In Defense of the LGBT Community

Indeed, let God btrue but every man a liar. As it is written: “That You may be justified in Your words, And may overcome when You are judged.” Romans 3:4 (NKJV)

I am growing weary with the constant barrage of acronyms flooding our language lexicon, and the secular humanists redefining the terms and manipulating our language to advance their agenda. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and redefine one of their terms by taking an acronym of theirs and repurposing it to reflect a Christian centric world view. I chose to use the acronym LGBT and I will define it thusly: Let God Be True… and every man a liar.

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It is interesting to note that the discussion of persecution was raised by none other than Hillary Clinton in her defense of the LGBT community. It would seem there is a large-scale effort to protect a certain segment of society against persecution.

Speaking at a United Nations event in recognition of International Human Rights Day, Clinton pulled no punches in her defense of LGBT rights. She referred to the LGBT people as “human beings born free [with] equality and dignity” and said their struggle for rights is “one of the remaining human rights challenges of our time.”

To which I give an enthusiastic two thumps up! Well said Mrs Clinton. In fact I wholeheartedly agree.

Most satisfying, Clinton firmly rejected the idea that bias against LGBT people based on cultural or religious norms is acceptable in any nation.

“Now, raising this issue, I know, is sensitive for many people and that the obstacles standing in the way of protecting the human rights of LGBT people rest on deeply held personal, political, cultural, and religious beliefs,” Clinton said. “So I come here before you with respect, understanding, and humility. Even though progress on this front is not easy, we cannot delay acting.” In her remarks Mrs Clinton stated:

Today, I want to talk about the work we have left to do to protect one group of people whose human rights are still denied in too many parts of the world today. In many ways, they are an invisible minority. They are arrested, beaten, terrorized, even executed. Many are treated with contempt and violence by their fellow citizens while authorities empowered to protect them look the other way or, too often, even join in the abuse. They are denied opportunities to work and learn, driven from their homes and countries, and forced to suppress or deny who they are to protect themselves from harm.

I am talking about LBGT people, human beings born free and given bestowed equality and dignity, who have a right to claim that, which is now one of the remaining human rights challenges of our time. Many LGBT Americans have endured violence and harassment in their own lives, and for some, including many young people, bullying and exclusion are daily experiences. So we, like all nations, have more work to do to protect human rights at home.

It is not often I find myself in agreement with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton but I nod my head in agreement with these remarks. I agree that for far too long the LGBT community has been harassed, ridiculed, beaten, hated, mistreated, and in some extreme cases around the world abused or even killed; while the world at large turns a blind eye to this assault on a class of people.

We are no better in the United States regarding the LGBT community. Our record of mistreatment of the LGBT crowd is not very stellar. We have schools forbidding those who occupy this community from speaking freely, or practicing their lifestyles openly and honestly. We have laws forbidding this community from exercising their free speech rights and are barred from many public places because of their stance on social issues. Their lifestyles are frowned upon by many in our society, and for the most part they are treated like lepers.

This should not be permitted in a free and open society. The members of the LGBT community need to be respected and their beliefs should be regarded as equal to others. They should not be singled out for abuse or ridicule. They should not be treated like second class citizens. They should be free to live their lives without the fear of being accosted or bullied. So, echoing Mrs Clinton, I too want to take a stand to defend the members of the LGBT community and let them know that they have an ally here at the Eagle’s Nest. Let God BTrue! Amen

But those who are waiting for the Lord will have new strength; they will get wings like eagles: running, they will not be tired, and walking, they will have no weariness. Isaiah 40:31  (BBE)

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