Friday, November 8, 2013

Is It Safe to Come Out of the Closet?

This shocking map says it all, especially considering that a number of male Congressman have been caught in sexual acts with men in the recent past (since 2000). And of course they all hailed from the red zones; American hypocrisy at its best. To my knowledge none of them were fired although a few sighed a mea culpa in front of news cameras.

Leonardo da Vinci and Michaelangelo could not have done murals for those state government buildings with golden domes. And a slew of great thinkers, teachers and writers would be unemployable in more than half the nation unless they stayed in the closet.

Yesterday, for the first time in the history of the Senate, a bill was passed that made it illegal to discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the workplace. Of course the House of Representatives, replete with Tea Party members, opposes this bill. Ironically, it is they who are immoral in denying qualified people employment because of  deeply personal preferences which have nothing to do with work performance.

The human heart and mind long for expression no matter what body part is used during a sexual act. The time has come to allow all souls to be themselves freely .

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