Here is my reply:
I HATE Texas. Grew up there. Did the beauty queen thing, the whole bit. Got kicked out of Stephen F for dancing with a black dude at a student union dance my college jr year in ‘68… They shoulda been glad it was a boy! Luckily my family & I moved to LA that summer & I thought I’d died & gone to heaven!!! California was fabulous back then, Texas – so plain.
Of course whenever I go back to my high school reunions, rent a car & drive around the old neighborhoods I get a deep pang in my heart. It IS home after all… And Texas is cheap, easy to live well there on so much less! If those rich snotbuckets living in their HUGE mansions, driving their fine cars in their designer duds with their designer kids, noses stuck high up in the air EVER tried to live like that in New York or California or Washington or Boston etc, they MIGHT be able to afford a small cape cod with a reasonable last year’s model in the small 1-car garage… seriously.
So when I drive by my old houses, which are beautiful btw, I think what’s the problem?? I could live here & really flourish! I could retire here for pennies! My eyes get misty looking at the big sky, bluebonnets, thick st.augustine green grass we used to run barefoot thru, breathing in the sweet air where life seemed so simple…..
Well SIMPLE is an understatement… Within 3 hours driving around, I am thanking & praising God, Goddess, Universe for getting me OUT of there & delivering me to sanity! To a reality that is NOT republican in majority, narrowminded & biggoted. Bless the Gays, Lesbians & Transexuals still living there, not to mention the hets that Aren’t brainwashed & fight for equal rights for us all! Had I stayed, I would have been thrown in jail or SHOT by now!
I still love my old high school friends I grew up with & truly enjoy getting together. I still have good childhood memories. (okay, bad ones too..) I have big fondness for those who were good to me & helped me grow into the person I have now become. But would I ever move back???
Not anytime soon – if EVER!
Here are a few highlights of the recently released Texas GOP platform from their website. A little “something-something” for those adorable Log Cabin Republicans to chew on (safely of course).
- We support the definition of marriage as a God-ordained, legal and moral commitment only between a natural man and a natural woman, which is the foundational unit of a healthy society, and we oppose the assault on marriage by judicial activists.
- We support legislation that would make it a felony to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple and for any civil official to perform a marriage ceremony for such.
- We oppose the legalization of sodomy. We demand that Congress exercise its authority granted by the U.S. Constitution to withhold jurisdiction from the federal courts from cases involving sodomy.
- We believe that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society, contributes to the breakdown of the family unit, and leads to the spread of dangerous communicable diseases.
- Homosexual behavior is contrary to the fundamental, unchanging truths that have been ordained by God, recognized by our country’s founders, and shared by the majority of Texans.