From: Laura Masters
Subject: Fundimentalism vs Gays.
The profound increase in Gay Bashings by the religious
community makes this necessary.
To all religious fundimentalists:
PLEASE STOP TRYING TO TELL ME HOW TO LIVE MY LIFE
You simply have no right -morally or legally- to step into
my life and make decisions for me, without any knowledge of
who I am or what my life is really all about.
Yes I mean this, you simply have no right. The "Divine
Directive" so many of you expouse is nothing more than a
justification you use to deal with your own revulsion and
fear at encountering someone who is different than you are.
In fact I strongly suspect that in many cases that is the
reason that you have turned to religion in the first place.
You seek the resolution for your insecurities in the words
of a 5000 year old morality, written by people who were
often just as insecure and confused as you are.
Many Fundimentalists are apparently sick with anger and
hatred. They seek to enforce a morality that has been
outdated for centuries. They make a leap of faith that can
only be made by going into deep denial of human nature. In
the end you find yourself unable to make a move in your life
without attributing it to God. If I were to label Your
mindset I would use the word "paranoid".
My life on the other hand, embrases Human Nature as the
source of true understanding and God as a loving being who
has provided -through his Son- a wonderous phylosophy of
love and caring for our fellow man. I carry no judgements
for anyone and am quite at ease to stand before my maker on
the judgement day and plead my case. I don't fear death
because I have lived a life of love and genuine concern for
my fellow man.
Yes, it is true. As a transsexual I have been given a very
unusual life to live, but I believe that in the grand scheme
of things there is a reason for this, and I accept and
embrace what God has seen fit to challenge me with. Why then
is it that YOU seek to force me into denial, and away from
God's predestiny for my life? What right do you assume to
have that permits you to usurp God's wisdom?
I strongly suggest that if you are anti-gay you consider how
much you are HURTING your fellow man every time you start
expousing the word of our creator as an arguement to change
their lives... Are you truly loving and caring about the
person?... or are you venting your anger at living in a
forced denial that wants you to see the variety in this
world through incredulous eyes?