I honestly could not care less what you believe. If you want to assert that loving a person of the same sex as yourself damns you to a fiery abyss for all of eternity, thats your choice. Similarly, if you believe that rape is "God's Will", and that any child which is conceived from this event deserves a right to live, no matter what the age or mental state of the mother may be, that is entirely your choice, and I'm glad you have that choice. The ability and time to make and have our own unique thoughts is what seperates us (in most countries) from other not so fortunate peoples born in impoverished and underdeveloped places, who's most important decision of their day has nothing to do with which football or baseball team to watch this weekend.
However, when you decide that your own belief about the inherit rights some groups have over others holds bearing, that is when we, as a society, need to reevaluate what we find important in our lives, and our necessary level of (slack)tivism in the human rights realm.
I recently and unfortunately entered into a "discussion", in which the topic presenter stated that they were "tired" of hearing about the Chick-Fil-A debacle, and didnt understand why "liberals" were making such a big deal out of it. He went on to say that while he agrees with gay marriage and gay rights, he believes that the founders are permitted to have any view they believe in, citing 1st Amendment rights. The presenter went on to say that he will continue to eat at Chick-Fil-A, as their food is "fucking delicious". After his speech, I pointlessly attempted to explain that the issue is not their beliefs, which they are entitled to have, but that they have donated money to hate groups actively seeking to inhibit the rights of others. I also suggested that if Chick-Fil-A were funding the KKK, many more people would feel obligated to take notice, as being racist is somehow much more frowned upon than being homophobic. He then went on to say that it is still their choice to do whatever they wish with their money they have earned through private enterprise, which I acknowledged as being the case, but also then asked why, if he supported gay rights, was he still willing to fund a corporation that would ultimately use his money to fund hate? After this I was barraged by a steady stream of insults unrelated to the topic at hand, and realized the "discussion" was more or less over.
My question is this, why are people "tired" of hearing about human rights, but still so interested in things like football, baseball, celebrities, etc? I have never heard someone say they were "tired" of hearing about the incessant and relentless changes of baseball rosters prior to and during the season, but when actual human inequitys are concerned, it seems to be in vogue to be "too cool" to care. I dont believe people are truly like this; I want to believe that humans are intelligent at their core, and will seek to help before they turn a blind eye. Why then is this happening? What is at the root of all this callousness and laziness?