Before I say anything, I would like to make it clear that I am not writing this to judge you, to look down on you, or to tell you that you're going to hell. You don't need to feel defensive or offended before you read what I have to say... and I hope you don't feel that way after you finish reading. You may not believe in God, but I do, and maybe this blog will help you see a little bit more where I am coming from as a Christian. Will you hear me out?
Christians and homosexuals have never seemed to get along. I've seen pictures of 'Christians' holding up signs that say, "God hates fags." They are so wrong and I'm sorry you've had to see that and be judged and put down like that. I mean, where in the Bible does it say, "For God so loved the world... minus the gay people."? Nowhere. God doesn't hate you, no matter what you've been told. When Christians hate you, they're making fools of themselves and their so-called religion. They aren't expressing the love that the Jesus who they claim to worship expressed when He died on the cross for everyone, despite sexual orientation. My God doesn't hate gay people. My God doesn't hate you, no matter what you've done.
Honestly, you and I have an equal chance of going to hell if we're going to base it only on our actions. Homosexual or not, if you base your salvation on actions, you're going to hell. Ouch... right? It's not just you though. It's me too. If anyone on this green earth is a sinner, I am. I have told lies, defiled my body, and used my words to hurt others. I am a sinner. The only difference salvation-wise between you and I (and I'm assuming here. You can tell me if I'm wrong), is that I repented for my sins and accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior a few years back. That's the only difference. I still sin every day. I try not to, but I do. And I'm forgiven. Don't be put off by my words here. I'm not going to give the whole salvation plan right now. You've probably heard it. If not, then leave me a comment and I will talk to you for as long as you like.
Here could be a good place for me to quote a whole lot of Bible verses about how you're headed straight to hell with your gay lifestyle, but I'm not going to. I'll go ahead and post the links to some Bible verses about homosexuality and you can read them for yourself, but I don't want to preach at you and put you down. How do I have any right to do that? I'm a sinner too. I'd be a hypocrite if I judged you. All I want to do is share with you what I know to be the truth and let you know about the sincere love that Jesus has for you. Here are the verses that you can read for yourself about homosexuality: Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Romans 1:26-28.
If I am going to tell you the truth about what I think about homosexuality, I'll have to say this: I do think it's wrong for a man to have sex with a man and for a woman to have sex with a woman. The Bible- which I believe is faultless- says that it's wrong to commit homosexual acts. But do you know what else the Bible says is wrong? Adultery. What else? Fornication- sex outside of marriage. What else? Lusting after someone in your heart. These are all sexual sins and I know many Christians who struggle with each and every one of them. Basically, even as a Christian, people are going to have sexual temptations. I know young teens who are sleeping around- sinning- and are being let into church. I know men and women who are living together, unmarried- sinning- who are being let into church. What I want to know is why very few churches are not allowing homosexuals- whose sin is no worse (and no better) than any of these others'- into church.
I'm not going to deny that I think homosexuality is wrong. But I'm not going to push you away from me if you are homosexual. I'm not going to think any less of you as a human being. I'm still going to treat you with the same dignity and respect as I would any other sinner on the face of this earth. I have no right to say you're going to hell just because you're gay. All I can say is that if you have not accepted Jesus Christ to be your Savior and repented of your sins, then you might have something to worry about... but because you're a sinner in general, not singularly because you're gay.
Finally, I would like to apologize to you and to all homosexuals out there for the persecution that the Christian Church has put upon you. It is sinful, unjust, and completely ungodly to look down upon you as a person for this sin. We need to focus on loving people instead of focusing on what they do wrong. We should make it clear that we think that homosexuality is wrong- and I think we have- and then love you anyways. That's what Jesus Christ did. He makes it clear that He hates all sin, but we keep on sinning and He keeps on loving us. So I'm sorry for what you've endured because of us.
I'm not going to say that God says it's okay to be gay, because I don't believe that. But I am going to say that I love you the same and I wish you the best. I am not homophobic. I am not disgusted by you. I'm not afraid to be friends with a gay person, so long as he or she is clear about where I stand. I'm not afraid to talk to you about what you believe and about what I believe. And I love you... in a sisterly way. Leave me a comment if you have something to say. I don't mind.
Have an amazing day.