Im going to address something I promised myself I would never speak about to other people. Religion. I was baptized in a Baptist church in September of 2012. Later that year I made the decision to leave that church and seek a new one for personal reasons. I found a new church, this one more traditional baptist. It made me wish I had never left my old church to be honest, but im glad I did. Attending this traditional baptist church made me realize im NOT a Christian. Im a believer. I believe Jesus is my Lord and savior and he died on the cross for my sins but that’s where it ends. i do not agree with the hatred and slander of the Lgbt community. Yes, I understand that there IS scripture that says homosexuals are “detestable” and “abominable” but there is also scripture that says “love thy neighbor” so arent Christians in the wrong for “hating” on LGBT? Correct me if im wrong but I was constantly taught in sunday school and youth group that a sin is a sin no matter the extremity of it, sin is looked at all the same.
A person’s sexual orientation is NONE of our business. In my personal opinion, I believe people are born liking guys or liking girls. I dont think its a choice, which so many other people will disagree but like I said it was MY OPINION. I’ve seen on more than one occasion a “Christian” telling another human being that they were going to hell for loving the same sex. Its sickening! Im not saying you have to tell them they’re going to heaven, if thats not your belief. Just be nice! This is the 21st century. Get a grip. If you truly believe they will be going to hell, then thats your business. The only two people who actually KNOW will be God and the person when they die.
I honestly don’t understand how our God was projected as a loving God, but a good part of his followers in today’s society are just plain cruel. Don’t get me wrong there are some good Christians out there and I see examples of them ever day, but for every good example I see at least 5 bad examples.
I understand that people have strong beliefs, I have strong beliefs as well! I also understand that everyone has freedom of speech, this is America after all. What I dont understand, however, is why people use that freedom like it gives them immunity. I understand that you’re expressing your belief but there is a nice way to do that! I see people now and they’re bullying the other person just because they aren’t Christian, or they practice things that go against the bible, or dress inappropriately. Im guilty of slut shaming too, im not going to deny that. All im trying to say though is you have the right to believe what you want, you also have the right to express those beliefs, but so does someone who believes something different. Expressing your beliefs shouldn’t turn in to slander, and if or when it does your freedom of speech is taken away.