Stop the World, I Want to Get Off.

Warning: Using humor to get to something serious. Controversial, even.

I’ve already shared my thoughts on the “Christmas Season” starting the moment your kid gets out of their costume and begins to sort candy on Halloween night. To sum up: not a fan. You can see that whole thing go down here:

Anyhow, while little man and I were out running errands this morning, we stopped at a certain well-known chain pharmacy to pick up some of the GOOD cold medicine (you know, the kind that requires your driver’s license, credit references, and a blood sample?). My husband has been stuck with the same cold for over a month, and it’s high time it moves along.

As parents with young children know, a stop like this is never brief. Stores like this are crammed with a plethora of items in need of serious inspection and inquiry. “What’s this, mommy? Oooh, and what’s this?” We inevitably made our way into designated and mandated “holiday” section. Which brought THIS to my attention:

Umm…

Attention world: You don’t get to complain about marriage equality threatening the very fabric of our society. It has always been wrong of you to do so. Ridiculous. Cruel. But now? It’s over. I don’t want to hear one more stupid, homophobic word. Not when we, as a society, have not only accepted but celebrate the “reality” stars of the world. They represent the very worst of human nature, the shallowest end of the gene pool, the vapid, the stupid. And we turn them into Christmas Ornaments. The ornaments are funny, hilarious, even, but in an “I cannot believe this is happening,” kind of way.

Then again, maybe the marriage defense crusaders are onto something with DOMA. Maybe it just needs a little tweaking, because, let’s face it, you’re going after the wrong group. People who love each other, not for gain, not for fame or attention, but for love, and want the same rights as anyone else? They’re not the problem. Not ever.

How many gay and lesbian celebrity relationships do you see crashing and burning in reality show/Hollywood style? Name one, I dare you. Okay, there was that one time when Anne Heche went a little…yeah. Aside from her? Anyone come to mind? I’m drawing a blank, myself.

How about we forbid the Kardashians from marrying? And pretty much anyone else TMZ follows around, their tongues lolling out of their mouths like cartoon characters, looking for the next “big” moment. And Newt Gingrich, while we’re at it. Anthony Weiner, too (I don’t want to sound partisan. They both suck.). And Representative Joe Walsh- can you honestly name a bigger threat to the sanctity of marriage and family than that guy? How about we defend marriage from them?

What a wonderful world it would be.

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