Date registered: Jan 2005
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RE: Wedding painting 'unsuitable for gays'
i do not remember the painters name, but there is one beautiful nautical scene, around the 18th century.
in the scene we see roaring waves, a ship being tossed about and human beings overboard. the sky is what i seem to remember most.
one might, at first glance think "how quaint, a nautical painting of tumultuous seas."
after you know the context and subject matter better, it is not the same image; you see, the ship is a slave ship.
how would minorities feel about this painting hanging in a public building? would they let it hang on a wall they were paying to see? would they know what the subject matter even was?
would *we* care?
art is subjective. it is both infuriating and calming. what you have on your walls, i might simply paint over. likewise, we ought to not hang such images in public buildings.
i agree that a lot of homosexuals see themselves as deserving of more than they ought to be entitled to. it is a double-edged sword, though, we(white homosexual males) are the last set of people that can legally be discriminated against.
this has to stop, and likewise, some of us should stop asking for so much. i do not want special treatment; i would not care that images of romeo and juliet were hanging in the room i professed my love, publically, in. just making that commitment would be all i needed.
maybe shared healthcare or adoption rights, but yeah.
it ought to not matter what the images hanging on the walls are. what matters most is that two people that love one another are allowed the right to have that love recognized by society at large.
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