My Take On The LGBT Community

Dear Readers,

I got triggered.

I’ve been keeping my mouth shut for quite a while now, but I personally think it’s time I say something.

So what exactly triggered me? Well, there was this video of LGBT acceptance in Sri Lanka which led me to refer the comments on it. Like you probably would have guessed by now, the comment section was filled with so much hate.

Here are a few of the comments,

“The bus should be driven straight to the nearest hospital for treatment.” 

“Here comes the cultural destruction of Sri Lanka, let’s call it for what it is, let’s not disguise immorality with “acceptance” and “kindness” to normalize it.”

“Homosexuality is a disease of mind, same as pedophiles who so-called ‘prefer’ children. Unnatural shit getting promoted. That’s all what this is about. I have no problem with gays or LGBT wierdos doing what they do, in private. It’s that they try to shove their so called ‘pride’ in other people’s faces. Please just do your hideous things in closed rooms. And one thing, see, almost no one gave a single fuck about your rainbow butterfly chickenshit anyway.”

“A fast growing disease in western countries now in SL. WTF?” 

“Yeaaaaaaaaakkk!!!! Homos…………. Who brought them here?” 

First of all, just what? Are you kidding me?

Let me tell you what I believe in and support, loud and clear, before you start coming to conclusions like me being gay.

I do NOT support homosexuality. Maybe it’s because my religion doesn’t, maybe it’s because of my Sri Lankan culture, maybe I just don’t think it’s human nature, but that doesn’t matter. I just don’t.

Me not supporting homosexuality doesn’t mean I hate homosexuals. Why would I? Homosexuality doesn’t make people who they are! If you love people for their sexual preference, you’ve clearly got a huge problem there. You should love people for who they are, not for their sexual preference.

Me not supporting homosexuality basically means that I wouldn’t say “I support homosexuality”. Simply because I don’t, and I wouldn’t want to lie to myself or the world about anything. Even that, maybe I would later on. Just to show the world that I (being a Muslim) don’t hate homosexuals and they shouldn’t either. Who knows?

Hate is a weak emotion, a sign of failure.

This applies to any kind of hate at all. From hating people without hurting them (and their feelings) at all, all the way to a massive act of terror.

The funniest thing is how people love to point out other peoples “immorality”. For crying out loud, get your own morals sorted out first. If you were actually a moral person, you wouldn’t be pointing out others faults (or ‘so called faults’ in your mind) in the first place.

Yes, I do understand that you are “entitled to your own opinion”. However, if your opinion is one of hate, I recommend you respect yourself and respect others and keep your opinions to yourself. Seriously! You are not getting yourself anywhere by expressing hate.

Also, who are you to judge other people? Do you think you are God? Well, let me tell you something. You are not. Only God can judge us for what we do. So why do you even bother? Is there something you get out of it?

Come on people! We are only humans. We all do things, right and wrong. We all have different likes and dislikes. We all have different things we support. We are all different. There is only one thing which keep us alike. Our humanity.

Are we really going to let our humanity disappear? I hope not!

With Love.

 

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62 thoughts on “My Take On The LGBT Community”

  1. I’m usually skeptical about reading posts concerning this topic because of my own take on it, but this was a very good read. I completely agree with you. Not supporting something doesn’t mean you have to hate it. You don’t love people because of their sexual preferences so why hate them because of it? Also, it’s funny how people use religion to justify hating other people and not the sin in their own lives. People will choose to do what they want with their lives. We should be busy making sure we are doing everything right to please God, and hate is not one of those things.

    Again, nice job!

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  2. I agree, who are we to judge others, LGBT, has historically been part of civilisation since the beginning of time, and sadly so has narrow mindlessness and bigotry, ”as If” they are the perfect ones, and they are not…. “Hatred is a Disease Too”

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  3. This is really well written. You’re absolutely right. You wouldn’t hate someone because they love cats and you love dogs, or because they are into math but you can’t stand it. Their sexual preference is just another part of their personality, it doesn’t define who they are, and there are other aspects of their being that have nothing to do with it. Thanks for sharing.

