I like this.
Maybe because I am kind of despondent, unhappy. Tell you a secret, I kind of believe in people. Despite the very worst that a human being can do, they can do better. They can be better than what they are.
That is what I believe. And, I dont want to realy be a cynic.... Kind of takes away the pleasure of living. That is why I do fall in love. Because humanity is not hopeless.
But, besieged by the seemingly unbounded conviction of my country people that I AM EVIL, with seemingly no way for me to convince them that I am not, I find it hard not to be down on myself. So, I write, and call them out.
Anyway, here are people who are willing to defend me. On the simple basis of principle. I am not bad because I am different. They say.... I am not EVIL because I am gay.
Yeah, some of them disagree with me on many things. But they still can stand up for me, despite our differences.
Do you know what that means to me?
I guess you do not. Maybe you do. I dont know. Anyway, here is a group, on Facebook, to organise and do battle against the 'Anti-Homosexual Bill'. I laud them.
PS. Arent I glad am no Christian! Fact
First published: 20091031 6:16:22 AM EST
As the debate over the proposed Anti Homosexuality Bill 2009 gains momentum, activists against the bill have launched a facebook group to decampaign the proposed legislation.
The facebook group which was formed by Dr. Warren Throckmorton, an Associate Professor of Psychology at Grove City College had by Saturday Morning reached a membership of 1,130.
Throckmorton says multi-faith, multi-national group of people include mainly evangelical Christians around the world.
Dr. Throckmorton says although many members of the group do not approve of homosexuality, they believe Christianity teaches freedom of conscience and freedom of speech.
Throckmorton says they believe obedience to the gospel which pleases Christ comes from free choice and not from coercion of the state through laws such as the one proposed against homosexuality.
But the Minister of Ethics and Integrity, Dr. James Nsaba Buturo insists that the government has a duty to introduce and enforce laws against acts of homosexuality or same sex relationships which he says are immoral and against the order of nature.