A recent report has explained that in the US while 5% of youth are LGBT. 40% of homeless youth are LGBT. This is overwhelmingly because of the rejection of the sexuality of these youth by their families. This report also shows that the more religious the family is the more likely the youth will be driven out and made homeless. So much for loving your neighbor as yourself. Never mind loving your own family member.
This is a staggering statistic. It is a criminal scandal. It is one more area where religious intolerance which is a result of the propaganda of the churches makes life miserable for minorities. When the sexual abuse scandals of these organizations are added to this then organized religion stands condemned.
As far as the readers of this blog are concerned it is to be expected that we would all condemn this discrimination. But we the authors of this blog would also like to emphasize the need to root out all prejudice and backward thinking from our own consciousness.
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