hen most people think of terrorism, they usually
think of foreigners invading their land, especially
the incident on Sept. 11. The disturbing truth is
terrorism has been plaguing the LGBT community for
decades resulting in acts of discrimination and
violence. A number of murders of LBGT victims are by
so-called Christians doing the "Lord's work by
eradicating those heathens."
Sad but true, many Christians back these
perpetrators up, for example the Matthew Shepherd
case. When he was killed many people were astonished
at this horrendous act until they found out he was a
homosexual. The attitude changed to, "well he got what
he deserved. It serves him right."
Like they say, "ignorance is bliss" and believe
me, there are a lot of happy people in the world.
Seriously, we must educate people in the world about
our community and about what the Bible really says.
People tend to take certain scriptures out of context.
A pastor once mentioned in one of his sermons that we
must read the whole chapter(s) in order to get a clear
meaning and when we do we must ask the Holy Spirit for
guidance. I am reading a book called The Bible Tells
Me So by Jim Hill And Rand Cheadle. It explores
scriptures people use to discriminate against
minorities, hatred of homosexuals, justify slavery,
among other issues.
I think one way to stop this terrorism is through
education. With education, people tend to be more
understanding. People tend to want to destroy what
they don't understand.