I cannot condone this lifestyle

In the guestbook of an art installation about the New Orleans gay bar destroyed by arson that killed 32 patrons  someone wrote “I cannot condone this lifestyle.”

In pardoning two men who were sentenced to 14 years hard labor for publicly announcing they loved each other  the president of Malawi still said, “These boys committed a crime against our culture, against our religion, and against our laws.”

In objecting to a repeal of the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ military policy a former Marine told the media it would hurt morale because “If I don’t know, it’s a whole lot better than someone parading it around in my face and me having to deal with it.”

Two questions:

1) Do you think any of these people have been personally harmed by being in the presence of a homosexual?

2) What institution taught them to be both fearful of and hateful toward gays?

Bonus Question: Has there ever been a time in your life when a group of people weren’t targeted as scapegoats for the cause of evil in this world?

Just blame me for the tar balls floating in the gulf; it makes as much sense.

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