Before I go any further than these few little sentences, I just want to say that I am prepared to lose followers through this post. I am ok with that though. If I lose followers, then I lose them. If I gain followers, then I gain them. If my follower box is the same as it is now, then it is the same as it is now.
Months ago, I expressed my opinions on homo-sexuality and how I am 100% against it. You can read that post by clicking here. I was actually surprised at the feedback I got too. Some commenters were agreeing with me, and many others were not. I was ok with people saying I was prejudiced and wrong. I was ok with it.
And now - I have decided to respond to those who disagree with me. I have put in boldface what the anonymous people commented and italicized what I have responded.
Anonymous: How can you say this? They're human beings too; it's not their choice, it's how they were born. This post is so narrow-minded in the "wrongness" of homosexuality that it makes me feel terrible that humans could be so prejudiced.
You are prejudiced, and never mind what the Bible says. This is disgusting.
My Reply: Homosexuality is a choice. No one is "born that way." Take a serial killer for example, you could say the exact same thing about them. Say that a serial killer comes into your home and blatantly kills one of your family members. How would that make you feel? You would be highly upset, right? Traumatized, yes. But wait - the serial killer was born that way, so it is totally fine that they just killed a family member, right? Wrong. It is a choice and it goes the same way with homosexuality. And yes - I know using a serial killer is a different case than a homosexual person, but I was using that as an example.
Anonymous: Leviticus says gay sex is wrong, not the thought of loving a member of the same gender. Leviticus also says mixing seeds in fields is wrong, and the Old Testament has basically stated that the rules of Leviticus have been outdated. In the Bible, no one says that God dislikes homosexual thoughts. He only dislikes homosexual sex. Thoughts can't send someone to Hell.
Also you can't CONTROL thinking someone of the same gender is attractive. They're THOUGHTS, something that simply can not be controlled, as much as you try to control them.
My Reply: 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 - "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."
You were only referring to one Bible verse. Look at what I have boldfaced above. Neither the "sexually immoral" nor "homosexual offenders." Right there God is straight up saying homo-sexuality is wrong. Also, you are using the Bible as an excuse to say homo-sexuality is ok. Mixing seeds and homo-sexuality are two completely different things. Mixing seeds is not living in sin. Homo-sexuality however, is living in sin because of what comes along with it; gay sex, being one of them.
Anonymous: ..Think about it from another religion. And "one nation under god" doesn't imply that it's all about Christians, it could mean a buddhist god. Also, it's called love. Why should you hate something, like homosexuality, when it's all about love? And don't say god is love, because I'm looking at it from another or no religion.
My Reply: Even referring to another religion, it does imply that it is talking about Christian peoples' God. America was found by Christians, and "One Nation under God" is referring to the one true God. It is not saying "One Nation under a God."
Anonymous: First, what is sin? It is the state of separation from God. And sins are the acts that put you into that state. This is a conscious choice, so it is true that thoughts are not sins. It is what you do with them that makes you sin.
If you are at a store, and want a new cd from your favorite artist, but don't have the money, you may have a fleeting thought, 'just take it; no one will know'. The question is, what do you do with that thought? Do you immediately dismiss it? Do you ponder it for a moment, look around to see if someone is watching, search out surveillance cameras? Do you put it in your bag and walk away?
Anything beyond the first response-complete dismissal- is playing with fire. And even if you don't steal, the next time you might be more tempted, and the next, etc. until one day you slip it into your pocket and walk away. It's the same with any temptation, and some people may be tempted to an attraction for someone of their own gender. It's just one of a million temptations, no worse than any of the others, but still, if carried out, leads to total separation from God.
My Reply: Yes, it is true that people can't take control over their thoughts (they can to an extent though). But you, anonymous, are missing my point. I'm not talking about thoughts we have that are bad (doesn't everybody?!) I'm talking about homosexuality and the wrongness of the things people DO when they are homo-sexual. Pondering the thoughts of loving (in the wrong way) your same gender is a bad thought. Thinking of murdering someone is also a bad thought (same concept). If God condemned people to hell for having a bad thought (such as the above and much more) then a whole lot of people would be going to hell. BUT, the Bible does not say that having a bad thought (back to the above) will cause you to lose eternal life.
Those are simply my opinions on homo-sexuality. You may agree or you may disagree. I think though, that we as bloggers (and people!), are always too afraid to express our opinions. Why? Because we are people-pleasers and do not want to lose followers and have people think down on us.
I think that so many of us are caught up in posting photo filled, happy happy lamb grazing in green grass, doughnut with rainbow sprinkles, things that will please people kinds of posts.
If you have an opinion, post it. Let us know about it. Express what you think. Don't hide anymore.
I want to know, what is your opinion on homo-sexuality? If you're feeling brave, leave your actual name and don't hide behind the shell of Anonymous. Tell me what you think.