Monday, July 30, 2012

We Get Letters

I blogged back on March 14, 2011 about a case in Indiana in which adults who’d had consensual sex with each other were sent to prison.

Anonymous left a comment last night
You've got to be kidding. You CONDONE incestual sex because they'are adults? What a sad and warped value system you adhere to. My guess is you are empty at the very core of who you are, attempting to fill that space with any and all things you can possibly indulge yourself in, only to find that place still unfullfilled. Deny it aloud, but I bet I'm dead on. You embrace biological brothers and sisters who are clearly ignorant of any decent and healthy boundaries, having sex together (shaking head at the ignorance, YOURS, that validates the ignorance of the people involved.)
Notice a couple of important things about this comment, in addition to this person choosing to be Anonymous: 1. This person never even attempts to justify his or her bigotry by giving any reason why adult siblings shouldn’t be free to be together, and 2. Unable to justify his or her bigotry, he or she attempts to personally attack me.

I am anything but empty. I have a very full and happy life, and the correspondence I get from people helped through this blog warms my heart. The “sad and warped value system” is the one that prompts people to interfere with the happiness and love lives of others. Like it or not, there are siblings who are enjoying each other in every way, some of them living as spouses, and very few of them are going to be prosecuted (although one couple prosecuted is one couple too many.) You most certainly know some, whether you know it or not.

Simply expressing disapproval does not indicate why anyone else should disapprove, let alone why adults should be sent to prison for having consensual sex with each other.

As more and more people see that there is no good reason to deny adults relationship rights, we are going to move closer and closer to full marriage equality so that an adult is free to share love, sex, residence, and marriage with any consenting adults.

It is very interesting that Anonymous went back and found that entry on this blog. Hmmm.
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  1. Argumentum ad hominem: used by people who doesn't know how to reply.

  2. I find these comments rather sad actually :( You can kind of just tell that their tone and words reflect on how they are feeling about their own life. I can tell you one thing though, it there was more tolerance and acceptance, people would be a lot happier about life and themselves overall. People that keep judging others' harmless actions are only making it worse for themselves and others. :(

    Keep up the good work keith.


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