In my second post for yesterday, I talked about violence toward the LBGT community. I’m going back there. It needs to be revisited.
There is NO excuse that can justify violence except for self-defense. Period.
Violence toward a particular group is not Christian. It is NEVER justified. It is the act of a coward or a psychopath. To encourage violence or to give reasons, by dehumanizing a group, is every bit as culpable as if you had committed the act yourself. There is no difference, in my mind, between a person that would act, or cause an other to act, and a terrorist.
I’ve posted about marriage equality, love, Christianity, equal protection, and any other topic I can in support of Z. Those are my hopes. This is my fear. I worry that some physical harm will come to her because of hate. My prayers are always with her for her protection.
*editorial, I don’t care what your view of my faith is. You might call it superstition, that’s fine. It isn’t going to cause me harm if you don’t believe as I do or, stop me from having my faith*
This is what I think that those that would cause harm miss. They miss the humanity of those that they would hurt. In the words of Shakespeare,
“Hath (I) not hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer as a Christian is? If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh?”
A HUMAN is a human. It does not matter that they might be different than you, they are still human. There is never a good enough justification to perpetrate violence toward an other.
Here’s the link to the previous post on the same topic.