There are only two paths in life one leads to love the other to hate (and a host of other bad feelings and endless thoughts). Most of us either make it or break it, in this regard, over sexuality, which is a battlefield of our souls. The greatest threat to love in the world is the abandonment of the feminine principle—depriving environments for children that are most repressive of sexual affection and female sexuality.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris had to ask a state court for permission to reject a proposed ballot initiative stipulating that anyone who engages in gay sex be executed. "This proposal not only threatens public safety, it is patently unconstitutional, utterly reprehensible, and has no place in a civil society," Harris said.
This is not a joke. There are millions of people who secretly feel the same, because their religious bibles tell them to judge homosexuals. The old testament actually lists many sexual crimes punishable by death and though we hopefully pray to a God of love many if not most fall for the hate variety of divinity. Through sexual hate, the human race has enslaved itself to an endless wheel of conflict and suffering. We call this sexual fundamentalism.
Now politicians are getting in the act. Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to a religious freedom bill that has drawn sharp criticism from opponents who say it opens the door to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians. If enacted, the move will make Arkansas the second state to enact such a law this year. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a similar bill last week, and 19 other states have comparable measures on the books.
Justice Kennedy on the other hand has insisted that laws disadvantaging gays and lesbians violate their dignity and their constitutional rights to liberty and equality. These are God given rights (that governments are always hoping to steal away) yet many religious people do not seem to think that God favors liberty and an equality between men and woman independent of sexual preference and choice of a marriage partner.
The Saudi kingdom gives us an example of the religious right to put down homosexuals as well as woman. A few weeks ago Margot Wallström, the Swedish foreign minister, denounced the subjugation of women in Saudi Arabia. As the theocratic kingdom prevents women from travelling, conducting official business or marrying without the permission of male guardians, and as girls can be forced into child marriages where they are effectively raped by old men, she was telling no more than the truth. Wallström went on to condemn the Saudi courts for ordering that Raif Badawi receive ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes for setting up a website that championed secularism and free speech. Read Wallström’s story of the backlash against her and her country for speaking out against such righteous behaviors. It seems the Saudis prove the point that if you have enough money and power one can get away with anything.
Woman have been abused badly by the world’s religions and so have homosexuals. Young adults who are lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) are at far higher risk for severe mental health problems than their heterosexual peers. New research from Concordia University suggests that the stress of being rejected or victimized because of sexual orientation may disrupt hormonal responses in LGBs. Mental health professionals have long known that LGB teens face significantly elevated risks of mental health problems, including suicidal thoughts and suicidal attempts. Individuals who experienced more LGB-related stress – arguments about sexual identity, bullying or discrimination – had higher internalized homophobia and showed increased production of the stress hormone cortisol compared to peers in more positive environments.
Homophobia can range from quietly discouraging homosexual activity, explicitly forbidding same-sex sexual practices among adherents and actively opposing social acceptance of homosexuality, to execution.
Loneliness kills. That’s the conclusion of a new study by Brigham Young University researchers who are sounding the alarm on what could be the next big public-health issue, on par with obesity and substance abuse. The subjective feeling of loneliness increases risk of death by 26%, according to the new study in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science. Social isolation — or lacking social connection — and living alone were found to be even more devastating to a person’s health than feeling lonely, respectively increasing mortality risk by 29% and 32%.
Obviously most people are looking for love, or at least some time off from the horrors of too much loneliness when they open sexually to another. Many in Japan just give up all together on sex, love and relationships and purposefully go it alone. Too many of the young, and a greater share of LGB people end it all with suicide. Stress for so many is already off the Richter scale. Human violence is on the increase and we see more and more about the people who really get off on that. Homophobia is a violence of hate as is child sexual abuse and rape. We are a sick race of beings thinking we are much better than we actually are.
“The Catholic Church does not want gay people to get married. They just want gay people to remain single and sexless for life. Catholics don’t hate gay people. They love gay people. They love them so much that they’ll do everything in their power to make sure gay people can never get married or have sex.”
If you really want to understand the violence against LGBs watch this video where everyone is gay and the heterosexual is persecuted. When two people find love the question is how to maintain that love? How to maintain a total openness of being between two hearts that merge into one is not a little question or life path? When I talk about love I am talking about the pursuit of permanent and stable intimate relationships where people grow together through time.
Without acceptance of individual differences and choices we will never find harmony and peace on earth. Today anyone who promotes the acceptance of homosexuality and homosexual households as ‘normal’ is going to run into trouble, especially from the religious right. If religion makes a mess out of ‘normal’ sexual lives, imagine the terror it rains on homosexuals who are cast out from society and consigned to living in hell for their immorality. The bible and its ardent believers have this compulsion to dictate right from wrong with them being eternally right and everyone that goes against their teachings wrong.
The roots of our attitudes toward homosexuality are in the society that existed in Israel before the birth of Christ.