reply to post by mizbeach40
I am really sorry you have experience so much hatred... It IS disgusting!!! And I know what you mean... tolerance on ATS seems to have taken massive
step back lately.
But please do not think that all religious people behave this way... they don't. I am a Christian... and I follow the words of Christ...
"Judge not for you shall be Judged"
"Let he without sin cast the first stone"
"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?"
All the words of Christ, which tell me not to Judge others. I have NO right to judge you and never would.
I also have a friend who is a Muslim and gay. His family accept him and, although he has experienced bigotry from other areas of the community, on the
whole he does ok.
Unfortunately some people are just ignorant and bigoted, and some hide behind hate because they are unsure of their own sexuality and so lash out as a
way of trying to prove just how straight they are... it’s sad really.
But it’s not really to do with religion... sure, religious people will use certain passages of the Bible, Koran or whatever to justify their
hatred... But then I’ve heard homophobic atheist say "It just goes against nature" and "it just aint normal"
I really don’t see how two people loving each other (whatever their sex) can be classed as "not normal"
It just goes to show that hatred is hatred, whatever you try and hide it behind.
I honestly wish you all the best and, like you, I hope that the ATS community starts to open their minds a little.