January 22, 2016
There are some people that when you first see or encountered changes your path on life. I know he can not read this but I want to be known that I love him. I know we might not cross paths but I love everything about him and his life. His name is Adam Lambert and I want to write a letter to him to let him know how I feel about him.
Like most of your fans I first saw you on the talent show American Idol, you are first auditioning for the show singing Bohemian Rhapsody by my dad’s favorite band Queen. You made it through the finale against your roommate on the show Kris Allen. I was so devastated, when he won because I know that you are more talented than he is.
Two weeks later you came out of the closet about your sexuality, that you are gay. I was a young Catholic kid back then and did not know what to feel about you. I saw all of those pictures you, kissing another boy in but I did not know how I will feel. But I know that I love you and wanted my idol to be happy.
Adam, because of you I became more civically aware. I became a gay rights activists certainly because of your influence. I am a lot open minded. If I have not known you I will definitely not be the person that I am today. You changed my perspective on life.
Adam, you mean so much to me. I love your music. You are such a talented person. You are a great guy. I really love you as a person. You are my life changer, you are my inspiration. Keep on doing inspiring things, keep on inspiring people.
Joaquin Tenedora Forte
There are some things that you will never forget, some events you wish you can forget. For baby boomers, it is the assassination of president John F. Kennedy. For music lovers and musicians alike, it is the deaths of Elvis Presley, John Lennon or Michael Jackson. For most of the people who are at least 19 years old, we will never forget what happen in the morning of September 11, 2001. What happen on this day will changed the world forever.
I was 8 years old and in 2nd grade, and we just don’t watch any news that day because we are watching some cartoons and the Internet is not as advanced as today. The next day came and we are watching CNN and my Dad, who is in the bedroom called my mom in the kitchen they watch, and said wow, look at this, wow. I was a kid so did not know what they are talking about. A week later, my little sister and I are playing Lego. And said to her I will be building 2 buildings, and you uild an airplane. “To simulate what happened in New York”. ( it is totally Inappropriate, but we were young.
This is one of those things that change you, I remember 2 years later when the Iraq war was announced, I remember feeling, that we have someone to blame. President George w. Bush basically lied to the whole world and frame it as the Iraqis did 9/11. As we all know, that is not the case. Bin laden who is the mastermind of the attacks in New York. And not Sadam Hussien.
The young kids today, have no idea what happened that day they will just read it on history books. They should see the films. But for a majority of the world who have witness this horrible day. It’s very sad, to see it and it’s aftermath.
Lastly, to the families of the people who died that day, I know that you are still reeling from the loss of your family member, and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers this day and beyond. And to the First Responders who risk their lives to save other people, THANK YOU GUYS so much.
Joaquin Tenedora Forte
In the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution that states the country should be neutral on the issue of religion. That President Tomas Jefferson confirms, in a letter to a Baptist church in Connecticut. But this is not implemented as well as I wanted to. In seven different states there are laws in the books that said that atheist, cannot run for office. Though it is not enforceable because of the fourteenth amendment, supremacy clause.
Seventy six percent of America are Christians. All of American presidents are Christian. They are not persecuted in the country. How can people like, Pat Robertson say that American Christians is under attack. Christians is not under attack. People like Pat Robertson are attacking minority groups, like gays and racial minorities.
America is the riches religious country in the world. Religion brings war and terrorism, Like what happened in the civil war. were in white people in the South said that their religious freedom states that we can keep our slaves. It took the civil war to change law. The bible backs slavery and segregation and the hating of gay people.
It’s in the best interest of America to be secular. And not to have a state religion. Because there are many people who are not Christians, some people are Muslim, Buddhist and Jewish and some people are non religious, and the country should respect that. By having a state sanctioned religion, the government will be able to crack down on other secs, that they do not agree upon.
Lastly, the United States government is not a church, it is a secular institution, they should make no law protecting a religious sec. And all laws should be secular. For example In the issue of gay marriage, If a church do not want to marry someone who is gay because of religious reasons, they don’t need to, but the country should protect gay marriages.