This photo is a bit extreme, but fully depicts the nasty taste that people get when they think of Christianity and homosexuality. It’s hypocritical assholes like these people that give the church such a bad rep when it comes to gays. They call them offensive names, such as faggot and queer, and expect them to turn from their ways and come to their god?
Now, if I was gay and someone was screaming at me telling me that I was going to burn in hell for what I was doing, frankly, I’d be pissed and I wouldn’t acknowledge anything they had to say. There is no excuse for this. What did Jesus tell the Rich Young Ruler when he asked what the greatest commandment was? If you guessed “Being a Condescending Asshole”, you probably need a new Bible. No, he said the most important commandment is to love God with everything you are, and he could have stopped there. That could have been good enough, but he felt the need to continue. He then said that the second is to love your neighbor as yourself. If you haven’t gotten it by now, LOVE is the recurring factor here. I don’t know when, or why, but it seems like Christians have fallen so far off the loving kindness path. It seems as though they have this self righteousness about them that makes them think that they’re better than everyone else. AND THEY’RE NOT! What the hell makes their sin any better than that of homosexuality? Matthew says it perfectly here.
“Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
I love at the end when he says that if you tell someone to do something one way, yet you do it another, there will be no progress. In fact, it will turn them away from whatever you are saying.
By now you must be thinking, Hmm I wonder if Damian thinks being gay is okay? And the answer is no. I think that Adam and Eve were created in the garden for a reason and that marriage is special to man and woman, but I will not sit here and be a judgmental prick. I will however, be loving towards them. How can I judge them when my sins are just as bad?
I’m going to move away from the Bible for a moment and talk about America and gays. Seriously people? This should be a no brainer. Where in the Constitution does it say that gays do not have the right to marry? That’s right, nowhere. In my personal opinion I think that gay marriage being illegal is unconstitutional.
What I’m trying to say is that we need to stop the hateful, judgmental attitude towards gays and start showing love towards them. Because nothing will change until that happens.
Here is a song that I really like that depicts how we should love!
When I mention Christians and the church I am not talking about ALL Christians and ALL churches. There are good Christians and good churches out there.