Cognitive Dissonance

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My dining room looks like a dining room now instead of a sweat shop. My announcement that everyone had to take all their stuff home with them today was met with stunned disbelief followed shortly by whining. But everything got packed up.

Then I loaded up my car with stuff to go to the SO’s house and to Goodwill and went and distributed it all.

One thing that bothers me about the people I sew with is that they are vehemently anti-gay. They were talking about rainbows today and how one knows a person who thinks that rainbows are gay. (Personally I didn’t know that rainbows had sex. See what you learn when you listen to others!) She was trying to explain that just because gay people use rainbows as a symbol “you don’t need to let them ruin it for everyone else.” Truly, the mind boggles.

I never say anything when they get in these discussions because I don’t think it would do any good. They are fundamentalist Christians who aren’t going to be swayed in their beliefs. But then they started talking about actors getting married. One was talking about looking at pictures of one wedding and saying that she couldn’t find the bride. Her husband explained that it was a gay wedding. Both my friends starting gasping about how horrible and I cut in with a cheery, “Yeah, I heard about that. They’ve been together forever. Like 21 years or something.” She did allow that she had heard that and the subject was dropped. I didn’t mention that I know that because I’m a loyal GayUSA Podcast listener.

So in honor of my lack of ability to say anything productive to my friends I decided to make a donation to the groups fighting the anti-gay marriage initiative in California. Now that I think about it I should have made it in their names….

I went to Equality for All to donate.