Friday, March 21, 2014

A kiss good-bye

I found this touching article on the internet

What better way to celebrate the end of the week than with some pure, unadulterated sob-fuel? Witness Mario--just Mario--a 54-year-old man who spent most of his life working at Holland's Diergaarde Blijdorp zoo in Rotterdamn. Dying of terminal cancer, Mario requested that his hospital bed be wheeled into the giraffe enclosure. What happened next is...well, just look at the pictures. 

Soon after Mario was brought into the enclosure, one giraffe approached to give him a kiss goodbye.

"These animals recognized him, and felt that [things aren't] going well with him," Kees Veldboer, founder of the Ambulance Wish Foundation told Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad. Veldboer's charity, which grants dying wishes to the terminally ill, transported Mario to the zoo.

"[It was] a very special moment. You saw him beaming."

Daily Mail reported that after meeting with the giraffes, Mario, who is mentally disabled, requested a moment to say goodbye to his colleagues at the zoo where he worked for most of his adult life.

All right, fine. The cynics out there might be saying that the giraffe wasn't really giving him a kiss, that it was only looking for food, or performing some kind of giraffe greeting behavior. To which we say, pah! This giraffe was giving his beloved companion a goodbye kiss. If there's a world where a giraffe kiss is not a giraffe kiss, that's not a world we want to live in.

Monday, March 17, 2014

My gut vs. my heart

My gut tells me to fly to wherever this man is lying on deaths bed. 

My gut tells me to picket outside the hospice where he lies on the verge of his next journey. 

My gut tells me to picket outside his family's house and yell nasty obscenities about what an Un-God like people they really are.

My gut tells me to picket his funeral with a sign that says "God hates you Fred" or "Good luck at the Pearly Gates".

My guts tells me to gather all the families and friends that he and his family have harmed and raise a toast.

My gut tells me to dance in the street.

But my heart …
Tells me to pray for his soul.
Tells me to pray for him on his journey to the other side.
Tells me to pray for his family that they may learn from his evil.
Tells me to let my anger go with him to wherever he may be going.

My heart tells me to love.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Who is doing the REAL damage?

   I was on the internet today, something I do at least once a day to get my news. CNN, Yahoo, Huffpost Gay Voices  and yes FOX News. Naturally being the stylish gay man that I am I like to keep up with the gay news of the day. Ellen and Portia getting a divorce. Gay marriage approved in _____ (fill in the state). Gay marriage denied in _____ (fill in the state). My recent personal fav was … "Frozen will teach kids to be gay and is the work of the devil". I also love the stories where a group (normally a religious group) boycotts or pickets a store for giving gays equality. They must spend a lot of money for this form of bigotry, sorry … freedom of speech. It might be more "Christian" to donate to a local food bank, woman's shelter or animal rescue. I like the stories that in general upset the right wing and the power they seem to think we have over the world (i.e. The Velvet Mafia). 

   I really love the stories where a political figure takes the time to address his/her audience about the evils of the gay agenda. 

Side note … I never got the memo from the GAC (Gay Agenda Committee). I'm not really sure what I should be doing as a gay man in order to further our cause. So … if you received it, please forward to me. I would not want to get kicked out of the club. 

Anyway. It seems that "Gay" is big news. 

Today I came across this today ...

Man drowns own child

   Even without being a parent I can not comprehend this story. It's beyond my scope of reality. But from what I understand this happens more times than we want to believe. A few weeks ago a mother drove her minivan into the Atlantic Ocean with her 3 children on board screaming to passerby's "My mommy is trying to kill us". The internet is also full of stories of child abuse. Mothers chaining their kid(s) in the basement. Fathers kidnapping children and speeding away in their car to the freeway where the police are forced to pursue in a high speed chase. And these are just the stories that make the news. It goes on 24/7 365 days a year.

   Where are Michelle Backman, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and the many others who spend so much time and energy on the gay community? Why aren't they rallying the masses to try to inform the public on these mentally ill parents. Why aren't they supporting the many, many public institutions that could help these individuals BEFORE the tragedy happens?  Why aren't they spending their time working with The American Psychiatric Association filming PSA's (public service announcements). Why aren't they pushing for better health insurance for all? 

   Who is doing REAL damage here. The gay community? The officials that WE elected into office. The religious right? 

I think we know the answer.