I'm really just hurt right now, so if this comes off in a wrong way, I truly apologize.
My mom, and I spoke for 2 hours about several topics. One of religion, and for us that's a difficult one. My mother is a Christian, and I'm an Atheist so we clash heads a lot. At least on certain topics. We agree on most things (kindness, giving, love, forgiveness, etc), but it's the categories that mess us up.
One in particular being homosexuality. Now we didn't talk about it tonight, but we have and it was just awful. She's against them (considers them awful, from what I can tell worse than murderers by the way she acted), and I love them. I try to cherish all types, so for someone to say something bad about another just because of their orientation really pisses me off. So, I yelled. She did too. And that's all that was accomplished that night.
Anyway, tonight we just talked about religion. My studies on Christianity, made us talk about her church, which made her talk about one particular service where the preacher waved his hand trying to represent a "fag". As she said it. It's so stereotypical, and so incredibly offensive that I just wanted to defend it right then. But I didn't.
I just let it slide. And now I'm just really upset with myself. I hate the word "fag", I hate it for what it tries to represent, but completely fails at.
No person is the same, no homosexual is a fag, and I am sick of everyone trying to fight everyone for no reason.
Let people live, flourish, and be happy. And if nothing else, just let our future generations learn from our mistakes.