Dan Savage has started a YouTube campaign for gay teens to let them know "It gets better" ...and for them not to give up, inspired by the sad hopeless actions of a gay teen who committed suicide. I am writing this post in response to a comment I received... along the lines of a Christian perspective, people want to understand.
Homosexuality: The Christian Perspective...http://bible.org/article/homosexuality-c...
IN other posts I have divulged how brutal I lived, and the needless viciousness I perpetrated on others... but I have NEVER been brutal to anyone who was homosexual, nor advocated brutality toward someone because of their orientation. Mine more was a curiosity to the very human story and driving force that causes us to live and choose our lifestyles. I have always had a compassion toward those "caught" in a lifestyle that I deemed wrong or different than what I considered "normal" ...because there was a time in my life that I could have done far worse, for "love" or money.
It is no secret, my disdain for anyone to force their lifestyle on me or my family, as I am sure it is for others when faced with my pressing opinions. But there is a question that has always been lingering on this subject... even in the face of all the "bigoted" opinions out there... and that is, why do homosexuals give their lives to Jesus? IF Christianity is a "hateful" religion, oppressively narrow and hurtful...
why do so many give their lives and souls back to this God of the Bible?
AS in the testimonies in the Video section to the left, some have found the hope and love that they were looking their entire lives for, in the person of Jesus Christ. I too have found the forgiveness and hope in the one deemed "dead" by society... only to be found very much alive and worthy of worship. IT matters little if one is caught in a relationship or pattern that is confusing or destructive, a cycle that is promoted or persecuted by society... one's identity can only come from one's Creator. I am not a "homophobe" because I disagree with the homosexual lifestyle... any more than I am a "heterophobe" because I disagree with a active heterosexual lifestyle outside of marriage. Sexual orientation only describes our desire... not our identity.
AGAIN the question remains... why do homosexuals give their lives to Jesus Christ?
One can see why, if they were not the so-called "abomination" of the Bible...
why would someone who is singled out this way even seek God?
Because like the rest of us sinners... in word, thought, and deed...
we find purpose and forgiveness in the Hands of our Creator.
ONE only has to call out to Christ to find this reality.
ONE has only to reach out to the God of the Universe to find Him reaching out to them.
God is not limited by the lives that trust in Him, God's love is not in any way hindered by those who may claim to speak for Him... the ability of GOD to understand, feel and touch, is not in any way restricted by religion. Jesus Christ is so much more, and so much better than those who represent Him...
...and my message to Dan Savage... it gets better yet!
"Therefore Jesus said again, "Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it."