Why Celebrate small Victories while War Rages

By Sigrid Weidenweber

We always feel grateful even vindicated, when our thoughts and conclusions are shared by others. Thus I felt the morning after the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage, when I read an article in Wall Street Journal by Ms. Bari Weiss, associate book review editor at the Journal.

In her article Ms. Weiss spoke of her amazement over the enormous celebration caused by the court’s decision. She poses, and I had the same thought, why such clamor over gay marriage, when gays in other parts of the world have no rights at all. Never mind having rights, they are persecuted, tormented and executed with mind boggling cruelty.

Why, she poses, do we have delirious celebrations in a country when gays have already every other right that citizenship brings. Why not concentrate the vigor and effort to depict the outrage perpetrated on hapless gays under Islam who are beheaded, thrown from towers, buried alive under collapsing walls or being stoned to death?

Ms. Weiss proclaims that moral relativism has become its own form of nativism among those proclaiming themselves to be Universalists. Are these selfsame people bereft of feelings for those murdered on the beaches of Tunisia and those flogged and flayed for the misfortune of living in a town overtaken by ISIS? What about the women who are often married off by their fathers into sexual slavery?

I, too, am bereft of understanding why the hordes of social-justice activists are tirelessly beating the drum for transgender safe houses, but ignore willfully or otherwise, the gender apartheid in other regions of the world.

Weiss reminds us, that during the huge gay-pride celebration in New York there was no mention made of the gay men recently thrown off the buildings in Syria and Iraq, whose still warm bodies were then desecrated by the mob. Is it political correctness that keep our gay-activists from pointing fingers in the direction of Islam?

Ms. Weiss ends her article with a thought provoking statement about human dignity. She talks about the five men in orange jumpsuits imprisoned in a cage that was lowered into a pool of water where they drowned. What human dignity there? They had committed no crimes.

She ends and I quote: “The barbarians are at our gate. But inside our offices, schools, churches and synagogues and homes we are posting photos of rainbows on Twitter. It is easier to Photoshop images of Justice Scalia as Voldemort than it is to stare evil in the face.  You can’t get married when you are dead.”


Two homosexuals been executed


Sigrid Weidenweber

Sigrid Weidenweber

Sigrid Weidenweber grew up in communist East Berlin, escaping it using a French passport. Ms. Weindenweber holds a degree in medical technology as well as psychology and has course work in Anthropology.  She is co-founder of Aid for Afghans.  Weindenweber has traveled the world and lived with Pakistani Muslims, learning about the culture and religion. She is a published author and lecturer.

You can find her books on Amazon.com

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