I know i should be doing a food review, but i am lazy to load up some photos so i decided to blog on an issue that was raised in our Toastmasters meeting that just happened a few hours ago.. To cut a long story short, Toastmasters is a program designed to improve our public speaking skills and the objective is to complete a series of 10 speeches with different objectives to achieve athe status of a "Competent" toastmaster which is the requirement to get promoted to an Assistant Manager..so basically every fortnight theres a meeting where all the members join voluntarily and theres a series of impromptu speeches called Table Topics and also a few speeches made by the members..
Back to the topic, the table topics questions are designed by obviously the Table Topic Master who runs that section of the meeting.. So one of the question she posed, was do you agree with the legalisation of gay marriages?
Now to get things straight, i am not against gays..so for gays to get married, i be more happy for them..just like this couple up there..photo taken by Darryl Bush..(hope he/she doesnt mind me using the photo for the extra dramatic effect)..
Though the question i pose is, how open is today's society to discuss such issues? Clearly it was such an issue because the person chosen to answer that topic randomly was a fellow halal reader of mine.. Now as you know, being gay is against their religion, so despite how open she is, the answer is no.. which in a way i thought was very inconsiderate for the Master to choose such a sensitive topic.. In the end, my friend struggled to put in proper points for arguement (30 seconds max to be exact) and i think that was embarrassing..
And even if the fellow was not a muslim, staunch chinese are bought up to be against such a practice..(as far as i know)..and i am sure indians might have different believes as well..
So where exactly is the line to be cut? I be more then happy to discuss such open issues, but are you readily going to discuss it in public?