With all of the hate and violence already occurring in our society today, the .
last thing we need is homophobia and gay hatred. This is the twenty-first .
century. We have African-American and women as government leaders, our .
schools are no longer segregated, and we even have stores where you can buy .
bread, clothes, and car tires all in the same store. If we've come along that far, .
then why can't some people in our society accept homosexuals?.
Jerry Falwell, a Fundamentalist Christian teleminister stated, .
"Homosexuals are brute beasts.part of a vile and satanic system that will be .
utterly annihilated, and there will be a celebration in heaven." Aren't Christians.
taught to accept and love all people, know matter who they are or their personal .
preference? Teaching to be against homosexuality is another way of teaching .
hate and discrimination. It's also hypocritical. .
This is America, the place where people should be free to live the lifestyle .
they choose, being gay for example. Disregarding that, hateful people kill and .
ridicule homosexuals for reasons unimaginable. Six years ago in San Antonio, .
Texas, Dan Guiling was attacked by a pair of gay-hating young men. They .
stabbed him and left him for dead. He has a severed spinal cord and is .
paralyzed for life. Dan is just one of thousands of gay men and lesbians who fall .
victim to hate crimes each year. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force .
has a record of 7,031 incidents nationally during 1989 ranging from .
harassment to homicide. Homosexual haters should not worry about what gay .
people do in their own bedrooms. It's a lifestyle, and human beings should not .
be killed because of the lifestyle they choose.
Love comes in many shapes and sizes, and should not be based on .
gender alone. Physically, same gender couples aren't compatible, but .
emotionally, they provide each other with the love and support they need. .
Homophobics have no authority to destroy that.