Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Homophobia and My Experiences
The previous blog about my car being spray painted with a homophobic statement made me think about other times when I was in a position of being attacked for being gay. The two times that stands out is when I participated in the Atlanta pride parade and I was marching with the Episcopal Church. I was amazed at the signs and gestures of "you're going to hell" "God hates gays" and other derogatory statements. The other time was when I marched with Morehouse Safe Space during the MLK parade. Again, funny looks were given and derogatory statements were yelled. It made me wonder what was Dr. King thinking when he led marches for Civil Rights. At anytime he could have been assassinated but he lived and breathed the movement. Or what other great martyrs who led a revolution for change thought in their minds as their movements were taking place.
Nonetheless we must pray for those who are confused from the ministers to the closet self hating homosexual because in the end, God is love and God loves all of his creation, man and woman, boy and girl, gay or straight.