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Monday, November 02, 2009

Some people just don't get it

I read a great post today at "Love and Light" called "You just don't GET it!"

It's a great post from Meg that deserves reading and positive comments.

Meg talks about how heterosexual society forces GLBT people to fit their lives into a narrow mould.

She asks "Why should we have to edit our lives and our conversations just so you don't have to feel uncomfortable?"

There are some straight people out in the world who don't feel uncomfortable but, generally, she is spot on. There's still an awfully long way to go until the world is a comfortable place for all people to be publicly in love and affectionate.


Meg said...

Thanks for the pingback, Les. I know I was generalizing in my post, because there are a lot of straight people who don't feel uncomfortable, but I needed to rant and get it off my chest. hehe.

Love and Light,

Alchemist's said...

Quote: She asks "Why should we have to edit our lives and our conversations just so you don't have to feel uncomfortable?"

Right on !

Pedram M. said...

i think there's a great amount of good writing found on this blog.

Rhapsody B. said...

Blessings to you and yours. Acceptance is one of the biggest challenges of mankind and nothing worth having ever comes easy, just look at the history of the people of African the decent, the (over 400 years)enslavement and still the struggle goes on.

Sometimes the best place we can start is with ourselves in not being party to the nasty homophobic remarks, by not sitting back silently. If we are less tolerant of the ignorance within our circle of friends and rise up in those times, moments and events its a jumping off point toward setting a standard and putting those on notice within your circle that you have no tolerance for ignorant behavior. They will either have to shape up or ship out. It is better to have two great friends that will journey with you through thick and thin than a those that would stab you in the back at the first opportunity.

Am not big on being popular not if it means listening to people talk crap about others for which they have no intimate knowledge other than their presumptions and assumptions. I pretty much tell it like it is and I am often not afraid to shed a spotlight on their ignorance either.

Have a great holiday, peace, love and contentment to you and our loved ones.

'sorry to be so long winded'

Patty@Heaven said...

The Christian way should be to love one another, no matter what.
The Bible clear teach us about homosexuality.
Leviticus 18:22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It [is] an abomination.

Roman 1:26-27 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.
Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, [fn] nor sodomites,
nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.

This is not me saying is God.

Please don't miss guide people with this blog.
Being gay is wrong in God's eyes, there is not room for discussion.

Rhapsody B. said...

Blessings and Happy New Year, I trust the transition into the New Year was good for you. I wish you joy, love, acceptance, contentment, health and infinite happiness.

Thanks for stopping by my other blog (ROAM), it was a wonderful surprise to see your handprints there.

Take care and stay blessed.

One of Freedom said...

Hey Les. I'm fighting that a bit now. We have some folk who are expressing their discomfort with the affection shown by a gay couple that worships with us. My stance is that we should not have different rules for folks, so I ask them if it were a heterosexual couple would it make them uncomfortable? The response of, "no, that is different" offends me deeply. I am not sure when religion became about whatever makes me comfortable - but that is not the Jesus I encounter in scripture. In fact Jesus made lots of people uncomfortable.

I'll have to go check out Meg's rant.