Oppressing Our GLBTQ Citizens Demonstrates a Cultural Pathology

28 Oct

A society that willfully subjects a population to this oppression is demonstrating aspects of a cultural pathology. The acceptance of this oppression by the social majority diminishes the quality of life for everyone. Nearly everybody in this country, knowingly or unknowingly, is related to or knows someone who is GLBTQ. Therefore, allowing antigay oppression to continue not only harms our larger society but also harms people in everyone’s lives. All adults should take a close look at their religious organizations, civic institutions, and other groups they belong to and establish a zero tolerance policy for homophobic statements. The cumulative impact of hearing daily homophobic messages among GLBTQ children and adolescents at the very least reduces their quality of life and at the extreme end results in tragic deaths. This is not social justice.

 

Written by Ken Allen.  Read more…

Try sending that message to those who wish to continue the practice of calling others, including school children, an abomination.  So much for the “real Christians”. They should be dismissed the moment they opened their yaps against adding our community to the anti-hate crimes act. 
 
I’ll like to hear from the “phoney Christians” who should become more vocal and visible against these thugs.  Or do the liberal and moderate Christians want those of us who are atheist, agnostic, or generally unchurched to do the dirty work for them? 
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2 Responses to “Oppressing Our GLBTQ Citizens Demonstrates a Cultural Pathology”

  1. The Big Blue Frog October 28, 2010 at 10:33 am #

    I like that the author points out that it’s nearly impossible that anyone would not have a GLBT member of their family.

    • gordonokc October 28, 2010 at 10:59 am #

      I always enjoy a visit and a comment from a Big Blue Frog.

      There should be posting a couple of videos soon from a retired radio talk show host related, at least obliquetly, to what you pointed out. It involves a listener’s family member.

      You will either be mad as hell or need to reach for a hankie.

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