After speaking with some people who struggle with this subject, I figured I’d weigh in. I will let the generals and legislators decide the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell issue, but, I figure that if we are going to make sinlessness a prerequisite for serving in the military, it’s going to be a small Army.
I was born this way
I have to apologize to all of my Christian friends. I am going against the flow and saying, “Yes, some people are born gay.” Many of you won’t agree. In fact, some will be extremely upset. Being born gay makes sense to me. I have never struggled with homosexuality, but I have met Christians who do. It’s a real battle they face, and not all of them caught it through an act of molestation
I was born with the desire to have things my way. Since I was little, I wanted to play the games I liked with my rules. I didn’t like to share my toys. No one taught me that. It came naturally. I was born with the desire to lie when threatened. It’s not a learned behavior. It comes easily to me. I didn’t learn this. It comes from the inside, but that doesn’t make it right.
With all due respect, just because you were born with same-sex attraction doesn’t make it acceptable. Were people born that way? Sure. Is it ok? No. I want to be more than my natural desires. I want to rise above this lifeless existence and experience the beauty, truth and grace that are in Jesus Christ.
Animals are gay so I can be gay too
People say that since there are homosexual tendencies in the animal world, we should accept them in ours. They even note dolphins who have blow-hole intercourse. My dog is fond of a stuffed lion, and she poops in the closet. I don’t poop there, and I am not friendly with the lion. Animals do a lot of stupid things that we should avoid.
Sodom was destroyed for homosexuality
Read your bible. I might have been just because of homosexuality, but I read in Ezekiel that it was much more than that. They were destroyed for being arrogant, overfed, and unconcerned with the poor and needy.
“Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me.” Ezekiel 16:49-50
When was the last time the Christian right protested arrogance and selfishness? We get bent out of shape over gays in the military, but we are OK with people starving and freezing to death. We won’t picket the arrogant or selfish. We’re never seen standing outside a mall on Black Friday protesting the greed and selfishness that is destroying society. We don’t line up in front of The Golden Corral and blast the countless overweight Americans gorging themselves while others starve in the streets. But God forbid, a homosexual grab a riffle. Are we arrogant, overfed, pride, and unconcerned for the poor? When was the last time you head that preached?
If you’re gay. I don’t mean to offend you. I don’t think it’s an acceptable lifestyle, but I don’t blame you. I won’t reject you. It’s a personal issue you will have to work out with Him. For me, it’s like other life choices. You don’t have to agree with my religion for me to love you, and you don’t have to be like me for me to like you.
Homosexuality is not the worst thing in the world, by any means. Selfishness, arrogance, and ignoring the poor are far worse. I don’t have to agree with your choices, and you don’t have to agree with mine. You may think believing in Jesus is a moral travesty. I’ve been told that. And if you would like help dealing with some issues, let me know. I can get you in touch with some very confidential people who know what it’s like. Let’s focus less on arguing and more on helping those in need. God likes that.
If you hate gay people. I’d like to offend you. You are probably more wrong than they are. Stop being an idiot and love people. I mean to offend you only to the point where you will look at your hate and change. I mean to challenge you to love people more than you hate them.
See my next post if you have further questions
To the “christian” homosexual