Triumphalism is at the epicenter of the cause of each of every isms in LGBT community lives (i.e. racism, sexism, class-ism, etc) . Triumphalism is defined as the attitude or belief that a specific doctrine is superior to all others. These doctrines, like the Bible and Qur’an, rules people lives and decisions. They have been used in the past to justify thing like slavery, bigotry, capital punishment, even murder. These doctrine are followed maniacally. In some instances, people commit suicide based on strong belief of these doctrines. This supposedly happen in the 9/11 attack and is still happen over in the MiddleEast during this religiously charged war. These doctrines play a major role in how individual who follow those doctrines perceive and treat others. Three major religion that have a strong hold on what is acceptable living in society as it pertains to gender: Christianity, Muslim, Catholicism. The followers of these three religious superpowers populate over 50% of the world. In the United States, the percentage rise to 75% of the population follow these doctrines. These doctrines are use to justify discrimination, hate, and even violence toward transgenders.
If a person was a transgendered minority like myself, that person would live in a world where the majority of the populations was against them and how they identify themselves. That person would not be happy. Chances are the individual would not have a job. The individual would be in a world in which triumphalism reigns supreme. Triumphalism motivates a world full of discrimination based on race, sex, and class in society. I am not against the Bible, Qur’an or any other spiritual doctrine. I feel if they are use to empower someone to be a better person and move them to bring peace and love to the world then they are doing their intended jobs. The problem come with manipulation of the words to ignite radical harmful action. If they are use to fuel hate and discrimination, then they should be the #1 failure on FailBlog because I doubt that their purpose was to hinder others pursuit of happiness. Our society should separate the church and State like the Constitution dictates, then amend the laws to be fair to everyone who live in the land.
- The Religious Right, Prop8, SB1070; Partners In Crime (secularnewsdaily.com)
- Free To Choose – For Now (dakotavoice.com)