This is going to be controversial, so let me first state this very clearly: no, I am NOT gay. But I AM sick a tired of all these cheap politicians and (double) moralists being so vocal against the LGBT community. Be it Russia, Uganda, the “land of the free” (thank the NSA for the quotes) or some uninformed sports anchor man on a TV channel that I stopped watching long ago.
One of the things that I enjoy most of living in a “free society” (thank the NSA again) is that I have come to expect that I will be respected as an individual and my basic rights will in most of the cases (yeah, you guessed it, NSA again) will be guaranteed. Of course, you can disagree with my ideas, you can even insult something that I did, but under no circumstances you can insult me because if you do, then it will get messy very soon.
Last time I checked, all members of the LGBT community where regular people, so why would someone push the stupid idea of denying these very same basic rights we all enjoy. Religious arguments. Please! Have you ever heard a lamer argument. Wrong choice. Seriously? According to whom? Against nature. Go grab a book! In my opinion, the arguments of these narrow-minded, shortsighted “leaders of opinion” just does not hold water.
I can only wonder what would happen if all the resources, time and passion that goes into demonizing this group were used in creating jobs, fighting corruption or better wealth distribution. We would be living in a better, safer, richer world for sure.
So, here is my radical idea to deal with the LGBT community: LET THEM BE! Let them enjoy the same rights and benefits that everyone should enjoy for the same reason: They are regular people.
I have never been a big fan of Hillary Clinton, but I do agree with her when she says:
“Gay people are born and belong to every society in the world. They are all ages, all races all faiths. They are doctors and teacher, farmers and bankers, soldiers and athletes. And whether we know it or whether we acknowledge it, they are our family, our friends, and our neighbors. Being gay is not a western invention. It is a human reality”