    Kathrin — mycupofenglishtea.wordpress.com

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  4. This is a very big problem everywhere, not just regarding this topic but many others. Are you a Trump supporter or are you not!? Are you gay or straight!? Are you fat or skinny!? Are you in college or not!? Are you [insert any religion that is not their own]!? So much judgement and so much hate. I just don’t understand why so many people are filled with so much anger, and why they can’t just try to love before they hate, understand before they judge, talk before they shout. If everyone just tried, the world would be much better off.

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    1. Damn! This was very well said! Thanks a lot for sharing. I do completely agree with you. All these differences should make us closer as we embark on understanding our differences and loving one another. Instead it seems to be only tearing us apart. People should definitely just try. Try to love, try to understand, try to talk. The world will be so much better if everyone just tried!

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  5. Firstly, let me appreciate you for being confident enough to pen down ur thoughts on a topic that has greatly divided opinions and on top of that, mostly managing to hold a balanced view. I agree with you on many counts, like, hate is disastrous for the society, that hateful opinions r better not spread, that we must introspect before we criticize, etc.
    However, some fine points I couldn’t grasp and here are my reasons-
    – ‘we should not be judging ppl as that’s God’s job’- agreed that judging ppl is not the best of things to do but at times, it is necessary. For eg. If corruption is a bad activity, then consequently the corrupt must be judged bad too. No person can be separated from his deeds.
    – ‘you should love ppl for who they are, not for their sexual preference’- that seems like an ironical statement in itself. Our preferences govern our personality and we are loved or ‘not loved’ for our personality. Sexual preference is very much a part of my personality, just like food preference is.
    – ‘Me not supporting homosexuality basically means I won’t say that I support homosexuals’- It actually means much more than that. If we do not support a cause, it is only bcz we do not deem it to be just. Noone can regard something as morally upright while, at the same time, not supporting it. And if we believe that being LGBT is morally correct, then perhaps all of us should follow suit (that will be an exciting way of total population control!!)
    – ‘We are all different’- rightly said. But the notion cannot be stretched to include and permit all activities. Because, then, the mafias may plead innocence on the same ground. “I rob banks to earn money. U got a problem with that? Respect the diversity ppl!!”

    Overall, I wud say there are 2 great points to take away from this blog- 1. Hate nobody, 2. even if you are right in your opinion, you must practise the delicate art of putting opinions forward in a respectable manner.
    Do correct me where I am at fault.

    P.S.: Sorry for the length of the comment (almost a blog in itself!).

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    1. Hey there! Thanks for dropping by! I’ll try addressing them one by one.
      1. I think that individually, judging is wrong. Unless you are a judge in a court case dealing with different issues of breaking laws, I don’t see any reason we should be judging anyone else. In my religion, we are asked to not judge others. That only God can judge us. That works perfectly fine for me. This could ofcourse be not relatable if you don’t believe in God. I also do understand that to live somewhat peacefully on Earth judging (in the form of court cases) is necessary. However, me judging someone else for what they do is a strong no no.
      2. When I say you should love people for who they are, the context I’m referring to isn’t personal. Like style, food, drink or sexual preference. That only really affects that person. I mean personality traits like love, care, kindness, honesty, respect, unselfishness, right conduct etc..
      3. It just means that I don’t see it as normal (not that I see it as unjust) and I don’t have any reason to support it. I don’t know if it’s morally upright or not. That’s not for me to say. I don’t want to be supporting it just because everybody else is nor do I want to support it for population control.
      4. Well, I was just referring to people being different. Not people doing wrong because they are different and pleading innocence based on that. I’ll like to think that all people have a bit of common sense left in them to know how absurd their thinking is.

      That is that. Gosh! My hands hurt typing. I hope all that made sense to you. Thanks a lot for taking your time to type such a long and meaningful comment! Cheers! ✌🏻

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  6. Nusrath, I’m not sure how to feel after reading this. While I am not ‘gay’, I am a Transgender woman. While being Trans does not completely define me, it is part of who I am. I appreciate that you do not subscribe to and perpetuate the hate. I more than appreciate it. But could you clarify what it means (to you) when you say that while you don’t hate gay people, you don’t support them either. If I walked into your home I feel that you would be ok with me, but I am stuck in this question. Help. Please.

