, in our own country, being hypocritical in saying that we stand for equality but are not actually practicing according to our stated constitutional principles of law.