WHERE I STAND, AND WHERE YOU STAND: I respond to idiotic and hateful comments below the post about the DA Mayor of Homophobia so that there’s no future misunderstanding. Those supporting that dick, should suck it.
“We have just enough religion to make us hate but not enough to make us love one another.”
We MUST HAVE TOLERANCE for all religions. I’m a believer that a Christian, Atheist, Moslem and Hindu, Jew etc. can work together for the better of all. If you were in danger, would you allow someone not of your religion to save you or your child?
We must respect private space but not the hateful. Have no doubt that the evil we can become is related to the circumstances we’re in. There are those among us that, if born in Syria, would probably have chopped off heads and raped children in the name of ISIS.
I despise homophobia as much as I despise racism. Hate speech doesn’t get excuse.
I had gay uncles. They weren’t only homosexuals, they were men. I managed a lesbian band. They weren’t only lesbian, they were women. They were people just like me and you; full of hopes and fears, ambition and disappointment, love and the loss of love. We bleed the same!
An infringement of free speech isn’t simply an infringement of petty, holier than thou, arrogant religious emotion. Consequently, I hope I’ve pissed off people reading this so you know where I stand… and if you stand on the other side, unfuckingsubscribe like an adult.
True sin is when you affect someone’s life so that it physically becomes less e.g. in this case, denying gay people freedom of movement on the Garden Route, just as apartheid denied non-whites. Yes, if you’re a coloured or black religious fanatic, you’re a ridiculous hypocrite who failed to learn your history.
I’ll take that further, philosophically – if you believe any child of another religion who hasn’t harmed you should be burnt, frozen, nailed, amputated and shredded forever in Hell, then you’re extremely uncool. You’re not the person I want to drink a beer with.
“If your religion compels you to hate another person, you need to find a new religion.”
Parents: hate and love, is taught. Homophobia and racism is irrational – stop teaching it.
Politicians: going to church gets you votes, not salvation.
And to the DA, regards your “rigorous candidate vetting”, read the 9th commandment… and check out 8 and 10 while you’re there.
But I can’t control the world, only here and now. My online space is for those who believe in a better future for all. You suicide bomb my Facebook page with your cruelty, I ban you! Except those times I make an example of you.