I wanted my first blog post EVER to be about something that makes people think.
So, here is how a simple Instagram post sent me into crazy town...
I was browsing Pinterest (imagine that) and came across this photo, I instantly loved it. As a believer, I thought to myself, I'm probably gonna take some heat for posting something of such a "repulsive" nature. I'm not sure of the message that the owner of this photo was trying to convey but I have my own message...
I began to think about how gay people have been treated by Christians, not all Christians, but a good amount of them. I began to think of the dark hole that they have been placed in and couldn't justify why this has been done for years. Why are premature sex, drug addiction, killings, adultery and a multitude of other sins placed in a "safe box" for the church to work through and fix but being gay is thought of as THE SIN of all sin? The monstrous sin that is untouchable?
As a woman who is very much so attracted to men, I wonder what it feels like to be an X in an O world? How does it feel to have such strong feelings for the same sex in a world that labels you as an alien if you are homosexual? Dude, I bet that sucks. I want to be clear that I do not "promote" homosexuality, I do not believe that same sex, intimate relationships were a part of God's original plan for His earth. But I also know for a fact that my own personal sins were not in God's original plan either...
So I talked to Him...
Me- "God I don't understand how people can have so much hate? Why can't we just live together and figure out the other stuff one day at a time? I love love love gay people, I feel like you've given me that love in my heart."
God- "I love that you love the gay people and yes that is my love in you. Homosexuality has never personally affected your life or your loved ones. What I'm asking is, can you love the meth addict who broke your son's heart and changed his life forever?"
FUCK. Why did He have to ask me a question like that?
So, my original plan was to combat a "spiritual genocide" that is being used to alienate the gays, I never thought about the people that I had zero love for. Damn my heart for believing it was so full of love for ALL. Now my mind wars against spiritual genocide on all of God's people, from all walks of life, even the walks of life that my heart has been crushed by.
To conclude, I wasn't posting this picture to convey to the world, "Sin is awesome!! Get over it!!!" I posted it to say, "We all have sin! Just as much as I can have premarital sex at age 16 and still believe in Christ, a man can have sex with a man and still believe that Christ died a brutal death for him too!!" Get real if you think you and I are any better than a priest holding a "risky" sign that might cause some uproar.
Thank you for reading.