With more and more people having come out in all professions, and from various backgrounds, plus the overwhelming abundance of allies coming out in support of LGBT people, there are fewer people in the closet, now days. This means it resonates quite quickly when someone is closeted about his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. Agreed this can be quite frightening and disturbing situation. However, instead of resisting publicly by regressing to irrational fears, name-calling and making ignorant statements, it is best to come to terms with one’s own individual sexual orientation and gender identity before facing the public.
The first place to begin this process is by getting educated about components of human sexuality. Much of the fear is about the unknown and the pressure of ill-formed social and religious norms that generate and perpetuate the same. Education is the key to easing the dissociated anxiety and fear that one experiences by being in the closet. However, the worst thing to do is get in front of an audience and throw a childish tantrum of resistance over the irrational fears. What becomes plainly obvious to the audience is the person who is against gay rights has no substantiated facts to base his or her objections on. It is at this point that the hidden truth is revealed about the public speaker or
The harsh ignorant antiLGBTI social and religious norms just keeps us separated from one another because of what we cannot accept in ourselves. Educating people about the complexities that make up human sexuality that each person is a unique mixture of components of LGBTI will, for one, increase the human potential in the world by leaps and bounds, finding cures of all kinds of diseases and much more.
The best thing to do for the well-being and safety of all children would be if people against Marriage Equality spent their money to academically study human sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity and the bible. This is what children need the truth. People speaking out on such life and death issues should not speak out of ignorance and fear, thus spreading hatred and violence that indiscriminately is severely harmful to all children.
It must be remembered that the importance and meaning of marriage is more than procreation. Two people pledging their love to each other is not just for themselves, because that is not a marriage. By being in love, two become one and they are better equip to be the best for everyone in world their families, friends, co-workers and beyond. In this way all marriages are contributing to the procreation of children by their enriching the social environment that children will be born into. I think that love; true love like energy is never lost, a bit like Einstein, maybe. Photo
The truth will set us free - not ignorance and fear.
With all best wishes,
Fr. Marty Kurylowicz
PS. I must reveal that I have always had a loyal staff who would proof read and edit my writings and without them my writings can be quite atrocious, at times. I apologize for this. With proper funding this will be corrected. In the meantime I beg your forgiveness.