I've just got done watching a 3 minute report on a tv news channel about how the Islamic State or IS as i'll call them in this post are now hunting down gay men and killing them.
While yes, there is proof of this happening, I think it is important to remember that this is not the only organisation which is carrying out this sort of action against the LGBT community.
World-wide the LGBT community faces hate crimes of all different levels, none of which is acceptable by modern day standards... NOBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO TAKE A PERSONS LIFE.
Back to the IS though, why are they doing this?
Well, for that, we need to look at the leaders of the IS. It is not ran by any part of the Koran. It's life-style is based on one of opinion, repression and greed for the leaders. It has to be said then, right here and right now, that only if you twist the words does any religion "hate" on a minority, this is true for the Islamic faith too.
Gay men seem to be the main target for the IS though, because the leaders have no understanding of what being gay actually is, nor are they interested in equality for anybody, which of course would gain support from the rest of us for war action to be taken... but that isn't the right way.
People speak volumes with movement. If you're in a part of the world which doesn't treat you the way you want to be treated and nothing is set up for you to be able to create the change you want to, then you need to leave, and now.
Yes, lives are in danger, of course they are, but nothing will change soon unless we call for change. The main question now then is, what are you going to do about it?