Courage and Cowardice

Something I’ve learnt over the past few weeks is that cowardice builds walls in our lives, makes us hide our true feelings for each other, and prevents us from doing what we want to do.
Only with courage can we break down those walls, and bring us closer together in our friendships. Courage enables us to do what we want, and enjoy ourselves, and enjoy our time with others.

There are those who won’t like what you say or do, but we all have a right to an opinion, and a right to our own beliefs, for “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” (Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets).

We should be proud of who we are and what we believe, and not worried about what people might think of us.

That said, we should respect each other’s opinions and beliefs, or we will be dismissing valuable friendships and ideas which can help us grow as a person.

An Essay on Gay Equality by Jonathan Bannon Maher

Aside

I think a lot of people need to read this in the entire world, so I’m doing my bit to try and let that happen.
I want to also quote from http://www.religioustolerance.org/hom_bibg1.htm#223 regarding paragraph 8: “We are all God’s children: male and female, black and white, gay, heterosexual and straight. Many of us, from all races, all genders and all sexual orientations, will want to form a committed sexual partnership with other person. Sexuality, in all its varieties, is a gift of God. It helps individuals of all sexual orientations to form partnerships with another person and become all that they are capable of
becoming.”

http://www.jonathanmaher.com/equality/