Sex Does Not Define Us

We are constantly reading in the news about sex.

Young gays killing themselves, gay bashers killing gays, assaults over preference, rapes, child porn, child sexual abuse, athletes chasing women and trying or having affairs, gays in the military, celebrity leaked porn videos, gay rallies, straight rallies, harassment real and imagined, laws being passed, laws being repealed, referendums, etc…

Monday, I read that in Uganda a major newspaper prominently printed the names, photos and addresses of 100 gays in Uganda urging the general population to kill them. These people have been attacked and most are now in hiding fearing for their lives.

Most sex acts are done in private and are private; why attack, persecute or humiliate individuals over a private act between consenting adults? Why can’t everyone have legal rights and protection? Of course, non-consentual, abusive or sex with a minor is wrong and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, but why are we getting into peoples bedrooms?

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