If you want respect then give it

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The gay community received a major victory from the Supreme Court.  They have been pushing to be treated as a regular classic marriage.  They demand respect.  If they want respect then they better be willing to also give respect.  If they want to have Gay Pride Parades then be willing to watch as straight people have a Straight Pride Parade.  If they want to harass straight people for being straight then expect the same response.  If they want to insult and torment people who do not believe in the gay lifestyle then they need to be willing to accept the same actions towards those who do not believe in the straight lifestyle.  It is time that the double standard stops.  What I have seen is like the brat child in school wants to bully everyone else but then gets all whinny when he gets a taste of their own medicine and treated like they treat others.

A primary principle of America is freedom.  A person is free to believe as they want to believe.  A person is free to live as they want to live.  But with freedoms comes responsibilities.  If the gay community wants freedom to live as they choose then they must also give the same respect to those who do not choose the same way of living.  Likewise, if you say you believe something then you must be willing to back that belief.  It is classic for those who are more liberal in their political views to be those more supporting of those who choose the gay lifestyle.  But it is also classic behavior for the more liberal person to be more inclined to want to pick and choose what they believe.  If a person says they believe something then it must be believed down all the way and not just a pick and choose approach.  An example of this is that if a person says they believe the gay lifestyle then they cannot support radical Islam and ISIS.  It is not unusual for those who are more liberal in their politics to be silent if not even supportive of radical Islam as ‘their right to use violence’.  Some liberals have even incorrectly called them ‘freedom fighters’.  But radical Islam and ISIS openly and without any hesitation hang gays and throw them off of tall buildings.  If they survive the fall then they are stoned at the bottom where they land.  Iran gives no second thought to hanging anyone even suspected of being gay.  For a liberal to say that they support the gay lifestyle and not to be totally opposed to radical Islam and ISIS is a direct contradiction and proves that they are lying either about supporting gays or Islam.  They are not being honest.  Either chose one or the other but either way make an honest choice.

Likewise if a person wants to support the gay lifestyle and wants to insult people who are not gay then they need to not be so thin skinned if they get insulted in return.  I am not supporting insults.  This reduces discussion to a 3rd grade level.  But either side of the discussion needs to be willing to receive the same behaviors they wish to dish out.  If they want respect then they must be willing to give respect.  I have heard people demand:  They must respect us first.  It is time for people to grow up because life does not work that way.  If you want respect then offer respect.  If those of the gay community want the rest of society to honor their Gay Pride Parade then they must be willing to support a Straight Pride Parade with an equal level of response.  Not agreeing with the gay lifestyle does not make a person ‘homophobic’ any more than not agreeing with the straight lifestyle makes a person ‘hetrophobic’.  If one group is willing to give the label to the other then be willing to accept the same label.

If the gay community really wants the recent court ruling to be more than a political action then they must be an honest community offering the same things they feel like they had to fight to receive.  The gay community must be willing to offer mutual respect to the straight community.  The gay community must be willing to offer the same support to the straight community.  The gay community must be willing to be honest with their own beliefs opposing all religions which oppose their beliefs.

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