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Have The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual And Transgender (LGBT) Community Now Become The Aggressive Bully?


The greatest fear that heterosexual people have is that their way of life and their personal beliefs and choices will somehow be taken away from them, or ignored with the rush of the government to prove that it is not homophobic and is accepting of the LGBT community.

The greatest fear that heterosexual people have is that their way of life and their personal beliefs and choices will somehow be taken away from them, or ignored with the rush of the government to prove that it is not homophobic and is accepting of the LGBT community.

 

I believe in the right of all people to exist freely and openly according to their choices, but that means all people no matter what language they speak, what the color of their skin is, what religion they practice, or their sexual preference, be they heterosexuals, or gay, as long as the choices they make do not harm another person, or interfere with another person’s right to live in peaceful co-existence  and allow for the freedom of choice for others. I thought what some members of the LGBT community when they decided that they would go to the Ford Fest Day Picnic for the sole purpose of disrupting an event that really had nothing to do with their cause, be it pro or negative, is yet another indication that co-existence is no longer the goal of some of the LGBT community. I think those 6 members of the LGBT community are proving that there is a growing  intolerance within the LGBT community towards any opinion, or criticism of their cause.  This of course is very immature and shows  a darker side of some members of the LGBT community’s motives pertaining to co-existence with others. Failure of the greater membership of the LGBT community to publicly denounce the actions of the 6, or so members for their actions at the Ford Fest Day to me says that they are without leadership , or that they approve of such actions. I think that if the members of the LGBT community believe as I do in  freedom of choice for all, then they should practice what they preach and extend that right to others even if their beliefs are contrary to that of their own.

I decided to write about this subject after reading that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community recently were angered by Mayor Ford’s refusal to rise and applaud while city council gave a standing ovation to organizers of Toronto’s World Pride festival, causing 6 or so members of their community to voice their anger on Friday, protesting what they called Ford’s homophobia, by going to Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough, holding signs that called for the mayor’s departure from office, antagonizing Ford’s supporters and disrupting the Ford Fest Picnic.  Poe Liberado said, “He needs to be held accountable.” “His buffoonery is dangerous, his positions are dangerous and he needs to be taken seriously.”  The mayor has since apologised for the actions of his supporters although he was not physically present in the area where and when the opposing sides clashed. I thought this demonstrated his disapproval publicly of such behavior and in so doing was taking a leader’s implied responsibility for those claiming to represent and support him. Having said that, there has been no apology coming from the LGBT community, leaving me to believe that they agree with and support the actions of the 6 protestors involved in the clash.

Is it the belief, or the position of the LGBT community that everyone in politics and on the planet should stand up and clap for them at every ceremony and march in their parades, or show solidarity with their cause and personal choices all of the time, or be harassed and forever be labelled homophobic?  Does the LGBT community believe, or is it their position that they and they alone should be able to hold an event like a parade, or fundraiser, or even picnic without being harassed by those who do not believe, or make the same life choices as them?  If the answer is no to those 2 questions, then why did they not do onto Mayor Ford and his supporters as they would have others do onto them and just not attend the Ford Fest?  The picnic was in no way a demonstration of the mayors approval or disapproval of the LGBT community, so why did they not extend to him and the people who wished to spend a day with Mayor Rob Ford the right to do so in peace?

I believe that one’s personal choices are simply that one’s personal choices and no one has the right through coercion to alter the beliefs of another and try to force acceptance of their choice of lifestyle on another human being.  Is this a case of the oppressed becoming the oppressor, the harassed becoming the harassers,  or does the LGBT really think that Mayor Rob Ford is truly a serious threat to their existence? I do not go to the gay pride parade in my community, because I feel that for the most part it has become taken over by those only interested in promoting public nudity purely for the shock value of the onlookers and bragging rights among their peers for being the most obscenely outrageously dressed, or undressed that day.  I find that the gay pride parade has become in most cases  a disgusting spectacle of male genitalia being flaunted about  that I would not like my grandchildren to witness, or my children to participate in  and so I do not lend my support to the parade by virtue of attending it; does that make me homophobic, should I be harassed at the annual picnic I hold? Is this what the gay pride parade and day, week, month is all about and can someone enlighten me as to what foreskin power is and why such banners are in the gay pride parade?