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    1. Well.. I feel like by “not supporting LGBT” I mean that I’ve never really like thought of it as normal. I hope that makes sense. But I’ll also never hate anyone for it. People are made how they are and I love people just the way they are. I try my best to not judge anyone. I am a great believer in love. Spreading love is all I wanna do sometimes. If you walk into my home, you’ll meet some of the nicest people in the world. You are more than welcome in my humble home! ❤️

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    2. PS – I just realised I’ve only touched the homosexual aspect of LGBT. I was actually only talking about it, because that video was filled with hate comments to homosexuals. It works both ways though. Much love!

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  7. I love your firm but gentle stance on the topic. I’ve been in conversations about homosexuality. What I gathered, ‘if you’re not for us, you hate us.’ It’s just not that black and white. You did a great job showing that gray area.

    We can agree to disagree on a lot of issues and NO ONE has to be harmed in the process. If you can’t bring yourself to love a stranger, aim for respect. Showing respect for someone will at least stop you from wanting to see harm come their way.

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    1. Yup, definitely! I just replied to an interesting comment myself, where I think the reader thought the same (in a way atleast). I hope my reply cleared things up a bit.
      Anyway, thanks a lot for dropping by and taking the time to comment! Much appreciated! 😊

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  8. YESYESYESYESYES. I could not have put it better myself. I do not agree with homosexuality, but I do not hate homosexuals. They are often perfectly nice people who deserve to be treated like humans. Just because I do not agree with the sin they are committing, does not mean I hate the person.

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  9. I have mixed feelings about this post, I can see that your intentions are good, there is too much hate in the world. We should not judge others unless their intentions are bad or evil.

    I personally don’t even see homosexuality any more, I just see people. Some of my friends are gay, some of my cousins are gay, some of my work colleagues are gay… to me they’re just people, I treat them no differently from anyone else.

    The difference is that I DO support them. Why should they suffer any abuse, or find difficulty in getting married? They’re just people like you and me!

    I read a good quote recently…
    “Gay marriage is not a privilege, it is a right. A privilege would be like gay people not paying taxes… like churches don’t!”

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    1. Well.. I definitely don’t think anyone should suffer any abuse or find difficulty in anything they want to do with their life either! I do agree, they are just people! We are all just people in the eyes of God. Sadly, labels tend to stick around in this world.
      Also, I do agree with that quote wholeheartedly! Thanks for sharing!

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      1. Thanks. I’ve never fully understood people’s hatred of homosexuality. Other people’s feelings are no business of anyone else! Why should I treat my gay friend any different to my straight friend? We all bleed the same colour! Religion is nothing more than a concept, faith is a story you choose to believe and should have no consequence on anyone’s life other than your own, unless you were choosing to help someone. And by you, I don’t mean you personally, I’m talking generally about people when I say that!

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        1. Yup, that is exactly what I think too. Religion is something which shapes your life. Why should your religious views affect other people? You sound like a great man! Your daughter must be proud to have a father like you! Cheers!

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  10. Hate is a word that kids dosen’t know,when we are kids naturally we like or dislike things but we don’t hate,we start to hate someone or something when our teachers teaches us who was or who is our enemy,governaments and medias tell us who to hate,when governaments and medias tell us who is our enemy,in the past I used to hate homosexuals,I used to have fun of people that would look homosexuals,then I started to travel first and for work I have been living in countries where homosexuality is accepted and part of the society,slowly I began to realize that I didn’t hate them,actually I didn’t care,now some of my really good friends are gays and transexualls,I used to hate them when I lived in Italy cause I have been taught like this,love is love and dosen’t matter how is expressed,but I’m agree with your post,there are many reasons why we might don’t like somoeone or something but that’s ok cause is natural,is part of being human,hate isn’t a natural thing,hate is a man made feeling
    You wrote a great post

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  11. You have written very well and I agree who are we to judge another person. I hate the aspect that people judge some one by their looks, the clothes they wear etc. I am sad to say that my own people still do that. I have lived in the USA for 17 years and one important thing it has thought me is to treat every one as equal, whether they are your relatives or the people who work for you.

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  12. I’m in full agreement with you here. Even those of us who see homosexuality as a sin, need to realise that judging another is even worse a sin.. “Judge not, that you be not judged”. Good post….

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