Ignore the Minority
I am not prejudiced. If you are a different color or ethnicity than me, cool. Let's learn from each other, not hate each other. And I believe in free choice. If you want to live differently from me or do something that I think is a sin (note: not illegal), then hey, that's your right. That's what this country is all about. And I do not believe that just because a majority believes something that it is automatically right. But majority exists for a reason. We don't elect leaders based on what a minority thinks. If someone wants to be elected, he or she has to convince over half the voting population that they are the right person for the job. If most people believe something should be done, then it is. Minorities keep the majority accountable, and I am not advocating a rule where those in power believe a certain way and all other opinions are shot down. I'm just saying that the majority, in general, should be listened to. Otherwise, nothing would get done.
Sop why is it, on a certain hot-button issue all over the world, the loud minority is being pandered to despite a majority population's opposition? Yes, I'm talking about gay marriage. I do not believe homosexuals should be persecuted. And I did not choose to abandon someone who has been a close friend to me just because she decided she was gay (and please do not attack me for that choice of words, it's a complicated situation that is not mine to share). But when a majority of Americans believe marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman, shouldn't they be listened to? I'm sure worldwide activists are celebrating this week as the lower house of Spain overruled the Senate and legalized gay marriage. The Netherlands and Belgium already had it. (Although in Belgium, homosexual couples cannot adopt children. Hey, isn't that favoring lesbian couples over gay men since women have other ways of having children?) And Canada seems set to legalize it for the whole country despite its opposition.
So what about us, America? Massachusetts is currently the only state to allow actual marriage, although others have civil unions. Both support and opposition exist for an effort to constitutionally ban gay marriage nationwide. So which is it going to be? I am a Christian conservative. I believe it is fundamentally and biblically wrong. But I am not the only one. If the majority speaks out, I believe people will listen. We are not pawns to idly stand by and watch our country slide farther away from what we believe it should be. Our votes and our voices can make a difference. So get loud, America!