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All Straight People are a Threat to Me

June 1, 2013

The most gay accepting place in the world in 1930 was Berlin, Germany.  There were many gay bars, several gay bookstores, even a research center that promoted gay rights.  Gay people were openly gay and their neighbors accepted or at least tolerated them.

By 1935 Berlin was no longer the most gay accepting place in the world.  The straight neighbors that accepted there gay neighbors a few years earlier now turned them in to the Gestapo and there neighbors were shipped off to concentration camps and killed.  One interesting historical note is that American and Allied troops that liberated concentration camps turned homosexuals over to police authorities so they could continue their incarceration.

The hatred of homosexuals is nothing new, it is deeply rooted in our history and culture, and I would say in our DNA.  The three basic functions of the human ego are Aggression, Pleasure, and Mastery all three of which are tied into the oppression of those that identify as LGBTQ.  The hatred and oppression of the weak and the other is a part of human nature.  Todays acceptance of gays and the advancement of gay rights may be a temporary cultural phenomenon.  Camille Paglia writes that many societies will go through temporary periods of acceptance of sexual minorities, but these periods are always temporary and end with a revival of persecution.

It may be said that being an exgay or celibate gay would protect you from socieities contempt and hatred, but as someone who was discharged from the military under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell even though I was a virgin and committed Christian I beg to differ.  Hated of homosexuals is rarely simply based in religious beliefs; religious beliefs are a cover to hide the contempt and hatred people have for those that are gay, lesbian, or bisexual.  An example of this is the treatment of Jews that converted to Christianity in Nazi Germany.  What happened to Jews that converted to Christianity in Nazi Germany?  They were thrown into concentration camps, the same is true for exgays/celibate gays.  The Boy Scouts of America’s new more “enlightened” policy on homosexuality still excludes exgays and celibate gays from adult membership in the Boy Scouts.  I am banned from membership in the Boy Scouts because I am not “morally straight” even though I have been celibate for over 10 years and believe that homosexual behavior is a sin.

Sources for this include the documentary Paragraph 54 and Camille Paglia’s Sexual Personae.

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