You All Are Barbaric Scum (A response to Michigan)

It is the 21st century, everybody.  We’ve got flying cars, computers we wear because we’re too lazy to use our hands, and everywhere you look it’s a cyberpunk utopia, right?  Well, there are still elements of a barbaric history that are still roaming around.  What are these elements, you ask?  Why haven’t our futuristic police dealt with them in a techno-infused way?  Well, that’s simple – because they are part of it, where these barbaric creeps are.  See, these barbarians are called “Christians,” and while some of them aren’t so bad, there are others who are trying to roll back all our progress and take us back to the Dark Ages.  Why?  Because their Gawd doesn’t like gay people.

For those who don’t know, there is a bill in the House of the state of Michigan called the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act.”  This bill is the most archaic piece of legislation that I have ever seen.  It cloaks itself in – we’re trying to give people their religious freedom!  But in reality, this document is trying to legislate the tastes of some of the scummiest people that I have ever heard of.

Some parts of this are offensive, but innocuous.  Like a stipulation that bakers can refuse to make wedding cakes for gay people, based on their “religious freedom.”  Yeah, a freedom to be a fucking bigot, but whatever.  There are parts of this, however, that are able to do actual harm, and the fact that this piece of legislation is in the eleventh hour to pass should shock and offend people.  So, what is the worst part of this bill.

One of the hypothetical things that a member of the LGBT community could be denied is help from EMTs.  That’s right, under this proposed legislation, they would be able to let a gay person die on the street, because helping them is against their “religious freedom.”  Seriously, Michigan, what the fuck is wrong with you?!  You want to tell people – “oh yeah, he’s a faggot, let him die.”  Is that it?  Is that what you are going for?  I can’t even.  I can’t even say how much this disgusts me.  It’s the 21st fucking century, you idiots!  You are fucking grown-ups!  It’s time to stop believing in fairytales!  I don’t buy into the Tooth Fairy or Santa Claus for the EXACT same reason that I don’t believe in Gawd.  Why are you letting your Bronze Age piece of mythology guide your life now?

Something I’ve long believed is that God is whatever people want him to be.  Using the Bible, this is SO easy to justify.  For real, I could provide passage and verse to claim that God is a benevolent father or a psychotic drunkard who hates everybody.  It’s easy.  So you know what I really believe – that for these people, God is a justification for their bigotry.  God is the person who gives an A-okay for them to hate gay people.  God is totally cool with it, so it’s not wrong.  Fuck that noise!  He isn’t real!  He was never real!  Yeah, I’m with Patton Oswalt that religion founded society, but we’ve grown past that!  Grow the fuck up!

And to any EMTs who actually would use this legislation to not help a gay person who is in need of medical care, you are a piece of shit and you are an offense to your entire profession.  I think I’m going to end this here, because the longer I go on about this, the angrier I get.

Contact the Michigan State House.  For real, people, contact them.  Rail on them.  Make sure that your voices are heard!  Even if you don’t live there, you need to do this.  Because America is being left behind by the rest of the world.  Other countries are now shaking their head at us, because they see shit like this and wonder – how can America be this way?  That country was once great.  Is this what it’s come to for them?  Their infrastructure is crumbling.  Their middle class is almost gone.  Is this who they are going to be?  Wow…

Yeah, that’s what it’s come to.  Un-fucking-believable

Until next time, a quote,

“I began by saying that our history will be what we make of it.  If we go on as we are, then history will take its revenge and retribution will not limp in catching up with us.”  -Edward R. Murrow, Good Night, and Good Luck

Peace out,

Maverick

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