I am not a Christian. In fact, I consider myself religiously unaffiliated in that regard. But that is not to say that I do not have a working knowledge of the basic tenets of most Christian religions. The recent controversy with Indiana’s Religious Freedom Act has brought all kinds of contradictory “Christians” to the forefront in the comments sections of many forums and Facebook pages and I felt the need to address this very UN-Christian behavior.
God hates gay people
I have a real problem with this attitude and here’s why: Does God not love all of his children? Is it the job of human beings to judge others and decide what constitutes a sin and what does not, or is that God’s job? Because I have always been under the impression that God gave his creations free will and that any sinning that gets done will be judged on the soul by God on that soul’s day of judgement.
Even if it is sinful to be gay, it is not our job to judge people for their sins. Didn’t Jesus Christ say to “love thy neighbor” and “turn the other cheek”? How is blatant discrimination, hatred and intolerance turning the other cheek and loving thy neighbor? I have also heard and read many times the phrase “God is love”… if that is true then how could God hate anything at all? If that is true, then God loves even the most evil of evil bastards. True Christian’s will likely agree with me here and hate mongers will likely attempt to destroy me. Thankfully I am impervious to the hatred of other human beings, so bring it on.
Judge not lest ye be judged!
Here is something for any intolerant religious folks to chew on. According to numbers released recently by Pornhub, the leading internet porn provider, there are more viewers of gay porn residing in America’s bible belt than anywhere else in the nation! What does that say about the so called “bible belt”?
Hilariously, this is the area of the most intolerance toward the gay community and they partake in the most gay pornography. Oh the irony! You can read the article from CBS here.
True Christians should be outraged at the reputation that has been given to them by modern bigots hiding behind Jesus Christ. I know I am, and I am not even a Christian at all. If God is real and is really sitting up in heaven watching our lives unfold, I cannot even begin to fathom the magnitude of his disappointment in his creation, and Jesus? Poor Jesus will probably never return to this world at the rate we are going. The man hung out with prostitutes and lepers in his lifetime, made friends with the lowliest and the filthiest of beggars. Do people really believe that he would condemn someone to an eternity of suffering simply because they are attracted to the same gender?
Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
Let that sink in, because many seem to have forgotten the meaning.
Several pastors and preachers have said, in my presence, that all one needs to do to gain forgiveness for ANY sin is to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior and to accept God into their heart. If God can forgive murderers and rapists, what makes people believe that homosexuals are not redeemable in the eyes of God?
Many modern Christians do not practice what they preach anymore. I am not writing this to bash on Christianity, but to call attention to the gross hypocrisy taking place before our very eyes. I will not even begin to touch on other transgressions the Christian religions have made over the centuries, such as the Crusades (a direct violation of the first of the ten commandments, “Thou Shalt Not Kill!”) and the Catholic church and their many many sins. I just wish people would open their eyes and see that this type of behavior is, at best, hateful and at worst, blasphemous.
Live and let live, we are all humans.