Several–and by “several,” I mean “all”–anti-gay politicians claim that they are anti-gay because the bible “clearly states that marriage is between a man and a woman.”. I hope my message reaches their ears, for it is the same message that the LGBT movement has been saying since the beginning:
The United States of America was founded on the principle of the separation of church and state. Therefore, you cannot use the bible to legislate hatred and bigotry in this country. You say that children knowing about homosexuality will somehow make them gay. Will children knowing about Hitler make them Nazis? Knowledge is power. The more you know about an issue, the more you understand which side you should be on. Learning about Hitler makes kids understand that it is not okay to hate someone because of their religion or cultural background. Learning about homosexuality would teach kids that it’s not okay to hate someone for anything that isn’t a choice. Many students never learn that Hitler killed millions of gays and lesbians, too. The Jews were forced to wear gold stars. The gays were forced to wear pink triangles (lesbians wore black triangles). If you forget about the genocide that Hitler committed against the Jewish people, he would be a martyr for the Christian cause. He did what the bible says to do–kill gays.
I hope that by reading this you realize that no matter how different someone may be, that person is your equal and deserves to be treated as such.