Bigotry in name of God rearing ugly head again
Posted on April 19, 2008
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Reading my paper this morning, I was appalled that bigotry in the name of God is rearing its ugly head again in the form of Michael Heath and his Christian Civic League.
What part of equal rights under the law do they not understand? He states that he wants to do away with the “special” rights that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender/transsexual (GLBT) individuals have under law. In other words our children, because they happen to be gay or transgendered, should not have equal protection under the law?
Why are some people more equal than others? We need to stop using the Bible to say that some people are more equal than others. God doesn’t make mistakes and we are all created equal in his eyes.
The Christian Civic League could better spend its time and money working to end hunger, abuse and poverty and stop trying to limit the right of others to equal and fair treatment under the law.
As the regional coordinator for Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) New England, I go around and educate others that we are all just people and equal in the eyes of God and the law.
A great film out now called “For the Bible Tells Me So” shows a number of families dealing with gay children including the Gepharts and Bishop Gene Robinson, the Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire. Remember the Bible states, “Judge not lest ye be judged.”
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