I'm getting tired of being judged for being religious. And this mostly stems from so many Facebook trends with friends my age that I've seen. I really almost feel like it's an all out war on religion now, and it is absolutely exhausting. With the social trend to support the LGBT (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender) community lately, it seems as though religion and Mormons in particular are being targeted as "un-supportive" and "judgmental" that we need to be re mediated for our belief structure.
Just to be clear, I don't judge people for choosing a different lifestyle. We all have the wonderful gift to choose and because of that gift, I can also choose to be LDS (mormon). I don't think LGBT are bad people, I think they are wonderful, kind, caring amazing contributors to society. But I can't tell you how many times I have been snubbed or treated like an absolute idiot just because I don't happen to agree with that life choice. Are there some LDS members who are judgmental and cantankerous? Of course. Are there people everywhere who judge and make people feel terrible? You'd better believe it! Judging is not exclusive to religion. I feel ridiculously targeted for even just subscribing to a religion, and even more targeted because I've chosen to be LDS. Thank you society for pointing out that LGBT's have legal rights, I totally agree. But don't start judging me just because I don't happen to personally agree with you, let's hold ourselves to the same standard here. It seems as though religious persecution is the only socially "allowable" form of judgment out there these days.
Just as I feel that everyone has the right to choose a lifestyle such as being LGBT, I also feel the same about choosing religion. I'm passionate about my choice, and others are passionate about theirs. But really, let's keep the snide middle-school theatrics out of it and be big boys and girls for once.