One thing you can notice everywhere on the web, is the abuse of the different variations to describe a homosexual.
Go onto the YouTube comment section for any big hit video, and you will see “gay” dropped every other comment or so.
Just now, I read a rather long comment argument where a rather cruel individual referred to every homosexual out there as “mentally sick”
And of course the YouTube section responded with rage.
Black people have come a long way since the days of slavery.
The Homosexual community has come a long way since the religious days.
But the discrimination of either of these two examples will never stop, because we are still talking about it.
Did you ever see Morgan Freeman on “60 Minutes”?
He didn’t want a “Black history month” program running, he said that the only way to stop racism was for everyone to stop talking about it.
I fully agree to that, and yes, I realize it may appear a bit hypocritical to sit here and write about it, but hopefully people will follow the example.
Take my Grandfather, he still use the word “Negro” when referring to someone of a darker complexion.
He is not racist mind you; he simply grew up in a time where this was not considered insulting.
It is pretty much the same as us referring to someone’s sexual preferences by saying “That gay guy”
Or abusing the word by saying “Man that’s gay!” even if it’s in jest.
And if we are to talk religion? Feel free to disagree, but ill pull a South park reference here.
“And if I’m somehow made from god, and in his image, well then I think your god is a bit bicurious himself!” - Butters scotch.
Butters of course referring to being “Bicurious” as potentially being bisexual, or homosexual.
I don’t care what the bible says, the bible was written by people, humans.
Not god, not Jesus, not the holy spirit, that’s what I think anyhow.
And I also think, that if there is a god, he would want people to love, no matter if it’s a man and a woman, a man and a man, or a woman and a woman, he just wants humanity to love, not hate and kill because of the words in some old book.
Look, I’m not trying to look down at your religion, but at least consider what I say, and see if it makes any sense.
Back when I was a sailor, I made friends with one of my co-workers; he danced ballet, and had a boyfriend.
I never said he was gay, I never asked.
Though at some point he mentioned it rather casually, even if I had already figured by the way he acted, it just kind of made sense.
No one ever referred to me as “that straight guy” so why the hell should we call someone “that gay guy” because of the gender he spends his life with?
So this is what I propose; stop using labels.
Not everyone use words as a tool for cruelty, but as a descriptive manner to someone of a certain persuasion.
But the only way that being gay, being black, being jewish, being…friggin Chinese or whatever may be the case… the only way to stop racism, discrimination, and hatred., is to not talk about it, and let it become so natural, that it remains natural.
A part of human nature.
This applies to every “bad” label out there, never use any word in a bad or degrading context, and it will stop being so.
Being “gay” shouldn’t be used in a bad way anymore than being “Norwegian” ought to be.
You get my drift? So do we agree? Good.
Kenneth M. Johansen