Sunday, 1 May 2011
09:25:16 PM (GMT)
This is to all of you who support gay, lesbian, and bisexual rights. I also
hope that homophobes read this.
Enough is enough. From the bigoted, white supremacist republicans such as Sarah Palin
to the Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa to the fake, airheaded Miss Carolina, hatred for
homosexuals is alive and well. More often than not, it is based on someone's
political or religious views. It is not based on how the people are, or how they
treat others. Just their sexuality seems to be enough reason to make them 'the spawn
of Satan', in many lunatics' eyes.
To those of you who hate homosexuals, I ask you something: how are gays 'evil'? Or
'Satanic'? Have they ever attacked, persecuted, beaten, berated, or killed you? Have
they made government laws that kept you from marrying whomever you choose? Attached a
stigma to you? Made you feel as if all society hates you? Or perhaps, this is what
the homophobes have done to them.
Is it that homosexuality is 'unnatural'? So is technology that few could live
without. So is any form of government, which run countries. So are medicines that
Not so very long ago, interracial marriages were illegal, as well. In fact, it was a
common opinion to think that "God would punish" whomever married outside their race,
such as an African-American and a Caucasian, a Jew and a Gentile, and so on. The same
principal lies with gay marriage being illegal. Hate crimes are incredibly common,
and the suicide rate for open and closeted homosexuals is incredibly saddening.
I know that I'm only thirteen, and I bet many out there are scoffing, wondering what
one girl can do. Well, I can tell you this; I can't do much. But you can. Please,
help stop hate crimes. Silence is what causes hatred to grow.
In a world filled with so much hatred, poverty and war, love is quite welcome.
Despite what form it comes in, any kind of love is beautiful.