Friday, April 29, 2011

Last Commentary on Canada.Com

Note: My final piece on appears today, lost amongst the Royal Wedding coverage. Anyways, it isn't about disability, it's about gay rights and the protection of those rights. Drop over if you have time.


Belinda said...

I read it and I hope the politicians of all parties listen. I agree that politics and religion need to stay separate. It gets very muddy when they don't. Faith, if we have it, should inform how we vote, as it informs the rest of our lives, but that's different to getting it the other way around.

Ettina said...

"I didn't want the vile, despicable slogan “love the sinner, hate the sin” to be used as a means of furthering violence and oppression in the name of love, of all things."

Personally, I think 'love the sinner, hate the sin' is a great slogan, and anyone who uses it to justify violence is a hypocrite. I support equal rights for gays, but when it comes to the people I see as behaving immorally, that slogan is important to me.

For example, pedophiles. I believe that they deserve basic respect as human beings, even though their desires lead them to cause harm to children. I would be opposed to violence against pedophiles for that reason. That's what I think 'love the sinner, hate the sin' means. But it seems most people who spout that phrase forget the 'love the sinner' part.