Originally Posted by Daniel
Kimmyd- I'm sorry that you do not seem to share the goals and aims of Soulforce, which is to respond nonviolently to the suffering of GLBT persons everywhere, not just here in the United States.
I don't don't know if you are a Christian, but Jesus taught us to treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves. And in light of his teaching, your comments above are highly intolerant and insensitive.
I pray for your sons safe return.
The thing is, those people have far more to worry about than intolerant gays. FAR more. Their biggest concern is surviving the day, gay or not. I do feel empathy for the innocent mid-east people suffering every day, but not about their sexual preferences at this point. To me, that is a rediculous subject to pity them about, when their biggest concern is walking home from a market without getting blown up. I don't think they need our support in their sexual preference issues as much as our prayers for their freedom and safety.
I am not a cold person, just a realistic one. Waging a campaign for gay rights in Iraq, right now, is just plain stupid, IMO. I support gay rights here and abroad. But let's not go overboard with this thing by bringing it to the mid-east. It just isn't the big issue in that regard.