In Haiti, a homophobic, self-righteous mob attacks a gay couple’s engagement party on Saturday. In Jamaica, a homophobic/transphobic mob kills a transgender person. In Russia, as we all know, LGBT people are severely restricted as homophobic government policies get tighter and tighter there.In Cameroon . . . In Uganda . . .

In Canada, conservative fundamentalists decry Canada’s policy of speaking out against homophobic oppression in foreign nations, saying, basically, if countries like Uganda want to execute “homosexuals,” who are we  to interfere.

All in the name of a god . . .

All of these incidents and acts come from people who cling to the “own sweat smells the best” line of thought.

The most disturbing part of all of those incidents, to me, is not that some people oppose same-sex relationships on religious grounds, but that they support — or refuse to speak out against — violence and murder to enforce their belief system.

Is it any wonder that in more civilized countries like Canada, fewer and fewer people are going to church anymore? Indeed, by their fruits, we are recognizing them.


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness. — Galatians 5:22