OK so I got your attention with the header… Thru growing up in a Baptist school, with non-christian parents, my world view of homosexuality has been a bit … interesting. While my parents never claimed that homosexuality was wrong, they certainly didn’t like hearing about it, or seeing it in public. Then the school that I went to basically said that homosexuality is one of the worst things you can do…much the same as murder, and punishable by eternity in a custom made torture chamber created special by an angry God. I have spent the last ten years of my life trying to wade thru issues like these and try to decipher what is right and logical.
Early this morning I read an article about a quadruple amputee wrestler that did well in high-school wrestling and decided to try and make it in the UFC. He evidently didn’t do very well, but this post really doesn’t have anything to do with him. There was a comment under the article that really struck me here it is:
I never really put that together…we have entertained ourselves with the sports of dominance, violence and pride. While I think that it is possible to be a humble athlete, it doesn’t happen too often. I am by all means fine with watching UFC, NFL, NHL, NBA, an all other physical sports. It’s just interesting to me that our culture accepts the above mentioned traits and rejects love. Now given Gay porn isn’t for everyone, but what about the acceptance of love and compassion as an admirable trait. There are millions of homosexuals who are stifled by our society to be who they want to be, because our society views their love as yucky, gross, or weird. Isn’t it better then violence?