Over the last few weeks, I’ve been thinking about sharing a glimpse into my views on homosexuality. This topic is never an easy one to discuss considering how controversial it is. At first, I was a bit afraid to blog about this, yet from the after math of the tragic shooting which occurred in Orlando, Florida over the weekend I had to get my feelings out there. As a Christian, I first look at what scripture says about being homosexual.
Homosexuality is mentioned a lot in the Bible. From the Old Testament to the New Testament it clearly states that homosexuality is indeed a sin. There is homosexuality mentioned in the town of Sodom which God destroyed. In Romans 26-27 men and women were said to be having unnatural relations with those of the same gender. One of the most straight forward verses on homosexuality is from First Corinthians 6-9 which talks about the wrong doings of this act>
“Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men[a] 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”
The idea of a man wanting to be with another man or a woman being with another woman just frankly bobbles my mind. I just cannot understand this thought process although others out there have another opinion. What could be the reason for this? Is it for attracting attention, a mental disorder, or does Sally really love Jane? I’m not really sure there is a correct answer out there. Each human being deals with his or her issues differently. There can be many reasons to someone being gay or becoming gay. I’ve read where some homosexuals were sort of raised a certain way which gave them more masculine or feminine thoughts. Somewhere along the line they embraced this. Now I’ll get to my next topic. How should we treat homosexuality? Is homosexuality unforgivable?
For years I thought being gay was wrong and they should be scolded. My mind has changed somewhat. Yes, I still look at homosexuality as a sin, yet I do not encourage those who treat them differently. We’re all born sinners. Lying, stealing, lusting, or murdering are all sins, yet what makes those sins any less or worse of a sin than being gay? Some Christians seem to put homosexuality at the top of sins tower, but why? Is it, because seeing two men or two women together looks abnormal? Is it because we’ve grown up believing in marriage the way we see it that their life style is just too much for us to bare? Could this hatred toward homosexuals actually be a wicked tool used by Satan?
The terrorist from Orlando’s shooting was indeed an Islamic who believed in ISIS message. Many radical Islamic’s encourage slaughtering gays. The Muslim faith is strongly against homosexuality. Slaughtering a group of people is very wrong, yet also name calling homosexuals is also very wrong. I’m not trying to say that Christians and Islamics are the same, yet both sides sort of look at homosexuality the same way. If we want homosexuals to be saved how are we doing so if we’re ostracizing them? How are we showing them God’s love by pushing them away? I’m not saying we should coddle them, yet lets respect them. I had a long chat about this with a friend of mine the other night. She told me something that really made a lot of sense. She said that Jesus came to Earth to help all sinners not criticize them. If Jesus did not come to judge the world why are we so judgmental? James 4:12 outlines my final remarks.
” There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you- who are you to judge your neighbor?”
What are your thoughts on homosexuality? Do not be afraid to let me know in the comment section below.