A definition of sin is ‘An immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law’
The bible says… Who cares what the bible says? Gay sex was invented before the bible. What right does a book written many years after the first same sex orgasm have to judge?
When I meet a religious person I ask ‘Do you think being gay is a sin?’ if they reply no, I can form a friendship with them. If they say yes, I walk away. Worse is, when they say ‘I don’t think it’s a sin but others are entitled to their beliefs’ No they’re not. Why do we allow religion to support and protect homophobia?
Think of it this way.
‘Are you racist?’ ‘Well I’m not personally but the bible does say that it’s a sin to be black. So I understand why others are and it is their right to have that belief.’
Racism is not a choice that we allow in society and nor should homophobia. If you are religious and you defend others who use your religion to be homophobic you’re as much the problem as them. I (maybe obviously) don’t follow the idea of God, if I had a friend who like me believed in no God and was homophobic I would correct them because I am a normal decent human being.
Don’t let them change the subject.
(Subject change one) ‘But is gay a choice or are you born gay?’
I don’t know the answer, but it has nothing to do with a person being allowed to hide homophobic views behind a God. Do you know what no-one is born? Religious. If you’re really that worried about what sexuality people are born, think of it like this. We are all born with the ability to be bisexual, some choice to be gay, some choice to be straight but as a heterosexual man I don’t remember making that choice.
Tim Farron recently came out. As a homophobe or maybe he didn’t it’s unclear, he said.
“To be a political leader – especially of a progressive, liberal party in 2017 – and to live as a committed Christian, to hold faithfully to the Bible’s teaching, has felt impossible for me.”
The progressive liberal party believe there is absolutely nothing wrong with being gay. Is that his conflict? I don’t really care about Farron, I’m more interested in how many people defended Tim saying he is entitled to his beliefs. No if your beliefs are the basis of hate crime, you are not entitled.
(Subject change 2) ‘What they do behind closed doors is up to them’
I got news for you, what I do behind closed door is also none of your business but what you are really saying is that gay people should hide it, be ashamed. Why not encourage love?
Let us look at the facts.
Gay love/sex was invented before religion. I mean I know they try and backdate it to the beginning of earth but most religions have a rough ‘founded’ date. Whereas “The first recorded appearance of a deep emotional bond between adult men in ancient Greek culture was in the Iliad (800 BC)” – Grace Larsen, Homosexuality.
(That BC stands for Before Christ by the way Tim)
Some dinosaurs were gay. (Can I prove that? No. But I have faith that it is true)
Gay love/sex out dates democracy, maths, books, it is only the weird world that we live in now that sees anything wrong with it and why? Because a couple of books didn’t like it? No let us be true to the facts, because the few authors didn’t like it and I’m not talking about your Gods, I’m talking about the men that wrote the books. Can it really be true that a few authors have created so much hate?
Any religion that openly says that being gay is a sin should lose its charity status. Religion is allowed to change, in fact I recommended it, I think the fact that the church has stopped burning women for being witches has done a lot for their image. Religious people need to stand up for their religion and not accept the homophobes.
Religion, stop preaching love and teaching hate.
Try preaching love and bloody well let others get on with it.
(I’m not talking about your religion. I’m only talking about the religions that believe and spread hate)