Homophobic world faiths
As yet another story hits the news about another of the worlds major faiths preaching open homophobia this time the Westboro Baptist Church which calls itself part of the Christian world .I have to ask the question where do these faiths get the right to fan the flames of hatred in the name of their faith. Admittedly this particular branch is of a more extreme group whose hatred for those who do not confirm to their views goes far beyond that of any other group that I can think of since the Nazi’s. Their extreme views have been shown in many ways that have shocked even their own fellow Americans. But they are not the only faith that shares these views in some form or another, preaching them to their followers trying to convince those who sexual orientation is different from theirs that the are freaks that must change their ways. But why? Where do these people these leaders of these faiths get the right to say that these people are wrong even evil? How do they come up with such views? Most importantly, what right have they to tell their followers that they must look down on those who are not as they? To start with does the gay community of the world preach hatred and intolerance against those who are not as they? The answer to this is easy it is a firm no. They like so many other minorities in this world have spent years in hiding do all they can to gain only what every man has a right to equality in both the eyes of the law & their respective faiths. It is a sad reflection of the major faiths of the world that they have had more success in the changing of laws than they have had in the changing of the views of their faiths. Across the world, we are seeing more acceptances of gay people and the lives that they have chosen if that is the right word. We do not choose many of the thinks that make us. No man can choose the colour of his skin or the physical form that he is born in similarly the same applies to our sexuality. To be homosexual or heterosexual is not a life choice like what job we want to do which faith we want to follow or even where we want to live. For no matter what we do we can never change the deep genetic fact that our sexual desires are there from day one and no matter how we may try to change that we can never truly change this fact. So it is wrong for these religious leaders to try to force people into a way of life that nature never intended. It is as cruel a thing to do an affront to every person’s basic human rights. Did not millions die over the last century in both war and under the dictatorships that littered that periods pages of history, in order that every man has the right to lives his or her life as they wish as long as it is within the laws of the land. What was the point of the fight against the Nazi ideals which condemned not only the Jewish people but also gays gypsies even the mentally ill to horrific deaths in the death camps across the Nazi controlled world? If these ideals in some form or another are perpetuated by the faiths of the world. Instead of teaching our children that their natural desires are wrong that they are sick in the mind we should be turning our strength to freeing the minds of those nations that through the teachings of their faiths still say that homosexuality is a crime. You may find it hard to understand where I am trying to come from here so look at it this way. A new order has swept the world changing every thing that you know today. Instead of homosexuality being the big evil heterosexuality is the evil thing you have to hind your desire for the opposite sex if you do not conform to the homosexual ideal you could face death or imprisonment for doing nothing more than wanting to do only what is in your mind the natural thing to do. How would you cope? Could you cope? Would you do all that you could do to preserve what to you is as natural as any other sexual act? Answer these questions honestly forget all the prejudices that have been hammered into you head from the very first day the matter came to your attention. Then reread what I have written. Then you may begin to understand the plight, for that is what it is even in the enlighten nations of the world , of the worlds gay community. Our world is a big place there is enough room for us all to live side by side without pursuing hatred and bigotry against those who are different from us in no matter what form that takes. The time has come for us to begin to live in harmony with each other to look to those faiths that preach this and to turn our backs on those faiths that follow the road of bigotry in no matter how small an amount. Only then can we as a people united as humans and nothing more begin to move forward to develop and grow both in spirit and in humanity.