A crew of gay Air France flight attendants is boycotting making trips to Iran, where homosexuality is punishable by death. Laurent M has made a petition refusing to fly to Tehran, the Iranian capital, and has acquired more than 2500 signatures.1 It’s becoming more evident that the LGBT community isn’t the one under attack; rather it’s the one striking. Could you imagine the riots and outbreaks of protest that would occur if heterosexual flight attendants were to refuse to fly to highly populated LGBT cities and regions? It would be called discrimination and hateful.
Shouldn’t the LGBT community have to follow the same principle? After all, the movement is the one that has had people jailed, businesses shut down and entire states being boycotted because of “discrimination.” So who are they to show any type of prejudice of lifestyle choices upheld by a country? Fair is fair; if its hateful for one group it’s hateful for the other. Even the flight attendants themselves admit that they are not under any real danger by traveling to Iran. “‘Sure, our sexuality isn’t written on our passports and it doesn’t change the way we work as a crew’” An attendant says.2 They admit that the traveling to Iran is going to have little to no effect on anyone, other than their own self consciousness. Once again, people’s liberties are being suppressed by LGBT rights. Because they decide to carry themselves in a certain manner, they now have jurisdiction to dictate where they will and will not travel to based on other peoples’ support of their lifestyle.
In reality, it seems as if they are just showing their “power.” We cannot blame them for feeling entitled to discriminate against whole countries and people, that’s what their whole movement has been. It is not enough for them to have their own facilities, businesses and churches. It seems that everyone also has to accept them, for them to feel comfortable. Read Full