One of the greatest fears that heterosexual people have is that their way of life and their personal beliefs and choices will somehow be taken away from them, or ignored with the rush of the government to prove that it is not homophobic and is accepting of the LGBT community.  I believe that the members of the LGBT community have a right to do all of the things any other Canadian can do and be subject to the same rules and laws that all Canadians live under, but I think that all of this comes with a responsibility to do onto others as you would have done onto you.  Unfortunately what some heterosexual people have feared has come to pass and it is getting harder and harder to preserve heterosexual institutions, such as religious beliefs and religious law the way they have been forever without being labeled homophobic and discriminatory. The fact is that to be a heterosexual and voicing ones heterosexual beliefs, or refusing to see gay marriages as okay in the Christian faith and as an acceptable practice blessed by God is now seen as being homophobic and discriminatory so much so that the tenets of the Christian church concerning marriage and sex and their main purpose according to  the very word of their God, is being altered to accommodate the LGBT community.

The Christian church and its followers are being pressured to change and rewrite the bible and its teachings to accommodate the LGBT community and that is a practice that if I were a Christian I would not find fair and refuse to be allowed to be altered.  If a person’s life choices puts that person at odds with a religion is it right to expect or demand that said religion remake itself to accommodate them? Is any religion worth anything of value if what it teaches can be changed to suit the person rather than the person changing and becoming worthy of being an accepted member of the religions community through a shared faith and a shared set of values?  I believe that religion becomes meaningless if what it teaches can become what man wills it to be rather than what the God of that faith declared it to be.  In this way the Christian faith has been forever altered at its core and divided in its faith.

Christians believe that God provided a way for all things to reproduce themselves in one way or another. Unless Christians are willing to say that their God made a mistake and is not perfect and all-knowing, how is it possible that God foresaw during creation the need to give certain creatures both sets of  sexual apparatus making the joining of any 2 an act of reproduction, but this capability was not given to humans, God’s most cherished in all of creation?  Is it fair for heterosexuals to have to change their faith, or be labelled homophobic, or is this nothing more than the LGBT community forcing its lifestyle on the Christian community, like they are doing to Mayor Ford, because he failed to believe as they do and support their way of thinking, or in this case his daring not to stand and clap for them when all others did?

We will have to decide soon whether or not Mayor Ford, or anyone else has the freedom of choice to clap or not clap, to stand or not stand, believe or not believe according to how he, or we feel anymore. Is it appropriate behaviour  for members of  the LGBT community to follow Mayor Ford, or anyone else around with the sole purpose of harassing him/them in public for choosing not to support the LGBT community? I would suggest that the LGBT community was once a passive, harassed and bullied group of unorganised victims, who were seeking  to have a peaceful coexistence with the rest of Canadians, but that today this is no longer the case in Canada. Today in Canada the LGBT has become a powerful and organised group and with that power they have chosen to become an aggressive, harassing, pushy bully, no longer content with coexistence, but now trying to force  all Canadians and the rest of the world to believe as it does and do as it says, or be labelled the dreaded, “homophobic”.  They are no longer victims in Canada, but like all groups once oppressed, the LGBT community knows how to keep playing the, “I am so abused card,” to gain political points and influence public opinion and keep their cause in the media.

What we do have as human beings is free will which empowers us to choose what works for us. What free choice does not grant us however is the right to force the change by any means necessary a historically established religion’s tenets simply to accommodate  our personal  needs. Instead what is require of one choosing to avail one’s self of services offered by a church like being married in it with the blessing of the church is to follow the laws of the church community you wish to join, be you gay or heterosexual. To change a religion’s laws and thereby the word of that church’s God to conform to the will of man I believe is to render any faith-based religion worthless and open to the whims of any man. If the LGBT community is still seeking a coexistence with heterosexuals they need to promote that and stop their members from aggressively attacking heterosexual’s right to exist. Reverse discrimination never resolves, or makes for a peaceful coexistence.

There was a time to be seen as part of the LGBT community meant that you were beat up in the street, did not have the right to marry and so were not guaranteed spousal rights, or permitted to adopt children, but all of that has changed under Canadian law to give the LGBT community the same rights and freedoms guaranteed every other Canadian under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms  as it should be, so why can those who choose to believe in something else do so in peace and not stand and clap if they so choose without being harassed? I believe in the right of all people to exist freely and openly according to their choices, but that means all people no matter what language they speak, what the color of their skin is, what religion they practice, or their sexual preference, be they heterosexuals, or gay, as long as the choices they make do not harm another person, or interfere with another person’s right to live in peaceful co-existence  and allow for the freedom of choice for others.

 

 

 

 

 

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