Matthew's Moans 24th February 2014: Is it the "Official Moronic Homophobe Day" today?

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Firstly I would like to apologise for neglecting my blogs for so long recently. I'm going to try and update this as often as I can...

The best thing about blogging is that you can get things off your chest and watching the news today has made me want to get behind my laptop and have a good RANT.

Two stories on have really angered me today: 

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signs anti-gay bill

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-26320102

Arizona passes law allowing shopkeepers to refuse to serve gay people

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10654957/Arizona-passes-law-allowing-shopkeepers-to-refuse-to-serve-gay-people.html?fb

It is 2014 isn't it? I find it very hard to believe that this sort of behaviour still goes on. I don't get it at all. Both "laws" use religion as the reasoning behind them, particularly Christianity.

To me, using Christianity as a reason to discrminate is painfully ironoc as it should be based around the teachings of Jesus who famously said :

"You have heard that it was said, `Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:43-48, NIV)

I rarely use The Bible to strengthen my arguments but the "good book" is interpreted in many different ways and that is the major problem. People choose what they want to believe and will find whatever quote they need in there to back up thier prejudices.

Anyway, that's what I think. Don't even get me started on Russia...

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