Instead we have these petty-minded religious bigots who persecute them.
If you look throughout history many, if not the majority, of the great writers, artists, musicians, scientists and thinkers have been gay.
Science, itself, has reversed previous ideas and come to the conclusion that homosexuality is genetic. Of course there are those in the scientific community who contradict this, but if you look at them closely, they are too adhered to religion to form an independent opinion.
Sexuality is determined by Mother Nature. Man has NOTHING to do with it.
Yet, the religious writings, written by MEN condemn the homosexual.
Today in the news we read of a country that has decided to persecute homosexuality in school children.
Malaysia holds seminars to help teachers spot ‘gay children’
Light-coloured clothes and large handbags for boys listed as signs, as government forges ahead with anti-gay agenda
The Malaysian government has begun holding seminars aiming to help teachers and parents spot signs of homosexuality in children, underscoring a rise in religious conservatism in the country.
So far, the Teachers Foundation of Malaysia has organised 10 seminars across the country. Attendance at the last event on Wednesday reached 1,500 people, a spokesman for the organisation said.
“It is a multi-religious and multicultural [event], after all, all religions are basically against that type of behaviour,” said the official.
The federal government said in March that it is working to curb the “problem” of homosexuality, especially among Muslims who make up over 60% of Malaysia’s population of 29 million people.
According to a handout issued at a recent seminar, signs of homosexuality in boys may include preferences for tight, light-coloured clothes and large handbags, local media reported.
For girls, the details were less clear. Girls with lesbian tendencies have no affection for men and like to hang out and sleep in the company of women, the reports said.
Malaysia frowns on oral and gay sex, describing them as against the order of nature. Under civil law, ‘offenders’, both male and female, can be jailed for up to 20 years, caned or fined.
Actual prosecutions are rare, although former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim has twice been tried for sodomy, in cases he called political conspiracies. He spent six years in jail, but the courts have since cleared him on appeal or dropped charges for lack of evidence.
Official intolerance of gay people has been on the rise. Last year, despite widespread criticism, the east coast state of Terengganu set up a camp for “effeminate” boys to show them how to become men.
The latest seminar for the teachers and parents was run by deputy education minister Puad Zarkashi, his office confirmed.
Zarkashi wasn’t immediately available for comment but national news agency Bernama quoted him as saying that being able to identify the signs will help contain the spread of the unhealthy lifestyle among the young, especially students.
“Youths are easily influenced by websites and blogs relating to LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] groups,” he was quoted as saying.
“This can also spread among their friends. We are worried that this happens during schooling time.”
“…working to curb the ‘problem'”
The problem is those who are trying to ‘curb’ nature.
Laws that imprison or chastise homosexuals are archaic and brutal. Countries and religions that punish people in this manner for following their naturally designed instincts should be shunned, cut off from the benefits of the world. Let them live in their abject misery. If those religions are in countries that have done away with laws against homosexuality, then these religions should be denied social benefits, because they are depriving the world of great people.
Homosexuals are not ‘influenced’ by LGBT web sites, but are freed by them, freed from the religious oppression that keeps them in the proverbial closet.
The ‘unhealthy’ lifestyle is the bigotry and hatred generated by the religious fanatics.
While this news item is about Muslims, the problem of persecution isn’t limited to them, but Christians, Jews and many other fundamentalist religions.
The homosexual is feared, because those who are not know that homosexuals have better minds. It has been proven that bigotry and violence are the way of the lower IQs (sorry, the reference for that is long buried, but has appeared on my blogs), the conservatives of the world, the people who are too afraid to think for themselves, and are hence conservative.
If people really want to ‘give peace a chance’ (John Lennon song 1969) then the homosexual should be embraced by us all.
Here’s why I am supportive of homosexuality…
I have a gay stepson, I knew he was gay at nine, his mother did too, and she hated the idea even to the extent of trying evangelicals to bash it out of him with the Bible. That was 18 years ago. It didn’t work, he is happy, gay and doesn’t have an evil thought in his head; which is more than can be said for the people who tried to make him something he wasn’t.