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Zach Wahls Speaks About Family

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What’s the reason for opposing this again? Your imaginary friend told someone you’ve never even met, thousands of years ago, a fairy tale, and you are stupid enough to believe that it’s actually true? What is wrong with you?

Phyllis Siegal, 76, and Connie Kopelov, 84, the first gay couple legally married under New York State's recent marriage equality law. They have been together for 23 years.

There is a place for understanding and accommodation in religion debates (Chris Stedman et al), and there is a place for simply informing people that they are, in fact, wrong. That the facts are against you, and it’s now time for you to bite the bullet and admit it. If you think gay people shouldn’t be allowed to get married because a fictional character in some book says so, I make no apologies for telling you flat-out that you are, in fact, wrong. And worse than that, you are a bigot, and you deserve to be called out on it, and you deserve to be made to feel bad about it, publicly.

I hope that you feel ashamed when you watch this video.

I hope that you understand that your fairy tales are NOT harmless.

I hope that you understand that there is nothing “loving” about being a bigot, and that you are a hypocrite and a liar if you insist otherwise. Even if your god DID exist, he would NOT be worthy of worship, but in fact would have a whole lot of explaining to do. If your god did exist, those of us who are ACTUALLY moral would arrest him and try him for genocide and crimes against humanity. It’s a good thing that he’s imaginary, for his sake. In the meantime, you need to recognize that it is you, religious people, who are the ones actually carrying out this hate, discrimination, and bigotry, and you need to take responsibility for it and stop passing the buck to some book, regardless of what you believe about the authority of that book itself.

We can stop treating each other like enemies and start realizing that love is the answer. These people just want to live their lives. It is YOU who is causing the problem. The sooner you come to see that, the sooner we can all start getting along. The ball is in your court.

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Dave Muscato is Vice President of MU SASHA. He is a vegetarian, LGBTQ ally, and human- & animal-welfare activist. A junior at Mizzou majoring in economics & anthropology and minoring in philosophy & Latin, Dave posts updates to the SASHA blog every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. His website is

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One comment on “Zach Wahls Speaks About Family

  1. Here’s our interview with Zach where he talks about what it was like growing up with two mothers, what led him to decide to go and speak before the House of Representatives, how his life has changed after this speech thrust him into the public eye, and what other young people can do to fight for equality and speak out against intolerance.

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