It is unconscionable that, in this day and age, people in the frailest parts of the world tend to take as gospel and, mind you, carry them to the pulpit, pseudo-scientific theories long discarded as just plain rubbish.
As we have seen in the blogosphere this past week, the case of the American author who was thrashed on air for espousing what I can only term a diabolical plot to make the lives of other human beings impossible in an already...I need a good adjective here...existence, in parts of the world most of us would think twice before setting foot on.
Richard Cohen the author of Coming Out Straight: Understanding and Healing Homosexuality and head of the International Healing Foundation (Healing!) appeared on Rachel Maddow's Show to explain his side of the story. Unsuccessfully.
Such happenings are a stark reminder that the fight for full human rights, justice for all, peace and all that comes with it, is a long way down the road. Somehow, we have to find the energy to carry on.
Luckily, to counteract the inanity, we have seen examples of Gay Rights being advanced in other parts of the world and Gay People climbing the ladder of success as mayors in American cities or having rights granted in countries in Europe we thought were lost to the cause. Great.
Have you seen this video? Sure you have.