Astaghfirullah, O Lord forgive me for my opinions, forgive us all for our opinions on everything that really doesn’t connect on how to achieve Janna’ah!
So what if the supreme court approved gay marriage! That isn’t going to effect anyone that isn’t gay. It isn’t going to start a rainbow revolution that is going to takeover the world. This isn’t going to explode the gay population to astronomical proportions, it isn’t going to mean you have to change sexual preference to get married, it isn’t even going to mean you have like or associate with gay people. Really.
The only thing this changes is the choice whether two adults, that happen to be gay can be legally married, just like every heterosexual person in the US today.
What this does mean is that the United States Supreme Court needs to deal with the OTHER priority, like how to keep police and law enforcement from killing black people. Personally I’m a whole lot more worried about the militarization of police, and the willingness of the police to use and abuse these “new-found cop toys”. The police complain about assault rifles and high power weapons, why do small town, or any size police dept need a tank for? I thought that is why we have the Army and the National Guard?
My bet is the government is dealing with the “gay debacle” (not) a whole lot better than it is in managing the right of Americans (which really does include African-Americans, Indigenous Americans, Latino Americans, etc.). One less billion dollar day in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, competing against Putin (no we aren’t competing against Russia), or China and on and on. Two days of the Pentagon closing (figuratively speaking) would pay for the education, including graduate school for all in the US, even including the Indigenous Illegals from Mexico. It would eradicate poverty in much of the world, even taking into account the world corruption involved in this task.
Looking at all of the work that has to be done for the rights and freedoms for all who deserves them really leaves me drained of any energy to holler at gays for wanting to be legally happy.
We need to spend more time reflecting on our own imperfections and prejudices than worrying about anyone other than your self going to heaven or hell.
Forgive me O Lord my impatience with stupid, I will try, Insha’Allah.
Abdul Khaliq Ainsworth
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