posted on Mar, 27 2010 @ 11:05 PM
I came from an area in the U.S. that was fairly liberal. I now live in a small community that is predominantly Baptist. Homosexuality is frowned
upon here, where I live. It used to be illegal to be so. Later on, the legislature moved to regulate public behaviors rather than a person's
I actually dislike that term I used -- sexual preference...... I think that a person's sense of being is much more than just their sexuality. We do
tend to focus on what body part goes where and with whom, though, don't we? Why is that??
yes, I defend the right of others to be gay or lesbian. I do it online, and I do it here, even though I am chastized for doing so. I have become
SO VERY acquaited with various facets of Scripture. The thing I don't really understand is this, and it's two-fold:
1) If a person subscribes to the entirety of the Holy Bible, why do they insist upon cherry-picking the verses that support their own prejuidice and
not the others that are absurd within context of modern society? Nobody I know conducts burnt offerings. Nobody I know condones selling their
daughter, nor slavery in general. Nobody I know believes adulterers should be stoned to death, nor those that trim their beards, nor those that
dishonor their parents. Nobody I know believes it is a sin to eat lobster or turtle or conch. I could ramble on and on with these and even quote
passages of Scripture. It really pisses me off, the hipocracy.
2) Why does it even matter to anyone??? We all are what we are, and we KNOW what we are, and who we like/love. I knew from an early age that I
liked females. My best childhood friend -- although he never let me know until much, much later -- struggled with these issues, as he KNEW he was
attracted to other males, but also KNEW it was "wrong" within context of the society in which he grew up in. He felt like a freak, and suppressed
his natural tendancies until he was in his late teens. He moved away from a peaceful and prosperous town in which he had a good opportunity for a
solid career in favor of a big city in which he could be the person he was born to be.
Why does anyone CARE who loves who? It's really not my business, and I applaud anyone who can find love in this cruel and heartless world. What
gives anyone the right to judge someone else's proclivity? As a society, we make homosexuals' lives very difficult, and often in the name of this
or that religion. Look, if you really believe that God does things for a reason, what in the name of perdition gives you the right to second-guess
Him and decide what is best for someone else??
I don't understand how it affects anyone else that is not homosexual that the people who are just exactly like everyone else -- just trying to make
their way in this quirky world, just trying to contribute their efforts -- are just wanting to be left alone, to live, to love, to make a life.
YES, and hell yes, I support anyone who is being oppressed by an ignorant mob mentality that chooses to set an arbitrary longitude of self-rietousness
and and lattitude of judgement over people they fear for no plausible reason.