Never pleasure without pain, right? I'm happy to see that America proved me wrong and voted a black man for president. This gives me hope. On the other hand, my prediction on prop 8 was accurate, since gays have lost EVERY time their issues are put before the populace. It is only the courts saying, "Hey, wait a minute, America is built on the principles of personal freedom so we mustn't discriminate." Then the 97% of the population who aren't (isn't) gay decide to insert an exception to liberty into the constitution. Look at Florida where gay marriage is now double extra banned. Nice. And how is it a simple majority is all that's required to change a state constitution? It should at least be 60/40 don't you think?
I checked out the contributions made from the area where I grew up. It was horrible. 95 percent of the contributions were for prop 8 (for banning gay marriage) and they were huge contributions of thousands of dollars. The odd contribution against was usually 50 or 100 dollars. Yes I grew up in bigot land, sigh.
I saw Religulous the other day, the film by Bill Maher who basically debunks the veracity of religious texts and makes a strong case for religion being more harmful than good. But the thing that stayed with me was when he cited a statistic that there are 14 million Jews in the world. I was shocked. That's it?! And there's a billion people on the planet (that's 1000 million) who have trouble accepting the Jews' existence. There are more populous cities in the world than there are Jews on the planet. Anyway, we gays and Jews seem to have a lot in common in that we are seen by many (most?) others as an abomination. At least we have good company.