This comment about Teen Wolf's Charlie Carver's 'coming out' story is why we shouldn't "get over it"
It has been only 12 days since the new year has just begun, 2015 was full of surprises with good and many bad issues all over the globe, so on the 12th January which was only 2 days ago MTV's Teen Wolf star and 27 year old twin Charlie Carver came out in a very serious 5 part coming out story on his official Instagram.
Yet when stories like coming out stories come out today like last year in 2015 and now in 2016 saying 'get over it' or 'who cares' means you don't care about fighting for ALL countries on a global stance on LGBT issues and Equality.
Today and every other day for at least another 100-200 years we will have to keep fighting the hard slog fight for global recognition and full equality on all LGBT related issues and life in general.
So here is a Facebook comment from a MTV follower Moriah in explaining to those who whined about Charlie Carver's coming out story.
Wow, guess we can't please everyone at WOGP, I just looked at our messages and only one person who stated they were heterosexual complained about the 'Alien' picture with a vagina post threatened to un-like our page.
The women by the name of Loretta stated if we didn't remove the image over the claim of 'Heterophobia' and also being very sexist attitude she was claiming the post to be she meaning Loretta would threaten to un-like our page.
hi. I used to like you guys. Now I'm unliking you because you shared Ivan Jerak's post with this comment: "Gross, and LOL at the same..." Can you not see that this is a sexist heterophobic attitude? By sharing this post you just sounded like all of those homophobic idiots who "don't mind if someone's gay" but they "don't want to see them kissing right in front of me"
rant over and sorry to say goodbye
We at WOGP just found this interesting insight and view from the Sea Shepherd foundations creator Captain Paul Watson in which he's done an interesting insight of Alan Turing growing up gay and being an atheist and also being the father of modern computer science and the development of artificial intelligence.
So here is Captain Paul Watson's story and views below or (just after the Jump) -
On Wednesday in the UK in a small town called Luton in Bedfordshire which is the smallest district compared to Bedford and Central Bedfordshire two male radio DJ's from BBC Three Counties took it upon themselves to do a little gay experiment with holding hands in public in the ever growing conservative town of Luton even though its a safe Labour seat.
Putting politics aside as this experiment was indeed a way to help with the ever ongoing divide from some of the judgmental public in Luton with a stigma still out there that homophobia still exists in the UK.
Still today you think that homophobia is the thought process and fear of gays from conservative Christians spouting out religious verses of hate, but no, even people without the use of religion can still be homophobic when two men holding hands in public is wrong and disgusting. As quoted in the video that the DJ's that is Ian Lee and Justin Dealey (pictured) who were not afraid to do this experiment and see for themselves how some ordinary gay couples deal with a daily stigma towards them in the public with holding hands. Remember if no one bats an eye for heterosexual couples holding hands in public so why with the constant stigma towards homosexual couples especially gay men?
Mr Lee said: “On Wednesday’s show we spoke to a young gentleman who suffered homophobic abuse… he also let me know that quite often when he’s walking down the street holding his boyfriend’s hand, he gets abuse, he gets funny looks, he gets things shouted at him.
“For one day only – meet my boyfriend. We’re going to take a walk through Luton holding hands, and see if anything happens.”
After just ten minutes walking around the town, the pair recieve a number of dirty looks and comments.
When they challenge a man on his reaction, he calls the pair “disgusting”.
Another woman says: “I don’t like it in my face, to be honest”.
From NPR in a Sunday discussion with Pastor Allan Edwards from Kiski Valley Presbyterian church in west Pennsylvania discusses his life living of sin while still married to his wife who is pregnant and expecting their first child in July.
Allan Edwards is the pastor of Kiski Valley Presbyterian Church in western Pennsylvania, a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. He's attracted to men, but considers acting on that attraction a sin. Accordingly, Edwards has chosen not to act on it.
Feel free to listen and download the file just below, the interview is just over 10 minutes long...
"I think we all have part of our desires that we choose not to act on, right?" he says. "So for me, it's not just that the religion was important to me, but communion with a God who loves me, who accepts me right where I am."
Where he is now is married. He and his wife, Leanne Edwards, are joyfully expecting a baby in July.
But let's start earlier, in the mid-'90s, when Allan in high school, when he found himself thinking about boys more than girls. "It was a pretty immediate realization that it was in conflict with my faith," he says.
He didn't understand how he could resolve his feelings, he says, and had little support from his friends. "I didn't know anyone else who experienced same-sex attractions, so I didn't talk about it much at all," Allan says.
But at a small, Christian liberal arts college, he did start talking.
"My expectation was, if I started talking to other guys about this, I'm going to get ostracized and lambasted," Allan says. "I actually had the exact opposite experience ... I actually was received with a lot of love, grace, charity: some confusion, but openness to dialog."
Allan considered following a Christian denomination that accepts gay relationships, but his interpretation of the Bible wouldn't allow it, he says.
"I studied different methods of reading the scripture and it all came down to this: Jesus accepts the rest of the scripture as divined from God," he says. "So if Jesus is who he says he is, then we kind of have to believe what he believes."
Allan first met Leeanne in when they both worked as teenagers at a Christian summer camp. "I always joke with her that she was one of the cool kids and I was a raging fundamentalist nerd," he says.
They didn't click at the time, but in 2006 they both applied for the camp director job, and Leeanne got it. When she was ready to leave the position, he took her to lunch to scope out the job.
"We got off talking about the job and started talking about our experience of the last couple years," Allan recalls. "I don't want to be gushy or romantic, but I just melted inside, and thought, this is someone who understands graciousness. This is someone who understands acceptance, and this is someone I want to spend as much time with as possible."
He was drawn to her heart and soul, he explains. "Out of that was birthed our intimate relationship."
Leeanne says she knew Allan struggled against a sexual attraction to men. "I wondered if he was going to be able to put something like that behind him, or if it was going to be something that would affect our relationship," she says.
But they way they see it, people in any marriage must work to resist attractions from outside the relationship, whether from the same or the opposite gender.
"There's always going to be situations where a partner is sexually attracted to someone else and isn't necessarily dealing with sexual attraction with their partner," Leeanne says.
"Everybody has this experience of wanting something else or beyond what they have," Allan says. "Everyone struggles with discontentment. The difference, I think, and the blessing Leeanne and I have experienced is that we came into our marriage relationship already knowing and talking about it. And I think that's a really powerful basis for intimacy."
Allan says he does not identify as gay.
"I think I made conscious choices along the way to say this is something I experience," he says, "but this isn't the thing that defines who I am personally."
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