Consequently, homosexuals were labeled as anti-social and psychotic people who were destructive due their sexual preferences (Janoff, 38). Between the 1950s and 1960s homosexuals had been frequently harassed and ridiculed by many people, including the police (Ojeda, 12). Homosexuals began to fight back after the civil rights and anti-war movements by asking those who were stil... ... middle of paper ... ...xuality is not something one should be condemned for but embraced, as all of God’s children should be. Homophobia is very preventable if people learn to look past the fact that someone is different than them and realize homosexuals are people too. To fight homophobia society needs to take a big leap for humankind and strive for equality for all.
This tragic tale is one of many examples of religious persecution in civilization. Several groups in society, including those of the Islamic faith, target Christians. Fundamentalists in the Muslim society enforce draconian laws, which demand expulsion or persecution of other religions. The Islamic faith persecutes Christians around the world because of ideological conflicts and the past abuse received from Christians. In early history, Islamic groups persecuted Christians, despite the claim that Islam is a faith of peace.