Just to be clear, this rant is about lack of tolerance for religion in the modern day. Often times the ones who promote equal rights the most, are the least tolerant.
I saw this text post with people complaining about Muslim homophobia and Christian homophobia. Homosexuality is wrong in the Christian religion, I’m not going to change my beliefs to support a sinner. I don’t agree with anything Muslims do, but I don’t waste my time calling out everything they do that’s wrong according to me, because we are different religions, and they believe that I’m wrong, and I believe that they’re wrong, there is no common ground, which in a nutshell means “shut the hell up and mind your own business.” Yes I believe that murdering the two gay boys was wrong, yes it is sad, but according to the Muslims, it was the right thing to do.
Now for homosexual supporters I can understand why you would be offended that not everybody supports gay rights. But you all really REALLY need to learn about tolerance. It’s just as offensive to me when you bash my beliefs for not supporting gay rights, as it is if I were to criticize your support of homosexuality.
I was born and raised with these beliefs, they are not something that I’m going to change overnight because of some left winger sending me hate on how disgusting I am for not supporting your gay rights. This is the same for people of the Islam religion, these people are raised with these beliefs.
Don’t think that just because some gay kid was murdered for his sexuality makes me feel any more supportive of his beliefs.
Different people have different beliefs, but don’t hate on religious groups, whether they be Christian, Jewish, Islamic, etc, for not believing what you believe.
You cannot change people, you must learn to accept them for who they are.
And yes this goes for Christians too, gay people are not going to just up and stop being gay, they can’t change themselves anymore than you can. Tolerance is key for a peaceful world. If everybody could just mind their own business and focus on making themselves a better person rather than bashing others, the world would be a better place.
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There are sometimes high points in media, right now we are seeing one of them where the life of the murdered soldier is ‘humanised’ and projected as ‘worthy’. We see the flowers and wreaths laid out in his memory, we see the public mourning of his family, friends and sympathisers. Imagine the public could see the same humanising process for one Iraqi victim of US/UK bombs, one child killed in the drone strikes. Imagine we could see the flowers for him/her, imagine we saw his family, friends and sympathisers mourning over him/her. Imagine we came to learn what his future hopes and dreams were before his/her life was cut short. Imagine we knew his/her name, saw his/her brother or sister, mother or wife. Maybe the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq would end tomorrow if people came to see how those people over there are also human beings who also deserve a chance at life. — Uthman Lateef (via beardsandankles)
(Source: thethinkerr, via s4br)
Prison Labor Exposed: From Starbucks to Microsoft - A sampling of what US prisoners make & for whom
May 21, 2013
Tens of thousands of US inmates are paid from pennies to minimum wage—minus fines and victim compensation—for everything from grunt work to firefighting to specialized labor.
The breaded chicken patty your child bites into at school may have been made by a worker earning twenty cents an hour, not in a faraway country, but by a member of an invisible American workforce: prisoners. At the UnionCorrectional Facility, a maximum security prison in Florida, inmates from a nearby lower-security prison manufacture tons of processed beef, chicken and pork for Prison Rehabilitative Industries and Diversified Enterprises (PRIDE), a privately held non-profit corporation that operates the state’s forty-one work programs. In addition to processed food, PRIDE’s website reveals an array of products for sale through contracts with private companies, from eyeglasses to office furniture, to be shipped from a distribution center in Florida to businesses across the US. PRIDE boasts that its work programs are “designed to provide vocational training, to improve prison security, to reduce the cost of state government, and to promote the rehabilitation of the state inmates.”
And Each month, California inmates process more than 680,000 pounds of beef, 400,000 pounds of chicken products, 450,000 gallons of milk, 280,000 loaves of bread, and 2.9 million eggs (from 160,000 inmate-raised hens).Starbucks subcontractor Signature Packaging Solutions has hired Washington prisoners to package holiday coffees (as well as Nintendo Game Boys). Confronted by a reporter in 2001, a Starbucks rep called the setup “entirely consistent with our mission statement.”
Texas inmates produce brooms and brushes, bedding and mattresses, toilets, sinks, showers, and bullwhips.
In Texas, prisoners make officers’ duty belts, handcuff cases, and prison-cell accessories. California convicts make gun containers, creepers (to peek under vehicles), and human-silhouette targets.
A stitch in time: California inmates sew their own garb. In the 1990s, subcontractor Third Generation hired 35 female South Carolina inmates to sew lingerie and leisure wear for Victoria’s Secret and JCPenney. In 1997, a California prison put two men in solitary for telling journalists they were ordered to replace “Made in Honduras” labels on garments with “Made in the usa.”
Open wide: At California’s prison dental laboratory, inmates produce a complete prosthesis selection, including custom trays, try-ins, bite blocks, and dentures.
Constructive criticism: Prisoners in for burglary, battery, drug and gun charges, and escape helped build a Wal-Mart distribution center in Wisconsin in 2005, until community uproar halted the program. (Company policy says, “Forced or prison labor will not be tolerated by Wal-Mart.”)
On call: Its inmate call centers are the “best kept secret in outsourcing,” Unicor boasts. In 1994, a contractor for gop congressional hopeful Jack Metcalf hired Washington state prisoners to call and remind voters he was pro-death penalty. Metcalf, who prevailed, said he never knew.
Federal Prison Industries, a.k.a. Unicor, says that in addition to soldiers’ uniforms, bedding, shoes, helmets, and flak vests, inmates have “produced missile cables (including those used on the Patriot missiles during the Gulf War)” and “wiring harnesses for jets and tanks.” In 1997, according to Prison Legal News, Boeing subcontractor MicroJet had prisoners cutting airplane components, paying $7 an hour for work that paid union wages of $30 on the outside.
Welp. I decided to go to the mosque today with one of my convert friends to pray the dhuhr prayer. I’ve been meeting with some of the convert women every week and they wanted me to try the masjid. We’ll see how this goes.
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