Saturday, December 18, 2010

Don't Ask Don't Tell Repealed At Last

December 18, 2010 the day the Don't Ask Don't Tell Law repealed.  A lot of opposition was put forth, mostly by Republicans.  Their big issue was that it would cause "distraction" among the troops.  Interesting.  The person next to them has not changed.  They have just been able to make a statement about who they are.  I am hoping that this stand against discrimination becomes a trend.

Throughout the history of the world, people have stood in judgment of people who are different than they are.  The following are just a few examples:

  The Spanish Inquisition where Catholics tortured those who did not follow the teaching of the Catholic Church.  They were able to torture and kill thousands...why, because those people were different.
The Crusades,  where the Protestants went to war to fight those who did not cling to their teachings.  Why?...Because those people were different.

Adolf Hitler killed thousands of Jewish people and disabled people.   He was able to do this..Why?  Because those people were different.

The American people stood in judgment of those who owned slaves, so much so that it triggered the Civil War...they were able to stand in judgment....why because the Slave owners are sinners, those people were different.

The White man hated and persecuted the African Americans.  The KKK flourished with hate.  They were able to kill and lynch hundreds of people of color.  Why??  Because the African Americans were different.

There has been a horrible amount of injustice done in the name of God Almighty.  When the Pharisees brought the "women taken in adultery" to Jesus what did He say, "he who is without sin let him cast the first stone..."  He did not condemn the woman.

People stand in judgment today of the Homosexual.  Why?  Because they are different.  People say that it is an abomination before God.  So is lying, so is murder, so is hate, so is taking the Lord's name in vain.  I don't see anyone trying to keep those kind of people out of the United States so why the homosexuals?  Because they are different.

For clarity's sake let me just state, I do not believe that living in a monogamous relationship is a sin whether that be a hetero or homosexual relationship. 

Instead of standing in judgment, get to know these people.  Instead of hating them and throwing out phrases like I have heard, "All homosexuals are going to hell...", Be the good Samaritan neighbor and love them and show them God's love.

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