Thursday, April 24, 2014
This will be without a doubt, one of the most controversial blog posts that I can or will ever write. Even though that may be true, it is something that needs to be said. I feel like its something that I have been holding my feelings in about, and I think I should say it. I know people will not agree with me, and that's okay. I was recently sent a link. The video is called, "Growing Up Gay In The Church and What I Wish My Youth Pastor Knew." Here is the link- . The video is extremely relevant to how I feel about things in church. I grew up in a Christian church. Growing up I had overheard people talk about others being gay, but I never really understood it. It has only been within the last year or two that I truly understood it. I had always heard, "There is something wrong with them.", "You can't be gay and a christian at the same time.", "Why would you choose that?", and so many other things. People use the word gay in so many derogatory ways. This is something that has really touched my heart, and become important to me. I firmly believe that being gay, is not a choice. Nobody wants to loose friends or family. Nobody wants to be bullied to the point of depression or suicide. That is not a choice. It's not fair that people have to deal with people criticizing and hating them, because they cant control their sexuality. People shouldn't be scared to come out. 1 in 10 people are gay. 49% of gay people, haven't come out because they are scared. They are scared that everyone they thought loved them, will leave them. That should never be a problem. You loved them before they told you that they are gay. What changes in one sentence, that makes you hate them? Nothing should change. Nothing. You loved them before, you should love them now. Everyone should be treated fairly, no matter what their sexuality is. Didn't we just get equal rights for African-Americans, a short time ago? Why should this be an issue? It shouldn't. Whatever your sexual orientation is, you should have the exact same rights as everyone else. You shouldn't be treated any differently. No, I don't think that marriage between the same sex is right. It wasn't what God originally intended. However, since Adam and Eve sinned, this is the outcome. This is life now. We have to except it, move on, and love them wholeheartedly. My hope, is that I am a person that someone can come to and talk to. If no one else in their life will love and except them the way they are, I hope they know that I will. If anyone wants to talk to me about this, I would love to hear your thoughts!