Even though the LGBT left are fully convinced that they are perpetual victims of right-wing thought crime at the mere suggestion that their lifestyle might be sinful, the Muslim world can always be relied upon for a sobering reminder of what hate truly looks like.
The left honestly believes that despite the countless gay pride parades, topless marches, and the pro-LGBT brainwashing our children are subjected to daily, that the Christian right wants to imprison and stone homosexuals. They even seem to be under the baffling impression that there are roving gangs of violent homophobes lynching homosexuals or throwing them off buildings.
You know, like a Muslim country or something.
And that’s exactly where Turkey comes in. Despite being the most Westernized country in the Muslim world and being far more lenient on homosexuality than countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia, Turkey recently banned all LGBTI events from their capital.
According to the New York Post, “all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights” and been banned for an “indefinite” period. This applies to “all LGBTI film screenings, theaters, panels, and exhibitions.”
The craziest thing is this does not appear to be entirely aimed at suppressing the free expression of homosexuals. While the government admitted they have imposed this ban to protect the “health and morality” of their people, they also said that it was in part for the sake of “public security,” explaining that LGBTI groups can provoke certain factions and may result in violent acts committed against the LGBTI community.
This is how you know we do not have an oppressive, hateful culture here in the United States. The Christian right will rally at gay pride parades until we are blue in the face, but when was the last time the government felt they needed to step in and outright ban gay pride events for the sake of protecting the participants?
The fact of the matter is that while we will boldly proclaim the truth of the Bible and call homosexuality a sin, and bear our (proverbial) mama bear claws when people want to shove homosexuality down the throat of our young children, Christians are not out there beating and killing homosexuals. Nor do we want to.
There are no two ways about it. While Christians want to preach the saving Grace of Jesus Christ to homosexuals so they might repent of their sins and live eternally with us in the Kingdom of Heaven, Muslims want to physically punish and execute homosexuals. The policies of Muslim countries and the behavior of the practitioners of Islam who live in these countries consistently proves this point. At the end of the day, there is no contemporary Christian equivalent to this kind of systematic and culturally-mandated violence against homosexuals.
So the next time someone tries to accuse you of being hateful towards homosexuals, let them know what real hate and oppression actually look like!