Yes, I repeat, I am a Christian.
Listen, I know what the Bible says. I also know that it says to 'Love thy neighbor', not 'Love thy neighbor, unless he is gay'.
I was going to keep quiet about this but it's getting out of control. I am tired of being told I am wrong/a bad Christian because I choose to accept others for who they are, whom I believe, they were born to be.
I have three sisters; one by blood and two by name, but I love them equally and will stand up for them always. One of them is gay and it was evident at an early age. This is all the proof that I need to believe with my heart of hearts that she was born this way. Because of the intolerance of others, she wasn't true to herself and it cost her a lot (she also got the greatest gift, so for that we are thankful). I am so very proud of her and the woman that she is. It was not easy for her to admit to her friends and family (not because she was ashamed of who she was but because of all of the hatred out there). She is an amazing girl who has accomplished a lot of great things, but I have never been prouder of her than when she started living her truth.. Now she is happier than she has ever been.
As I was reading all of the post on Facebook I decided I wasn't going to be quiet any more. If I was out and about with any of my gay friends and someone spewed their negativity their way I would stand up for them then, so I feel I should do that now.
The irony of all this debating and opinion giving is that some of the biggest advocates of 'keeping the sanctity of marriage intact' include several divorcees and even some adulterers (I know a lot of people, and coming from a small town, a lot of peoples business). Do my gay friends judge you for that? No. Probably not. Because it's none of their business (They just want the same respect from you). Guess what? These are also an abomination to the sanctity of marriage.
WE ALL ARE SINNERS. I had sex before I was married, as I'm sure the majority of you reading this did. That is a sin and God sees every sin the same. A sin is a sin is a sin. It may be a sin that I feel this way about the topic, but I choose to believe that we all are Gods children. I love my brothers and sisters, regardless of who they love. I believe it's my Christian duty to accept Gods children the way they are. I will let Him be the final judge, but while I am alive I am going to teach my kids that they are to treat others the way they want to be treated and to accept people the way they truly are; to let others go about their lives and not stick their nose into matters that aren't directly harming them. I find it hard to believe that the Lord would abandon me for loving all of his creatures.
My sister was born gay. She did not choose it. We, however, do get the luxury of making a choice. We choose to accept others for whomever they truly are, or not. And I choose the former... Unless you harm my kids. Then all bets are off.
I am not going to debate the topic or defend my stance on this. This is who I am. I did not write this to offend anyone. If you disagree, that's fine. I will not judge you because you believe otherwise. I guess what I am trying to say is...
DON'T JUDGE OTHERS BECAUSE THEY SIN DIFFERENTLY THAN YOU DO.
* I do not love terrorist, child molesters, child and animal abusers, or any of the Kardashian's