LGBT: Behind the Mask, and a Bible Lesson

As the sun slowly started to glimmer through my curtains this morning, I found myself staring at my computer screen, disappointed, in my dimly lit room. I’d woken up early, and I’d decided to peruse some of the blogs featured in my reader.

I find myself lacking the ability to keep my thoughts to myself on this matter, because it’s something I, myself, have gone through.

Imagine how distressing it must feel to be walking among the masses, with your true self stuffed away deep inside your physical body, while everyone around you gets to enjoy the air of freedom. Imagine that feeling. Being terrified to show who you truly are.

A lot of the hate toward homosexuality stems from Christianity. Or, “Christianity”. Real Christians don’t have hate in their hearts.

I’ve heard it all before. I had a strictly religious upbringing. “Marriage is between a man and a woman. God intended it that way.”

“The Bible says ‘Adam and Eve’ not ‘Adam and Steve’.”

I’ve witnessed people protesting at Pride Parades. I’ve heard stories of people getting beaten up and even killed because of their sexuality. It’s got to STOP.

If you don’t approve of homosexuality, there’s nothing wrong with that. We’re all entitled to our opinions and beliefs, but keep them to yourself.

Those of you who go out of your way and spend your lives making it your mission to condemn homosexuals in the name of God himself, are hypocrites. It’s not the Christian thing to do to show hatred toward anyone because of who they are.

Always so ready and willing to quote the parts of the bible where homosexuality is frowned upon, without realizing your own flaws.

“You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgement on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgement do the same things.” – Romans 2:1

That verse is straight from the Bible itself. Don’t believe me? Have a look.

The Bible has plenty of quotes about homosexuality being wrong. The Bible was also written thousands of years ago.

“Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” – Colossians 2:16-17

“The reality, however, is found in Christ.” Read that line as many times as you have to, to let it sink in. So what is Christ’s reality? Perhaps this?

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” – John 3:17

Or, maybe this.

“A person may think their own ways are right,
but the Lord weighs the heart.” -Proverbs 21:2

If God is the Almighty Master, then it stands to reason that this last Bible verse is appropriate.

“Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.” -Romans 14:4

Do you get my point yet? Stop judging one another. Stop hating. Let people love whoever they want to, and if it’s wrong, let God handle it.

EVERYONE deserves the freedom to be who they TRULY are, and you and I have no right to make anyone feel less than comfortable with who he or she is inside.

 

Dear LGBT+ community,
Don’t let ANYONE tell you who you can or can’t love. True love is a gift that God himself gave to all of us, and you deserve to love who you want and feel the happiness and fulfillment that love has to offer. I’m one of you. I personally apologize for every asshole who has ever had the audacity to make you feel uncomfortable in your own skin. You rock.
           – KJ

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