We Are All Human Beings

What is it about the two words “human being” that we as “human beings” don’t understand when it comes to one’s sexuality or ethnicity or race? What is it about equality that we as human beings don’t comprehend? Why is it your business who I love or who I want to spend my life with or what color I am or where I come from? Why does it matter to you? People are people—what don’t we understand about that? I ask all of these questions because I have seen how discrimination against other human beings can be so destructive.

It really hurts our collective well-being to be caught up in the fruitless endeavor of trying to legislate morality in a way that meets our own personal biases.

It is hard for me to believe that religious people—people who are supposed to love God and love their fellowman, but can not bring themselves to love their gay and lesbian or black and brown brothers and sisters. It is beyond my ability to believe that Jesus Christ would hate a gay or lesbian human being, because that is not what the Bible that many of those who say they are Christians teaches. Why does one group of human beings believe that they have the right to tell another group of human beings what they can and can not do, who they can and can not love, and who they can or can not marry?

Think about it. Should I as a heterosexual human being be able to tell another human being who may be gay, or lesbian, or transgender how to live their lives? The unequivocal answer should be an emphatic no. One group of human beings has convinced themselves that their God, who is supposedly the “Creator” of all human beings is now against another group of human beings that this same “Creator” also created.

The God of love has become the God of hate and intolerance. The God of all has become the exclusive God of a self appointed, self anointed few. What don’t we as human beings understand about the fact that by the very writings and teachings of the spiritual entity that they claim to believe in—can not be the author of hate and discrimination.

Jesus, by the very nature of what his own words spoke, would be a gay and lesbian lover. He would embrace these human beings as being no better or no worse than any other human being. He would embrace them as being no more special or less special than any other human being with certain unalienable rights. Rights that are not given by any man or institution or even any book. These rights are all of our natural rights as human beings to do with our lives what we may, as long as it does not infringe on another human being. If I am not messing with you, then why are you messing with me. If I have not done anything to you—my fellow human beings, then why do you espouse those things that will hurt me?

A good human being is a good human being regardless of who they love, what color they are, which religious affiliation they embrace, or where they may or may not come from. The scope of how we treat each other is the measure of what kind of nation we want to be and will be. There is a need to marginalize and minimize everything and everyone that is “different.” People are people—period. All human beings deserve respect, regardless of what I may be believe or anyone else may believe. Let us all—straight, gay, black, white, brown, yellow, and everything in between–embrace our humanity. Wouldn’t that be a great thing for us human beings?

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