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    I know this is slightly, or rather considerably, alien from the usual post on TSR but I think this is an importance point and suddenly had inspiration to voice that point. I am gay and, thankfully, I’ve never experienced any real discrimination for being so but I know that in much, perhaps most, of the world I would – I’d be discriminated against, beaten and even face a death sentence in some places for whom I choose to love. To be punished for the way in which I love is disgusting to me. When I read about homophobes, they always focus on sex and equate being gay with being a pervert with the usual justification of religion or one of the other usual suspects. It’s about love, my ability to love another human being just like a straight person. In Uganda, after certain “divine” intervention by a certain American Christian cult, they’ve even taken to burning gays on the streets; in Russia, being myself would mean being outcast, beaten and severely discriminated against with no care given by anyone or even the right to protest against such intolerance in a “developed” country. If I were black, I would face similar problems in parts of the world. If I were Jewish (not so much now but certainly in the past), I would face similar problems. The list goes on… What can we take from this? Human beings discriminate against that which seems out-of-the-norm or which we don’t understand by means of hatred, bigotry and violence. There is only one answer to all of our problems – love. That one word which can solve everything. If we adopt this concept whole-heartedly then we can learn from our mistakes, such as the Holocaust, which we are still making today. Love your fellow human because without love, there is only hatred which condemns humans in the cruelest way. Thoughts? Can you justify any prejudices of yours?
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    (Original post by Gabriel96)
    I know this is slightly, or rather considerably, alien from the usual post on TSR but I think this is an importance point and suddenly had inspiration to voice that point. I am gay and, thankfully, I’ve never experienced any real discrimination for being so but I know that in much, perhaps most, of the world I would – I’d be discriminated against, beaten and even face a death sentence in some places for whom I choose to love. To be punished for the way in which I love is disgusting to me. When I read about homophobes, they always focus on sex and equate being gay with being a pervert with the usual justification of religion or one of the other usual suspects. It’s about love, my ability to love another human being just like a straight person. In Uganda, after certain “divine” intervention by a certain American Christian cult, they’ve even taken to burning gays on the streets; in Russia, being myself would mean being outcast, beaten and severely discriminated against with no care given by anyone or even the right to protest against such intolerance in a “developed” country. If I were black, I would face similar problems in parts of the world. If I were Jewish (not so much now but certainly in the past), I would face similar problems. The list goes on… What can we take from this? Human beings discriminate against that which seems out-of-the-norm or which we don’t understand by means of hatred, bigotry and violence. There is only one answer to all of our problems – love. That one word which can solve everything. If we adopt this concept whole-heartedly then we can learn from our mistakes, such as the Holocaust, which we are still making today. Love your fellow human because without love, there is only hatred which condemns humans in the cruelest way. Thoughts? Can you justify any prejudices of yours?
    Well I'm certainly not homophobic, but I've felt indifferent a lot of the time towards other people...no hatred, just indifference
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    Well I'm certainly not homophobic, but I've felt indifferent a lot of the time towards other people...no hatred, just indifference
    Perhaps I could have phrased it better, I seem to be committing a fallacy in assuming that the only two options are love or hate with no considerations of things like indifference. I still think it's important to love our fellow human beings though. What I mean is that we must respect others for their choices and love them all the same.
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    I think it's great that you're out. Why pretend to be someone that you're not and if others don't like it **** them (not literally of course unless they're secretly into that)
 
 
 
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