Some will see this as the beginning of the end of the world.
An openly gay politician was elected to office. In Texas.
There have always been gay politicians. Many-many gay politicians. But the closet was always full. No one dared come out.
As representation, American gays had only Barney Frank and a handful of others (mostly in San Francisco we presume).
To ‘religious conservatives’ gay politicians winning elections in Texas must be a bad-bad omen.
I sometimes think the overly religious are hoping for the apocalypse. Deep inside they secretly wish something horrific will happen so they can say… “See? I told you so.”
They seem to revel in signs that we are nearing ‘the end.’
Bothered by hurricanes and earthquakes? Blame the gays. What other explanation could there be?
I must admit though, there are scary signs out there. Pollution. Overpopulation. Vladimir Putin. Starvation. Terrorists. Crazy dictators with access to nuclear weapons.
Kim Jong-il? That dude scares me.
The apocalypse will not occur because two people love each other. It is much more likely to occur because two people(s) hate each other.
And it won’t surprise ANYONE if religious fervor is the finger that pulls the trigger.