Persuasive Essay - Gay and Lesbian Rights "If anyone says, 'I love God,' yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen cannot love God, whom he has not seen," John 4:20. So, why do heterosexual people hate homosexuals? They are ordinary people with a different lifestyle who would simply like to be treated with respect. Many organized religions believe that a 'gay' lifestyle is wrong. But, if someone is born producing hormones of the opposite sex, shouldn't we have compassion, instead of hating and labeling them as 'morally wrong'? Why are so many people homophobic? Being gay is human, not wrong.
Many people say that gays and lesbians are not equal to the straight community. They are wrong. There are hundreds of gay and lesbian foundations and activist groups around the country. They are not fighting for gay rights, but for human rights.
As stated in the Constitution of the United States, "All people are created equal." These organizations are fighting for equality. We all deserve the same basic rights whether we are gay, straight, black, or white. No one deserves to be judged, discriminated against, or treated unfairly. These groups also try to strengthen the gay and lesbian movement at the state and local level while connecting these activities to a national vision of change.
All they want is freedom to live their lives, to perform the same rituals as heterosexuals, such as hold a job and marry. These people are law abiding citizens and want and deserve the same rights as others. Is that too much to ask? Religious leaders believe that gay is wrong. Many organized religions are contradicting themselves when they don't accept gays and lesbians. If we are all supposed...