Special Rights: 5 Ways Gays Have It Better Than You

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Do you ever find yourself wondering why your life means so little? Why people don’t treat you with the respect you’re entitled to? Do you feel persecuted, isolated, disenfranchised, demeaned, neglected, shamed, or ridiculed? If you’ve answered yes to one or all of these questions, you’re probably not gay. According to a number of Republicans and Christian apologists, gay people are entitled to “special rights.” These rights essentially place gay well-being over the well-being of every other person in the country. As a non-gay, here are a list of special considerations to which you are not entitled:

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Bitter Tea, and the Art of False Equivalence

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“I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.” “The day flew by.” “Life is like a box of chocolates.” I consider myself a fan of metaphors and similes. These rhetorical devices are often useful in literary works to help a reader better envision the story the author is trying to convey. Speech writers, news anchors, and politicians also employ the use of rhetoric in order to make a point that an audience can visualize and relate to. Sadly, rhetoric is often misused to purposefully distort reality in an effort to rally people around, what i would argue are, misguided ideologies. Continue reading