PSA: Before you read this, please understand that the things written in this post are merely my opinions and my own understandings. I do not claim to be correct, but I did want to share my thoughts on this, albeit touchy, subject. Thank you.
The recent legalization of Same Sex Marriage in the United States of America has caused quite the stir in the religious world. Many Christ followers have taken to social media to bash and ridicule the decisions of the court and have chosen this opportunity to promote their personal beliefs. Please DO NOT get me wrong, there are VERY many people of faith, like myself, who completely support this movement, but when giving their support, they don’t really label it with “P.S. I’m a Christian!! Go gays!” For the most part, the only time the word “Christian” is used, is when people are being unsupportive. I am just here to let everyone know that there are some people of faith who don’t feel poorly about this decisions made on June 26, 2015.
So first off, you should not use the name of the Lord to defend your opinions just because you are scared of what you can’t understand. I feel as if I don’t need to say anything more about this. Just educate yourself, people! Second, I realize that there is much argument over the relevance of the Bible and its accuracy to this date, so I won’t dive too deep into that; but, what you have to keep in mind, is that times were very different when the Bible was written. Just remember that, on the back burner, if you will. You can quote ALL the scripture you want at me right now, but it comes down to this: the God I know and love would never look at His people and say “Oh yes, they are different, hate them please. Make them feel unworthy and not loved.” The God I know is a loving, merciful God. As Christians, we are called to be like the Lord and shine His light to the people. We are called to act as he would and by saying that one person does not deserve the same rights as another, is going against what the Lord would do. WWJD, amiright????
I know that this is a difficult concept for some people to grasp because they say, “but God said ‘A man shall not lay with another man.'” Well girl, I got news for you!!! See that shirt you’re wearing? It’s probably made out of mixed fabrics, right? You’ve probably had a hair cut before and trimmed the hair on the sides of your head, no? You might even have a tattoo! At some point, all of these things were said to be sins and things you were not allowed to do. Oh shoooOooOOot. How’s the view from that high horse? A little less high, hey? So now you come back with the classic “ya but times have changed.” Well DUH! That’s what I’m trying to tell you! These rules are ridiculous and there is no way that they are attainable in today’s society. We can see that, and so could God. Which is exactly why we have Jesus. When God looked upon His people and realized that these rules were too much, He sent His son to pay for our sins so we didn’t have to. Now I personally do not believe that being gay is a sin, BUT I will bow to you for one second. Let’s just say it is. Let’s say being gay is a sin. Here’s what I will explain. God does not see magnitude. Yes there are definitely some sins that have greater impact than others, but God does not look at sins in this way. Whether it’s lying to your teacher about your homework, talking back to your mom, or even robbing a bank, a sin is a sin. That is it. That is all. You sinned. You didn’t sin a 6/10 or a 1/10, you just sinned. The good news is, that’s why we have our loving God to talk to. That’s why the curtain ripped. We can confess to God the things we have done and when we are pure and genuine in our repentance, He accepts us and washes away our wrong doings. So even if being gay was a sin, it has been dealt with by the grace of our Lord.
I still stand by the belief that being gay is not a choice and therefore I do not belief it is sin. The Lord tells us that every single person has been “beautifully and wonderfully made in a Christ like image.” So if He did not want gay people to exist, why would he create them? Wow! Don’t you love how easily this all boils down? Wonderful, isn’t it?
Let me make it even easier! When Jesus came to earth, the 10 commandments were replaced with just two. Two simple laws. If you followed these, you would be living in a Christ like manner. 1. Love the Lord your God and 2. Love your neighbour. That’s it. None of the other laws, scriptures, rules, suggestions, whatever you want to call them, matter in the grande scheme as long as you love Him and love them. Be a good person. Care for others. Give people the support they need. And do not be ignorant because although it can be bliss, it is still ignorant bliss.
The God I know would never tell anyone to pass judgement on another human. Whether they go to heaven or hell or whatever you believe in, is up to Him; so don’t even worry about it! Honestly, don’t even give it a second thought as of this very moment because it’s not affecting you. All that this legalization has done is enable people to live their true lives and be their true selves and if that bothers you SO much, you should revaluate your life and why you carry such hate in your heart.
Thank you for taking the time to read this 🙂
Like I said numerous times, this is just my take on the matter, so please, do not be offended or bothered by the words I have chosen to write today. Let’s just let everyone be happy, no matter what it looks like.