Saturday, August 11, 2012

Discrimination Against Gay People Is Their Own Fault!

I was eating lunch with a friend the other day and somehow we got on the topic of homosexuals. This friend of mine is TBM, and I actually thought he was rather liberal in his views until this conversation took place.

It wasn't very long and I won't share all of it, but he basically said that gays were unhappy, miserable, and lost. They like to hate everyone and are always angry about something.

Wow! Wouldn't you be angry too if your rights were always being trampled by religious bigots? People like this spout their hate and intolerance and then wonder why the gays don't like it.

When you take someone and define them according to your standards, you shouldn't be surprised when they don't like it. But then, you turn around, because they don't like it, and use their "dislike" of YOUR actions against them as proof that their lifestyle makes them miserable. No, it is your intolerance and bigotry that causes them to have to defend themselves, which you then intrepret as anger and misery.


"My slaves are always complaining that they don't like being slaves. See what being black makes you do!"

Slaves are complaining because they are slaves. Skin color does not determine how much slavery you enjoy.

"The colonists don't like paying high taxes. See what being far away does to my subjects!"

The colonists complained about high taxes because they were high. Distance does not determine how much taxes you like to pay.

"Women are angry because they can't vote. See what being a woman makes you do!"

Women were angry because their right to vote was withheld. Your gender does not determine your ability to put a checkmark next to a name on a ballot.

"Gays are angry because they can't get married like us. See what being gay makes you do!"

Gays are angry because their rights are being trampled. Your sexual orientation does not determine the level of discrimination you are willing to endure.

Up until now, I held my friend in pretty high esteem. However, his words were so full of bigotry and hate that I don't know if I even want to be his friend anymore.


Heather said...

I love eye opening conversations... you can really find out a ton about a person in a short amount of time. And now since you know how this person feels about gay people its hard to look at him the same again...Its just as bad as hearing racial slurs today, AREN"T WE PAST THIS?

Mormon411 said...

There will come a time in the future of the church, where the members will be in complete denial that the church was ever opposed to the gay movement. We are living in a period of history of the church that will one day be whited out and denied, just like all the other things in their past. The young members today have no idea that the church once taught that your race was determined by how valiant you were in the pre-existance. Complete denial. They literally believe the anti's have made that up!