It is mind boggling how people actually suggest rape as a corrective measure for homosexuals. But the astounding part is that people actually believe that it would work. So what if the tables were turned? How would society react to the notion of someone being raped gay, or beaten till they behave homosexually? Would the religious be so quick to defend that? And how can you believe you’re moral when you suggest that behavior to people?
The other day I was told by a woman that someone suggested she be raped straight. It came to my mind, what if gay people did the same. I don’t think people would be so quick to feel high and mighty if homosexuals suggested that straight people be raped until they became gay. After all if the choice is about not knowing what you are missing, then why wouldn’t a people feel different after a homosexual raping? If the cure is to see what you were missing all along, then the same can be said for homosexuality.
I am not actually suggesting anyone be raped, because that is sick. Rape is a horrible terrifying thing. It leaves the person feeling betrayed, and humiliated. It makes them want to run from the thing that happened. Not towards it. No person ever felt better about a gender after being raped, or concluded that their rape was for the best. In fact it can be horribly traumatic, and some people have committed suicide after the fact. It is a horrible act, and no one should ever feel like it is justifiable to do something as horrid as that.
It almost rates as bad as telling people to punch the gay out of their kids, or making girls act like girls, by forcing them to wear dresses and makeup. As was previously suggested by one southern preacher. Would people be so quick to support something like the gay community punching the gay into their kids? Or making their girls dress like boys? I doubt much of anyone would get behind that idea. Which is good, but in the same token these people support a preacher telling them to do that to kids to make them straight. Why should anyone support abusing kids like that is the real question.
There is something to be said about how wrong our society has gone when support is rallied for this kind of behavior, or thinking. Why do people believe that they have the right to determine or alter the sexual orientation of anyone? Does it matter so much to people that they control the sexual nature of their kids that they would see them raped or beaten to enforce it?
It begs the question, what is morality to you? Is it okay to destroy another person just to make them behave as you believe they should? If you can say yes to those questions then you are neither moral, or a good person. While religion tries to sell the idea that they are the morality and they make nations civilized, the idea that they are teaching this to their followers, and advocating violence of any sort, means they are not the morality we need.
The morality we need in America is based on the premise that everyone gets to live their own lives. That we don’t have the right to judge what someone else does with their body or even dictate to them what to do. We need to understand that no matter what the sexual preferences are, we don’t get to determine that for others. Suggesting, or implying that they should be beaten or raped makes you the worst kind of immoral person. You are unworthy to live in a civilized society, and your views are skewed by hate. There is nothing worse than what you do, and we should not have to live with you, but we do.
So the next time you suggest that homosexuals should be raped or beaten, we will come after you. We promise to single you out and stand up against you. We, the moral people who understand that sex is not everything, and the sex you have is your business, will not tolerate your hate and ignorance. You can get away with it in your home, with your self but we are not going to let you destroy lives. I can’t stand by anyone who would hurt another human being in any way and feel justified for it.