Sunday, 10 November 2013

Homophobia or Racism


Here is my attempt to show you that their is no difference between racism and homophobia.

Racism

It's the 1950's and Mary has found the true love of her life, unforunatally its happens to be Bob the African American. What should she do should she tell her father, head of the church in the town she lives in? He regulary preaches that African's are lesser people and will go to hell for their sinful ways. Should she live in denial and fear and reject the true love of her life? Should she express her love openly for Bob, and accept the ridicule and hate from others, that would go hand in hand with been in a meaningful loving relationship. Or should she pray and god will liberate her from the feelings she has for this African American man.

Fast forward to the new millenium

Homophobia

It's the 1999 and Mary has found the true love of her life, unforunatally its happens to be Lisa the home coming queen. What should she do should she tell her father, head of the church in the town she lives in? He regulary preaches that gays are lesser people and will go to hell for their sinful ways. Should she live in denial and fear and reject the true love of her life? Should she express her love openly for Lisa, and accept the ridicule and hate from others, that would go hand in hand with been in a meaningful loving relationship. Or should she pray and god will liberate her from the feelings she has for this same sex partner.

So what is the difference?

The denial of basic human rights to gay people is the same as denying basic human rights to any other race group. The issue I believe is that people just don't understand what the words BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS mean.