Homosexuality in the South Essay

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Homosexuality in the South In many southern households people ostracize homosexuals. In the South the states are located in what is known as the “religious belt.” The assumption about homosexuals in the south is that they are sinners and will burn in hell. We are all humans and should be treated equally. Since we are located in the “religious belt” we should not pass judgment. I come from a very strict, southern, religious home. In our home if it is against the word of God then it is wrong. I have homosexual family members and friends. That is why I picked this concept to write about. In the south people are cruel to what they don’t understand or agree with. My aunt and uncle were cast out of my family once they became openly homosexual. Many families and communities turn their backs on members that are homosexual. Homosexuals are human beings just like the rest of us. I would not turn my back on anyone because of their sexual preference. At the end of the day we are all just humans. Members of the LGBT community are often the victims of brutal hate crimes. In my home town a local homosexual was tied to the back of a car and was drug for miles. His body was unrecognizable when the police found him. His murderer was never convicted. The people of my town talked about the man that was murdered saying that it was his own fault, but no one deserves to have their life taken away. Yet, they justify his murder based on the same religion that states clearly “thou shalt not murder.” In addition my uncle said that he was often beat as a child for acting feminine. He also told of the threats that he received and constant fights he got into. He also told me that he didn’t know he was a homosexual, but he knew that he was different growing up. He always seemed to want to be around his sisters and other girls than hang out with other males. He also told me how his dad used to

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