Homosexual Agenda – Spend Time with Family – Be Treated Equally – Buy Milk
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Gay Civil Rights Buttons.
This gay civil rights design is a parody of the right-wing fixation on some nefarious homosexual agenda. If you want to get right-wing religious conservatives all hyped up, talk about homosexuality. Somehow, the idea that LGBTQA persons are normal people who desire the same civil rights as everyone else is a foreign concept to them. This long-standing religious bigotry is hugely disproportional even if you were to buy the Scriptural reasoning by religious conservatives. Homosexuality is one of those touchstone issues that acts as a lightning rod for many darker aspects of religious conservatism. Of course, they are plenty of issues with sexuality itself. Role in issues of controlling moralism and imperial exclusivism, and the oppression train is ready to roll! While you may hear language about welcoming and loving the sinner not the sin from the more moderate bigots, the bottom line is always that homosexuality is always viewed as wrong and deviant. So much for that grand diversity. The Bible talks very little about homosexuality, though, granted, what it would seem to say about homosexuality is not very good. This strikes me as eerily similar to the biblical basis for racism. Back to the issue of disproportionality. When religious folks overwhelm and overlook other obviously more important issues like poverty and violence with less clear issues, I don’t think this represents some kind of cutting-edge discernment; rather, an honest reading of church history, shows that this is people hanging onto an age-old bigotry not some eternal truth. While racism is present in the Church, just like it is present in most institutions to some degree, the Church has at least agreed that racism is wrong. While there is much of the Christian church that does not view women as equals, most prominently, the Roman Catholic Church, the overall social norm has tipped to female equality. If you think that the Roman Catholic Church is that they hold out, just speak to a lot of Catholics; but times are changing. I believe that homosexuality is in the inevitable queue for growing awarenesses around age-old bigotries that will fall when true religion is manifest. Our sexuality, including sexual orientation, is a gift from God. This should be celebrated, not despised.
The other thing I really like about this design is that it focuses on the normality of gay aspirations. Of course LGBTQA people want to be treated equally – duh! But this equality is a prerequisite for going about living a normal life. I will pray and work for the day when discrimination against LGBTQA persons is only a subject in the history books that baffles people why it ever happened in the first place. Let’s make it so!