Sunday, March 1, 2020

The pendulum swings.



For decades now I have watched as events have taken place that affect the LGBT community in both positive and negative ways and to say the least it's disturbing to watch the way things will swing back and forth to such extremes.

Christians are the main target because of the same style of militant and overly aggressive behavior that the gay community often demonstrates can also be seen by those of so called faith.  Christians often attempt to assert that this nation is a Christian nation and therefore their ideals should be made into law all the while forgetting that we're a Constitutional Republic that is not at all a Christian nation but rather a nation of common sense laws.

There are a number of quotes that establish the fact that our founding fathers looked at faith as a double edge sword.  No quote more powerful, I think, than that of George Washington.  He said “If I could conceive that the general government might ever be so administered as to render the liberty of conscience insecure, I beg you will be persuaded, that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.” in a letter to the United Baptist Chamber of Virginia, May 1789.

The United States Constitution establishes equality under the law for all.  Christians have long argued against equal rights for the gay community such as marriage but I would submit that if they argue about the definition they are in fact arguing for a separate outcome and rights which is not how our Constitution was written.

Christians also seem to be under the belief that marriage is a religious foundation rooted in procreation which is also a lie.  Long before Christianity came to be, families would marry individuals that in some cases one person was alive while the other was dead.  All to create stronger alliances between families.  It's a historical fact, whether Christians like it or not.

So every time the gay community has a win, Christians strike back and find new ways to attack the gay community and every time Christians have a win, the gay community seems to escalate their fight and strike back as well.  It's a never ending cycle and it's been going on all my life.

I have no problem with people that have a religious faith.  I'm quite happy for them.  I myself believe that there is in fact a God but as I've educated myself over the years I am 100% certain that there isn't a single religion on the face of this planet that is right. God is about something much greater than mortals can imagine.  There has to be something on a higher level at work to have created the vast universe we live in and I certainly am not arrogant enough to believe that this planet is the only place where there is intelligent life.

So how did something come of nothing and who or what predates all of us that had a hand in all of creation?  I don't know but I do know that Christians, Muslims, Jews, and every other faith is 100% wrong.  They can cite their scriptures all they like but they cannot escape a simple truth of humanity.  People lie, have motives, seek power and control.  People are dishonest and corrupt.  History proves that clearly and no religious faith can say they don't have blood on their hands and claim to be righteous because the murder of a single soul in the name of your faith taints everything and everyone involved for all time.

I'm happy for those who find comfort in their faith but their faith belongs in only two places.  In your home and in your places of worship.  Outside of that your faith has no place in government.  It has no place being pushed upon others.  It has no place in books of law to be imposed upon society.  Your faith is limited by the Constitution because let's be clear.  Freedom of religion also means freedom from religion.  You have a right to believe what you like, I have a right to believe you're full of it and believe something completely different.  Simple as that.

The gay community must stop pushing itself upon people.  There must be limits to what society has to endure from people of faith and the LGBT community alike.  I don't want religious rule but I certainly don't want a rule of law operated by a hateful and militant gay community that continues to attempt to impose itself upon those that have spiritual beliefs.

Oh and I'd be perfectly fine with the gay community leveling it's attacks on religious folks if it weren't for the fact that they only seem to go after Christians.  When the community goes after Muslims and others with equal aggression, then we can have a conversation.  Gay people looking for a fight with Christians needs to stop.  It's absurd, abusive, and just plain childish.  Just take note how you've never seen a news story where gay couples are looking for a wedding cake from a Muslim operates bakery.  When that happens, let's see how well that goes over.

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