By Mike Ullery
America lost an aviation pioneer this week. Sally Ride, America’s first female in space passed away at the age of 61.
news following her death seemed to be less about her accomplishments as
an astronaut and as a person. Instead, many media outlets chose to look
into her sexual preference. Ride had been involved in a relationship
with another woman for the past 27 years.
This led some pro-gay
cheerleaders to criticize Ride’s decision to not go public with her
homosexuality. I wonder if it ever occurred to these people that Ride
and her partner decided long ago that their relationship was their
personal business and their’s alone.
In bygone times, homosexuals
kept their relationships quiet so as not to be ostracized by others,
just as women who became pregnant were sent away by their family, in
disgrace, to hide the “mistake” and have the baby elsewhere.
world has changed. Today, young, single women get pregnant on purpose.
Families support a teen who “gets into trouble,” (to use a phrase from
Another thing that seems to have changed is our
right to express our own opinion. The pro-homosexual community has
succeeded in making anyone who dares to voice a dissenting opinion look
and feel foolish. They have made being “gay” cool … chic.
I have had about all that I can take of this politically correct,
I attribute much of the change to the fact that today’s
American’s are more weak-minded than past generations. We are losing our
ability to think for ourselves and instead, blindly follow others.
History shows us that those who choose to be led like sheep to slaughter
will perish. God gave each of us a mind of our own.
The issue is
not about heterosexuals accepting homosexuals for who they are. This
issue is about a select group of homosexuals flaunting their lifestyle
and demanding that we all express equal support for them.
loud-mouth, pro-gay people seem to think that we no longer have a right
to our own opinion. Those same extremists also think that we have no
right to privacy in our personal lives.
Did anyone stop to think
that Sally Ride and Tam O’Shaughnessy may have decided that their
personal lives were no one’s business but their own? What gives the
pro-gay cheer section the right to determine what others choose to
share, or keep private, in their personal lives?
The pro-gay cheer
section loudly yells, “Live and let live,” yet anyone who dares to
disagree with them is taunted and jeered. We hear much about bullying.
This is classic bullying at its best.
As I grow older, I believe
that it is not a matter of a man or a woman being attracted to another
man or woman. An individual’s personal preference and belief is just
that, their personal preference. That is not saying that I do
not have an opinion as to what I believe. I am saying that another
person’s business is none of mine.
When in public, I do not care
to have a pair of homosexuals hanging all over each other … any more
than I want to see heterosexuals “going at it” in public. That is not to
say that I am offended by innocuous displays of affection for one’s
friend or partner. No one should feel that they cannot express their
feelings. Like everything in life — there is a time and place. What goes
on behind closed doors is no one’s business.
My message to the
pro-gay, ram-our-lifestyle-down-everyone’s-throat cult is, shut up and
leave everyone to their own opinion. I will respect your lifestyle and
your opinion … just as soon as you respect mine.