There are many things that I choose on a daily basis, here are some examples:
- who I want to become friends with.
- what to read.
- what to eat.
- where to go shop.
- how I do my hair.
- what I wear.
- what to watch on television.
- what music to listen to.
- where to go for dinner.
- what websites to visit.
- when I go for a walk.
- when I go to bed.
- when to relax and unwind.
- when to have a cup of coffee, tea or alcoholic beverage.
- when to be a listener and when to be a talker.
- what religious ideologies to believe.
- to become vegan.
- to practice saving the lives of animals by becoming vegan.
- the place in which I live.
- the job that I do.
- the day I decided to live my authentic life.
The one thing that many people believe that I chose – was my sexuality. THAT IS SOMETHING I DID NOT CHOOSE – that specific ‘thing’ about me, was something I was born with. I didn’t, one day, suddenly decide to choose that I liked people of the same-sex. I don’t believe the writings of any religious denomination and what was written. Therefor – you can’t preach what YOU believe onto me. If you believe there is a God – and you have an issue with my sexuality – blame HIM, not me.
People need to STOP projecting their religious beliefs (or choices) onto others. Nothing good comes from telling others that the way they live their lives and how they were born is wrong. Most importantly – your religious CHOICES should not have any impact on civil rights. There should always be a separation of what you choose to believe religiously and government policies.
When YOU project your beliefs onto your children – it only hinders them and may potentially kill them. Instead encourage your children to explore and to have different viewpoints, thoughts and to be their own individual.
My heart goes out to Tyrone Unsworth, from Brisbane, Australia and so many others who have taken their own lives due to bullying because of their sexuality.