It disturbs and saddens me greatly the depths people will go to wound others they simply don't understand. I get especially annoyed when these individuals try to hide behind any religion to spew their hate and vitriol into the world.
I cannot fathom their hate. All I can surmise is that they're foolish, angry, and scared.
But in no mythology or religion I have ever studied or known has hate been the pillar of which one is supposed to stand upon.
It also upsets me that people think that others choose their sexuality. No, they don't. No one would choose to be ostracized, condemned, or hated simply for who they are.
You can believe whatever you want, but you cannot force anyone to live life according to your standards or ideals (or religion). As long as it doesn't hurt or come into play in your life I honestly don't see how it matters.
Is the world going to end because someone fell in love? No. But your hatred and poison could wound souls or end up killing someone.
People are people. They ought to be able to live their lives and be themselves without judgment. I wish that these people would fix themselves instead of hurting others.
It's so easy to throw stones, but just because you can't doesn't mean that you should. Glass houses shatter so easily.
Linda M. Crate is a poet, author, and writer born in Pittsburgh and raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her works have been published in numerous anthologies and magazines both online and in print. She is the author of the Magic Series and the forthcoming novel Phoenix Tears.