Tol­er­ance to­wards all should be our aim

The New Age (Gauteng) - - COMMENT -

MOST of my let­ters are al­ways writ­ten with great en­thu­si­asm but this one I write with dis­dain and dis­ap­point­ment.

The ha­tred and un­fair ill­treat­ment of peo­ple liv­ing with al­binism and dis­abil­ity, of ho­mo­sex­u­als, gays and les­bians – must be erad­i­cated at all costs.

Why do we make these peo­ple’s lives a mis­ery and a liv­ing hell as if they had com­mit­ted some se­ri­ous crime?

Who are we to judge them? Don’t we eat the same food that they eat?

Don’t they breathe the same air that we breathe?

What is it that make us think we are spe­cial, unique or bet­ter than them?

Is this the democ­racy for which we vig­or­ously fought when we ill-treat and re­duce other peo­ple to sec­ond class ci­ti­zens?

The only men­tion you will hear of these peo­ple is to­wards elec­tion time. as their votes are only what mat­ters.

They have to dou­ble if not triple their ef­forts to get a job.

The gov­ern­ment must lead by ex­am­ple by em­ploy­ing these peo­ple.

Stig­ma­tis­ing these peo­ple as be­ing as­so­ci­ated with witch­craft is pure non­sense and must be dis­cour­aged.

These peo­ple voted just like us for our democ­racy so let’s show them the re­spect and dig­nity they de­serve.

Why not cut them a slice of the cake? They are peo­ple just like us, or aren’t they? Matthew 7:12 – Do unto oth­ers as you would have it done unto you.

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