In order for you to understand where I am coming from, you will need to give this link a go; http://www.danoah.com/2011/11/im-christian-unless-youre-gay.html
I wish, I so dearly wish, that a piece such as the “I’m Christian Unless You’re Gay” could make a difference, could open up eyes and raise I.Q’s but it won’t. It can’t.
I’ve come to the conclusion that people who believe homosexuality to be a sin are suffering from a mental illness that has yet to be named. It is characterized by a debilitating crippling of the intellectual maturity level; it manifests also, as an impediment to logical and rational thought. People suffering from this illness are unable to draw their conclusions through practical analysis. Their lives are dominated by a terror of the imagination. They live their lives in fear of a storybook character, the fear of what this storybook character will do to them when they finally leave this realm.
Imagine if you will, someone living their lives according to Harry Potter books; ridiculous, no? Living life according to the imagination of an author?
How is living life according to a book with multiple stories, from multiple authors, over centuries of time, eras, frames of reference and personal agendas, any different?
Living life according to some purported holy book is exactly the same concept. Holy books are simply books. None were written by the main character or his minions. The books were written by men; men whose lives contained no answers to simple questions that even grade school aged children in our era can answer. Why is it that the early beliefs of Greek gods, Roman gods, Norse mythologies are considered make-believe but the books deemed to be holy in our time is taken as the word of law?
Homosexuality isn’t a sin. The great cartoon character in the sky didn’t tell us it was wrong. Men, with issues, told us it was wrong. Men – flesh and blood; mentally unstable men with sadistic tendencies told us it was wrong. And the uneducated, the ignorant and the just plain stupid, believed it and continue to believe it. There is no heaven or hell. There is no great ghost in the sky who doles out favours, love and punishment to the people of the earth. Why are human beings so damn terrified of dying? We all die. The true law is to live your life to the best of your ability, to be an example to those around you, to those that follow. The true law is to keep your own counsel, battle your own “demons” and understand that death will not be stopped. So do the best you can now to show kindness, to show thought and love. Build communities based on mutual trust and admiration of lives well lived.
(I have far more to say on this topic but it is the start of another work day and my shower calls me.)