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Read an Excerpt:
Wish I believed in God. Maybe it’d make these times easier. But even with a belief in God, so many of the religious and nonreligious people call us a blight. I thought having religion would make people more tolerant, not less. I thought God loved all of his children. So many people see us as a scourge against the very existence of man. People talk about us like we’re not people at all but a disease. Speak of us like we don’t have feelings. As if we are a bad sack of flour on the shelf that needs to be thrown away, discarded, destroyed, so the others around it won’t become contaminated. It’s almost laughable. If we, the gay community, were able to contaminate the rest of the world just by association, then wouldn’t the opposite be true? Wouldn’t their heterosexuality, according to their own thought process, “cure” us?
Shakespeare seemed to be fighting a similar battle four hundred years ago. Was that the first prejudice? Wasn’t he musing about the same bigoted hatreds then that are being delivered upon us now? Aren’t we in the same place as they were then? Was Shakespeare centuries ahead of his time when he wrote, “Are we not… fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer…? If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die?”
Steve mulled the words he had learned so long ago in a high school English class, until finally he murmured them aloud in an almost inaudible whisper: “‘If you prick us, do we not bleed?’ Oh God, I’m tired of this fight, of bleeding. Tired of having to justifying my very existence. Why must I carry it out in my own home, with my own family?”
About the Author:
They are the proud parents of April and Lindsay; both of whom are now married. April married Darren and they have two beautiful boys, Brian and Owen. Lindsay married Tim and they have a beautiful little girl, Kailyn.
Bill enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping with his family, golfing, making candles, and restoring his antique European sports car, a 1972 MGB.
They say to write from what you know, so he does. He writes of love, life and relationships.
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