Today in English, we just finished the book To Kill A Mockingbird. It had many symbols and such in it, and I guess I enjoyed it. We had a big discussion on racism. We talked about how these people in the book were being hypocrites by saying we live in a democracy, equal rights for all, then persecuting Tom Robinson [a black man] for no reason, eventually ending his life. We talked about how we are all people, no matter what color our skin is.
My friend Julia and I, we are probably the only non-mormons in that class. Even the teacher is LDS. The entire discussion, she and I were just dying to bring up modern day prejudice in homosexuals. Hello? Equal rights? How is ending the right to marry whomever you like, but only for gays, equal? Love is Love.
Don't get me wrong, I love mormons. Strong standards and such. Some of the nicest people I know are mormon. But I don't agree with some of the ways they are raised. Honestly, one of my friends in that class is always saying that racism is something that they were raised with and that's why they are racist, and that prejudism is wrong, and she isn't prejudiced, but she is one of the biggest homophobes I know. I'm thinking, weren't you raised to believe [in your religion] that homosexuals are going to Hell, because they chose wrong in who to love?
News flash people. Scientists have proven that there is an actual chemical in the brain of homosexuals that causes them to be attracted to the same sex. It isn't something that is chosen for them, it's how God made them. And God would not make someone just to throw in Hell.
Homosexuals are people too. We are all people, we all get the same rights. If we happen to love someone of our own sex, well, how is that your business?
Love. Is. Love.
And love is what makes the world go round.