The other day I got asked “As a Christian, how can you support gay rights?”
As a Christian, I was taught unconditional love
As a Christian, I was taught compassion at it’s purest.
As a Christian, I cannot be against another human being happy.
The idea of equality comes so naturally to me that it’s hard to fathom the idea of not being able to accept people at the fullest. I am in love with the idea of love and the power I feel like it has in the positive aspects of everything. All of the commandments derive from the idea that you should “love your neighbor as yourself” and I don’t know about you but judging and or telling your neighbor they’re going to hell for doing something that you decided was the sin of all sins. We out of free will and human nature sin, it’s what we as humans do. Everyone who helped and even wrote books in the bible we’re sinners. It’s not the perfect or the rich or the people that gave their last dime at the church. It was people who were broken and imperfect. It is not ur place to judge and cast out these people but to bring them in and love and accept them for who they are. By judging and making these people feel less than us we are not only pushing them away from the Christian faith but also pushing them away and we should know as a community that. That is the last thing Jesus or even God would have wanted us as Christians to do.
To me, sin can always be forgiven. I remember reading that all sins can be forgiven except to deny God completely and even if you deny God completely that doesn’t change the way I look at you either or the way that I treat you. I will still love you and I will still accept you. It is your choice and out of your free will that allows you to make those decisions. It’s not the way that I chose to live my life and that’s why it’s not my life.
I brought this specific question up not to cause controversy or arguments on the topic but because I was actually asked this question this week, in a place where it was a strange topic to bring up. I just feel like my role in the Christian community is to make people feel safe and welcomed. And show them the light and love of God and all that he has to offer to us not only as individuals but to the world. The last thing I have on my mind is their sexual orientation or color of their skin or whatever boundaries that can sometimes interfere with our interactions with people. I want to experience who the people are on the inside. I want to get to know what makes an individual unique from one another and show them the love that God has to offer, not by me pushing my religion down their throat but by my actions.
“30 He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters. 31 Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32 Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the one to come.…”
I’m not here to tell you that you are wrong for doing what you believe in your heart, because you’re not. I know a lot of people who don’t feel that way and it’s okay too. I am not here to judge the way that people chose to express their religion or not express their religion. I am just here to express the way that I feel about the matter. There are more serious things going on in the world that we should be concerned about. The tragic things going on in the world that we need to act on and use the resources we have to not only pray about it but act upon it.
FYI: I am not normally the type to express my religion socially but I just thought it was a weird question to as me in the middle of all that’s going on in the world.