For the past couple of weeks I've wondering if there is anything positive about the anti-homosexual movement?
This whole wondering began after hearing about the death of Jamey Rodemeyer, a 14-year old boy who committed suicide after being bullied and tormented for years because he was homosexual. What is even worse was that even after this some of the bullies continued their bullying of him even after his death by chanting "you're better off dead" and "we are glad that you're dead" at a recent school dance when a Lady Gaga song was played (Jamey was a big fan of Lady Gaga).
If one person had done this chanting, it could easily have been explained as being the actions of one very disturbed student.
But it was several.
This comes to reason that these kids are being influenced in some way to think that what they have done is perfectly acceptable.
And this gets back to my question: Is there anything positive about the anti-homosexual movement?
The answer to that is: None.
Everything it has done has been pretty much negative from what I've seen.
It's created a situation that has led some kids to believe that it's perfectly okay to harass, torment, and abuse other kids whom either are homosexual, or are suspected of being homosexual, which interns leads to depression and sometimes suicide.
It has created a situation where some people now feel (or made known) that they are not welcome amongst their family, or even their community, because they are homosexual.
It has created a situation where some people believe that violence against homosexuals, and vandalism against churches and other establishments that openly welcome homosexuals, is okay.
It has created a situation where some people believe that homosexuals are either very hostile, and/or are sexual deviants and pedophiles whom actively try to turn children into homosexuals.
It has created a situation where some people believe that homosexuality is a choice, and that a homosexuals can become heterosexual through therapy and prayer.
It has created a situation where some people believe that many of the rights that homosexuals have recently gained should be reversed.
And finally, it has created a situation where people in the anti-homosexual movement are viewed as being a bunch of bigots who are exploiting the Bible to justify their own bigotry, and has also lead to an increased negative view of Christianity.