Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 31 May 2016

George is gay but he won’t start a war

By Nuala McKeever

Published 17/04/2012

George Michael
George Michael

What is people’s problem with others being gay? Seriously. A group in England has been banned from putting posters on London buses which would imply that gayness can be cured.

The Core Issues Trust wanted to run ads that mimic recent ads by the gay support organisation, Stonewall. Theirs say, “Some people are gay. Get over it!” The Christian group’s response was to be, “Not gay! Post-gay, ex-gay and proud. Get over it!”

What is it about gayness that has these people so threatened that they feel the need to set up groups, raise money, campaign and put lots of time and effort into demonising homosexuality? Don’t quote the Bible at me, please. For every time God says he’ll smite the homosexual I could find you 10 preaching love and understanding.

What are gay-fearers so afraid of? With all the hatred, prejudice and violence in the world, haven’t they better things to put their energy into? I don’t know of many gay people who’ve started wars. Do they really think George Michael and Ellen Degeneres are threats to global peace? Is Elton John going to wreck their world by ordering too many flowers? Can’t they sleep easy in their beds at night worrying about Gok Wan’s intentions?

Never mind ‘live and let live’, these people need to get a life in the first place and then maybe they’d let others live their own.

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