Why? In many cases, it is because of extreme, conservative religious opinions based on superstition and not fact. Those who share these extreme religious superstitions fear change and fear anything and anyone else unlike them. They do not believe in social justice because it forces change putting them in the very uncomfortable position of losing control. Extreme religious conservatives have the mindset that their way is the only way. In this case, people with different gender identities and sexual orientations are demonized because we are not part of the status quo. LGBT people do not fit into their paranoid and selfish ideology that again is based on superstition. By accepting the proven fact that there are as many gender identities, individual gender expressions and sexual orientations would validate the need for change. Something these extremists are not willing to do.
This narrow minded, all consuming, self serving belief system produces paranoia, hate and in many cases violence. It seems to apply to all belief systems that have become extreme and perverted. It includes religious systems like Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Confucianism and Hinduism.
The early Hebrews were led by their extreme religious superstitions on their brutal conquest of Canaan
The Crusades and the Inquisition were promulgated by The Roman Catholic Church's / Holy Roman Empire's quest for world domination.
Women in Salem, Massachusetts were accused of being witches and burned at the stake by the conservative, fanatical Puritans.
The Holocaust and Stalin's Great Purge ("There is a person, there is a problem; there is no person, there is no problem.") were the direct result of mad men gaining absolute control of Germany and Russia modeled on the same extreme religious principles used by Charlemagne, The Holy Roman Empire, Popes and extreme Christian Protestant religions of the time.
The September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States were based on Islamic extremism.
Currently, conservative talk show pundits like Limbaugh, Beck and Coulter who attack anyone and anything that does not fit into their extreme religious superstitions and anyone are admittedly conservative Christian extremists.
The Westboro Baptist Church demonstrates hatred against everyone based on their extreme and perverted form of Christianity.
Ugandan politicians influenced by conservative American religious extremists have proposed legislation that would impose the death penalty on LGBT people.
Neo Nazi organizations much like Westboro Baptist are based on a perverted form of Christianity and also hate everyone.
Currently, US politicians who voted for health care reform have been personally threatened and attacked by extreme, conservative, fundamental Christians.
What does all of this mean? It means if you do not fill a religious extremist's profile of what in acceptable, you are in harm's way. You cannot hide by assimilating. You cannot run from the truth. If there ever was a need for all oppressed people living in the margins of society including ALL Transgender, Bisexual, Lesbian and Gay people to put aside their petty differences and to stand together in support of each other, it is now.
Cancel sexuality talks: MUIORIGINAL ARTICLE
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Posted by De Sube at 3/25/2010 10:46:00 AM