For that reason he was ignored and written out of our revolutionary history.
February 17, 2016
For the purpose of this post I am linking several articles and inputting Wikipedia documentation. Because of the fact that it encompasses so much information and stretches across several articles which I happened across online I felt that the readers could ‘study’ the situation better having complete access to them all.
I am posting this because I care about what happens to Homosexuals or “LGBT’s”, if you will.
I have had friends and family that are classified in these ‘groups’, although, I, myself see no viable reason to lump any person into a group which defines them as human beings.
We are all creatures of God. We are all loved by God. It is only Humans which feel the need for these distinctions and that, I feel, is the saddest issue confronting our Culture as it stands today.
There should be no need for special legislation to try to ensure that everyone is treated fairly. Our Constitution was written for that and it did not include classifications of people. It included everyone living in this Country and those yet to arrive at the time it was written.
I do not believe that it works to try to force people to accept one another according to their classifications and in fact only serves to cause inflammatory prejudice among those who are not willing to accept these facts of life; that not everyone is like “them”.
However, that being said, it has been found necessary within our Country to try and repent for our sins against our Brother’s by implementing challenging legislation to try and ensure the integrity, the very ‘right to life’ of these individuals which not only include LGBT’s but many others as well including African Americans.
My hope is that within our Children’s lifetime there will come a day when no longer will we need to classify people according to race, gender, religious affiliations or sexual status. That everyone will be accepted and loved and that when a person does a good deed, no matter what the ‘classification of the deed is’, they will be honored accordingly. Not according to their classification.
Here is a short excerpt from Wikipedia about Roger Casement. I hope that you will continue reading through the whole story because I feel it is important for people to know what the past has been in order to make the future better for everyone.
Roger David Casement (1 September 1864 – 3 August 1916) was a British diplomat of Irish extraction, humanitarian activist, Irish nationalist, and poet. Described as the “father of twentieth-century human rights investigations”, he was honored in 1905 for the Casement Report on the Congo and knighted in 1911 for his important investigations of human rights abuses in Peru. He then made efforts during World War I to gain German military aid for the 1916 Easter Rising which sought to gain Irish independence.
In Africa as a young man, Casement first worked for commercial interests before joining the British Colonial Service. In 1891 he was appointed as a British consul, a profession he followed for more than 20 years. Influenced by the Boer War and his investigation into colonial atrocities against indigenous peoples, Casement grew to distrust imperialism. After retiring from consular service in 1913, he became more involved with the Irish Republican and separatist movement. He sought to obtain German support and weapons for an armed rebellion in Ireland against British rule during World War I. He was arrested, convicted by a British court and executed for treason.
Before the trial, the British government circulated excerpts said to be from his private journals, known as the Black Diaries, which detailed homosexual activities. Given prevailing views and existing laws on homosexuality, this material undermined support for clemency for Casement. Debates have continued about these diaries: a forensic study concluded in 2002 that Casement had written them, but interpretations differ as to their meaning in his life.
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