Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Just a Title

Yet again religion comes wading into the political arena. Despite God apparently creating us all equally and loving us all equally, it seems he must have been thinking of something else when he created homosexuals. Apparently they are the exception to his “love everyone” doctrine which Christians are so quick to tell us of.

Ultimately I would hope the government give this sort of thing no time of day. Homosexual people exist. They live, work important jobs, pay taxes, bills, contribute to society and have a role to play. Religion is a product of society too, and has its own 'rights' to think of, but it has no more importance than homosexuals and certainly has no right in trying to stop them getting on with their lives.

As I read on a comment page on the BBC website this sounds like the misuse of religion for another purpose. Like racial hatred and slavery before now sexual and lifestyle choices are being attacked under the banner of religion.

(I should also point out there were a lot of other religious people saying some refreshingly open-minded things about homosexuality along the general lines of “it’s their life we should be more tolerant”)

Incidentally the same passage from Leviticus 18:22 that gives the loaded, and somewhat ambiguous sentence: "And with a male thou shalt not lie down in beds of a woman; it is an abomination" also informs people they: "must not mix two crops in the same field, or make cloth out of two different raw materials, or plow a field with an ox and a donkey yoked together." - Just to make the situation clear...

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