This has gone on long enough.
More importantly, we’re going about this the wrong way. Like, really wrong.
In a republic, with a Bill of Rights… and some semblance of personal rights, there’s some things you just can’t do.
What am I talking about? I’m just going to come out and say it.
You can’t criminalize homosexuality!
It’s rather simple. You aren’t the keeper of someone else’s life. Nor, are you their master.
Secondly, the homosexual issue has picked up too much steam to be effectively banned. You’ll only end up creating havoc and widespread rebellion.
Thirdly, you have no right to force your morality on others. Yes, homosexuality is bad (I’ll get to this later), but that doesn’t give you the right to use the government to enforce your moral code.
As long as the Amish don’t start sending marauding gangs to raid their neighbor’s property, they’re fine. (Click to Tweet)
As far as I know, homosexuals aren’t violating anyone’s property (well, except in those ridiculous gang pride parades). Nor are they sending raiding groups to heterosexual houses.
You Heathen Pig!
Now, I know what you’re thinking… I support homosexuals, and I’m less of a Christian (or something of that moronic nature).
Well, you’d be wrong.
Just because I don’t want to lock homosexuals up and put them through “correctional facilities” doesn’t mean I’m some closet-pagan-homo-ally. Please keep your stereotypical assumptions to yourself.
Now, where were we? Oh yes, me being a closet homo devotee. That’s amusing (it really is). But you’d be mistaken.
Just because I’m against criminalizing homosexuality, doesn’t mean I’m for homosexuality. Only Liberals and the average 5th grade educated American would think one leads to the other.
As Frederic Bastiat put it…
“Socialism, like the old policy from which it emanates, confounds government and society. And so, every time we object to a thing done by government, it concludes that we object to its being done at all. (click to tweet)
So no, I don’t support the practice of homosexuality. I just don’t condone using the government to criminalize the practice.
What are my views on Homosexuality?
Some people might be hesitant to voice their views on this subject, but you’re the reader, it’s important that I’m up front with you.
I do not condone homosexuality… or the lifestyle, habits, and all that jazz of said group.
I believe homosexuality is a sin against God, and goes against the natural state of things. The whole practice disgusts me. But those views don’t mean I’m going to go on a homo witch hunt.
Lots of people disagree with smoking cigarettes. Very few of them carry out vigilante justice on smokers (except for those who think they have a right to tell others what to do).
I hold to the view that marriage is an inherently religious institution between one man and one women. Yes, that means I’m not for “gay marriage.” But they can have civil unions.
Furthermore, get the government out of the marriage business.
If businesses don’t want to sell to homosexuals that’s also fine. A Christian baker isn’t required to sell you a cake. There’s plenty of bakers out there who A) aren’t Christians and B) don’t mind selling cakes to homosexuals. It’s their product, they have a right to sell it (or not sell it) to who they want.
Again, Let Me Clarify
Just because I don’t support the “gay movement” doesn’t mean I want to round them all up and institute a Homo Witch Hunt.
Disagreement does not necessitate oppression.
That’s why you can find people who are against using marijuana and cocaine, yet disagree with the government crackdown on drugs.
The same is true with alcohol, gambling, homeopathic remedies, and hippies.
Just because an individual disagrees with a specific practice doesn’t mean that person is a threat to said practice. (Click to Tweet)
Either, you’re now disgusted with me for one reason or another, or you understand where I’m coming from.
As I’ve progressed through the past few months, I’ve realized the folly of regulating people’s lives through the government. Legislatures don’t affect change, they only accept it.
Society affects change.
Oppressing a group of people whether that be homosexuals or religious folk is wrong. That’s not how you change society. You change it one person at a time. You communicate your beliefs to others in a way that will connect with them.
You befriend society. You don’t parent it.
You take the initiative. You don’t delegate it to politicians.
You convert. You don’t force.
This is how social change is brought about. Realize it, accept it, and act on it.