Saturday, 4 August 2012

Religion doesn't excuse homophobia

I recently had a discussion with a woman who said she doesn't approve of homosexuality because the Bible tells her it's a sin. In my opinion, no matter what religion you believe in, calling homosexuality a sin is totally unexceptable!

I asked her if she thinks that stoning people to death is right too, just because the Bible says so, but she ignored my question and went on about how bad homosexuality is.

I doubt that any modern Christian would say that stoning people to death is right, yet many of them CHOOSE to follow the Bible word for word when it comes to homosexuality. I find that hypocritical and very offensive.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I will never tolerate discriminating comments from anyone, no matter what their excuse is. I'm a believer myself and if there is a God, and he is good, he loves everyone, no matter who they fall in love with.

Being gay is not a choice, but being homophobic is. You don't have to understand everything you see and hear in this world, but at least you can respect that people are different from you. If we want the world to accept homosexuality it's important that we stand up to these narrow-minded people!

I would like to recommend the 2009 movie "Prayers For Bobby", starring Sigourney Weaver. It tells the true story of gay rights crusader Mary Griffith, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. I wish this important film would be screened in schools and churches all over the world.

Remember, religion is never an excuse for being homophobic!