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 Church hates gays. No, they don't. The Catholic Church hates sin. All sin. From anyone. But I have noticed in the Protestant/Evangelical community that they just don't hate sin, they hate the very existence of gays. But as far as religions go, Islam is the worst. They hang anyone accused of being gay. Here in the U.S., we have laws against that, thank God. But I am sure that there are a lot of religious people of all demoninations who would jump at making a law similar to Muslim countries. When did we as a society tolerate hate towards people for what they choose to do in their own bedrooms? If someone is gay, then let them be gay. It is their business, not yours. But let me also say some things about the gay community. As a whole, they spend too much time fighting for marriage rights when their own people are being executed in other countries for simply existing. And yet there are no rallies or marches for them. The gays in this country, as a whole, are silent. It is tragic. Everyone wants to hate people for who they are and yet excuse their own behavior which is equally worse in the eyes of God. I don't think God hates gays. I think what God hates, are people telling others how to live and what to think and put His name in the middle of it. I think what He hates the most, are people who use His name to promote hate towards others. This is where are society has gone wrong. Its ok to have morals. Its ok to be against gay marriage or gay sex. It is your free will to do so and to believe what you want. But it is not ok to incite hatred or violence against people because of who they love. Do you really think God is looking down smiling at people hanging a gay man? Or at people protesting soldiers funerals? Hell no. He's not smiling at all. I believe he is disgusted. Disgusted at what we all have become. Disgusted at our apathy towards one another. I personally believe that gays are just like everyone else: human. They deserve kindness and respect just like everyone else. You can disagree with them and how they live, just as you can disagree with how others live their lives. But please, stop the hatred towards them. In the End, we will all be judged. Not just for what we have done, but for what we have also done to others. Think about that.
"To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater." ~ Bono
"Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own." ~ Paulo Coelho