Hmm, have to be careful here with my heading, as I would hate to have some horrible neo-fascists crashing this blog.
WARNING: this post could offend you and is NOT about sewing!
Last night I watched a programme outlining the difficulties that Gay people have in Russia. I couldn’t help but feel sad and also quite angry, Apparently, they are being targeted by hate groups and are subjected to public beatings and humiliation; all while being filmed (the vids are posted on YouTube apparently) and also watched by police. Indeed, on more than one occasion, the victims have been arrested for promoting homosexuality!!!! 😦
Now let me clarify, I don’t know if my children are Gay, I think they might not be as we have pretty open conversations about issues and they know I am not judgemental and love them unconditionally… but, it must be very scarey for parents in countries where Gays are discriminated against. To love a child and to fear for them is a horrible thing.
I work in Research, I collect data on cytogenetics.
There are so many differences in genetic makeup, that the thought that a person “chooses” to be Gay is a nonsense. Some of you will probably disagree with me and may choose not to read this any more- fine, nothing I can write will change a closed mind unless there is a hunger to learn more.
I am not going to talk religion here and I will not engage in debate about Faith (which I have), just as my faith is my business, so everyone’s sexuality is their own business. I just think that it is very sad that people cannot be themselves for fear of being targeted by ignoramuses with a hate agenda.
If you are anti-Gay but think there may be more to the story than what you think you know, there is a heap of literature on the Web which can explain it more eloquently than me and I encourage you to have a look at it.
Most of us are here to live a good life with people we love, that’s it.