Titterzz quicky 22-01-2012: our country used to be social and tolerating. Now that seems to change. We’ve got a rabbi that signs a Torah Declaration and a group of ‘therapists’ running “Different”, that wants lesbians and gays to refrain from homosexual sex.
The Netherlands was the first country to grant lesbians and gays marriage. Which wasn’t a joke at the first of April in 2001. Now we’ve got an Amsterdam rabbi living in New York that signs the Torah Declaration, saying homosexuality is a disease. Furthermore, we’ve got “Different” giving ‘therapy’ that includes homosexuals to resist their sexual feelings and repent. And this is paid for by health care, which is also paid by common lesbians like us.
I feel ashamed. Once being a ‘tolerant country’, we slide down the beautiful mountain of celebrating minorities to the valley of ignorant bigots. Yes, of course it is okay, being a lesbian or gay. If you don’t run into the wrong gang that beats you up like it’s nothing. Of course it is still better than most countries and yes, we still do have our lesbian and gay marriages. But civil servants are still able to refuse these lawful weddings, you know?
Our ‘liberal’ – right winged – party (VVD), that introduced our first liberal and eloquent Prime Minister, was certain: civil servants that refuse to marry lesbians and gays should be fired. Since this same liberal party needed the back-up of our very dogmatic Christian party (SGP), it refrained from voting so. Liberal Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, who always explicitly supported homosexuals in their rights, felt ‘sick to vote against it’. But still she did.
This is our beautiful tolerant country? Hope we can somehow get back into that vibe that whishes to look at people and celebrate their diversities. Let’s get playful again.
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