15 thoughts on “The Controversial Post: Homosexuality, Gay Marriage and Being a Christian

  1. “Keep in mind, Christ tells us over and over again, that while we are in this world, we are not supposed to be of this world.” < -- Very true. I am basically neutral on gay marriage; I've never actively supported nor campaigned against it. I don't believe it's my place to say what God thinks/wants regarding matters such as homosexuality and abortion. The important thing, to me, is that God is the Almighty. He wouldn't have made a person have a certain trait if He didn't want to.

  2. I wanted to come up with a really cool comment in response, but all I could come up with was this: I agree with everything you've said here, and you've put it into words so much better than I could have done.

  3. Great post.
    The point that sticks out the most for me is the idea that we don't have to agree with the choices of others in order to show them love. It's a really simple idea, but I think it's one that a lot of Christians miss, which has led to a lot of unfortunate events that have turned many away from Christianity.
    Also, I think you really nailed it in saying that we can never truly understand the heart of God until our time on this world is over. Again, I think if more Christians understood and accepted this truth, there would be a whole lot less protesting happening.

  4. THANK YOU.

    I am in favor of gay marriage — not because I necessarily think it is RIGHT (because I really don't know — only God does), but because it really IS doing more harm than good to keep pushing that they not have these rights.

    I think a lot of people DO forget that all sins are sins and that none of us are perfect. I have no idea whether or not gay people are born gay, or if there are other factors that go into it or what it is. So it's not really my place to decide whether or not they can get married. And it's just putting Christians in a bad light for raising so much fuss over it.

    I think most Christians have good intentions, but it really does come across as bigoted and hateful when they picket, protest, and spew really mean ideas. And it makes me embarrassed to be a Christian. All I can do is try to love everyone despite their sins, and hope that I am a good example to others.

    I think you really hit the nail on the head with this post, and I thank you for having the guts to do so.

  5. Like I said in my text after I read it Heck Yes and This should be shared with the whole freaking world.

    It is exactly what I've thought and not put anywhere near as well.

  6. I absolutely love this! You are an amazing writer and I'm so glad to read the same words that I have been struggling to form for so many years. For a long time, I didn't know what to think about issues like gay marriage, abortion, etc. I thought that if I didn't go against them, I wouldn't be viewed as a true Christian. It made me question my faith for a couple of years, and made me wonder if I really wanted to be associated with people who often come across as hateful and not accepting of others. But long story short, I realized that Christianity is about love, not about political or social views. Again, thank you so much for writing this!

    God Bless,
    Alyx

  7. I want to thank you for this post. It's so important to hear voices such as yours from a Christian perspective- voices that are all too often spoken for by those in power; voices that are silenced and overshadowed by anger, vitriol, and hatred.

    I work and deal with a lot of those voices in my everyday whilst trying to advance the rights of people regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation. It can be a truly difficult space to live and work in when you are constantly told that you are destined for hell, that you are an abomination, that you are colluding with the devil (all things I have been personally attacked with) & so and so forth. I don't believe in a higher being or a God or anything, but it is still difficult for me to have my humanity questioned; to be a target of such unchecked hatred.- I can't even imagine how difficult it is for people who do believe, who are shunned at church, who are ostracised from their communities. I am often humbled by their unwavering faith and belief despite the complete reversal in behaviour by their communities of everything they hold to be sacred and true. It takes great courage and faith to stay true to one's beliefs even when you are demonised by those you thought were your own.

    And my rather rambly point was to say: it is always a comfort to people, and to those who fight these 'controversial' fights to know that there are allies and friends even in spaces where you think you may not have much help. It shows that we are not alone, we are not alone and things will change; there is hope yet.So please, speak up and speak loud. πŸ™‚
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