I’ve been having this fight on the internet with some shitlicker who has declared that gay people, and anyone who supports their rights as human beings are not actually Christians.
It was in response to a video that I had posted and a dear friend of mine re-shared about many pastors who had changed their view after careful study of those Scriptures which at first glance seemed to condemn homosexuality, but after deeper thought and insight perhaps were giving a different message.
Now I am no great Bible Scholar. I won’t pretend like I sit by candles every night researching verses and how they apply to me today. But I do know God’s love. I know what it feels like to be part of a loving community founded in faith. I know personally how that affects your life and how thankful I am for a community of people who love and accept each other for what and who they are. I know what its like to observe and listen to people who demonstrate such grace in their life that it is impossible not to want to be a better human being.
And for me, that is the core of Christianity. It is building communities of people who love and support one another, instead of trying to out-awesome each other by pointing out all the ways that you fucked up life or broke the rules.
Here’s the thing that is beyond frustrating: The people that basically don’t believe that folks who are part of the LGBTQ community deserve to be recognized as human beings, let alone be part of a Christian circle get hung up on like 6 verses in the entire Bible that even remotely discuss it. Its like some golden special rule that cannot possibly be interpreted in any other way that they get all fucking wet about and can’t let it go.
Yet they cherry pick what other rules no longer apply from the Old Testament. They forget about the ones that tell you not to be greedy, or a dickhead, or what kind of meat you can eat, or how many slaves you can own or how many wives you can have. Us girls even speak in church now and then, which Paul specifically said is a no-no. So if all of these laws have evolved to make sense in today’s society, why is the gay thing such a big deal? Why is that the one law that transcends all time and is not applicable to today’s society where people just love each other regardless of sex, gender identity, race, etc?
You know what I think? I think Homophobia runs wild in the world still and people who are insecure in their own faith have to find a way to feel superior to others. Its easier to point out what’s wrong with everybody else so they don’t have to dig in and deal with their own bullshit. Fear and insecurity are a dangerous combination. And if you can point out how wrong somebody else is, then you must be right? Right?
Look. Nobody here gets to determine the validity of another person’s faith or relationship with God. Unless you’re God.
Anybody out there God?
I didn’t think so.
So the next time any of you bible thumping, self righteous, haters of love, judgy-judgertons decide who can and can’t be a Christian because of some sort of backwards criteria that you have set do me a favour.
Go find a bag of dicks and beat yourself in the head with them until you realize what your actual fucking job is. Then go and feed the hungry, give away all your money, and learn what it actually means to love your neighbour as yourself.
And yes. I am a Sweary Christian. But trust me, I’m sure God has bigger fish to fry these days than to count the fuck-o-meter on my mouth. Don’t worry about me….me and God are good.