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Some thoughts on homophobia and using religion to promote hate.

I have been debating about writing this for quite sometime now. But after reading something about Nick Cannon refusing to hug a gay contestant, then I thought that I have to state my opinion on the whole gay "issue". First and foremost, this post is not about gay marriage. Whether you are for it or not, it shouldn't matter with this post. This post is about hate. Hate towards gays that is mostly from the "Christian community". So-called Christians who believe all gays are going to hell and that they are an abomination to God. Well, let me put something in perspective for everyone. No sin is greater than the other. All sins are equally wrong in the eyes of God. With that being said, how many of you that hate gays, have had sex BEFORE marriage?????? If you have, then you have commited a sin just as equal as gay sex. Congratulations. Because as far as your logic goes, you are also an abomination. From what I hear a lot, people like to think that the Catholic Churc…

Scripture of the Day

Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Quote of the Day

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." ~ Plato

The Crucible vs. McCarthyism: A Comparison/Contrast Essay.

The following essay is from my Junior year of high school that I wrote in American Literature/English class in 2002. I found it today while packing more stuff.In history there have been many major events that have shaped the times we live in. Two of the major events of our time are the "witchunts" of the Salem Witch Trials and McCarthyism. In these two events there are many similarities like the anger and fear that went on, but however, there is a lot of contrast between the two, such as the consequences. Because of these rich and controversial topics, Arthur Miller wrote his play, The Crucible, which demonstrates all of these issues. He wrote it also so that we would learn and grow from the past, instead of ignoringly repeating it.The first way both of these events have similarities is by anger. There was a lot of anger among the people of this time. During the Salem Witch Trials, Abby hates Elizabeth Proctor and the wife of the man that she loves, which then results in Abb…

The River Of Dreams

Watch "Billy Joel - The River Of Dreams" on YouTube.  Billy Joel is one of my favorite artists. And his song, The River of Dreams, is one of my all-time favorite songs. This song makes me realize that we all can live our dreams. We all dream. Probably more than we think. Dreaming doesn't end when we wake up, we dream throught the day. We dream of what has been, what is going on in the present, and also of what will come. We can't control our dreams. But we can control what we make of them. And we can control if and how we achieve them. My dream is to become a journalist and travel the world telling the stories of people that have no voice. To some, it is nothing more than a dream. To me, its not just a dream. It is a dream that will become a reality one day. It might take me a long while to achieve it, but I will. And anyone else can achieve their dreams as well. We all float down the river of dreams, the question is this: will you continue floating down and achieve …

Scripture of the Day

Titus 3:4-7 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.