I'm sorry, but I just read a poem this morning that compelled me to blog-post a poem that I wrote a few years back. If I believe what I say in this poem, then it is important for me to draw it to your attention given what I just read. I respect the other's point of view, but just felt the need to post mine as well.
Taking a Stand
If you were taught that something was bad,
Sinful and evil and terribly mad;
And then found out that that’s what you were -
How would you feel, if that did occur?
If you were taught that a lifestyle was wrong,
And people who lived it weren’t morally strong;
And then realized it was what you preferred -
How would you cope, if that did occur?
Sexual preferences are programmed inside;
It is nature, not nurture - and nothing to hide.
It’s been that way for millions of years,
Though repressed by many through intimidation and fear.
If you are homophobic, I just wish to say
There are some in your circles who are unknowingly gay
They just won’t admit it, because of the way you’ll react
But they are who they are – and you won’t change that fact
It could be your son or your brother; a friend or a boss
But they know if you knew, your respect would be lost
They don’t fit your stereotype so you never will know
And due to your ignorance and hatred they’ll never tell you so
Wouldn’t it be great if each of us could set an example
And this fear of homosexuality we could stomp on and trample
I, myself, am not a homosexual man
But for my brethren who are – I will take a stand