Just Old Fashioned

From time to time I will post something here that may offend some of you. For that I deeply apologize, as this is not my intention. I’m simply speaking my mind. Okay, the more I say ‘speaking my mind’, the more stupid it sounds. So many words are like that. Repeat them back-to-back a few times and they don’t sound like a real word at all.

Sorry, got off track for a moment.

I read an article the other night about Crystal Bowersox (American Idol runner-up, season 9). I don’t usually read silly articles such as this, but for some reason it caught my eye. I must have been bored.

Crystal has cut off her seven year old dreadlocks, is now sporting a new ‘do’, has released a holiday song titled ‘Coming Out for Christmas’ (Huh??) and oh by the way, clarified to the world on Twitter that she is bisexual. The song is ridiculous and hardly one the family will gather ’round the piano to sing on Christmas Eve. But, feeling the need to inform the world of her sexual orientation? Really?

Now, please don’t think me prejudiced. Truly I don’t care what your preferences are. It makes no difference to me. I was not put on this earth to judge others. Not my job. What does matter to me is what kind of Human Being you are. Whether or not you are kind, thoughtful, caring, giving, respectful, and loving towards others.

I don’t understand the need to inform others, “In case you were wondering, my sexual preference is…”

To me, that topic of conversation is private. Maybe I’m just old fashioned.

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7 Responses to Just Old Fashioned

  1. mewhoami says:

    I agree. It’s not about sexual preference. It’s about who you are. I’m straight, but that makes no difference on how I should behave as a fellow human being. Am I good person? That’s what matters. Good post.

  2. CJ says:

    The need to make a statement or garner some sort of nod of approval or attention from the world-at-large is what ‘coming out’ seems to amount to, in my opinion. It is, after all, about sex, homosexuality is. No one ‘wonders’ about a man-woman couple’s sex life when they walk down a street holding hands or pause to embrace or kiss in public…but it IS the primary thought crossing the mind when one sees a same sex couple in the same scenario.
    I often wonder if these ‘coming out’ events is another way to evoke a negative response from those of the audience who do not feel this lifestyle is appropriate or moral. Those people are then targeted and called out as ‘haters’ and ‘bigots’ which further fuels the other’s agenda, and so on. Whatever the case may be, whether it seems I am old-fashioned or not, I believe it is a personal choice which shouldn’t be flaunted or pushed into people’s faces, especially since it involves a sensitive moral ground for quite a number. It is a socially awkward issue now…if not an altogether unpleasant one for those who’d rather try to get along without all the extra information not relevant to peacefully managing the important things in daily life.

  3. Glynis Jolly says:

    Chances are you are labeled as old fashion. I am too. There are different sex orientations in my family. I’m glad that my cousins told me because it made it easier to accept and welcome their partners into the family. I think they were acting responsible. However, if one of them wanted the whole community to know, I’d be the first one to yell, “You’re being insensitive and irresponsible.”

    In my estimation, people who have to broadcast something like this aren’t doing it to clear the air. They’re doing it just to get attention, and bad attention at that.

  4. suzjones says:

    Old Fashioned works for me 🙂

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