I’m not ashamed to admit that I had a hard time coming to terms with the fact that my brothers and sisters were gay, I struggled with it for the longest time it wasn’t until I realised my feelings on the issue were irrational, illogical and incorrect. I didn’t want to accept that my brothers and sisters were gay because I associated it with something bad, shameful or wrong.
I understood the notion of homosexuality long before I could actually wrap my head around what it meant, because it wasn’t until adulthood that I learned about the many different sexualities available to us today. As a young adult I used to believe there was only Adam & Eve not Adam & Steve, my irrational feelings on this matter has quite possible led me to not really having the relationship with my family members as I probably should have.
I always thought I had been the type of person that loves to be open minded about things I do not fully understand, it turns out I wasn’t, therefore I’ve spent the last few years learning more about this topic.
After learning more about it, I came to realise how wrong I was for holding these irrational beliefs. Homosexuality is no different than heterosexualty there are gay people and God created all of us equally. The only difference is that some people are attracted to the same sex and others are attracted to the opposite sex…it’s that simple!
Why does that matter? Well if you look at the bible it says “love your neighbour as yourself” (Mark 12:31). By condemning homosexuals you’re completely contradicting what Jesus said in this verse. Of course there are religious zealots who will quote verse after verse “Jesus said this” or “Mark said that” the truth is the bible says nothing on homosexuality, in fact the phrase itself wasn’t even invented until the late 19th century so i’m not sure what Jesus was saying on the matter over a 1000 years before. Being a religious man myself I choose to believe that Jesus wouldn’t have cared much for a person’s sexual orientation, a man that says
You have heard that it was said, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
It’s very probable that Jesus would be open to the concept of people loving one another regardless of gender. It’s also pretty hard to believe that there are people out there that base their entire religion on the words of a man who lived over 2000 years ago and are not open minded.
My life journey has been one full of twists and turns, I have been closed off but now I am not. Imagine if you will for a second that life is a library, and you only read books with titles starting A-F for no other reason than you have been brought up to think that that’s the way all people should read books, is it at all possible your missing out on multitude of life experiences? i’m not saying that accepting people that are gay will open your mind to a world you never knew, however what I am saying is that if you are closed off to homosexuality then I would hazard a guess to say that you are more than likely closed off to a large sway of other things… Open your mind, take a step out of the closet (no pun intended) and into this Narnia of a real world we live in. Life is beautiful when you truly open your soul.
Stay blessed everybody and have a fantastic day.